Dates: December 2014 – October 2015
Location: US, India and Online
Tuition: $33,000 (Tuition includes breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches, and materials. Accommodation and travel is not included.)

Program Overview

The Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) is a 9 month multi-modular, general management program for leaders in hi-tech, information technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, oil & gas and other technology enabled industries. The program focuses on developing key technology leadership skills such as making technology-enhanced strategic decisions, building collaborative organizations, managing key talent across global markets and integrating an innovation mindset into corporate culture. At the end of the program, executives will be well prepared and positioned to accelerate the pace of innovation and growth at their organizations – large or small.

EPGM includes immersion modules at MIT Sloan and in India, online modules, as well as select open enrollment courses at MIT Sloan. Sessions in the program take place as follows:

Core Modules:
December 11-13, 2014 in India
April 12-17, 2015 at MIT Sloan
October 18-23, 2015 at MIT Sloan

Inter-modular:  Online learning & group guided project work

Elective Modules: 4-5 days of elective courses

EPGM is an exceptional way to:

  • Engage with MIT Sloan’s world class faculty around both their latest research and the “tried and true” methods in such areas as strategy, decision making and innovation
  • Make new, life-long connections with experienced business people from a wide variety of cultures, industries and backgrounds
  • Develop critical leadership and change management skills via 360° feedback
  • See new ideas emerging from the labs, centers, and businesses that are part of the MIT/Sloan/Cambridge “innovation cluster.”

Learning variety:
EPGM participants learn in multiple ways in the classroom and beyond.

  • Lectures and case studies
  • Business simulations
  • 360° feedback and peer feedback
  • Group guided project work
  • Team-building experiences

Alumni Benefits

  • Inclusion in the MIT Sloan alumni directory
  • An MIT Sloan email-for-life (
  • Invitations to select MIT Sloan events such as:
    • Invitation to convocation
    • Invitation to the Advanced Management Program graduation each year which currently includes two days of content from MIT researchers and faculty
    • Invitations to the Deans Innovative Leader Series (DILS)
    • MIT Sloan Alumni Newsletter
  • A 20% discount on additional Executive Education programs

Please note: Participants will be not be eligible for additional alumni benefits such as library access, access to student housing, career counselling or membership to alumni clubs.

Program Partner: Eruditus Executive Education is the program partner for MIT Sloan’s: Executive Program in General Management. Prospective participants with questions on the program are encouraged to contact them for further information by email at or phone:

+971 44302011 (Dubai)
+91 22 61623112 (India)
+1 862 252 5823 (USA)


This innovative program is designed around MIT Sloan Executive Education’s three Executive Certificate tracks—Management and Leadership; Strategy and Innovation; and Technology, Operations and Value Chain Management. Participants will come together as a cohort for the three core modules, both in person and online. Each participant also will have the option of selecting electives of interest to them from the portfolio of open enrollment programs offered by MIT Sloan Executive Education.

In addition to the classroom work, EPGM will include 360° feedback and peer coaching to enhance participants’ leadership capabilities and prepare them for increased responsibility in their careers. The course will also include simulations, case studies, and group projects that are designed to make the knowledge actionable and applicable to real life business problems.

The cohort aspect of the EPGM program provides participants with a peer group of executives with similar business challenges to engage with and discuss the content between modules and how to apply it to their careers. Through the use of discussion boards and other interactive technologies, conversations will be able to continue between classroom modules at a pace convenient for participants.

Core Curriculum – Classroom

  Management & Leadership

  Strategy & Innovation

  Technology, Operations
  & Value Chain Management

  Leadership – The 4 
  Capabilities Model

  360 Feedback

  Organizational Change

  Three Perspectives of the

  The Psychology of Change


  Business & Competitive Strategy

  Strategy and Industry Structure

  Innovation Dynamics & Models

  Rapid Prototyping

  Sustainability: People, Planet,

  Service Innovation and Service

  Disciplined Entrepreneurship

  Strategic Value Chain Design
  Using the DSI System Framework

  Platform Leadership

  System Dynamics

  Understanding Big Data and Its

  Operations for Entrepreneurs



Please note: Curriculum is indicative and subject to change

According to a recent report, more than 25,000 active companies founded by MIT alumni have generated about 3.3 million jobs and $2 trillion in annual revenues. If they formed a nation, these companies would constitute the world’s 11th largest economy, ranking between Brazil and Russia.

