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24 course(s) match your criteria
24 course(s) match your criteria

Mar 10–May 25, 2021

May 13–Jul 28, 2021

$3,000
2.00 EEUs

In Mastering Negotiation and Influence, you will learn negotiation strategies to understand, plan, and achieve your objectives in a variety of contexts. What separates this program from others is that you will engage in live negotiations and receive feedback in real time. Beyond learning the frameworks and skills associated with negotiating, you will practice putting these new skills into action.

Have you noticed that nearly everything in life requires compromise and thus requires some degree of negotiation to get more of what you want and less of what you don’t want?

Negotiation is a vital skill for professionals across every job function, whether it applies to partners, vendors, colleagues, employees, or recruits. Successful negotiation requires self-awareness, preparation, and practice.

MIT aims to produce principled, innovative leaders who improve the world. To make a difference, you must first be able to influence people. By understanding how to negotiate effectively, you can gain a competitive advantage, achieve business objectives, and effect change. In fact, having the ability to negotiate successfully is an increasingly important skill. Monthly active job postings for negotiation skills increased by 43% from 2018 to 2019, according to labor market firm, Emsi.

In Mastering Negotiation and Influence, you will learn negotiation strategies to understand, plan, and achieve your objectives in a variety of contexts. What separates this program from others is that you will engage in live negotiations and receive feedback in real time. Beyond learning the frameworks and skills associated with negotiating, you will practice putting these new skills into action.

This course is based on our popular in-person offering, Negotiation for Executives.
 

Mar 10–Apr 27, 2021

May 21–Jul 13, 2021

Aug 11–Sep 28, 2021

Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

This online course uses research and practice-based methods to improve your communication skills in a variety of contexts. Specifically, it’s built around the RELATE framework, developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management to support a scalable communication strategy. This dynamic approach will guide you in connecting and communicating with different audiences to achieve effective business practices.

In a world where digital transformation is rapidly changing businesses and how you communicate in the workplace, effective communication is becoming an increasingly important skill. Moreover, it plays an essential role in maintaining interpersonal relationships in the corporate context and navigating complexities that may arise due to the adoption of new technology. This course uses research and practice-based methods to improve your communication skills in a variety of contexts. Specifically, it’s built around the RELATE framework, developed at the MIT Sloan School of Management to support a scalable communication strategy.

You’ll learn a range of communication techniques including active listening and humble inquiry, and prepare for the challenges that arise when communicating with larger and more complex audiences. Using a blend of research and practice, this course offers you the opportunity to apply your knowledge to real-world situations by means of practical applications. You’ll refine your personal leadership narrative, explore cross-cultural communication, and outline methods for managing difficult conversations.

Taking into account the increase of technologies such as AI in the workplace, the course covers how to best communicate with — and through — machines. This includes developing an understanding of the use of algorithms in a business context as well as robots as a communication channel to maximize social media reach. You’ll also gain the comfort and confidence to discuss the use of AI in your organization.

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Mar 17–May 4, 2021

May 5–Jun 22, 2021

Jun 16–Aug 3, 2021

Aug 4–Sep 21, 2021

Sep 15–Nov 2, 2021

Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021

$3,200
2.00 EEUs

This online program from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) challenges common misconceptions surrounding AI and will equip and encourage you to embrace AI as part of a transformative toolkit. With a focus on the organizational and managerial implications of these technologies, rather than on their technical aspects, you’ll leave this course armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to pioneer its successful integration in business.

What is artificial intelligence (AI)? What does it mean for business? And how can your company take advantage of it? This online program, designed by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), will help you answer these questions.

Through an engaging mix of introductions to key technologies, business insights, case examples, and your own business-focused project, your learning journey will bring into sharp focus the reality of central AI technologies today and how they can be harnessed to support your business needs.

Focusing on key AI technologies, such as machine learning, natural language processing, and robotics, the course will help you understand the implications of these new technologies for business strategy, as well as the economic and societal issues they raise. MIT expert instructors examine how artificial intelligence will complement and strengthen our workforce rather than just eliminate jobs. Additionally, the program will emphasize how the collective intelligence of people and computers together can solve business problems that not long ago were considered impossible.

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Mar 18–May 6, 2021

May 6–Jun 24, 2021

Jun 23–Aug 11, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

The goal of business analytics is to determine which datasets are useful and how they can be leveraged to solve problems and increase efficiency, productivity, and revenue. In this non-technical online program, you will learn a practical framework that will enable you to use data to improve decision-making.

