Leadership & Innovation

At MIT Sloan, the leading edge is a place, not a descriptor. It's where leaders come together to work out solutions to many of the world's most complex challenges. Faculty, students, and industry experts work side by side and with colleagues at universities and organizations around the world to invent the methodologies of tomorrow.

The leading edge is also where leaders teach, learn, and collaborate. MIT Sloan is both a global leader in the realm of management research and a laboratory for leadership. The School was christened with an enterprising spirit by its founding benefactor Alfred P. Sloan, president and chairman of General Motors during its formative years.

MIT Sloan has gone on to produce some of the great visionary leaders of the modern age, including Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations, William Ford, Chairman of Ford Motor Company, Carly Fiorina, former president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard, and Sir Robert Horton, former Executive Chairman of British Rail. And that roster is growing year by year.

MIT Sloan Professor John Sterman and his students have developed management simulators that allow executives to test-drive policies that will improve the long-term performance of their organizations.