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Welch to Teach Sloan Course

Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch will teach a course at the Sloan School of Management next fall, according to an MIT Sloan press release. The course, which will be entitled “Conversations with Jack Welch,” will be taught with stories and real-life anecdotes, Welch said in the press release.

According to the press release, Welch said that he has not been interested in teaching at business schools before because MBA candidates often want to become consultants or investment bankers. When he came to Sloan last fall on a tour for his book “Winning,” he said that he “found a very enthusiastic dean and students who were engaged and energized by many of the same issues about which I care.”

He plans to make the course as interactive as possible, and according to the press release hopes it “will get more MBAs interested in leading an organization and the fun around it and the differences you can make. A leader has an enormous amount of opportunity to do a lot for a lot of people.”

Welch, who lives on Beacon Hill in Boston, has never taught a formal course before and said in the press release that “I’m not thinking about taking up teaching as a career, but I like MIT Sloan and the thinking that is going on there a lot.”

Marie Thibault