“Today, and in the days ahead, we will come together to give new meaning to President Rafael Reif’s call to be ‘One MIT.’ The many comments of students who had gotten to know Officer Sean Collier as a friend, peer, and respected professional are heart-warming and a tribute to him and to our community-of-one culture. By celebrating that as we grieve for Sean, his family, and for MIT we might just demonstrate the spirit of solidarity so badly needed in other parts of our society.” Read More »
Brazil has been generating a significant amount of buzz in the venture capital and startup community recently, fueled in part by media coverage of several high profile firms “planting their flags” in the country with dedicated funds or investments. A growing awareness of the burgeoning Brazilian startup scene, and Brazil’s role as host in the upcoming World Cup and Olympics, has further elevated the country’s profile. Read More »
There is growing interest in online programs as a way to expand the reach of executive education. However, that is balanced with our pedagogical philosophy at MIT Sloan, which involves high levels of engagement and interaction among faculty and students. A big question is: How do we keep that collaborative learning model in the context of an online program?
While there are many technologies to explore, we’re currently experimenting with one called AvayaLive™ Engage which offers an immersive online world in which participants interact in real time with avatars. We piloted it for executive education purposes last year by offering an online workshop for participants following an in-person program. We learned a lot in terms of what was effective and what needed to be tweaked, but our big takeaway was that the platform provides a dynamic learning environment for participants. Read More »
For the past three decades, MIT Sloan has been a leader in developing strategic relationships with top universities and business organizations in countries such as China, Brazil, Korea, Russia, India, and Turkey. This morning at the Exchange 62 Colloquium, Professor and Deputy Dean S.P. Kothari lead a panel discussion engaging deans from three of MIT Sloan’s international collaborators: the Sabanci School of Management, the Graduate School of Business at Sungkyunkwan University, and the School of Management at Fudan University. The panel examined global trends in management practice and education as well as the advantages of researching and teaching in emerging markets.
MIT Sloan’s new building was designed to foster spontaneous interaction between faculty and students. Today, the School’s alumni and friends got a chance to try it out.
Hundreds of people packed the ground floor of the building for it’s formal dedication, connecting old friends, colleagues, and classmates in celebration.
“This building is a testament to the strength and special nature of this community,” said Tara Thomas, MBA ’11, who addressed the crowd. MIT Sloan students have always been a community, Thomas said, but only with the new building, including the Joan and William A. Porter 1967 Center for Management Education, is that community fully realized. Read More »