Program Videos

The MIT Executive MBA: Managing Global Teams and Projects

Alexander Szewczak, Director of Pharmacology at Merck & Co., describes how the MIT Executive MBA program improved his ability to manage global research projects. Program outcomes include an improved ability to motivate far-flung teams, increase collaboration and productivity, and better allocate human and financial resources.

The MIT Executive MBA Program’s emphasizes action learning, including hands-on project work in MIT’s Organization Lab (O-Lab) and Global Organizations Lab (GO-Lab). For program alumnus Szewczak, these learning experiences were immediately applicable to his work as a leader of global research projects that require high levels of collaboration to be effective and more cost-efficient. “More than just organizational structure, I learned about the psychology and the ethos of how groups work together,” he says.