Please refer to the program webpage or brochure to see if lodging is included in the price of tuition for your program. Most programs do NOT include lodging. If your program does include lodging, then you will receive information about your accommodations after you have been accepted. If your program does not include lodging, you will receive information about the preferred hotel for your program once you are enrolled in the program. We typically arrange for a special rate at a preferred hotel for each program, and you will receive this information after registering. You can also use our list of nearby hotels to find suitable lodging in the area.
Accommodations are not available on campus for early arrival, late departure, or family members. You may reserve a room at one of several hotels in the area. Please refer to this list of hotels in the immediate area to find suitable lodging.
Accommodations are not available on campus for early arrival, late departure, or family members. You may reserve a room at one of several hotels in the area. Please refer to this list of hotels in the immediate area to find suitable lodging.
Meals are often included, however this varies by program. Please see the information for the program you are interested in attending.
Participants with special dietary requirements are encouraged to contact us prior to their arrival.
A list of the Executive Education Open Enrollment Programs is available here.
The Executive Education Open Enrollment Program Calendar is available here.
Please refer to the program brochure to find the location for that specific course. Programs are usually held in Cambridge, MA, or at MIT Endicott House in Dedham, MA.
Big Data 4Dx is a live, online offering of our popular Big Data program. Participants in this online session attend, in a virtual environment, the live session of Big Data held on campus on October 15-16, 2013. The online program featured the same faculty, content, discussions, and exercises used in the on-campus version.
We do not currently offer any other online programs.
All program participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program.
No. Grades are not conferred nor are tests given; participants receive a certificate of completion after attending each program.
For each open enrollment program, you can see ratings based on actual participants' feedback shared upon completing a program and once participants have had the time to start applying what they have learned in classrooms to real-world situations. Reviews are also written by program participants, uncensored with only minimal monitoring for improprieties. Learn more about Program Ratings and Reviews.
Please log into or create your profile. Once you are logged in and on your profile page, you can see a list of the programs you have completed and how close you are to earning an Executive Certificate.
Log in to the website and click on the Apply Now text in the upper right of the screen or on the program webpage, then follow the directions for application completion. We anticipate that it will take you approximately 10 to 15 minutes to complete the application. Once you hit the Submit button, you will receive an e-mail confirming that you have successfully applied for a course. You can expect to hear back as to your acceptance within 7 to 10 business days. An acceptance package will include an invoice for the tuition fee, payable within 30 days or prior to the start of the program (whichever comes first), as well as hotel and other important information.
Please note: It is important to apply early if you are planning to pay by any means other than credit card since your enrollment is not guaranteed until payment is received. It can often take time to arrange payment with your organization. Also, payment is required before a visa can be issued.
All information given on applications will be treated as confidential. It will be used only for internal MIT Sloan purposes and will not be provided to a third party.
We accept applications to the programs throughout the year, until the program reaches capacity at which point we will maintain a waitlist. You are welcome to apply at any time. (However, you should apply at least two weeks prior to the program start date to ensure you receive and have time to study any pre-reading materials.) There is no specific application period, but many of the courses fill up several months in advance, so we advise that you submit applications prior to that timeframe.
Please note: Participants traveling from other countries should also submit applications and payments well before the program dates so that we can provide you with the letter you will need in order to obtain your visa.
It normally takes only 7 to 10 business days for the faculty committee to review your application.
You are enrolled in a program once you have applied, been accepted, and have paid in full. Enrollment in an Executive Certificate track alone does not enroll you in any programs. You still need to apply to the specific programs you have selected to fulfill your Executive Certificate track requirements.
After you have been accepted by the faculty, the registrar will send you notification of your acceptance by e-mail. The details about the program will be sent along with this acceptance package. An acceptance package will include an invoice for the tuition fee, as well as hotel and other important information.
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All cancellations must be made in writing. Send a note to the Registrar indicating that you wish to cancel your enrollment. Cancellations made more than 42 days prior to the start of the program will receive a full refund, less a $250 administrative fee. Cancellations made between 22 and 42 days prior to the start of the program will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee. Cancellations made within 21 days prior to the start of the program will not receive any refund.
