MIT Sloan Executive Education

Executive Certificates

An MIT Sloan Executive Certificate is formal recognition of your professional development and commitment to continuous learning. Pursuing an Executive Certificate allows you to further your business knowledge and skills on a convenient, flexible schedule of your own design. Our professional certificate programs run throughout the year and are typically two days to one week in duration. The certificates are offered in three areas of concentration, providing executives with the opportunity to tailor their education plans to meet their own specific interests and business goals. Following our professional certificate tracks helps focus your development on a set of competencies that will allow you to have an immediate and lasting impact on your organization's future. See who has earned an executive certificate and read how it has impacted them or watch a short video of participant Lazarus Vekiarides speaking about why he pursued an Executive Certificate.

To qualify for an Executive Certificate, participants must complete four programs—with at least three of the four coming from their chosen certificate track—within a four-year period. At least one of the programs must be attended in person rather than virtually. There are many different program combinations available when designing the Executive Certificate plan that is right for you, including the option of completing the Executive Certificate requirements in one short visit.

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Participants who have earned an Executive Certificate will receive:

  • 20% discount on our business programs
  • Invitations to special events and networking opportunities
  • Updates on faculty research, new programs, and School initiatives
  • Membership in the MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Network Group on LinkedIn

Participants who attend 25 program days AND complete at least two programs from each of our three Executive Certificate tracks within a four-year period are eligible for—ACE, the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology.

Our executive education staff will be happy to assist you in designing your Executive Certificate program plan to meet your individual and organizational objectives. Please feel free to contact us at 617-253-7166 or

If you are not interested in pursuing an Executive Certificate at this time and would like to see a complete list of the individual programs we offer, view our open enrollment executive development and management programs.

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Featured Certificate Program

Global Executive Academy
Earn an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership when you complete this two-week program with participants from around the world.
September 2-11, 2014

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Sample Certificate

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Program Guide

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Certificate Tracks

Advanced Executive Certificate Program in Management, innovation & Technology

In terms of cutting-edge content, access to thought leaders, and networking opportunities, ACE is comparable to a traditional management program, but the flexible, customizable format of ACE allows participants to design their own curriculum by choosing the programs that best fit their needs. Participants can start earning ACE as soon as they enroll in a program.

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Management and Leadership

This is an ideal option for technical executives seeking to enhance their general management and leadership skills in order to become effective leaders in a dynamic business world. The curriculum focuses on core business competencies in marketing, finance, organizational processes, change management, and systems thinking.

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Strategy and Innovation

This track introduces breakthrough concepts that can help to identify, capture, and deliver on great ideas and to successfully drive innovation throughout the organization. Participants learn new strategic approaches and tools for managing products, technology, and innovation, as well as for discovering new sources of profitability.

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Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Nontechnical executives and tech savvy managers alike have an opportunity to learn how to recognize, manage, and profit from the significant ways in which rapidly evolving technology and global networks transform today's businesses. Namely, they learn how to model and solve problems facing large-scale projects, as well as new strategies for making smart project choices, which justify outcomes and create value.

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