How does the MIT Executive MBA Program provide a truly global curriculum?
There is little doubt that the MIT Sloan School of Management is one of the top business schools in the world and is consistently ranked in the top 10 by most who commentate on this subject.
But here we are going to focus specifically on MIT’s links with China, Russia and India, and the benefits that these links bring to students.
The links between the MIT MBA Program and China go way back to 1996 with the MIT-China Management Education Project being set up to enhance graduate management education programs at selected Chinese universities. Due to its success the MIT-China management Education Project has been continuously renewed.
The MIT-China Management Education Project has supported International MBA (IMBA) programs at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Fudan University in Shanghai, Lingnan (University) College and Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou and by June 2010, the IMBA programs had graduated more than 3,400 students.
The project brings Chinese faculty to MIT Sloan for training in teaching and course development and also sends MIT Sloan faculty members to the Chinese campuses to give lectures and teach short courses.
In addition to the MIT-China Management Education Project, the China Leaders for Global Operations program is China’s only dual-degree, graduate-level program in engineering and management. The contents and materials for the curriculum are provided by MIT. The program was created in order to strengthen the global content of the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program for MIT faculty and students, to help partner companies’ operations in Greater China, and to promote global manufacturing. The program seeks to strengthen its partners by developing leaders who apply both managerial and engineering expertise to global manufacturing and operations. Through this partnership, joint student groups from the two programs have conducted plant tours in China and in the US, executed “Lion Team” projects for industry partners in China, and collaborated in case studies and ethics classes at MIT.
The MIT Sloan School of Management runs a series of joint programs with the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO aimed at strengthening SKOLKOVO’s capacity in business and management education at an international level whilst also exposing MIT Sloan faculty and students to a new range of global developments and challenges.
The collaboration offers Russia’s first full-time MBA program at SKOLKOVO’s and includes classes and other training for 45 to 90 SKOLKOVO MBA students at MIT and lectures by MIT faculty at SKOLKOVO. The collaboration has helped to develop a “Doing Business in Russia” program that emphasizes project-based education. MIT Sloan will share its experience in areas of academic administration (marketing, student services, admissions, career development) and in areas related to structuring and running research programs.
MIT Sloan India Lab is based on MIT Sloan’s Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab) and China Lab and is an exceptional new program that combines traditional classroom learning with intensive real-world experience. Working in teams of 4, students are given a 3-month consultancy project with a business based in India and are expected to help address a key business challenge that the host company seeks to resolve. Companies then negotiate with their teams to agree on the scope, schedule and deliverables of the project.
The projects start in early February and include an intensive, two-week internship in the host company’s offices in the second half of March. After a five-week remote internship period for research, data, and analysis, teams formally present their conclusions to senior management in early May, delivering written reports and backup data detailing their analysis. Host company executives may choose to travel to MIT Sloan in May for an in-person presentation and consultation.
MIT Sloan also boasts ties with Korea, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan and Turkey. For further information about the MIT MBA programs and the truly global opportunities that exist at MIT visit their website by clicking here.
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