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What is an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate?
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.

How do I earn an MIT Sloan 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. Our open enrollment, executive development programs are offered in three areas of concentration or tracks, which address the business needs and goals of executives worldwide: Strategy and Innovation (SI); Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management (TOPS); and Management and Leadership (ML). Although select online programs can be used toward an Executive Certificate, at least one program must be attended in person.

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.

Participants who attend 25 program days and complete at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period are eligible for—ACE, the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology.

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What are the benefits of an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate?
In addition to networking and the knowledge gained at the programs, participants who have earned an Executive Certificate will receive:

  • Digital verified version of your Executive Certificate - a "Smart Certificate"
  • A 20% discount on most of our executive education programs (some exclusions apply)
  • Ability to attend special events and networking opportunities
  • Updates on faculty research, new programs, and School initiatives
  • Membership in the MIT Sloan Executive Certificate Network Group on LinkedIn

What is 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.
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How much does an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate cost?
It depends. 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*. The samples below illustrate how the pricing structure would work based upon the programs you select.

Sample Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management certificate (all two-day programs):

  • Managing Product Platforms: Delivering Variety and Realizing Synergies  TOPS $3,700
  • Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem SI $3,900
  • Implementing Improvement Strategies: Dynamic Work Design TOPS $3,900
  • Essential IT for Non-IT Executives TOPS $3,700
  • Total cost: $15,200

If you used the Multiple Program Registration Discount*, your total cost would be: $13,475 (a savings of $1,725). See how the discount would apply in this example:

  • Managing Product Platforms: Delivering Variety and Realizing Synergies TOPS $3,700 (first program at full price)
  • Platform Strategy: Building and Thriving in a Vibrant Ecosystem SI $3,900 $3,315 (15% discount applied)
  • Implementing Improvement Strategies: Dynamic Work Design TOPS $3,900 $3,315 (15% discount applied)
  • Essential IT for Non-IT Executives TOPS $3,700 $3,145 (15% discount applied)
  • Total cost with the multiple registration discount applied: $13,475

* Multiple Program Registration Discount:
Individuals registering at one time for more than one program receive 15% off each “additional” program. The first program would be full price. (e.g., If you are enrolling in four 2-day programs, the first program would be at the full price, and the three additional programs would be at the discounted price. If your first program is a 3-day or 5-day course that would be at the full price.) All program registrations must be submitted via a single application form.

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

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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 One Short Visit

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 as little as two weeks. 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 Holder Community

Meet global business leaders who have earned an executive certificate and read how it has impacted their career.

Executive Certificate Sample

Sample Executive Certificate