Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE)

Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE)

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Why earn an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) from MIT Sloan?:

Sometimes, business professionals enroll in a short course or earn an Executive Certificate and decide that they want more—more in-depth, hands-on learning experiences, more time with faculty and peers, additional time to experience the dynamic MIT ecosystem, and further recognition of their commitment to continuous education.

In addition to the many perks of being an Executive Certificate holder, such as a 20% discount on future programs, ACE holders also receive:

  • MIT Sloan affiliate alumni status
  • A MIT Sloan email-forwarding-for-life address
  • A profile in the MIT Sloan alumni directory
  • A subscription to the MIT Sloan alumni newsletter

You can learn more about how to earn the ACE on the Requirements tab.


Who should pursue an ACE?:

The Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) is a special Executive Certificate designed for business professionals from any industry or level of responsibility who see the value of staying current with the latest thought leadership, management insights and business expertise provided by the MIT Sloan School of Management.


Hear why your peers chose to earn their ACE:

You can read blog post profiles of several ACE Holders under the Resources section at the bottom of this page.

Browse the Executive Certificate Community to meet business leaders who have earned one or more of our Executive Certificates and/or the ACE.


“MIT was a true game changer for me. The live online courses are excellent … I was blown away by the quality of the content. I especially appreciate how quickly we got to the value. These professors focus on the big, impactful insights and leave out the unnecessary fluff that I don’t need to relearn over and over again. And they stretched me to think differently about topics I thought I already understood.” - Steve Suarez, Global Head of Innovation, Finance & Risk, HSBC


Have questions?:

Please see the "Requirements" tab for details on how to enroll in and earn an ACE.

Contact Us if you would like to speak with a member of our team or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common questions about our courses and certificates.

How do you earn an ACE?:


Earn an ACE with Multiple Courses

ACE is not a single course with a single group of participants. As an ACE participant, you choose the courses that best suit your interests and schedule. You can start earning ACE at any time, as soon as you enroll in one of our 90+ open enrollment programs.

In order to earn the ACE, you must:

  • Select at least 25 EEUs Executive Education Units (EEUs)
  • Complete at least two courses from each Executive Certificate track
    • At least 10 EEUs must be completed on-site or through completion of a live online course versus through a self-paced online course
  • Finish all requirements within a four-year window
  • Add the ACE to your cart and check out in order to formally enroll and have your courses be counted toward the requirements. Please see the red "Enroll Now" bar and click on "Add to Cart."

Participants interested in an immersive, single experience have the option of attending multiple programs over a eight- to ten-week period; other participants may opt to spread their courses out over a longer period time, up to four years, according to workload and budget constraints. With MIT's advanced executive certificate program, no long-term commitment is required. If you participate in one or several courses, but are unable to complete the number required for an ACE, you will still take away the benefits of MIT's unique management insights, a new understanding of the global business environment, and a much-enriched network.


Earn an ACE Through a Single Course

The following longer courses grant an ACE upon completion:


Hear from an ACE Holder:
“There are many frameworks that proved useful … Every time I’m struggling with something I can rely on these approaches. . . . The people attending these courses are as enriching as the program content itself. Everyone genuinely comes together to try to solve challenges for each other. It’s very clear everyone wants to make a contribution so everyone else succeeds. I have met some truly amazing professionals here.” - Alejandra Martinez, Managing Director of Software Solutions, Agile Solutions

The benefits of earning the ACE include:

  • MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni Status:
    Upon completion of the ACE requirements, participants will become MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni. At MIT, full alumni status is reserved for those who complete a degree program.

    MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni status includes:
    • An MIT Sloan email-forwarding-for-life (EFL) address
    • Inclusion in the MIT Sloan Alumni Directory
    • Subscription to the MIT Sloan Alumni newsletter
    • Invitations to select MIT Sloan events
    • Opportunity to join local Alumni clubs (membership is up to individual club leadership discretion)
  • Excellent Networking Opportunities:
    ACE participants engage with business leaders from around the globe and a wide variety of industries-from technology to communications to financial services to manufacturing, as well as government and non-profit organizations. Many of our participants come from countries in South America, Europe, and Asia. During MIT's advanced executive certificate program, participants can expect to interact with over 500 senior executives in various organizational and management roles, from many of the world's leading companies.
  • Inclusion in a private LinkedIn group exclusively for ACE holders
  • Membership in a private LinkedIn group for Executive Certificate holders which connects you to a global network of business professionals
  • Option to have your profile listed in our online Executive Certificate Holder Community
  • 20% discount on additional Executive Education programs and a 30% discount on inaugural sessions of in-person two-day courses. Some exclusions apply.
  • A digital, certified copy of your certificate


Hear from an ACE Holder:

“The world had changed since I completed my degrees. I was looking for a different approach to continue with my professional development ... I wanted learning that I could apply immediately, in real life. I wanted to be challenged to do things differently and know how to influence others to think differently too. And, of course, I wanted to be endorsed by one of the best schools around the world. You can get all of that from MIT.” - Norma Castillo Lopez, Supply Chain Finance Manager, Pepsico, Latin America

Sample ACE plan:

Since you select the courses that best fit your learning objectives and schedule, there are many ways to earn your ACE. Some people like to schedule back-to-back courses to complete the requirements in the shortest possible time frame while others prefer to space their courses out over the allotted four years.

Executive Certificate Track Abbreviation Key:
SI = Strategy and Innovation, ML = Management and Leadership, TO = Technology and Operations

  • Closing the Gap Between Strategy and Execution (SI, 2 EEUs)
  • Communication and Persuasion in the Digital Age (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Digital Strategies for Transforming Your Business (SI, 2 EEUs)
  • Essential IT for Non-IT Executives (TO, 2 EEUs)
  • Leading a Diverse Workforce (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Leadership by Design: Innovation Process and Culture (SI, 2 EEUs)
  • Maximizing Your Personal Productivity: How to Become an Efficient and Effective Executive (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Navigating Transitions During Disruptive Change (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Persuading with Data (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Transforming Your Leadership Strategy (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Unlocking the Power of Perspectives: Problem Solving with Clarity, Creativity, and Collaboration (ML, 2 EEUs)
  • Visual Management for Competitive Advantage: MIT’s Approach to Efficient and Agile Work  (TO, 2 EEUs)

To add this bundle to your cart, click here. The multi-registration discount will automatically apply during check out.


Hear from an ACE Holder:

"The courses, curriculum, and leaders at MIT were incredibly refreshing...I’m only able to sneak away for a couple days at a time. MIT provided a way to access top of the line, disruptive, cutting-edge content in a way that fits my nonstop schedule.” - Jason Pelletier, Chief of Staff for Human Resources Operations Center (HROC) for the United States Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS)

What does the ACE cost?

It depends. There is no one set price if you are completing the requirements with multiple courses. You select the courses that fit your schedule and educational plan. The total cost would be the price of the individual courses completed. You may choose all two-day programs or a mixture of two-day and week-long programs.

You don't have to enroll in and pay for all of the programs at one time, however there are significant savings when you take advantage of the Multiple Program Registration Discount.

If you opt to complete the ACE requirements with the Advanced Management Program or Executive Program in General Management, your cost would be the tuition of the course.

Multiple Program Registration Discount:
When you register at one time for two or three courses (using a single application form), you are eligible for a 10% discount on each course. Or register for four or more courses and receive 15% off each course.

Discount Exclusions:
Click here to see the list of programs that do not accept discounts of any kind.


Hear from an ACE Holder:

“MIT Sloan Executive Education was one of the most satisfying educational experiences of my life. I wish I had done it sooner. It offered tremendous value.” - Kevin Fee, Vice President of Engineering, Florence Corporation

Find your courses:

View the Course Finder to select the courses you are interested in or learn about the Executive Certificate tracks.


Hear from an ACE Holder:

"These courses don’t mirror other programs, they have their own methods, they use their own resources and research. They enlist incredible faculty and thought leaders. And the short courses work for a lot of people who can’t take weeks or months off at a time. It means the classes are very diverse, filled with unique, global perspectives.” - Calvin Dalton, Afghanistan Country Lead and Program Manager,  BAE Systems

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