Leading in a Dynamic Global Economy

By Johanna Hising DiFabio, Director

Consider being part of a community of 124 exceptional leaders from around the world, who work in just about every major industry.

The MIT EMBA Class of 2018 represents this diversity. With an average age of 40, students bring around 17 years of experience from a wide range of backgrounds to our program. This is one of the most experienced cohorts in the EMBA marketplace.

Our first-year class is also one of the most global, with nearly half of the students born outside of the U.S. Approximately 10% travel internationally to campus, including our first students coming from Austria, Colombia, and Cyprus. Additionally, we are pleased to announce that women continue a strong presence in our program, with 37% women in the Class of 2018.

Imagine the new perspectives and knowledge you could gain from these seasoned executives.

IMPACT: A Faculty Comprised of Global Thought Leaders

How could cutting-edge research, an analytical context, and new tools transform your perspective? 

In the EMBA program, 45 of the most senior MIT Sloan faculty members teach across 13 core courses, 17 electives, and four executive modules. These world-renowned experts have extensive teaching and industry experience that they bring to the classroom. Throughout the program, students collaborate with these thought leaders to gain new perspectives and advance management capabilities. They serve not only as teachers, but also as colleagues with whom students develop an immediate and long-term relationship.

ACTION: mens et manus 

What could you learn by solving a real business problem for a real company in real time?

In action learning labs, our students learn a tremendous amount by applying their own executive experience, MIT’s analytical tools and faculty coaching to help a global organization. This action learning approach is central to the MIT EMBA experience and comprises one-third of the academic requirements.

That is why we are expanding the Global Labs to provide EMBAs with more choices and diversity of experience. This year’s offerings include more than 25 projects in three distinctive labs:

Global Organizations Lab (GO-Lab)  helps organizations address cross-border management challenges and opportunities. This year’s projects will be in Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Panama, and the United Kingdom. To read about a recent GO-Lab project at Akamai, click here.

Innovation-Driven Entrepreneurial Advantage Lab (IDEA-Lab) is an opportunity for students to work with interested organizations, or their own startup, to explore and leverage innovation ecosystems to build greater strength.

New Executive Thinking for Global Challenges Lab (NEXT-Lab) explores options for organizations to address emerging global challenges and complex societal needs in the next decade. Projects analyze challenges related to climate change, health needs, ecological problems, education gaps, or socio-economic inequity. They link a map of the future to an understanding of partner organizations’ goals and capabilities.

These Global Labs reinforce MIT Sloan’s mission of generating ideas that advance management practices and developing principled leaders who positively impact the world. Consider joining us on this journey to transform yourself and become a change agent in your chosen field.