About Us

MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) partners with the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management to deliver a unique, interdisciplinary Engineering-MBA dual degree program. The two-year curriculum features internships at elite partner companies that are all leaders in their industries. LGO students develop leadership skills for the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, geosciences, energy, high-tech, and global supply chain industries. The combination of advanced engineering and Sloan MBA knowledge makes LGO graduates among the most sought after on the job market. LGO alums lead a variety of product development, global operations, and manufacturing development initiatives at leading companies and entrepreneurial ventures throughout the world.

Key Facts

  • Mission: to generate cutting-edge knowledge at the intersection of engineering and management, and to educate leaders to address the world’s most challenging operations and high-tech problems.
  • Enrollment: between 45 and 50 students in each class
  • Program timeline: students study for 24 months
  • Degrees: students finish with an MBA and an SM in one of six engineering departments.
  • Action Learning: is a core component of all MIT education, and LGO is no different. LGO students do:
    • A six-month research internship that works on an applied business and engineering project.
    • Domestic and international treks to some of the world’s most dynamic companies.
    • Options to complete semester lab projects on a variety of themes.
  • Location: students study at MIT’s campus in Cambridge, MA. The required internship takes place in locations all over the world.
  • Financial Aid: The generous support of LGO’s partner companies provides partial-tuition funding to all admitted LGO students.