EPGM and MIT Sloan provide rich resources for entrepreneurs, especially those who want to leverage technology, networks and digital platforms in their ventures. Taught by Professor Bill Aulet, the entrepreneurship curriculum in EPGM will expose participants to the content, context, and contacts that enable entrepreneurs to design and launch successful new ventures based on innovative technologies.

The entrepreneurship curriculum will be delivered through a mix of recorded lectures and assignments using the edX learning platform as well as interaction with faculty in the classroom and online in a live environment.

Electives – Classroom (MIT Sloan Campus or nearby Cambridge Hotels)
Participants will have to enroll and complete 4-5 days of elective programs by choosing from the existing 2 or 3 day open enrollment programs offered at MIT. This allows partici­pants to further pursue topics that are particularly relevant to their experience or business challenges. This also gives participants access to a variety of professors in critical research areas of interest and a chance to network and learn from executives outside of the EPGM cohort.

Some electives are held at the MIT Sloan classrooms and some at nearby Cambridge hotels. Please note that enrollment to electives is not guaranteed and depends on the program availability.

Examples of 2-day electives:

Please note that faculty are subject to change and not all faculty teach in each session of the program.

  • Deborah Ancona, Seley Distinguished Professor of Management; Professor of Organization Studies; Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
  • William Aulet, Senior Lecturer Managing Director, The Martin (1958) Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
  • Pierre Azoulay, Sloan Distinguished Associate Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management
  • Michael Cusumano, Sloan Management Review Distinguished Professor of Management; Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management and Engineering Systems
  • Roberto Fernandez, William F. Pounds Professor in Management; Professor of Organization Studies
  • Charles Fine, Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management; Professor of Operations Management and Engineering Systems; Co-Director, International Motor Vehicle Program
  • Michael Schrage, Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business Visiting Fellow, Imperial College Department of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • John Van Maanen, Erwin H. Schell Professor of Organization Studies



Ideal Candidates
EPGM is an immersive program that is designed for leaders in hi-tech, information technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure, oil & gas and other industries where technology and innovation play a vital role. Participants might come from large organizations or medium sized companies or even from startups.

EPGM will help talented technical leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles in their companies or start new entrepreneurial ventures. All the key elements of the EPGM experience – the professors, the content, coaching, simulations, etc. are designed specifically for executives with:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of work experience in functional, technical or business roles
  • A graduate degree
  • International exposure is preferred
  • An urgent agenda for change
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English

Past Candidates
The 2013-14 batch of EPGM had the following profile:

  • 18 years average work experience
  • 41 years average age
  • Countries represented:
  • Sample Companies:
    British Telecom
    Computer Science Corporation
    Credit Suisse
    General Electric
    General Mills
    Hewlett Packard
    Morgan Stanley
    Texas Instruments
    Taj Hotels
    World Bank

Annual Alumni Gathering
EPGM participants will have the opportunity to convene and learn with AMP/ACE/ACSE/EPGM alumni and past participants of the International Management Program, and select Sloan alumni. A themed agenda will bring together all of these friends of MIT Executive Education to reconnect on campus, learn, and share experiences. Past themes have focused on a particular geography such as China, or an integrative, strategic issue such as reverse innovation. 

Application Process:

To apply to the program kindly send in the following materials by email to before the application deadlines:

a) The completed EPGM application form
b) A recent resume or a link to your updated Linkedin profile

Application Deadlines:

*Early Application Date: August 11, 2014
Second Application Date: September 15, 2014

Last Application Date: October 13, 2014

Please note that admissions to the program are on a rolling basis. We strongly recommend interested participants apply early.

* The first module of the program takes place in India in mid-December 2014. For those applicants who need a visa to travel to India, it is recommended you apply by the early application deadline to allow sufficient time for your visa processing formalities.

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