Earn an Executive Certificate from MIT Sloan

An MIT Sloan Executive Certificate is a formal recognition of your professional development and commitment to continuous learning. Pursuing an Executive Certificate allows you to further your business knowledge and skills on a convenient, flexible schedule of your own design. Our professional certificate programs run throughout the year and are typically two days to one week in duration. The certificates are offered in three areas of concentration, providing executives with the opportunity to tailor their education plans to meet their own specific interests and business goals.

Design Your Executive Certificate:

To qualify for an Executive Certificate, participants must complete four programs—with at least three of the four coming from their chosen certificate track—within a four-year period. Although select online programs can be used toward an Executive Certificate, at least one program must be attended in person or as a live online program. 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.

Discover which Executive Certificate track is right for you:
We offer certificates in three areas of concentration designed to further your business knowledge and skills, while also addressing your interests, goals, and time constraints:

  • Management and Leadership—Elevate your leadership in a dynamic business world, whether that means understanding the implications of AI and analytics or strengthening your skills in negotiation and complex problem solving.
  • Strategy and Innovation—Learn breakthrough concepts that will help you discover new sources of profitability and deliver on great ideas. Accelerate corporate innovation, implement enterprise-wide transformation, bring new products to market, prepare for digital disruption, or all of the above.
  • Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management—Choose from a variety of courses designed to help you implement significant technological change, improve your operations strategy, make your supply chain more sustainable, and manage complex technical projects.

You can indicate your intent to earn an Executive Certificate prior to completing your first course or any time after. Although many participants find it helpful to preselect the certificate they wish to earn and the courses they wish to complete in advance, others prefer to take a course or two before determining if they want to pursue a certificate and selecting which track is best for them. There are many different program combinations available when designing the Executive Certificate plan that is right for you, including the option of completing the Executive Certificate requirements in one short visit or focusing on a topic area. We have designed the certificate to be flexible to fit your schedule and learning objectives. Email our team if you need assistance planning your certificate: sloanexeced@mit.edu.

We also offer an Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) if you want an even more in-depth learning experience—including extra time with faculty and peers and additional time to experience the dynamic MIT ecosystem.

The Impact of an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate:
Many of our Executive Certificate holders credit their MIT experience with having positive impact on both their personal and professional goals. Completion of an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate has resulted in an expansion of roles and responsibilities for many participants, led to promotions to new positions for others, and even been the impetus for meaningful career changes for some of our certificate holders.

Here’s how a few executives have put their certificates to work for them:

“Practical lessons for immediate, real-world applications … is an honest summary of the executive education experience,” says Keith Patch. “I’ve benefited not only from the methods that I learned but also the high-caliber networking contacts from around the world, with whom I have stayed in touch since the classes.”

“The day after completing my first Executive Certificate, I was beginning a new leadership role,” says Joanne Markow. “Today, I’m co-founder of an early stage startup. Thanks to MIT Sloan, I’m even more fearless than before.”

“I’m not naïve about what my MIT Sloan Executive Certificates have done for me,” says Neil Ackerman, who holds certificates in both Strategy and Innovation and Management and Leadership. “In addition to the skills and frameworks you can acquire, it’s important to realize that the reputation of MIT Sloan is very meaningful in the business world.”

Read what more of our Executive Certificate holders have to say.

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

Executive Certificate Costs:
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 programs 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 more programs (using a single application form), you are eligible for a 15% discount on each additional program. (e.g., If you are enrolling in three 2-day programs, the first program to occur chronologically would be at the full price and the two additional programs would be at the discounted price.)

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

Are You Ready to Enroll in an Executive Certificate Track?

If you are ready, you can indicate that you wish to pursue an Executive Certificate now. If you're not ready, no worries. You can enroll at any time.

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Now Offering Live Online Courses

MIT Sloan Executive Education has converted our upcoming, on-campus courses through 2020 to live online programs. Live online courses will be credited as an “in-person” program for purposes of an Executive Certificate and the Advanced Certificate for Executives.

Still Have Questions?

You can find answers to frequently asked questions on our FAQ page.

Our staff will be happy to help you determine which programs would best meet your individual or organizational objectives. Contact us for assistance. Please be sure to include your learning goals and enough information so we may guide you effectively.

Earn an Executive Certificate in as Little as a Month with Online Courses

Participants have up to four years to complete the Executive Certificate requirements, however courses are often scheduled back-to-back which makes it possible to earn a certificate in little as a month. Now you can also earn your Executive Certificate without leaving your home with our Live Online courses. See sample plans:

Dive deep with an Executive Certificate

Many participants like to take a deeper dive into a particular subject area and choose to customize their certificate around one main theme.

The Executive Certificate and ACE Holder Community

Meet global business leaders who have earned an Executive Certificate or ACE and read how it has impacted their career.