MIT Sloan Executive Education Planning Your Certificate

Earned by completing a set of four individual open enrollment programs, MIT Sloan Executive Certificates can be earned in as few as two weeks or over time (up to four years) and are offered in three areas of concentration, known as tracks. These tracks help executives to tailor their education plans to meet their own specific interests and business goals.

To earn your certificate, choose three courses in the track of your choice, plus one additional course from any of the three tracks. If you prefer to take all four programs in your track of choice, you are welcome to do so. You select the programs that interest you most and address the business challenges you face—and that fit your schedule best. To learn more about the programs in each track, visit Management and Leadership; Strategy and Innovation; and Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management.


Earn Your Certificate over Time

Executive Certificates can be earned in as few as two weeks or over time, within a four-year period. Two-day courses are often offered consecutively to make the most of your travel, and most programs are offered multiple times throughout the year. You may choose all two-day programs, all week-long programs, or a mix of two-day and week-long programs

Track Quad
You can start earning an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate at any time, as soon as you enroll in one of our open enrollment programs. If you have already taken Executive Education courses within the past four years, these courses may apply toward the certificate requirements. Log in to your profile to check your executive certificate status.








Use our Program Finder to search for courses that fit your interests, schedule, and desired certificate track.

Earn Your Certificate in One Short Visit


Many busy executives choose to earn their certificate in one short visit, taking advantage of the many consecutive courses offered and completing the requirements in as few as two weeks.

Use our Program Finder to search for courses by topic, duration, date, and track.

Sample in-one-visit schedules for earning your certificate: 

Take Six Courses, Earn Two Certificates

Did you know that programs you have already taken to earn a certificate in one track may be applied toward a second Executive Certificate, or an ACE? Requirements from one certificate can be used to meet the requirements of another. For example, if you take three Management and Leadership programs and one Strategy and Innovation program, you will earn an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership. If you then took just two more Strategy and Innovation courses, you will earn an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate in Strategy and Leadership as well (provided the programs are still within the four-year time frame).

Advanced Certificates

MIT Sloan Executive Education also offers an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE). This special Executive Certificate is earned by attending 25 program days and completing at least two programs from each of the three Executive Certificate tracks within a four-year period. Programs completed prior to ACE enrollment but within the four-year period are eligible toward ACE. 

Sample schedule for earning your ACE in one visit

Senior executives seeking an intense, intimate, and transformative learning experience—"something beyond an MBA"—may be interested in our Advanced Management Program (AMP). AMP blends two weeks of custom learning with three weeks of open enrollment courses. AMP participants receive ACE upon completion of the program. Scheduled only once a year, we’ve done the planning for you. 

Learn more about the Advanced Management Program

Tuition

The cost of earning an Executive Certificate or an ACE is simply the total cost of the individual programs you attend. You may choose all two-day programs or a mixture of two-day and week-long programs.

Multiple Program Registration Discount 

Individuals registering at one time for more than one program receive 15% off each additional program. All program registrations must be submitted via a single application form to qualify for the discount.

For example, if you submit one application form to enroll in both Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations (MTP) and Leading Change in Complex Organizations (LCCO), you will pay the full tuition for MTP and get a 15% discount on LCCO. This results in a savings of $1,320. 

This discount is particularly valuable to participants enrolling in multiple programs in pursuit of an Executive Certificate, as well as participants who include our week-long programs in their certificate plans.

Sample Executive Certificate Costs

Below are two sample Executive Certificate schedules and their associated costs. Keep in mind that your total cost will depend entirely on the courses you choose.

Sample Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management certificate, including two-day programs only: 

Developing a Leading Edge Operations Strategy $3,300 

Implementing Improvement Strategies: Practical Tools and Methods $3,300

Total cost: $13,200 

With the Multiple Program Registration Discount: $11,715 (a savings of $1,485)

Sample Management and Leadership certificate, including two-day programs only: 

Negotiation for Executives $3,300

Total cost: $13,200 

With the Multiple Program Registration Discount: $11,715 (a savings of $1,485)


Sample Strategy and Innovation certificate, including three two-day programs and one week-long program: 

Strategy in a Global World $3,300

Total cost: $18,400 

With the Multiple Program Registration Discount: $16,135 (a savings of $2,265)

Get Started

Interested in earning an Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan? Follow these steps and begin earning your certificate at any time.

Choose your track: Review our three certificate tracks—Management and Leadership; Strategy and Innovation; and Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management—and select the track that most closely aligns with your professional goals.

Select your programs: Use our Program Finder to search for courses that fit your interests, schedule, and desired certificate track.

Design your certificate plan: Executive Certificates can be earned in as few as two weeks or over time, within a four-year period. Two-day courses are often offered consecutively to make the most of your travel, and most programs are offered multiple times throughout the year.

Enroll: Set up or log in to your MySloanExecEd account and enroll in the courses you’re interested in. Register for more than one program at a time and receive 15% off each additional program.

If you have already taken Executive Education courses within the past four years, these courses may apply toward the certificate requirements. Log in to your MySloanExecEd profile to check your executive certificate status.

Need Assistance? 

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.