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MIT Sloan Executive Program in General Management (EPGM)

The MIT Sloan’s Executive Program in General Management is a 11-month multimodular general management and leadership program that immerses participants in MIT thought leadership on innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, decision-making, and leadership.

Key Benefits

  • Gain exposure to 20+ MIT faculty, thought leaders, and acclaimed guest speakers
  • Make life-long connections with a globally diverse peer group leveraging over 900+ years of work experience in the classroom
  • Experience the MIT Ecosystem in Cambridge and Boston with ecosystem visits to companies and MIT research labs. Past company visits have included Akamai, HubSpot, Ministry of Supply, Shell TechWorks, and Microsoft NERD Centre
  • Apply the learnings to a real world 11-month action learning project
  • Benefit from lifelong learning and networking with the MIT Sloan Affiliate Alumni Benefits

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Participant Profiles

Executive Program in General Management is a program tailored to help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles in their companies or start new entrepreneurial ventures.

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

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  • Countries

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Program Curriculum

  • Management & Leadership

    • Change Management
    • Four Capabilities of Leadership
    • Negotiations and Influence
    • Organizational Networks and Power
    • The Coaching Approach to Leadership
    • Valuation and Financial Analysis
  • Strategy & Innovation

    • Competitive Strategy
    • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
    • Innovation Dynamics and Models
    • Marketing Strategies
  • Technology & Value chain management

    • Value Chain Dynamics
    • Operations for Entrepreneurs
    • System Dynamics
    • Service Quality and Innovation
  • Digital Transformation

    • Digital Business Models
    • Platform Strategy
    • Digital Operations
Note: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Meet the Faculty

  • Dave Robertson

    Dave 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 at 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 U.S. and Sweden.

    Robertson is the author of the award-winning book about LEGO’s near-bankruptcy and spectacular recovery: Brick by Brick: How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry (Crown, 2013). He has published articles or 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 MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, and a BS from the University of Illinois.

Faculty

*PROGRAM FACULTY MAY CHANGE.

Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
November 16–20, 2020 5 Days Online (Digital term, project launch) US $37,500
December, 2020–June, 2021 Online (8 week asynchronous coursework, live faculty sessions, and project work)
June 27–July 2, 2021 6 Days MIT Sloan School of Management Cambridge, Massachusetts**
July–September, 2021 Online (4 week asynchronous coursework, Live faculty sessions, and Project work)
September 19–24, 2021 6 Days MIT Sloan School of Management Cambridge, Massachusetts**
Deadline Application Fees
Round 4 Sep 15, 2020 US $600
Round 5 Sep 30, 2020 US $700
** If travel & MIT hosting permitted, otherwise convert to Online
Note: Program schedule is subject to change for reasons beyond the control of MIT Sloan

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FAQs

What is MIT Sloan Executive Program in General Management?

The MIT Sloan Executive Program in General Management is a 11-month multi-modular general management and leadership program that introduces mid-career managers and leaders to the latest in MIT thought leadership on innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, decision-making, and leadership. Upon completion of the program participants receive Affiliate Alumni benefits.

Who should attend this program?

The Executive Program in General Management is designed for executives from medium and large organizations, and start-ups, who are looking to reinforce their strengths, learn new skills, connect with other executives from around the world, and prepare for the next phase of their careers. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in functional, technical or business roles in an emerging market.

How is the program structured?

The program curriculum has been derived from MITs world-renowned research centers, labs, and faculty dedicated to exploring the challenges, opportunities, and fundamental attributes of leading international organizations and driving innovation. Unique among the many general management programs offered globally, EPGM includes two immersion modules at MIT Sloan* and three online modules. The program focuses on management and leadership, strategy and leadership, technology & value chain management and digital transformation.

What are the learning outcomes of this program?

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. With exposure to 20+ MIT faculty, thought leaders, and guest speakers, EPGM participants can apply the learnings to a real world 11-month action learning project.

How can I apply for this program?

Applications to the general management program can be made online and should include an updated resume/ LinkedIn profile as well as professional references. Enrollments are on rolling basis and interested participants are encouraged to apply early.