Keep pace with a rapidly changing world. 

In the midst of exponential changenew approaches are required. 

MIT Management Executive Education

The global business market was already highly volatile before the pandemic. Now more than ever, companies face enormous operational challenges. The leaders of these organizations must cultivate resilience by understanding their vulnerabilities and developing specific capabilities to compensate for them—within themselves and across their enterprise. 

Our fully immersive short programs—including courses offered live online—are designed for our disrupted world. Taught by renowned MIT faculty and powered by their cutting-edge research, our programs help leadership teams:

  • Better navigate turbulence
  • Reduce the risk of supply chain disruptions
  • Improve communication in the digital era
  • Mitigate cybersecurity risks 
  • Build a culture of innovation 
  • Achieve operational excellence 
  • And more

Whether you’re looking to solve a specific business challenge, transform your leadership strategy, upskill your workforce, or futureproof your organization, our portfolio of executive programs can help you adapt to change and prepare for the next wave of disruption.  

We look forward to welcoming you to MIT.

Executive Certificates

An executive certificate from MIT Sloan is an opportunity to take a deep dive into the topics that matter to you most. It’s formal recognition of your professional development. And, as many executives attest, it can be a significant catalyst in your career. Hone in on fundamental skills, get up to speed on timely business topics or tailor your certificate to address specific challenges you face. Simply select your track, choose your courses, and start earning your certificate on a schedule of your own design. 

Executive Certificates are offered in three tracks:

  • Management and Leadership
  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management

Certificates are earned by completing four programs, with at least three of those programs coming from your chosen track. You have up to four years to earn your certificate, but because courses in our portfolio are often scheduled consecutively, it’s possible to earn a certificate in as few as two weeks. At least one of the four programs must be attended in person rather than online. With more than 50 courses in our portfolio, there are literally hundreds of possible combinations that can meet these certificate requirements.

Explore Our 90+ Courses

The way that faculty members pair their deep field research with the practical experience of other business professionals creates a really great mixture of both theory and application. There’s a lot of interaction and activities with the group. I found the courses at MIT to be a really immersive learning experience.

—Lisa Hingson, Director of Innovation, Southwest Airlines, USA

Thriving in Uncertainty

Leaders must exude calm and empathy while simultaneously getting the organization to respond in a nimble and innovative way. In a recent MIT Sloan Executive Education webinar, MIT Professor Deborah Ancona  reviews lessons gleaned from MIT research on leadership in an exponentially changing world.

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Build the capabilities necessary to manage and respond to change. 

Up Your Game

MIT Sloan’s Executive Education programs are unique ... They 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



Meet the Faculty

MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty members are innovation experts, leading economists, public policy experts, entrepreneurs, and executives of companies large and small. Their innovations are the result of strategic collaborations with researchers and industry experts around the world—and with talented, forward-thinking participants like you. In our courses, you can learn from faculty firsthand and engage with their latest research, frameworks, and tools. 

Manage with resilience in times of uncertainty

MIT has given me a way to further my development. Change is coming more and more quickly, and you have to be a student the rest of your life if you’re going to succeed.

—Andreas Mathismoen, Media and Communication Professional, Norway



Deborah Ancona is the Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, a Professor of Organization Studies, and the Founder of the MIT Leadership Center at MIT Sloan. She is known for her pioneering research on leaders and leadership teams, including her concepts of X-Teams as a vehicle for driving innovation within large organizations, distributed leadership at the organizational level, and a framework (4-CAP+) for understanding the key capabilities of effective leaders.



Hal Gregersen is Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center and a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he pursues his vocation of executive teaching, coaching, and research by exploring how leaders in business, government, and society discover provocative new ideas, develop the human and organizational capacity to realize those ideas, and ultimately deliver positive, powerful results.  



David Simchi-Levi is a Professor of Engineering Systems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Co-Director of Leaders for Global Operations. His research currently focuses on developing and implementing robust and efficient techniques for logistics and manufacturing systems. He has published widely in professional journals on both practical and theoretical aspects of logistics and supply chain management. 



John D. Sterman is the Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Professor in the MIT Institute for Data, Systems, and Society. He is also the Director of the MIT System Dynamics Group and the MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative. Sterman’s research centers on improving decision-making in complex systems, including corporate strategy and operations, energy policy, public health, environmental sustainability, and climate change.



Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management and Professor of Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Reagans studies the origin and influence of social capital on knowledge transfer, learning rates, and overall team performance. More specifically, he examines how demographic characteristics such as race, age, and gender affect the development of network relations.

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