About MIT LGO

MIT LGO Program students
The MIT LGO program admits about 50 students per year to study graduate degrees in engineering and business.

Leaders for Global Operations (MIT LGO program) partners with the MIT School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management to deliver a unique Engineering-MBA dual degree program. The two-year curriculum places students in research internships at elite partner companies. Students in the MIT LGO program develop leadership skills to manage operations units in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing, energy, high-tech, and global supply chain industries. During the program, students combine advanced engineering and MIT Sloan MBA knowledge, which 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
  • MIT LGO Program timeline: students study for 24 months
  • Degrees: students finish with an MBA and a master of science in one of seven engineering departments.
  • Action Learning: is a core component of all MIT education, and the MIT LGO program is no different. 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 action learning projects on a variety of themes, from global development to entrepreneurship to space systems.
  • 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 students.