Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology (ACE)

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The Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) is a special Executive Certificate for participants who attend 25 program days and complete at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period. (At least 10 program days must be completed on-site versus through an online course.) It is designed for executives from any industry or level of responsibility who see the value of staying current with the latest thought leadership, management insights and business expertise provided by the MIT Sloan School of Management. ACE is not a single program with a single group of participants. As an ACE participant, you choose the programs that best suit your interests and schedule. You can start earning ACE at any time, as soon as you enroll in one of our 40+ open enrollment programs. Hear from a past participant in this video testimonial.

SAMPLE ACE In One Visit Plans

Cutting-edge Content

Our executive programs address today's most pressing business challenges. For example, one of our new programs, Digital Marketing and Social Media Analytics, helps executives understand the new rules of marketing in the digital age. Another new course, Applied Neuroscience: Unleashing Brain Power for You and Your People builds on neuroscience concepts and techniques to help leaders motivate and inspire their peers and employees in ways that catalyze innovation and increase business success.

Senior MIT Faculty

Our certificate programs in Management, innovation and Technology are taught by full-time MIT faculty-leading management experts and sought-after business consultants from the Sloan School of Management and other MIT schools and research centers.

Innovative Learning

Each program session is an immersive experience presented in three parts: theory that provides a framework to help participants see their work from a different perspective; application of the theory in the form of simulations, company visits, or team projects, which can feature a specific company or an industry sector; and discussion-in small groups as well as in the entire room-to make the material more relevant to each individual participant. This cycle repeats several times during each session to facilitate interactive learning that is not only academically solid but also enriching and engaging.

Flexible, Customizable Format

ACE participants design their own curriculum and set their own schedule. Participants interested in an immersive, single experience have the option of attending multiple programs over a eight- to ten-week period; other participants may opt to spread their programs out over a longer period time, up to four years, according to workload and budget constraints. With MIT's advanced executive certificate program, no long-term commitment is required. If you participate in one or several programs, but are unable to complete the number required for an ACE, you will still take away the benefits of MIT's unique management insights, a new understanding of the global business environment, and a much-enriched network.

Excellent Networking Opportunities

ACE participants engage with business leaders from around the globe and a wide variety of industries-from technology to communications to financial services to manufacturing, as well as government and non-profit organizations. Many of our participants come from countries in South America, Europe, and Asia. During MIT's advanced executive certificate program, participants can expect to interact with over 500 senior executives in various organizational and management roles, from many of the world's leading companies. Participants who earn an ACE will be considered MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni and will also benefit from inclusion in the MIT Sloan alumni directory, an MIT Sloan email-forwarding-for-life (EFL) address, and a subscription to the MIT Sloan alumni enewsletter.

Do you need assistance designing your ACE plan?

Our executive education staff will be happy to help you design the ACE plan to best meet your individual and organizational objectives. Please feel free to contact us at for assistance or with any questions you may have.

We have also created several ACE in one short visit plans to get you started.

ACE Questions Answered

Interested in the ACE but have some questions? Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers) that will explain just how the ACE differs from our other executive certificates:

Participant Insights

Participant Ana Zambelli discusses why she chose to pursue the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE).

Featured Content

Earn an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) by completing the month-long Advanced Management Program, May 30–June 1, 2017.