While we often consider our global world accessible to all, in many ways it isn’t. For non-English speaking executives seeking the latest research and business insights at a U.S. institution, language can be a barrier. That is, until now.
MIT Sloan recently announced a new concept—and some might say even a new frontier—in executive education. Launching this December, the Global Executive Academy (GEA) will offer a multilingual educational experience on the MIT Sloan campus, presenting executive education content for the non-English speaking world. This new program is a first of its kind, according to Dr. Peter Hirst, Executive Director of Executive Education at MIT Sloan.
MIT Sloan Professor Arnoldo Hax was recently awarded the Medal of Comendador de la Orden al Mérito de Chile (Commander of the Order of Merit of Chile) in recognition of a lifetime of distinguished service to Chile. Hax is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management, Emeritus and a Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management at MIT Sloan.
The highest honor given to foreign nationals by the Government of Chile, this award was presented to Hax by Chilean President Sebastián Piñera, in a ceremony held in June in Washington, D.C.
Four MIT Sloan faculty were recently honored for their outstanding teaching accomplishments and presented with prestigious awards at special ceremonies held on campus this month.
“At MIT Sloan, we are fortunate that the ‘best of the best’ MBA faculty also teach in our executive education program, which is not necessarily the case at other schools,” said Peter Hirst, Executive Director of MIT Sloan Executive Education.