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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 06 Mar 2011, 15:33
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That's 14 Reported. and looks like alphabetical order.. good luck to the X's Y's and Z's. I'm not in those 3, but given not all the calls came on the same day last year, there's still hope!
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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 01:02
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While I was trying to catch up with the work that pays my bills...the optimistic side of me completely threw me off track.

I realize this is the place for the world's best operation, but realistically completing ~50 calls in ~3 hours at a rate of 3.6min/call is difficult. Unless all the numbers were are a computer speed dial and someone was pulling up files and briefing our Don Juan before every call.... So did they split the pot in 2 and sort them alphabetically? Let's HOPE SO! Why? Duh... WINNING!


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Thanks for the positive post, AntelB. Definitely wasn't feeling like an f-18 this morning. :)

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 07 Mar 2011, 06:36
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Congrats to all the admits so far! You'll soon be finding out details about Open House weekend, which I'm helping organize this year, as well as how to RSVP. I highly encourage you to attend. It's a great way to meet the class and faculty, learn more about the program as you make your decision, and find housing since you'll be moving pretty soon. Hope to see you there.

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2011, 23:43
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Not to go on a rant here, but I don't like the word "ding" in this context. Who came up with that anyway? And why does it mean rejection? To me a "ding" is a sound made when you reach your destination in an elevator.

Okay I got my rejection letter in the mail, and it said you will be considered for Sloan MBA. Did everyone get this? Or is it possible to get rejected even more?

You guys are awesome btw, lots of congrats to those who made it and lots of hugs and love to those who are in my boat.
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April 6th is the last date for deposit for accepted students. If anyone does not take the acceptance, you will be considered for the spot. Sloan will give out decisions April 4th for R2. From what you quoted, you have to notify LGO that you are still interested so that when seats are available, you will be considered.


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Hi everybody,
I still haven't gotten my decision letter so I sent an email to the admissions today. They replied very fast with the decision. I got waitlisted... Does someone here know what are the chances? What was the statistics last years? Can I submit additional materials to LGO? If I accept the place in LGO's waitlist, does it exclude me from being considered for Sloan R2 or I shall remain under consideration for both programs? LGO is my #1 choice, yet I don't want to be left with nothing if the chances of going into LGO are very slim...
Any input would be greatly appreciated!!!
Here is the letter from Don Rosenfield:
Dear Mr. XXX,
Thank you for your interest in joining the MIT Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) program. Based on our
careful consideration of each application, we believe that you would be a strong member for the Class of 2013.
Although we are unable to offer you a position in the class at this time, we have selected you for our waitlist.
Your application continues to be under consideration for the MIT Sloan MBA program. Your MIT Sloan MBA
decision will be available on April 4, 2011.
We encourage you to e-mail Jane Deutsch (deutschj@mit.edu), Director of Admissions and Career Development,
if you would like to indicate continued interest in LGO. If space becomes available, we will admit additional
applicants to LGO by the end of April. We look forward to hearing from you.
Sincerely,
Donald B. Rosenfield

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2010, 15:26
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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2010, 18:43
You all are in good hands with Paul and Amil. They're both top-notch guys and will do a great job answering your questions about LGO or Sloan. I've been very happy with my decision to join the LGO program and it represents a unique opportunity for anyone with a technical background who is interested operations and/or manufacturing. If you're interested though I would recommend checking out the links that were posted above and asking your specific questions here. LGO is different from a regular MBA program in many ways and it's important to be fully aware of those differences before starting the application process.
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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2010, 21:21
Hi there,
I really thank you for your effort.
MIT will be one of the my top choices. The LGO is also a great program, at a first glance I did consider it and then, I realize that it is totally different from MBA.
Because my early and up to date career is product engineering and design which also covers sometimes supply management, production also, I get a perception that I won't get the most benefit of it.
I want to get more business related degree.
So my 1st question is that, if I get into LGO, would it be more supply,operations and manufacturing oriented preventing me from gaining business skills in marketing, finance, HR or more right to say, I won't get a general management education ? I guess the answer, but an answer from the inside would be a relief, because I loved the program but it does not match with my career goals, I think.
Also my 2nd question, say if I admitted to LGO, would it be also possible for me to follow the Enterprenuership&Innovation track ? My first guess no.
Thank you for your answers, I really appreciate your effort
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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 18:31
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Thanks for the questions. I think the simple answer to both of your questions is that as an LGO, you are part of the full-time MBA class at Sloan and so have access to all of the courses offered at Sloan. You can focus on marketing, finance, etc. with your Sloan electives.

You'll have to choose one of the LGO tracks to follow. One thing to keep in mind is that the program is pretty flexible. Despite the fact that you have to satisfy requirements for both an MBA and MS, you get most of the required classes out of the way early on. After that you should be able to customize your course load to match your specific interests.

