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Enterprise Management Track
MIT Sloan’s MBA program is excited to announce the launch of our latest Track: Enterprise Management. The goal of the Enterprise Management Track is to develop students’ capability to apply integrated management perspectives and practices in their respective roles within large organizations via innovative classroom and project-based activities. Specifically, skills in marketing, operations, and strategy will be developed into a coherent perspective for cutting-edge performance. The curriculum prepares students for career tracks related to large organizations in the for-profit & not-for-profit sectors such as: consulting (different practices), functional and cross functional positions within large organizations (e.g., rotational management programs, marketing, branding, strategy, supply chain and operations management), product development and innovation management.
Innovative Classroom and Action Learning Projects
The Track retains high flexibility within the program; no more than 50% of the MBA credit requirements are necessary to qualify for a Track certificate. The Track will use MIT Sloan’s signature action-learning curriculum to promote an integrated mindset towards viewing and addressing business issues. Students are broadly trained in the components of management including accounting, marketing, operations, strategy and finance within the context of core requirements. Electives are drawn from Strategy, Management Practices, Industries and Sectors, Business Analytics, Product Development and Innovation, and Global Management. As part of the Track, students may complete a recommended set of courses. The recommended sets of courses linked to specific careers are intended to guide students and signal potential employers.
The first semester curriculum includes a special project-based seminar in which small teams of students work on live integrative projects sourced from large organizations. The project is coupled with guest speakers who are leading practitioners in their respective fields. Special programs will include seminars with the faculty, practicing managers, and senior consultants, networking events to meet leading practitioners, and cohort treks. A second-year project-based course integrates experiences across the program. Graduates receive a Track certificate in addition to the MBA degree.
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