All enrollment deferrals must be requested in writing. Send a note to the Registrar indicating that you wish to have your enrollment deferred to another session (within one year of original program date).
Deferrals requested more than 42 days prior to the start of the program will not incur any fee. If you have paid in full, your payment will be applied to the tuition in the new session, and you will not be charged any increase in tuition related to the new session. If you have not paid in full, you will be billed the tuition for the new session. Please note that there may be an increase in tuition for the new session.
Deferrals requested between 22 and 42 days prior to the start of the program will incur a 25 percent fee; deferrals requested between 21 days and 1 day prior to the start of the program will incur a 50 percent fee. Any balance remaining after the fee will be applied toward your tuition in the new session. You will be responsible for the remaining tuition balance for the new session. Please note that there may be an increase in tuition for the new session. Deferrals requested on the day or after the start of the program will incur a 100 percent fee. Your enrollment acceptance will be transferred to the new session, but you will be responsible for the full tuition of the new session.
If you choose to defer your admission to a future program session (within one year), you must attend that session or you will forfeit your remaining balance. Only one deferral per registration is allowed and must occur within one year of the original session date. There is no cancellation allowed on deferred admissions.
If your schedule changes and you can no longer attend the program, you may be able to send a qualified colleague in your place. Only one substitution is allowed per program registration. All substitutes require prior approval from the program faculty. Therefore, any requests for substitutes must be submitted in writing to the Registrar at least 10 days prior to the start of the program. The new participant will also need to fill out an application form.
In order to receive a program certificate of completion, you must attend the entire program. In addition, if you cannot attend the full program, you will not receive any Executive Certificate or ACE credit for the program. There will be no partial credit granted for any program that is not fully completed. If you find that you cannot attend the full program for which you are registered, we advise to you defer your enrollment to the next session. Please see our Cancellation and Deferral policies for more information.
Since our programs do not grant academic credit we are not able to offer official transcripts that are sealed and stamped. The document that we are able to provide is a .pdf letter confirming the courses completed and the dates. We do not provide notary services.
As our programs are non-academic, no exams are administered nor are grades conferred. We do not offer letter grades or a pass/fail designation. A certificate of completion is granted to each participant upon completion of each course. To qualify for an Executive Certificate, participants must complete four programs—three from their chosen track, along with one other program from any of the three tracks—within a four-year period.
For classes, “business casual” dress is customary. Business casual is defined as skirts/pants, open-necked shirts or blouses, and sweaters. The dress code is always informal after class and for dinner, unless otherwise announced. For dining out on Saturday or Sunday evenings, men may wish to bring a jacket and tie, and similarly appropriate attire for women, as some restaurants have a dress code. Participants who wish to participate in athletics should bring the appropriate attire.
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.
ACE is a new type of Executive Certificate for participants who complete 25 program days and attend at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period. ACE represents an extraordinary commitment to learning. It is comparable to a traditional advanced management program (AMP) in terms of cutting-edge content, access to today’s thought leaders, and excellent networking opportunities. However, the flexible, customizable format of ACE allows participants to design their own curriculum by choosing the programs that best fit their needs. Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) >>
ACE is a new type of Executive Certificate for participants who complete 25 program days and attend at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period. ACE represents an extraordinary commitment to learning. It is comparable to a traditional advanced management program (AMP) in terms of cutting-edge content, access to today’s thought leaders, and excellent networking opportunities. However, the flexible, customizable format of ACE allows participants to design their own curriculum by choosing the programs that best fit their needs. Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) >>View sample schedule > >
The Advanced Management Program (AMP) is an intense, five weeks of executive education programs held on campus at MIT Sloan in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Offered to an intimate group of senior business leaders from around the globe, it is designed to engage them in a powerful learning experience that exposes them both to MIT world class faculty and their research, and to colleagues who share similar experiences and responsibilities. The program is selective and purposely limited to 20 executives only. Upon completion of the program, participants earn the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE). Learn more > >
Please log into or create your profile. Once you are logged in and are on you profile page, you can see a list of the programs you have completed and how close you are to earning an Executive Certificate (see screenshot below.)
