Executive Program in General Management

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Course Dates

STARTS ON

December 5, 2022

Course Duration

DURATION

9 Months
Online and In Person

Course Fee

PROGRAM FEE

US$38,000 US$34,000 US$300 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available

Early Registration Benefit

US$4,000

The program fee is US$38,000. The amount payable after the early registration benefit is US$34,000.
This benefit and the US$300 application fee are only available to participants who apply on or before September 1, 2022.

Program Overview

In a volatile and changing global and business environment, leaders need to rethink traditional approaches while driving digital transformation to address the needs of their customers and other stakeholders. MIT Sloan’s Executive Program in General Management is a nine-month multimodular general management and leadership program designed to transform senior professionals into leaders who can drive change and execute technology-led strategies for organizational growth.

60%

of executives say digital transformation is their most critical growth driver in 2022.

PwC Pulse Survey: Executive views on business in 2022

48%

of business leaders say they want outside coaching and developmental assignments to grow their skills.

DDI Global Leadership Forecast 2021

Program Highlights

On-Campus Immersion

Interact with faculty and network with your peers on the school's campus in Cambridge as you discuss core management topics.

Core Curriculum

Kick-start your program journey with in-depth core sessions in management and leadership, strategy and innovation, and digital transformation.

Action Learning Project

Work on a group project to ideate and design solutions to business challenges.

Real-World Application

Tackle real-world problems and apply program learnings to your business immediately.

World-Renowned Faculty

Learn from world-renowned subject matter experts with industry experience.

Interactive Sessions

Take advantage of more than 200 hours of interactive sessions with faculty, industry experts, and an accomplished peer group.

Company Visits

Experience the MIT ecosystem in Cambridge and Boston, with visits to companies and MIT research labs.

Peer Learning

Learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build a lifelong network.

Alumni Benefits

Earn select affiliate alumni benefits from MIT Sloan.

High Touch

Engage in live online sessions, guest lectures by industry experts, and project work.

Affiliate Alumni Benefits

When you enroll in the MIT Sloan Executive Program in General Management, you gain access to a global network of over 120,000 MIT Sloan alumni across more than 90 countries. This is an extraordinary opportunity to expand your network and gain access to exclusive affiliate alumni benefits.

Network Benefits
  • Access to MIT Sloan Alumni Portal
  • Ability to create a profile within the MIT Sloan Alumni Portal and have access to the Sloan People Database (SPD)
  • Email forwarding for life (EFL) address: @sloan.mit.edu
  • Ability to search and connect with MIT Alumni and other Affiliate Alumni
  • Access to password-protected MIT Sloan Alumni webpages
  • Lifelong learning and networking opportunities
  • A 20% discount on future programs

MIT Sloan Events
  • Access to events through the MIT Sloan events calendar

Curriculum

The program develops key leadership skills such as integrating an entrepreneurial mindset into corporate culture, making technology-enhanced strategic decisions, building collaborative organizations, and managing key talent across global markets.
    • Change Management
    • Four Capabilities of Leadership
    • Negotiations and Influence
    • Organizational Networks and Power
    • The Coaching Approach to Leadership
    • Valuation and Financial Analysis
    • Competitive Strategy
    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
    • Innovation Dynamics and Models
    • Marketing Strategies
    • Value Chain Dynamics
    • Operations for Entrepreneurs
    • System Dynamics
    • Service Quality and Innovation
    • Digital Business Models
    • Platform Strategy
    • Digital Operations

Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Action Learning Project Experience

From the Classroom to the Field: Ideas Made to Matter
Action Learning Projects are core to the Executive Program in General Management learning experience. On every project, participants get a rare firsthand look at corporate structures, new business ideas, and a wide array of operational challenges facing organizations. The Action Learning challenges participants to manage projects in unfamiliar work environments with a range of management and business development approaches. The final report will be shared with a panel that includes MIT Alumni, MIT Entrepreneurs in Residence, the Executive Program in General Management Faculty Director, and angel investors.