The abundance of data creates opportunities for business leaders to make better decisions. The challenge is that interpreting data from multiple sources isn’t common knowledge for most business professionals. How do we know which algorithm to use? How do we know when to apply your human judgement into the decision mix? What are some of the most practical applications of artificial intelligence?

Business analytics skills are a requirement across a variety of job functions and are in high demand from employers. In fact, job postings for this skill set has increased by 130 per-cent from September 2016 to the present. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects growth for business analytics skills to jump 10.9 percent, outpacing the national growth average of 5.2 percent for all jobs, from 2018 to 2028.

In the non-technical Applied Business Analytics program, you will learn a practical framework that will enable you to use data to improve decision-making. The only prerequisite is high-school level math and basic statistics.

Upon completion of Applied Business Analytics, you will know which analytics approach is the most appropriate for your situation, and more importantly, how to tackle big data and leverage it for better business outcomes.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Recognize the breadth of analytic applications
  • Describe common algorithms, their appropriate applications across domains, and their limitations
  • Discuss how to use analytics problem solving to lead teams and design deliverables
  • Apply best practices for data analytics process management, including establishing workflows, identifying inter-dependencies, and recognizing when to utilize human judgement


 

Mar 24–May 11, 2021

May 26–Jul 13, 2021

Aug 18–Oct 5, 2021

Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

In today’s dynamic and ever-changing economic climate, innovation is less of a choice and more of a business imperative. Similar to entrepreneurship, innovation requires a context of engagement and interconnection between people, stakeholders, and ecosystems in order to flourish — in other words, an innovation ecosystem. This executive program explores MIT’s research on the science of innovation ecosystems, offering you the tools and frameworks necessary to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in your organization.

This program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Please register on the GetSmarter website.

Innovation is imperative in the fast-paced landscape of contemporary business. Forward-thinking managers know that a strategy for innovation must become an integral part of an organization’s primary operation.

Based on our Innovation Ecosystems: A New Approach to Accelerating Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship course, this online executive program offers a unique framework (iEcosystem) designed by MIT faculty to help organizations align internal and external processes, leverage key stakeholders, and innovate successfully to overcome business challenges. The online program offers those who would previously be limited in accessing the on-campus course the opportunity to engage with a portion of content in a flexible and personalized way.

Over the course of six weeks, you’ll gain access to this framework along with a range of cutting-edge concepts and tools, empowering you to foster a culture of sustainable innovation in your organization.

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Algorithmic Business Thinking: Hacking Code to Create Value
  • New

Mar 24–May 12, 2021

Jun 2–Jul 21, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

The gap between the skillsets needed yesterday and those needed tomorrow is being widened by the ways in which algorithms, data, and transformative technologies are reshaping work and how we do it. In this new online program, you’ll learn how to harness the momentum and key principles of algorithms and transformative technologies to help bridge some of these gaps in your organization and to more successfully manage and lead your teams in the digital economy.

When we think about building the organizations, institutions, and society of the future, we invariably look to technology to lend a hand. Indeed, our visions of tomorrow are shaped by innovations delivered by algorithms currently powering many aspects of our life and work. To successfully lead organizations in the digital economy, we must upgrade the way we think about, communicate around, and act upon technology in our companies. Today’s organizations need more translators who can convert computer science to business value and who can help their teams share a common language across all business functions, both technical and non-technical.

Algorithmic Business Thinking is designed to help you understand and apply key concepts that lie at the heart of transformative technologies to your corporate and people strategies. Over the course of the six weeks, faculty will pull back the “curtain” to show you how algorithms and the technologies on which they are based are built, how they work, and how you can use them across your business. While this program will introduce some basic coding principles, this program is less about how to code and more about illuminating the building blocks of algorithms, so that you can re-use those same building blocks to create new business value.

You will walk away from this program with a practical playbook to help you and your teams apply Algorithmic Business Thinking in your organization wherever and whenever it’s useful.
 

Mar 31–May 18, 2021

Jun 9–Jul 27, 2021

Aug 11–Sep 28, 2021

Oct 20–Dec 7, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

Explore the opportunities for your business with IoT, from demystifying and defining IoT to creating a roadmap for its real-world application. The program aims to help people envision and lead IoT-based transformations, not just understand the technical elements. The goal is to demystify IoT jargon so that managers can start to achieve the strategic advantage IoT makes possible.

This 6-week online executive program will look at the field of IoT, which is commonly understood to entail the inter-networking of devices in the physical world by fitting them with sensors and network-connected devices. While most courses today treat IoT as a technological topic, this course takes a different approach. IoT is not a technology, it's a leadership opportunity; a mechanism to transform businesses.

