Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
The mission of MIT is to advance knowledge and educate students in science, technology and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the nation and the world in the 21st century.
The Institute is committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges. MIT is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.
MIT Sloan School of Management
The MIT Sloan School of Management, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is one of the world’s leading business schools — conducting cutting-edge research and providing management education to top students from more than 60 countries. The School is part of MIT’s rich intellectual tradition of education and research.
MIT Engineering Systems Division (ESD)
MIT Engineering Systems Division recognizes that many of today’s most complex and pressing challenges require innovative and interdisciplinary approaches.
Challenges such as making healthcare affordable and accessible, managing global manufacturing and supply chains, rebuilding crumbling infrastructures, and working toward energy security don’t have purely technical solutions. They involve technology, processes, and policies.
ESD students and faculty address such challenges using interdisciplinary approaches rooted in engineering, management, and social sciences.
MIT System Design and Management Program (SDM)
Jointly offered by MIT’s School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, the System Design and Management (SDM) master’s program in engineering and management educates mid-career professionals to solve large-scale, complex challenges in product design, development, and innovation.
SDM provides a global mindset; a systems thinking perspective that integrates management, technology, and social sciences; and ways to lead across organizational and cultural boundaries to address rapidly accelerating complexity and change in today’s global markets.
The curriculum of MIT’s System Design and Management program encompasses leadership development and critical, creative, and integrative thinking as well as an appreciation of diversity and an understanding of how to foster positive change within organizations, society at large, and—most importantly—within oneself.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
WPI was founded in 1865 to create and convey the latest science and engineering knowledge in ways that are most beneficial to society.
WPI’s founding motto of Theory and Practice continues to underlie our academic programs. WPI graduates emerge ready to take on critical challenges in science and technology, knowing how their work can impact society and improve the quality of life. Project activity is an integral part of the WPI educational experience. The Major Qualifying Project (MQP) reflects the student’s major field of study. The Interactive Qualifying Project (IQP) relates technology and science to society or human needs.