At Sloan, MBAs Use Consulting Skills to Help Small Businesses

Photograph courtesy of Farm Fresh Rhode Island

MIT’s Sloan School of Management has given new meaning to the phrase, “Think globally, act locally.” Sloan and other B-schools have long offered MBA students a chance to test their consulting chops for multinational corporations. Now, Sloan students are offering advice on operations to small- and medium-sized organizations such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Farm Fresh Rhode Island, and Roxbury Technology, a minority-owned company that re-manufactures and distributes environmentally friendly toner cartridges.

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