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Global business professional discovers that executive programs are the answer for post-MBA studies

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 6 days ago

Vibhu Kapoor

In this interview, Vibhu Kapoor—a recent graduate of the Executive Program in General Management (EPGM) and an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation and Technology (ACE) holder—shares his thoughts about continuous learning at MIT Sloan.

· Where are you from and what brought you to the U.S.?
I was born, brought up, and have lived most of my life in India, where I received my MBA in 2000. In 2003, I made a career move to Dubai and have been there for the last 16 years working for different organizations.

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Participant shares how ACE provides flexible and targeted continuous learning at MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 26 days ago

Pierre-Antoine Martino

Although Pierre-Antoine Martino had a solid international academic background—including undergrad and MBA degrees from an engineering school in new technology and a prestigious business school in France, as well as two exchange programs in the UK and Canada—the business executive felt there was something lacking in his professional résumé.

To fill the gap and supplement his CV, Pierre-Antoine pursued a degree in digital marketing and finance from IMD, a leading Swiss business school, and, ultimately, an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) from MIT in 2018.

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How to attract an investment in your startup with four documents

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 21 days ago

David Ciccarelli

When it comes to raising capital for your startup, it can be an overwhelming but necessary step in order to scale your business. In a recent Forbes article, 2018 MIT Platform Strategy Summit attendee and CEO David Ciccarelli identifies four documents that are key to helping you raise capital for your company: a one-page company profile, a confidential information memorandum, a pitch deck, and a financial model.

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An executive's deep roots and ongoing collaborations with MIT Sloan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 1 month and 24 days ago

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith

Carolyn Cameron-Kirksmith manages key initiatives and a diverse range of projects for Standard Bank Group in Johannesburg, South Africa. In her complex role, Carolyn manages new and existing relationships throughout Africa and writes on topics like innovation and digitization for the company’s executive committee. She is charged with finding innovation solutions to complex problems for the bank. In 2012, Carolyn began a journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education that continues today. She holds an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership as well as an Advanced Certificate for Executives, and in 2014 she embarked on the five-week Advanced Management Program, simultaneously helping to forge innovative collaborations between MIT and her company.

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Marrying mindfulness, professional development, and purpose-driven leadership at MIT

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 7 days ago

Charles Betito Filho

Charles Betito Filho is a serial entrepreneur and marketing executive. He founded Hive Digital Media in 2004 and led it to become one of Brazil’s premiere marketing technology companies. Charles is also deeply passionate about promoting clarity and compassion in the business world, so that groups of people can achieve radical meaningful change. To this end, Charles has been studying and practicing mindfulness meditation for more than 12 years. He originally came to MIT Sloan Executive Education to participate in the Global Executive Academy (GEA) and was looking for a school that shared his positive, humanistic kind of outlook on leadership. But what he found here surprised him.

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Executive makes the trip to MIT from Afghanistan

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 9 days ago

Calvin Dalton MIT Sloan Executive Education

While some of our participants are within driving distance of campus, the majority come from locations significantly more remote. Calvin Dalton is no exception. As an executive with BAE Systems, a multinational defense, security, and aerospace company, Calvin coordinates with the U.S. government on a variety of major projects—from Afghanistan. Learn about his experience, from taking online courses to earning his Advanced Certificate for Executives.

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A technical executive travels from Nigeria to earn her ACE

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 2 months and 18 days ago

Patience Obehi Enahoro earns her ACE at MIT

Patience Obehi Enahoro is an electrical and electronics engineer with a master’s degree in engineering business management and over a decade of technical experience at ExxonMobil Nigeria. In 2014, Patience began her journey at MIT Sloan Executive Education, traveling from Nigeria to Cambridge and completing four programs in three weeks in the Management and Leadership track. Since then, Patience has completed ten courses to earn her Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE). "I had very high expectations for content and delivery; interestingly, all of them were exceeded."

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MIT Sloan's Advanced Certificate transformed this executive’s non-traditional career path

Posted by MIT Sloan Executive Education - 3 months and 1 day ago

Robbie Ingram

Meet ACE holder, Robbie Ingram, and learn about his unconventional path to MIT Sloan. “I knew I needed to fill some gaps in my knowledge and capabilities, especially in the areas of advanced technology development and innovation ... When I first researched executive education at MIT, I did so with the goal of shoring-up my knowledge base. What I received from the MIT Sloan ACE program is an entirely transformed framework of skill sets that have helped me catapult my career.”

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