The program aims to help people envision and lead IoT-based transformations, not just understand the technical elements. The goal is to demystify IoT jargon so that managers can start to achieve the strategic advantage IoT makes possible. The course will provide participants with an introduction to the necessary technologies, skill components, and enablers and constraints for using IoT in a business. It provides many examples where IoT is already transforming customer experience, operations and business models. It also explains the four key elements of leadership capability that make transformation possible through IoT. Real-world case studies, senior executive interviews, self-assessments, and practical assignments will guide participants as they construct a personal roadmap to gain strategic advantage from IoT.

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Mar 31–May 18, 2021

Jul 7–Aug 24, 2021

Sep 29–Nov 16, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

This online program will equip you with the skills and understanding to accurately and effectively price new or existing products or services, with a focus on providing economic value to the customer. 


An effective pricing strategy offers your organization a key advantage over your competitors. Understanding how to implement one is a valuable tool in an increasingly interconnected business landscape with a growing number of parties wanting their share of the market.


This online program will equip you with the skills and understanding to accurately and effectively price new or existing products or services, with a focus on providing economic value to the customer. You’ll learn to adopt a data-driven approach that explores regression analysis, survey techniques, and conjoint analysis. You’ll also discover the limitations of historical data in the context of pricing.


Develop the techniques and guidelines that will enable you to execute a successful pricing strategy for a variety of products and industries to have a measurable impact on your organization.


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Mar 31–May 18, 2021

Jun 9–Jul 27, 2021

Aug 11–Sep 28, 2021

Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021

$3,200
2.00 EEUs

Machine learning, a branch of artificial intelligence, is the science of programming computers to improve their performance by learning from data. Dramatic progress has been made in the last decade, driving machine learning into the spotlight of conversations surrounding disruptive technology. This six-week online program from the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) aims to demystify machine learning for the business professional – offering you a firm, foundational understanding of the advantages, limitations, and scope of machine learning from a management perspective.

How will machine learning affect your business? How can your company capitalize on this dynamic technology?

This program views the technical elements of machine learning through the lens of business and management, and equips you with the relevant knowledge to discover opportunities to drive innovation and efficiency in your organization. Although you can expect to explore technical aspects of machine learning, the focus is on empowering you, as a business leader, to ask the right questions about whether machine learning applications will benefit a particular business problem, or make your organization more efficient.

Through a mix of research insights reinforced by case examples, you’ll have the opportunity to critically apply your learning. You’ll learn to identify the realistic opportunities of this transformative technology as you develop an implementation plan for machine learning in a business of your choice. Whether you work in a strategic, operational, or managerial function, you’ll be equipped with an understanding of how machine learning can impact your organization’s business objectives, as well as knowledge of the key aspects of related implementation strategies. Over the course of six weeks, you’ll learn how to successfully lead teams tasked with executing technical machine learning projects, and strategically leverage machine learning for a powerful competitive edge in business.

MIT Faculty will guide you to understand the current and future capabilities of this transformative technology, in order to effectively unlock its potential within business. You’ll also have the opportunity to design a roadmap for the successful integration of machine learning – tailored for your own organization. At the end of the course, you’ll walk away with a plan for immediate and practical business action.

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Mar 31–May 18, 2021

May 26–Jul 13, 2021

Aug 11–Sep 28, 2021

Oct 20–Dec 7, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

This online short course provides a step-by-step guide to the 4-CAPS+ Leadership Framework, developed by Faculty Director Deborah Ancona and her colleagues at MIT. The framework provides key insights into the skills required for effective leadership.


In a world that is changing exponentially, the skills needed to lead have evolved. In order to manage teams more effectively and become a successful leader, professionals need to identify their personal leadership style and adapt their approaches. A 21st century construct for leading requires leveraging others – both inside and outside a team and organization – to successfully address and overcome organizational challenges, and drive innovation.


The Leadership in an Exponentially Changing World online short course provides a step-by- step guide to the 4-CAPS+ Leadership Framework, developed by Faculty Director Deborah Ancona and her colleagues at MIT. The framework provides key insights into the skills required for effective leadership. This course is based on our in-person program, Transforming Your Leadership Strategy.


It also explores how leaders can understand different situations, build relationships, create a compelling vision for a business, enhance credibility, and invent processes to achieve that vision and respond to change.

The program further examines how to apply the 4-CAPS+ Leadership Framework within X-teams, externally focused teams who pull support and resources from across an organization and outside of it too.

