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“Unreally” engaging online learning

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 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 - 3 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 - 5 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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Catherine Tucker named one of “The 40 Most Outstanding B-School Profs Under 40 In The World” by Poets&Quants

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 13 days ago

Younger than their tenured colleagues, only a few years older than their students, and still having to prove themselves both as professors and leaders in their field, young professors face added stress. However, a select few thrive in this pressure cooker, outperforming senior teaching staff, winning the admiration of their students, and producing standout scholarship.

Poets&Quants’  “Top 40 Under 40″ recognizes these rising stars—young professors who represent elite schools from around the world. These uncommon professors have excelled in research while overcoming the green-professor label in the classroom. MIT Sloan Executive Education is proud to announce that our own Catherine Tucker is among their list of the world’s best b-school professors under the age of 40. The 36-year old MIT Sloan Associate Professor of Marketing and Mark Hyman Jr. Career Development Professor is recognized for her ability to excel in research, win the admiration of her students, and produce outstanding scholarly work. Read her profile onPoets&Quants here.

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An interview with Executive Certificate holder Nancy Wine

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 months and 16 days ago

Nancy Wine, Director of Marketing at O’Connor & Drew, P.C., in Braintree, Massachusetts, spoke recently with MIT Sloan Executive Education about her experience at the School; the benefits of networking with peers from all over the world; and why MIT is still “ahead of its time.”

What executive education courses have you taken at MIT Sloan?Understanding and Solving Complex Business ProblemsIntelligent Organizations, Collaboration, and the Future of WorkTransforming Your Leadership Strategy; and Managing Complex Technical ProjectsAs a result, I received an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership in 2011.

How have you applied what you learned in the courses back at your workplace?
As a leader, myself, I’ve learned that everyone in the professional services firm I work with is also a leader in some capacity.  Every day, I try to demonstrate those leadership skills to set an example. What I learned in the courses gave me affirmation and confidence that, as a leader and manager, I am on the right track, and the importance of paying close attention to the insights and differences in perspectives of those around me.

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