MIT LGO is a highly selective program. Successful candidates meet the following criteria:

LGO '13 Matt Schlanser tests out simulator at Caterpillar site during domestic plant trek
  • A strong academic record and an undergraduate or graduate degree in engineering, computer science, biology, chemistry, or physics
  • Strong interest in becoming a leader in manufacturing or operations
  • Demonstrated leadership success and the ability to work effectively in teams
  • Preferably three years or more of full-time work experience (a minimum of two years is required)
  • Ability to satisfy admissions requirements of the MIT Sloan School of Management and a participating MIT engineering department

LGO welcomes and encourages international applicants. The LGO Admissions Committee carefully considers all applications, but preference may be given to those who are legally authorized to work where our partner companies have major facilities.

Class Profile

MIT's Leaders for Global Operations joint MS/MBA program enrolls approximately 48 students each year from a competitive applicant pool. These men and women represent a diverse mix of age groups, educational backgrounds, and industries. Combined with the MIT Sloan School of Management MBA students, LGO students benefit from the wider range of academic and research programs throughout MIT Sloan School of Management, the School of Engineering, and MIT.

Class of 2016

Class Size 50
Female 30%
Male 70%
Internationals 12%
Average Age 27
Age Range 24-38
Work Experience
Average Years of Experience 5
Range of Experience 2-12
Academic Averages
Average Undergraduate GPA (4.0 maximum) 3.7
Average GRE Verbal (800 maximum) 162
Average GRE Quantitative (800 maximum) 164
Average GMAT 712
Corporate Sponsored 4