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Leading the Future of Work
  • New

Mar 31–May 18, 2021

Jun 23–Aug 10, 2021

Aug 25–Oct 12, 2021

Oct 27–Dec 14, 2021

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

This course aims to prepare you, and your organization, for an evolving workplace as it investigates its impact on social, legal, and economic policy. Over six weeks, you’ll explore the reasons why workplace advancements require a new, updated social contract — the mutual expectations and obligations workers, employers, and society have for work relationships — so that the quality of jobs can be improved, inequalities can be addressed, and everyone can prosper.

This program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Please register on the GetSmarter website.

The world of work has changed significantly, as have the needs of the modern workforce. Today, employees and business leaders face unprecedented challenges in the workplace, with a labor market that’s affected by trends such as globalization, automation, artificial intelligence, growing wealth inequality, and climate change. The rate of this transformation has also outpaced many of the public policies, business strategies, and organizational practices that were previously designed to govern work, pay, and employment relations.

Leading the Future of Work aims to prepare you, and your organization, for an evolving workplace as it investigates its impact on social, legal, and economic policy. Over six weeks, you’ll explore the reasons why workplace advancements require a new, updated social contract — the mutual expectations and obligations workers, employers, and society have for work relationships — so that the quality of jobs can be improved, inequalities can be addressed, and everyone can prosper. You’ll also develop the tools and strategies to create this new social contract, examine the role of technology and automation in work, and learn how to empower both your employees and shareholders alike.


Program Experience

This executive program integrates rich interactive media—such as videos, infographics, and e-learning activities—as well as traditional didactic components such as written study guides (course notes). There are opportunities for collaborative learning through discussion forums.

The program begins with an Orientation to welcome you to the Online Campus. During Orientation, you will explore your analysis environment, become comfortable with your new online classroom, meet your Success Team, and get to know your fellow classmates. Watch the video about the online campus experience.

After Orientation, the course is broken down into six manageable, weekly modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your downloadable and online instructional material
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through weekly class-wide forums and small group discussions
  • Enjoy a wide range of interactive content, including video lectures, infographics, live polls, and more
  • Investigate rich, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to quizzes and ongoing project submissions

Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning. You’ll be supported as you engage in individual activities and group discussions, ensuring you feel confident to submit your best work at each weekly deadline. The time commitment is estimated at 6-8 hours per week, self-paced and entirely online.


Success Team

Throughout the course of the program, you will be supported by a team of professionals.

  • Head Facilitator: A subject expert who’ll guide you through content-related challenges
  • Success Manager: Your one-on-one support available during MIT hours (9am - 5pm EST) to resolve technical and administrative challenges
  • Global Success Team: Available 24/7 to solve your tech-related and administrative queries and concerns

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Apr 7–May 25, 2021

Jun 9–Jul 27, 2021

Aug 4–Sep 21, 2021

Sep 22–Nov 9, 2021

Nov 17, 2021–Jan 25, 2022

$2,800
2.00 EEUs

Explore how new and existing business strategies can be improved through the rebalancing of three key relationships: Minds and Machines, Products and Platforms, and the Core and the Crowd.

In recent years, innovative businesses have used a range of novel digital tools, from apps to AI, to invent new business models and delight customers with convenience, high quality, and low prices. This wave of technology fueled disruption has already transformed many industries, and it’s just getting started. This executive program explores how new and existing business strategies can be improved through the introduction of technologies and digital systems. The framework of the course is based on the book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future written by MIT Sloan faculty and New York Times best selling authors Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee. This places the program in a unique position to leverage the knowledge and experience of these experts and guide you towards the creation of innovative business strategies.

This 6-week course will guide you through an exploration of the principles that underpin Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee’s book, research, and teaching. It frames this particular approach to business strategy as an attempt to find a balance between methods that have been used traditionally and new ways in which companies can use technology to improve their best-practices.

The main focus of this executive program is the rebalancing of three key relationships: human minds and machines; physical products and digital platforms; and the core (centralized knowledge) and the crowd (decentralized knowledge). You’ll be introduced to examples of companies that have excelled at finding a harmony between tradition and technology. Furthermore, you’ll be supported in uncovering ways to relate these principles to your organization through weekly, ongoing project submissions which encourage you to apply concepts to a business scenario.

"People are racing against the machine, and many of them are losing that race… Instead of racing against the machine, we need to learn to race with the machine. That is our grand challenge." – Erik Brynjolfsson, Director of the Initiative on the Digital Economy