At the MIT Leadership Center, we are deeply committed to leadership development.  In partnership with MIT Sloan’s degree programs (MBA, MFin, MBAn, EMBA, and Sloan Fellows) we work to ensure that leadership is embedded in the curriculum and part of the overall MIT Sloan experience.  In addition, we seek to empower students to discover and develop their unique leadership styles, cultivate a more robust leadership toolkit, and actually put their skills into practice through specialized programing and partnerships with student groups and initiatives.

Leadership Curriculum

The MIT Leadership Center, working in collaboration with Sloan faculty and outside instructors, develops leadership content for Sloan Innovation Period (SIP). We are committed to bringing the most innovative and exciting leadership development content to Sloan.

In addition to SIP, all MBA students must take at least one course designated as fulfilling the leadership elective requirement. These courses include Leadership Lab: Leading Sustainable Systems, Discovering Your Leadership Signature, and EnActing Leadership: Shakespeare and Performance to name a few. Across MIT there are other leadership courses and programs that we encourage students to explore. More information about SIP and the leadership courses can be found on MySloan.

SIP Workshop ‘Teaming to Extreme’

SIP Workshop with John Sterman

Action Learning Labs

Leadership Enrichment

More Info on MySloan

Beyond curriculum, the MIT Leadership Center offers specialized programing to help students develop and hone their leadership skill set. During orientation leadership themes are tied closely to the mission of the school, especially to principled leadership. Activities and programs like an outdoor experiential team activity held off campus at the Warren Center begin to introduce students to team and group dynamics.

Other programs like MIT Sloan’s multi-rater feedback tool and insightful 360-feedback report, the Peer to Peer (P2P) Program which allows second-year MBA students, Sloan Fellows, and EMBAs to serve as Coaches for first year students, and optional leadership workshops all help maximize a student’s experience while at Sloan and provide the foundation for ongoing development and growth for personal effectiveness and careers development.

MIT Graduate School Leadership Institute MIT (GSLI)

The MIT Leadership Center works closely with the MIT Graduate School Leadership Institute (MIT GSLI), a first-of-its-kind, student-initiated, peer-led collaboration across all MIT graduate schools to further develop the leadership skills, experience, and network of outstanding MIT graduate students who have already exhibited strong leadership capacity.

MIT graduate students can apply to join a cohort of approximately 30 students, and within the cohort, each student will also be part of a smaller Forum group for more individualized work, learning, sharing, and relationship building.

Applications for Fall 2018 are due September 11.

Student Voices

We seek to empower students to discover and develop their unique leadership styles, cultivate a more robust leadership toolkit, and actually put it into practice through partnerships with student groups and initiatives. MIT Sloan students are furthering the conversation on leadership and leaders everyday through their discussions and actions in the classroom, on campus, and in the world at large.