You will not earn MIT Sloan alumni status from completing an executive certificate from one of the three tracks: Management and Leadership; Strategy and Innovation; Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management. However, participants that earn the Advanced Executive Certificate Program in Management, innovation & Technology (ACE) or complete theAdvanced Management Program (AMP) will benefit from inclusion in the MIT Sloan alumni directory, an MIT Sloan email-forwarding-for-life address, and a subscription to the MIT Sloan alumni enewsletter.
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.
To qualify for an Executive Certificate, participants must complete four programs—three from their chosen track, along with one other program from any of the three tracks—within a four-year period.
Many Canadian citizens and many citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries can come to the U.S. without a visa if they meet certain requirements. Other foreign citizens will need a nonimmigrant visa. For more information about visa and passport requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State.
It is the participant's responsibility to understand and comply with the entry requirements for travel to the United States. Please note that some citizens are required to hold a Machine Readable Passport or visa in order to enter the United States. Visit the U.S. Department of State website, or contact your local embassy or consulate, to determine the requirements based on your country of origin. If you require a visa invitation letter, please contact the Program Registration Team at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible after your full payment has been made and at least 10 days prior to the date you need to have the letter in hand.
Due to the recent increase in visa fraud, MIT will issue a visa invitation letter only after program acceptance and upon receipt of payment in full. In addition, $1,000 of your program payment will be considered a non-refundable deposit should you be unable to attend the program, regardless of cancellation/deferral date or reason. Within 42 days of the program start date, the standard cancellation and deferral fees also apply. Please see our Cancellation and Deferral policies for more information.
Absolutely. If you provide the wiring agency with your invoice number and obtain the bank transfer reference number this will facilitate the payment process.
MIT Sloan Executive Education does not require the TOEFL. Participants are required to be fluent in understanding, speaking, and reading English but no specific exam is required. Your experience and background is in line with that of a large number of our participants and you are welcome to register for the courses.
MIT Sloan Executive Education does not provide translation services for its programs. Participants are required to be fluent in understanding, speaking, and reading English but no specific exam is required.
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The program fee covers tuition, materials, and meals during the day. Some programs also include one or more evening receptions. In several of the courses, housing is also included at MIT’s Endicott House in Dedham, Mass. Please refer to the specific program brochure to see what is covered for that program.
We accept the following methods of payment: check, wire transfer, or major credit card including Amex, Visa and MasterCard.
You can mail checks/money orders to:
MIT Sloan Executive Education
Attn: Registration Team
One Charles Park, 4th floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
No. However, special pricing is available to companies sponsoring several participants. Please see the program brochure for more details.
Yes. We offer several discounts. See the list below for more information. Discounts cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other offer. Please contact us for the complete terms and conditions.
The following Affiliates are eligible for discounts on MIT Sloan Executive Education open enrollment programs held in Massachusetts.
MIT degreed alumni receive a 20% discount
MIT Sloan Executive Certificate holders receive a 20% discount
Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) members receive a 15% discount
MIT Center for Information Systems Research (CISR) patrons and sponsors receive a 15% discount
MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (CCI) sponsors receive a 15% discount
MIT Center for Digital Business (CDB) sponsors receive a 15% discount
MIT Energy Initiative (MITei) members receive a 15% discount
MIT Media Lab sponsors receive a 15% discount
To receive your discount, you must enter the appropriate Referral Code on your application form. To obtain your code, please contact the office or research center with which you are affiliated.
When three or more participants from one organization attend an open enrollment program together, each participant is eligible for a 15% tuition discount. Please check the "Team" box on your application and include the other team members using the "Add Additional Participant" button. As long as you submit the application for at least three participants, the discount should be reflected on your invoices. If your team members have submitted separate applications, please email email@example.com and let us know the program and the names of all team members who will be attending. We will revise your invoices to reflect the team discount.
