The MIT Sloan Experience

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"The reason we chose MIT is the Mens et Manus philosophy. It resonates well with us, because we are an organization of highly competent people who deliver products, systems, and services to very demanding customers. A very strong academic, scientific foundation combined with practical application is key to how we think about organizational learning in our company."
                                 -Bjarte Johannessen, Head of Organization Development, Aker Solutions, USA

Organizations around the world partner with MIT Sloan to create custom experiences. These learning engagements are designed to enable executives to have a substantive, transformational, and long-lasting impact on their business performance. MIT collaborates with these leading companies to deliver real value over a multi-year horizon.

Unlike typical training programs, MIT Sloan’s custom programs are deeply integrated with a company’s goals, values, technology, and people. Leveraging the greatest minds in business, we work side by side with clients-from beginning to end-to create learning experiences that produce the change they desire.

Our Action-Oriented Approach: Learning by Doing
A new framework or strategy is only as good as its practical application. MIT Sloan has long been a pioneer among business schools when it comes to action learning-creating real-world applications of classroom knowledge and providing iterative processes for thinking, acting, and reflecting. Deep actionable knowledge and decision-making skills develop when people have the chance to apply classroom theory with real world parameters.

So what does action learning really mean for your custom program?

  • Access to MIT Sloan's Faculty and world-renowned experts.
  • Action-learning team projects, mentored by faculty, that leverage cutting-edge research to address real company imperatives and result in recommendations for action
  • Exposure to the MIT Ecosystem through meetings with companies that thrive within it
  • Management flight simulations-interactive, virtual worlds in which executives explore and experiment with critical management issues. Executives who participate in a simulation can see the immediate consequences of their decisions and learn what it's truly like to juggle competing priorities amidst a constant influx of information.
  • "Deep dive" cases in which your organization's real data and source materials are developed into company-specific cases to be analyzed by teams of participants

Our Faculty: Tapping into the MIT Ecosystem
MIT Sloan faculty are world-renowned for their forward-looking research in their fields, and they have extensive experience putting that research into practice. They consult widely in organizations and governments around the world on critical issues that require both the latest thinking and in-depth industry experience. Faculty bring a tremendous amount of industry experience gained in working with firms around the world.

The expertise available to organizations through MIT Sloan custom programs reaches beyond MIT Sloan's business expertise to encompass the entire Institute. To meet the goals of the custom program, the world's foremost experts in engineering, IT, biopharma, manufacturing, banking, and technology may be included on the team to teach courses and help shape action strategies.

Graphic Facilitation: Concepts Worth Capturing
Custom programs generate ideas and solutions worth capturing. Our graphic facilitator records the concepts and content that bring our classrooms alive, providing participants and partners with powerful tools to aid with reflection and decision-making along a learning pathway.

Virtual Capabilities: Cutting-edge Distance Learning
MIT Sloan is on the cutting edge of virtual and "4-dimensional" education. In our lively virtual environments, participants engage in live collaboration using personalized avatars. They walk around, interact with each other and faculty (also avatars), join conversations, and operate in a "four dimensional" room. Virtual classrooms can supplement or take the place of live workshops, depending on the specific objectives of the program and the location and needs of the participants.

Designed and delivered specifically for your organization, MIT Sloan Executive Education's digital programs fit the way you learn and work in today's economy. Take programs where, when, and how you wish with a digital toolkit comprised of ground-breaking immersive platforms, virtual classrooms, simulations, interactive simulations, video lessons, and shared online activities-all offering the flexibility you need to effectively and efficiently meet your organizational learning needs.

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MIT Sloan’s custom programs give participants an opportunity to apply MIT-developed theories to actual problems and opportunities, both in the classroom and back at their organization.

Client Testimonial

"What’s impressed me the most is how fit for purpose this program is and how much effort the faculty make to understand who we are, what we aspire to be, and the challenges that we face, and then bring those pieces into the course." — Andrew Plump, M.D., PH.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, Takeda

Featured Custom Program

In this video, Court Chilton, Program Director, discusses the Turk Telekom custom program designed for the company's senior executives. Among many topics, participants learned to be more strategic and how to drive innovation and change in a competitive market.