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Program participant credits MIT Sloan's EDP for company growth

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 day ago

According to Grant Fraser, his enrollment in the MIT Sloan Executive Education Entrepreneurship Development Program (EDP) could not have come at a better time.

Fraser, who founded Digitonic—a mobile marketing agency headquartered in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2011—says EDP has made a “massive difference to me personally, as well as to my organization. I am very grateful for what I was taught and for the opportunity that Scottish Enterprise gave me to attend the course.”

The Managing Director of Digitonic credits the MIT Sloan program for doubling his company’s turnover and raising the profit margins to just under $1M. Fraser adds that the tools and strategies he acquired while taking the EDP course helped him to secure a 10% equity stake, which was used to introduce innovations at the company and expand it internationally. In addition, thanks to lessons learned while on campus, Fraser says he was able to “make the pitch and close the sale just 21 days after the process began.”

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Considering executive education? Unedited course reviews can help you decide

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 5 days ago

When making key life decisions—whether buying a new car, getting married, or contemplating a career move—it’s often helpful to hear what others have to say about a similar experience. Such is the case, too, when thinking about adding more to an already hectic schedule—like taking an executive education course.


When considering advanced learning, executives often face a variety of questions: How can I balance courses with my professional schedule? What will I get out the program? And, most importantly, is it worth the effort? Thanks to MIT Sloan’s unique ratings and reviews, the decision-making process just got a little easier.

MIT Sloan is the first among top business schools to offer unedited user ratings and reviews of their executive education programs. Like many other schools, the School privately collects real-time feedback on course content, materials, and faculty—all of which is used to improve future programs. However, MIT Sloan goes a step further by asking program participants to share their honest experiences through online ratings and reviewsWas the course content what they expected? Did they have an opportunity to network with peers? Was the faculty engaging?

These questions and more are considered in the participant reviews, which are associated with each of MIT Sloan’s 30+ open enrollment courses. Anyone who visits the MIT Sloan Executive Education site can access these reviews and sort courses by “rating,” “most helpful,” “date attended,” and “date reviewed.” In addition, program participants reflect on what they’ve learned and how they are able to apply what they’ve learned back at the office.

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The NEW and improved MIT Sloan Executive Education website

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 28 days ago

We want to deviate from our typical blog post format to let our readers know about some improvements to the MIT Sloan Executive Education website. Thanks to your input, we've simplified the website experience so that it's easier, more intuitive, and more mobile friendly than ever before. We invite you to explore this streamlined navigation and program search features, create or update your online account, and view the site on your phone or tablet.


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“Unreally” engaging online learning

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 1 day ago

Imagine, if you will, that you are sitting in a conference room in Kendall Square on Friday, October 26, 2012. Hurricane Sandy has swept through the Caribbean, ravaged the east coast of the U.S., and is barreling towards New England. Domestic and international flights are being cancelled by the thousands.

On Tuesday morning of that week, MIT Sloan Executive Education is expecting over a hundred executives to attend a hot new program on managing in the era of big data. If you cancel, which surely you must, you will not be able to reschedule this for many more months.

This is the scenario Dr. Peter Hirst, Executive Director of Executive Education, MIT Sloan School of Management presented to attendees of the MIT Technology Review Digital Summit. The Summit, which took place in mid-June 2014, examined tomorrow’s digital technologies and explained their global impact on both business and society.


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MIT Sloan Executive Education partners with Haiti

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 4 months and 14 days ago

Strong leadership and innovation are ideals and skills that should not be limited to the business world. In fact, one could make a strong argument that innovation is needed more in non-profit and government organizations than in corporations. Of course, we’d argue that innovation is needed everywhere. And, that nearly every kind of organization can benefit from it.

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MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holder named to "America's Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under" list

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 26 days ago

It’s one thing to be recognized for accomplishments earned over a long and illustrious career. It’s quite another to receive similar kudos at the young age of 39. Such is the case with Justin Hutchens, who for the third consecutive year was named to America’s Most Powerful CEOs 40 and Under list, published by Forbes. To make this list, you had to be the chief executive of one of the 20 biggest publicly traded companies in the U.S. that have CEOs aged 40 or under.

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