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

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The Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) is a special Executive Certificate for participants who attend 25 program days and complete at least two programs from each Executive Certificate track within a four-year period. (At least 10 program days must be completed on-site or through completion of a live online course versus through a self-paced online course.) It is designed for executives 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. ACE is not a single program with a single group of participants. As an ACE participant, you choose the programs that best suit your interests and schedule. You can start earning ACE at any time, as soon as you enroll in one of our 50+ open enrollment programs. Hear from a past participant in this video testimonial.

Cutting-edge Content

Our executive programs address today's most pressing business challenges. For example, one of our new programs, Cybersecurity Leadership for Non-Technical Executives provides leaders and managers (non-CISOs) with frameworks and best practices for managing cybersecurity-related risk. Another new program, Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Creative Problem Solving, Innovation, and Change helps executives learn conceptual frameworks and behavioral habits for cultivating an inquiry-driven approach to leadership and life.

Senior MIT Faculty

Our certificate programs in management, innovation and technology are taught by full-time MIT faculty-leading management experts and sought-after business consultants from the Sloan School of Management and other MIT schools and research centers.

Innovative Learning

Each program session is an immersive experience presented in three parts: theory that provides a framework to help participants see their work from a different perspective; application of the theory in the form of simulations, company visits, or team projects, which can feature a specific company or an industry sector; and discussion-in small groups as well as in the entire room-to make the material more relevant to each individual participant. This cycle repeats several times during each session to facilitate interactive learning that is not only academically solid but also enriching and engaging.

Flexible, Customizable Format

ACE participants design their own curriculum and set their own schedule. 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 programs 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 programs, 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.

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.

Additional Benefits

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)

Other benefits of earning the ACE are:

  • 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

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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.

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Earn MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni status by completing the Advanced Management Program

Are you an experienced executive at an inflection point in your career? Are you ready to grow your network and forge deep, lasting relationships you never thought possible in five short weeks? Are you interested in earning an ACE by attending one program and gaining MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni status? Then the Advanced Management Program may be right for you.