Advanced Certificate for Senior Executives
The Advanced Certificate for Senior Executives (ACSE) is an intense, five weeks of executive education programs held on campus at MIT Sloan in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Offered to an intimate group of senior business leaders from around the globe, it is designed to engage them in a powerful learning experience that exposes them both to MIT world class faculty and their research, and to colleagues who share similar experiences and responsibilities. The program is selective and purposely limited to 20 executives only.
The innovative program design blends two+ weeks of custom learning with three weeks of MIT’s valued open enrollment portfolio. Custom components are designed to meet the needs of seasoned, mature executives who are facing issues that present themselves differently to leaders of functions or businesses. Topics will include Corporate Strategy, Corporate Finance, and Strategic Negotiations, with others under development specifically for this participant group. In addition to the classroom work, this custom part of ACSE will include a leadership simulation, and modules designed to examine common business problems that show up for senior leaders, and how they can best be resolved. Two threads running throughout this custom section will be applied group work against “live” business problems that draw on all attending executives’ business responsibilities; and personal learning journals that track insights and growth over the program’s duration. The small size of this group of leaders will encourage open sharing and building life long networks of support and collaboration, as well as a granularity and candor of discussion that can be unavailable in larger classroom settings. This part of the program replicates our degreed graduate programs at MIT; as such, it will involve a heightened dedication and commitment to the program, evening hours of study, intense and probing discussions and analyses, comprehensive projects, and vibrant study group sessions.
Open Enrollment Programs
For three weeks, ACSE students will also participate in five of MIT Sloan’s open enrollment programs. This allows executives access to a variety of professors’ research in critical areas for any business person, and to a broad range of managers and their issues. ACSE executives will learn alongside a number of participants from different functions, industries, companies, and geographies, and draw on them for their assigned projects and discussions. These programs are:
Understanding Global Markets: Macroeconomics for Executives
Dynamics of Globalization
Business Dynamics: MIT’s Approach to Diagnosing and Solving Complex Business Problems
Transforming Your Leadership Strategy
Intelligent Organizations: Collaboration and the Future of Work
At the close of the program schedule, ACSE participants will convene and learn with ACE certificate holders and past participants of the International Management Program (“IMP”) that ran for a number of years at MIT Sloan. A focused agenda will bring together all of these friends of MIT Executive Education to reconnect on campus, learn, and share best practices. At that time, ACSE participants will be awarded the ACE certificate from MIT Sloan, having completed 25 program days of executive education. They will be awarded the same recognition and benefits as all other ACE certificate holders.
$41,000 for five weeks
Accommodations, dinners, and weekend meals are not included.
Applications for ACSE are now being accepted. Ideal candidates are seasoned executives who carry leadership roles in their companies: as general managers, leaders of functions or business lines, or who have direct p&l responsibilities. They should have earned a graduate degree, with 15-20 years of experience, across several different functional and business lines, and with significant work or life experiences outside of the United States. Non U.S. executives are encouraged to apply; confident fluency in written and spoken English is required.