Meet the Faculty

Faculty Member David Robertson

David Robertson

Faculty Director

David Robertson is a Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he teaches product development and digital product management. Prior to MIT, Robertson was a Professor of Practice at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and from 2002 through 2010 was the LEGO Professor of Innovation and Technology Management at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. Robertson has also held several executive management positions in enterprise software companies and spent five years at McKinsey & Company in the United States and Sweden.

Robertson is the author of the award-winning book about LEGO’s near-bankruptcy and spectacular recovery titled Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry (Crown, 2013). He has published articles and had his research featured in Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+ Business, Sloan Management Review, The Financial Times, and many other business journals.

Robertson has a PhD and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a BS from the University of Illinois.

Note: Faculty are subject to change and not all faculty teach in each session of the program.


Faculty Member Charles Fine

Charles Fine

Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Jeanne Ross

Principal Research Scientist and a part of Center for Information System Research

Jake Cohen

Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Master’s Programs

Jared Curhan

Associate Professor of Organization Studies

John Van Maanen

Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management and Professor of Organization Studies

Loredana Padurean

Associate Dean and Faculty Director for Action Learning at Asia School of Business

Michael Schrage

Research Fellow, MIT Center for Digital Business

Pierre Azoulay

International Programs Professor of Management

Profile picture of professor William Aulet

William Aulet

Professor of Practice, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management

Participant Profile

The Executive Program in General Management is tailored for international participants from emerging markets. In past years, participants have come from more than 20 countries and from diverse organizations and industries.

The program is ideal for:

  • Mid-career managers and leaders from large organizations, medium-sized companies, and startups who are seeking to drive change and lead technology-based strategies for growth
  • Senior professionals preparing to take on larger, critical roles in their organizations who want a grounding in the latest management theory
  • Executives wanting to make a career transition to a startup or launch their own entrepreneurial venture

Eligibility criteria for the program include:

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles based in an emerging market
  • A graduate degree
  • International exposure (preferred)

Past Participant Profile

Past participants of the program have come from diverse backgrounds, industries, functions, and cultures and bring a range of work experience. The cohort diversity enables you to derive new perspectives and build innovative solutions for the unique challenges facing your organization.

Diverse Functional Responsibilities

A Wide Range of Work Experience

Over 20 Countries Represented

Note: The above participant data is across previous cohorts

Certificate

Upon completion of the program, you will be awarded the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology as well as a certificate of completion of the Executive Program in General Management in recognition of your achievement and the investment you and your company have made in your education and development.

Example image of certificate that will be awarded after successful completion of this program

Program Calendar

The program’s comprehensive learning journey includes live online sessions with thought leaders from MIT Sloan faculty who will give you key insights into leadership through strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship. You will also have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the MIT ecosystem with two on-campus modules in Cambridge, Massachusetts, including site visits to leading companies and research labs.

Program Launch | Orientation/Darwinator Workshop
December 5, 2022 | Live Online

Term 1 | Faculty Sessions
January 9–13, 2023 | Live Online | 4 Hours per Day

Term 2 | Asynchronous Coursework, Live Faculty Sessions, and Project Work
January 17–April 30, 2023 | Online | 8 Weeks*

Term 3 | MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts
May 1–5, 2023 | On Campus

Term 4 | Asynchronous Coursework, Live Faculty Sessions, and Project Work
May 6–August 6, 2023 | Online | 4 Weeks*

Term 5 | MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts
August 7–11, 2023 | On Campus

Program schedule is subject to change.
*Self-paced components of the curriculum are provided by our program partner Emeritus.

Application Details

program fee

US$38,000 US$34,000

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$300
program fee

US$38,000 US$36,000

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$300
program fee

US$38,000 US$37,000

The fee amount is available till ,, and does not include the application fee of US$400

Connect with a Program Advisor for a 1:1 Session

Our learning advisors have helped senior executives across the world choose the right program for their career goals. Schedule a 1:1 to get a deeper understanding why the Executive Program in General Management is the right fit for you.

We are committed to increasing gender diversity and expanding opportunities in the field of general management. A limited scholarship fund is available for underrepresented groups that provides a benefit on our program fee. For more information, please connect with one of our advisors.

Email: mit_epgm@emeritus.org

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