Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The mission of the MIT Sloan School of Management is to develop principled, innovative leaders who improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice. To accomplish this, we: • Offer premier programs for shaping leaders who will create, redefine, and build cutting-edge products, services, markets, and organizations; • Collaborate across MIT to capitalize on and contribute to the Institute’s distinctive intellectual excellence and entrepreneurial culture; • Attract, develop, and retain outstanding faculty and staff who lead the world in management education and research; • Enroll students with integrity, strong leadership potential, high aspirations, and exceptional intellectual ability; and • Foster a cooperative and adventurous learning community that includes alumni and business partners, works on important problems, and is based on mutual respect, rigorous analysis, and high ethical standards. MIT Sloan has a distinctive model of management education. Through rigorous coursework with world-class faculty, provocative experiential learning, exposure to real-time faculty research, and hands-on teamwork and leadership experiences, our students leave MIT Sloan ready to lead, eager to forge innovative answers to important problems in the real world. We take MIT's motto as our own: mens et manus, which translates to “mind and hand”, the vital link between thought and action. This practical, can-do philosophy shapes our research and teaching agendas. It inspires us to bring actual business problems into the classroom and real business mentors into our students' lives. Leadership is a cornerstone of the MBA curriculum and is infused throughout the program. The research done at MIT offers models of leadership and provides innovative methods of teaching leadership which continually enrich the curriculum. Because an MIT Sloan education reflects MIT's profound faith in the power of learning by doing, it is a remarkably powerful springboard for future success.