MIT and QUT sign agreement for business students

MIT and QUT sign agreement for business students

MIT Sloan School of Management has signed a five-year agreement with Queensland University of Technology’s QUT Business School.

The agreement is a strategic collaboration with a focus on academic exchange, an innovative immersion programmed for MBA and EMBA students at QUT, and enhancing QUT’s entrepreneurship programme via MIT’s global entrepreneurship networks.

This agreement is MIT Sloan’s first collaboration with an Australian university, reflecting the emerging importance of the Pacific Rim to the global economy.

QUT Business School is regarded as one of the best globally, holding triple crown accreditation which is held by just 1% of institutions globally.

David Schmittlein, the John C Head III Dean of MIT Sloan, said: “We are delighted to be expanding our outreach in the Pacific Rim, one of the world’s vital economic regions.

“MIT’s motto is ‘Mens et Manus’ – ‘mind and hand’ – while QUT identifies itself as a university for the real world, which speaks to an alignment of our values and mission statements.

“We share a commitment to exceptional research and developing principled, innovative leaders who improve the world.”

Robina Xavier, Executive Dean of QUT Business School, stated: “This collaboration will enable us to pursue areas of mutual interest and benefit to our respective schools.

“QUT looks forward to bringing MIT Sloan to Australia to help foster leadership in the local innovation ecosystem, engaging our faculty and energizing our students for impact on our communities nationally and internationally.”

QUT graduates will have access to MIT Sloan Affiliate Network due to this agreement

As part of the agreement with MIT, from the summer of 2020, up to sixty QUT MBA and EMBA students will take part in an innovative two-week programme.

Upon completion of both the MIT Sloan curriculum and graduation from QUT, these students will be included in and have access to the MIT Sloan Affiliate Network.

The agreement between the two schools is, in part, a result of the existing cooperation through the Regional Entrepreneurship Acceleration Program (REAP), an MIT Sloan programme that provides opportunities for communities globally to engage with MIT.

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