Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership

Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership

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Management and Leadership

An Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan is an opportunity to take a deep dive into the topics that matter to you most. It is formal recognition of your professional development. And, as many executives, mid-career managers, and technical professionals attest, it can be a significant catalyst in your career. Deepen your executive skillset, get up to speed on timely business topics, or tailor your certificate to address specific challenges you face.

The Management and Leadership Certificate is an ideal option for business professionals and technical executives seeking to enhance their general management and leadership skills in order to become effective leaders in a dynamic business world. The curriculum focuses on core business competencies including marketing, finance, negotiations, change management, and systems thinking.

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

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“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

While you will receive a certificate of course completion at the conclusion of each individual course, our Executive Certificates are designed around a central track and consist of several courses.

To earn an MIT Sloan Certificate in Executive Management and Leadership, participants must choose three courses in the Management and Leadership track, plus a fourth from any of the three tracks - totalling at least eight Executive Education Units (EEUs.) (The other two tracks are Strategy and Innovation and Technology and Operations.) Although online courses can be used toward an Executive Certificate, at least one must be attended in person or live online.

You must add the certificate track 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."

With more than 50 short courses in our portfolio and dozens of back-to-back course options, there has never been a better time to complete your certificate requirements.


“I came to MIT Sloan to be a part of the thought leadership and superior learning experience it is renowned for and to chart a course for my career progression from technical to business roles." - Patience Obehi Enahoro, Organizational Development Team, Exxon Mobile

Benefits of an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate:
In addition to the many takeaways a certificate provides, benefits for Executive Certificate holders also include:

  • A Digital, verified version of your Executive Certificate - a "Smart Certificate"
  • 30% discount on inaugural sessions of new programs
  • 20% discount on additional courses (some exclusions apply)
  • Membership in the MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Network Group on LinkedIn
  • A profile in the Executive Certificate online community


“I immediately fell in love with the structure, how practical the learnings are, and how you can apply them to every stage of business and life. It was an amazing experience. . . . The information and skills I have gained are momentous. They have shifted my mindset for the better in both my personal and professional endeavors.” - Carmen C. Cabrera Polo, Founder and CEO, Skole and Manger of Sales, CC Hr. Sport Confecciones Cabrera


"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)


Since you select the courses that best fit your learning objectives and schedule, there are many ways to earn your Executive Certificate. Some people like to schedule back-to-back courses to complete the requirements in the shortest possible time frame while others plan around a specific topic area.

Sample Time Based Plan

December 1-14

  • 1-3: Impactful Leadership: Operationalizing Purpose (Management and Leadership) 
  • 6-7: Navigating Transitions During Disruptive Change (Management and Leadership)
  • 8-10: Unlocking the Power of Perspectives: Problem Solving with Clarity, Creativity, and Collaboration (Management and Leadership)
  • 13-14: Innovator's DNA: Mastering Five Skills for Innovative Disruption (Management and Leadership)

To add this bundle to your cart and enroll in this Executive Certificate track click here. The multi-registration discount will automatically apply during check out.

You can see more sample plans that enable you to earn this certificate in about a month here.


Sample Topic Based Plan

Business Fundamentals:

  • Fundamentals of Finance for the Technical Executive (Management and Leadership track)
  • Essential IT for Non-IT Executives (Technology and Operations track)
  • Maximizing Your Personal Productivity: How to Become an Efficient and Effective Executive (Management and Leadership track)
  • Negotiation for Executives (Management and Leadership track)

You can see more sample plans built around a central theme here.

“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


What does an Executive Certificate cost? It depends. There is no one set price. 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.

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.

“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

View Courses in the Management and Leadership certificate track.


“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


Management and Leadership

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