Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation & Technology (ACE)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Other benefits of earning the ACE are:
If you are ready, you can indicate that you wish you to pursue an Executive Certificate now. If you're not ready, no worries. You can enroll at any time.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have. We have also created several ACE in one short visit plans to get you started.
Morten Engedal on his ACE experience
Ana Zambelli on her ACE experience
Interested in the ACE but have some questions? Here are some frequently asked questions (and answers) that will explain just how the ACE differs from our other executive certificates.
“This certificate [ACE] was a great deal. You could pick and choose all the different courses over quite a long period of time. I have a full-time MBA and I have accounting and finance skills, but I wanted to be more focused on some specific issues such as data and business innovation. I already had some and was convinced that in several years I would have others, so I wanted to choose courses based on particular pains.” Read more from Pierre-Antoine Martino.
“I'd like to believe that the holistic experience itself has helped me to become a better leader already. Also, the takeaways can be applied to any industry, to optimize internal and external challenges.” Read more from Mia Hemmi.
“What I gained from the courses, the professors, and my various classmates had a profound effect and has become naturally ingrained as second nature to me in my professional work and to a degree, even in my personal disposition.” Read more from James Taylor.
In this blog post, Jackie Caniza shares her very personal ACE journey.
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? Then the Advanced Management Program may be right for you.
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