Hope that helps!


hi guys,

great post. just what i was looking for.

couple of ques:

1) on the lgo site i saw that the candidate has to have an undergrad degree in science, physics..? if i dont have that but am part of manufacturing domain right now, would I be eligible.??
2) do you have an idea about the Sloan Fellows program in Innovation & Leadership..? i am not getting a clear understanding of the program. One blog said that its an Exec MBA program but its part time. though the fellows site does not say that. it min of requires 10 yrs exp which I have.
3) follow up to the above ques, the fellows program seems to be more of a employer funded program. in such a case what happens to the placements of the people who join this program and are self funding..?

thanks and all the best for the LGO...as per my research its one of the best programs out there..
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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 18:55
I'll preface this by saying that I'm not at all part of the admissions process or committee. But I'll try my best to answer your questions.

For LGO, I think an undergraduate degree in engineering or an applied science is strongly preferred, but maybe not a strict requirement if you can demonstrate that you have enough of a technical background through your work experience or other courses you've taken.

I don't know much about the Sloan Fellows program. I'd suggest reaching out to the Sloan admissions office for additional information.

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2010, 22:58
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Thanks for the questions. I think the simple answer to both of your questions is that as an LGO, you are part of the full-time MBA class at Sloan and so have access to all of the courses offered at Sloan. You can focus on marketing, finance, etc. with your Sloan electives.

You'll have to choose one of the LGO tracks to follow. One thing to keep in mind is that the program is pretty flexible. Despite the fact that you have to satisfy requirements for both an MBA and MS, you get most of the required classes out of the way early on. After that you should be able to customize your course load to match your specific interests.

Hope that helps!

Amil, I thank you.
But my concern is that, as an LGO student, would I be able to concentrate on management strategy, general managemet or enterprenuership&innovation tracks.
I think, bacause LGO is more concetrated on operations related issues, my goals will not be realizable, at least in reality but in theory maybe yes.
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1) Are the career services same for this program as they are for the MBA/LGO program.?

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2010, 13:44
Being part of the LGO program, you do spend a fair amount of time on operations focused classes. Whether you prefer to focus on supply chain, manufacturing, service or product development, there is definitely some flexibility. You will not be able to join any of the MBA tracks, but you can definitely take any of the classes Sloan offers. You are gone for one semester because of the internship and you are completing the requirements of two degrees, so the flexibility is not unlimited. There definitely are people in the program who have in the past and are currently focusing on topics such as finance, entrepreneuship etc. At the end of the day, in my opinion, its how you want to sell yourself to an employer right?

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 10:36
Dear Amil and Paul,

I have previously felt in love with the LFM, now LGO program, because it seemed to fit my future plans like a glove.

However, I have received the old LFM brochure and in one of the last pages there is a "discrete" statement that says something like "... applicants who can legally work for one of our partner companies may have preference....". From this statement I concluded that my chances of admission on the LGO program would be very slim if compared to my chances on the "pure" Sloan MBA since I do not have now a US work permit. That being said, I have the following questions:

1 - How many LGO admitted applicants do not have work permits upon the start of the program (let's consider the 2012 Class) ?

2 - If a candidate has highly desirable skills from a LGO partner company perspective, how the admissions office is prepared to recognize that ?

3 - Is it mandatory to do the summer internship in one of the LGO partners ?

4 - What happens if an admitted candidate changes his mind (life is not always predictable) and in the middle of the program decides to pursue a traditional MBA field (eg: consulting) ? Can he or she uses the "regular" Sloan career services ?

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2010, 11:02
MBA Uncle,

The program does look for people that have eligibility to work in the US as many of the partner companies, who are all core to the mission of LGO, want people to work for them after graduation. Thus there are definitely less international students than in the normal MBA class, but we do have some. This year we have five but I am unsure of their work eligibility. In terms of sloan recruiting, you are a member of the MBA community and MIT community in addition to the engineering school you choose. You have access to all resources just as any other student would.

You may want to email the program staff directly at lgo@mit.edu to find out about some of the more technical questions you asked.

hope this helps

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 08:36
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Would you plz confirm LGO tuition fees for 2 years? I can't believe that it's just 30k!!! check below:
http://lgo.mit.edu/program_costs.html

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 08:41
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Would you plz confirm LGO tuition fees for 2 years? I can't believe that it's just 30k!!! check below:
http://lgo.mit.edu/program_costs.html

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It should be somewhat close to that figure. I know for our class it will be about $34k, but it is always changing depending on what actual MIT tuition is. For example, we have no way of knowing the exact tuition for the 2011-2012 school year yet.

We receive a lot of financial support from partner companies and you can even get some of that tuition back if you end up working for one of those partners.

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Re: 2011 MIT Sloan Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) thread [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2010, 10:02
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Would you plz confirm LGO tuition fees for 2 years? I can't believe that it's just 30k!!! check below:
http://lgo.mit.edu/program_costs.html

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It should be somewhat close to that figure. I know for our class it will be about $34k, but it is always changing depending on what actual MIT tuition is. For example, we have no way of knowing the exact tuition for the 2011-2012 school year yet.

We receive a lot of financial support from partner companies and you can even get some of that tuition back if you end up working for one of those partners.


So why would someone pay 100k for Sloan MBA if he can get dual degree (MBA + MS) with 34k? Am I missing something here!!

Thanks,
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