Last updated: 19:33 / Tuesday, 10 December 2013
In Santiago, Chile

MIT Sloan School of Management Opens First International Office in Latin America

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MIT Sloan School of Management Opens First International Office in Latin America
  • The MIT Sloan Latin America Office (LSMAO) is a gift from Andrónico Luksic
  • The office promotes the school’s programs to potential students in Latin America

The MIT Sloan School of Management celebrated last Tuesday, December 10th, the opening of its Latin America Office in Santiago, Chile, during an event there that commemorated the 100th anniversary of the founding of Course XV: the beginning of management education at MIT and the precursor to the Sloan School.

The commemoration of Course XV is being marked with a series of events both on campus and in cities around the globe. The events pay tribute to people at MIT Sloan whose ideas and work changed thought, theory, and practice in the world of management.

The MIT Sloan Latin America Office (LSMAO) is made possible by a gift from Andrónico Luksic. He is a member of the MIT Sloan Latin American Executive Board, the MIT Sloan Latin America Office Advisory Council, and the school’s Visiting Committee.

The office promotes the school’s programs to potential students in Latin America, develops channels for faculty and student research, and creates opportunities for action learning through MIT Sloan’s signature experience-based education program where students translate classroom knowledge to solve real-world problems.

MIT Sloan’s new office also expands the scope of its international training programs. This January, for instance, 16 companies based in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Colombia will host MBA students in conjunction with the school’s Global Entrepreneurship Program. Additionally, the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) group runs more than 30 projects in the region.

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