Created by Alfred P. Sloan, Chairman of General Motors from 1937 to 1956, the Sloan programme was established to provide those with existing business experience a cross-functional understanding of management. Three world-class business schools offer programmes that share this great heritage: London Business School, Stanford Graduate School of Business, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Professor Charles Handy, himself a Sloan Fellow from MIT, was appointed by the School’s first Principal, Dr Arthur Earle, to develop and run the programme at London Business School – and it’s still the only programme of its kind in Europe. It was in September 1968 that the first class of LBS Sloan Fellows began the 10 month advanced management studies, graduating on 10th July 1969.
Today, LBS Sloan Masters in Leadership and Strategy prepares senior managers for positions of organisational leadership in a global context.