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What is an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate?
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

How to earn an MIT Sloan 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 these programs must be attended in person rather than virtually. Our open enrollment, executive development programs are offered in three areas of concentration or tracks, which address the business needs and goals of executives worldwide: Strategy and Innovation; Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management; and Management and Leadership. 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.

Each Executive Certificate plan is customized by the individual so the cost of the Executive Certificate depends on the programs selected. For example, you may select three two-day programs and one week-long program or four two day programs, etc.; the cost will vary depending on your choices. Take advantage of our multi-registration discount by registering for several programs at one time via a single application form. This discount takes 15% off each "additional" program (e.g., If you are enrolling in four two-day programs, the first program would be at the full price of $3,300, and the three additional programs would be at the discounted price of $2,805 each.)

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

What are the benefits of an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate?
In addition to networking and the knowledge gained at the programs, participants who have earned an Executive Certificate will receive:

  • A 20% discount on most of our executive education programs (some exclusions apply)
  • 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

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 sloanexeced@mit.edu.

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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Earn an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) by completing the month-long Advanced Management Program, May 31–July 1, 2016.

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