Analytics Lab (A-Lab)

Each fall semester, Professors Sinan Aral and Erik Brynjolfsson head the MIT Sloan course, Action Learning Seminar on Analytics, Machine Learning & the Digital Economy, as part of the Analytics Lab. In this course, student teams design and deliver a project using analytics, machine learning, large data sets, or other digital innovations to address a business or organizational opportunity or issue.

Each project proposal presents a unique and specific challenge and provides access to a full dataset. Teams are matched to projects at Match Day in mid-September and final presentations will occur in early December. In the first three years of the course, project sponsors included Amazon, Boston Public Schools, Dell Services, eBay, Gates Foundation, GE Transportation, IBM Watson, LinkedIn, MasterCard, Nasdaq, and others.

The course is open by permission to MIT graduate students advanced in data analytic skills and functional experience.

Learn more about dates and other requirements

Executive Education Course

Platform Revolution: Making Networked Markets Work for You

Nov. 7-28,  2016


This digital, four-week program is designed for managers, executives, investors, and entrepreneurs interested in creating, managing, or understanding the many ways networked markets are transforming the economy. It will provide strategies for designing, monetizing, and launching a digital platform. 

The program is taught by Geoffrey Parker, a Digital Fellow and Visiting Scholar at IDE. Find more details and registration information here.