Sponsoring Companies

Enabling leading organizations with extraordinary executives

Corporate sponsorship refers to corporate support for the time commitment and financial support which exceeds standard tuition reimbursement. The MIT EMBA’s quick cycles of classroom learning and back on-the-job application are an important component of the program.  Financial sponsorship can make the program viable for some students, but corporate support for the time commitment is absolutely critical to the success of the student.

Providing the space and flexibility for the EMBA student to share and apply what is being learned in the classroom is the key to maximizing the potential of the MIT EMBA, for both the student and the sponsoring organization.

Approximately 60% of MIT EMBA students receive a level of financial sponsorship. Financial sponsorship comes from many avenues. Some organizations have formal enterprise-wide processes in place. Others review sponsorship requests on a case-by-case basis. Some fund from the corporate level, others receive funding from division or department budgets.

Participating companies have included:

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"We live in a world of interaction and complexity. To create a high-performing organization, we have to move the focus beyond just optimizing the pieces. That's why we've made systems thinking and organizational design key components of the MIT EMBA curriculum."

John Sterman
Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management
Director of the MIT System Dynamics Group
MIT Sloan School of Management