Multiple Program Registration Discount:
Individuals registering at one time for more than one program receive 15% off each “additional” program (e.g., If you are enrolling in three 2-day programs, the first program would be at the full price of $2,900, and the two additional programs would be at the discounted price of $2,465 each). All program registrations must be submitted via a single application form.
If admitted to a program, an acceptance letter will be sent electronically and will contain an invoice for the tuition fee. The invoice is payable upon receipt.
VA benefits may be used to cover any educational experience that the VA approves, including some of our courses and certificates. To facilitate the enrollment of participants using VA benefits, we coordinate with the MIT Financial Aid office who assists us with submitting the necessary paperwork to the State Authorizing Authority for approval. To begin this process you should first create a MySloanExecEd account and register for the programs you would like to attend. Once you have been accepted, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know that you will be using VA benefits. Please note that you will have to pay up front for the programs, as payment is due prior to the start of each course. The VA payment will be sent to the us upon approval of your coursework, at which time we will refund the original payment to you. We cannot guarantee VA approval for any benefits as there are a number of factors involved in the VA’s decision including your personal eligibility status, the number students using benefits, and your maximum allowable benefit. Accordingly, you should allow for plenty of time to complete this process prior to the start of the program. If your enrollment in our program is not approved for VA benefits, you will still be responsible for the tuition and/or any cancellation and deferral fees.
Please contact the registrars directly regarding your payment. Each participant is responsible for ensuring that his or her invoice is paid. If there are specific government forms that need to be submitted, it is your responsibility to make sure that the forms are properly submitted and that your payment is processed in a timely manner.
Absolutely. If you provide the wiring agency with your invoice number and obtain the bank transfer reference number this will facilitate the payment process. If accepted into the program, your invoice will contain details on paying via wire transfer.
If your organization requires us to use your internal system, there will be a $1,000 (one-time) set up fee to your organization. In addition, there will be a $250 processing fee for each program enrollment. To avoid these fees, please follow our payment directions which are included on each invoice and submit your credit card, check, or wire transfer payment promptly.
Yes. Custom programs at MIT Sloan are a collaborative effort between MIT Sloan faculty and senior leaders of your firm. These educational engagements focus on advancing the strategic objectives of your firm, emphasizing application of theory in practice, and identifying effective action. More information on custom programs can be found here. You may also send an email to email@example.com.
If you answer "yes" to most of these questions, please contact us firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how we can work together.
1. Is there a particular challenge you wish to solve?
While each of our custom programs is built from the ground up with every new partner, our material is reflective of our faculty's expertise and areas of research. Knowing the specific challenge you wish to address will help us involve the right faculty right away and create program material based on the most current research relevant to your situation.
2. Could this challenge be addressed efficiently in small teams?
We integrate action learning projects into most of our programs. Could your situation be examined sufficiently during the five days our custom programs generally require?
3. Do you have an idea of the timeframe for the program?
Our custom programs are led by MIT's most senior faculty, all of whom are world renowned researchers and widely sought after speakers and consultants. Having an approximate timetable will help us be more expeditious with your time and ours.
4. Do you know a specific person in your organization who will serve as the executive sponsor?
Each of our custom programs is a collaboration, requiring considerable commitment from both sides. In our experience with past and current corporate partners, we have found that dedicated senior-level leadership involvement throughout the program is essential to ensuring its success.
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Due to the high number of inquiries we receive and the small size of our staff, the best way to contact us is to send a detailed email message to email@example.com. We respond to urgent messages as quickly as possible during our regular office hours (Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM, Eastern U.S. time.) Other inquiries will be handled in the order we receive them. We normally aim to reply to all messages within one business day.
Program brochures are available for immediate download on program description pages. To review the online brochure for a program, please select the program name from the list of open enrollment programs.
