Machine tool builder MAG IAS (Erlanger, Kentucky) has been named a partner in MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations (LGO) engineering and management program.
The company joins Boeing, Caterpillar, United Technologies and 20 other partner organizations in MIT LGO, a dual-degree graduate program in engineering and management. The program equips students with a Master’s of Business Administration from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science from one of seven programs within the MIT School of Engineering.
As a partner company, MAG gains access to MIT faculty and research as well as best practices of other partner companies and the potential for joint operations projects. Partner companies host in-depth site visits and 6-month student internships with support from MIT faculty. Partner companies also provide input into the program’s curriculum and activities.
The company says the initiative is the latest example of its workforce development efforts, which include apprenticeships, co-operative education and internal leadership development programs.