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Building E52, 50 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02142
MIT Sloan Executive Education
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Cambridge, MA 02142
MIT Sloan is located on the north shore of the Charles River Basin in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is adjacent to Cambridge’s Kendall Square. The campus is within 3 miles of two major interstate highways, less than 6 miles from a major international airport, and is accessible via public transportation. MIT Sloan is a 15-30 minute walk from downtown Boston (depending on the weather). MIT Sloan is a 30-40 minute walk from Harvard University (located just up the river from the MIT campus).
Via Public Transportation — MBTA ("The T") Subway — By train, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. Once above ground (you will be on Main Street), head for the nearby Bank of America on the corner of Wadsworth Street. Walk half a block down Wadsworth Street toward the Charles River, then cross the street to a wide flight of stone steps — the MIT Sloan Plaza. The Hermann Building (which houses the MIT Sloan library and faculty offices; also known as E53) is straight ahead, and the main MIT Sloan building (E52) is on your right.
Bus — The CT2 (Cross Town) stops at the Kendall Square T Station, as well as on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar St., near the main MIT entrance. The #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at the main MIT entrance on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square.
From Logan Airport:
By taxi — Taxi fare from the airport is about $30-$35. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes or more.
By subway — From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $1.70 (using the Charlie Card) or $2.00 (cash).
By car — Leaving the airport follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Entering the tunnel keep in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, keeping in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the Back Bay/Cambridge signs (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Keep in the right lane and follow the Storrow Drive Westbound signs. After passing under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take Exit 2A-N. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). MIT’s main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights. Take a right onto Vassar Street. Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
From the North (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the South (I-95 or I-93)
If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike)
Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Take a left onto Vassar Street (before the main entrance to MIT). Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
From Route I-93
From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT — the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left. After you cross the bridge, continue on Massachusetts Avenue. The main entrance to MIT will be on your right. Take a right onto Vassar Street. Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
Endicott House (MIT’s Executive Conference Center) is located at:
80 Haven Street
Dedham, Massachusetts 02026
MIT Endicott House is located in Dedham, Massachusetts, just 30 minutes from downtown Boston and all that a world-class city has to offer. Famous for its waterfront and historic landmarks, Boston also has the Museum of Fine Arts, the Pops, the Symphony, a theater district, fine restaurants and, of course, professional sporting events.
Take the airport exit route to the Ted Williams Tunnel. Follow Massachusetts Turnpike/Rte. I-90 signs. Take Massachusetts Turnpike-Points West to exit 15 Rte. 95/128 South. Take 95/128 South to exit 17 (Rte. 135) Turn right at the end of the exit ramp onto Common Street. Follow Common street for one mile. Turn right onto Haven Street. Our driveway is the second on the right. Enter through stone columns.
From 95/128 Northbound/Southbound
From Rte. 95/128, take exit 17 (Rte. 135) At the end of the exit ramp: If travelling North — take a left onto Common Street. Follow Common Street for one mile. Turn right onto Haven Street. Our driveway is the second on the right. Enter through stone columns. If travelling South — take a right onto Common Street. Follow Common Street for one mile. Turn right onto Haven Street. Our driveway is the second on the right. Enter through stone columns.
Logan International Airport is less than 6 miles away from the MIT Campus and is located at 1 Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA 02128.
Parking in Cambridge and Boston is generally not an enjoyable experience. Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel at which you are staying, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, there are both on- and off-street parking available. There are several commercial parking lots in Kendall Square, including a large indoor lot at the Marriott Hotel. If you are coming to campus, we highly recommend the use of public transportation and taxis.
Ample parking is available at Endicott House.
Access to MIT: A Guide to Facilities for the Handicapped is a color-coded map of the MIT campus which features recommended routes for individuals with ambulatory disabilities, including the locations of curb cuts, ramps and accessible entrances to buildings on the MIT campus. A hard copy is available through MIT’s Information Center in Building 7, Room 121, (617) 253-4795.
More information can be found at the Disabilities Service Office.
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