Executive Program in General Management

MIT Sloan’s Executive Program in General Management is a nine-month multimodular 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.

Program Overview

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Program Benefits

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)
  • Receive an 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
MIT Sloan Electronic Communications
  • Monthly MIT Sloan alumni e-newsletter
  • Electronic copy of the alumni magazine in the fall and spring
MIT Sloan Clubs
  • Affiliate Alumni can attend club events and become members of the MIT Sloan Club in their region
Note: Each club has different governing rules for attendees and may not permit Affiliate Alumni to be members.


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.

Management and

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

Strategy and

  • Competitive Strategy
  • Disciplined Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation Dynamics and Models
  • Marketing Strategies

Technology and Value
Chain Management

  • 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.


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 Out will be to a panel that will include MIT Alumni, MIT Entrepreneurs in Residence, the Executive Program in General Management Faculty Director and angel investors

Meet the Faculty

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.


Upon completion of the Executive Program in General Management, participants will be awarded the Advanced Certificate for Executives in Management, Innovation, and Technology (ACE) and 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.

Executive Program in General Management
Executive Program in General Management

Participant Profile

The Executive Program in General Management is tailored for international participants from emerging markets. Designed for mid-career managers and leaders, participants come from large organizations, medium-sized companies, and even from startups. In past years, participants have come from over 20 countries and from diverse organizations and industries. The program will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger, critical roles in their companies or start new entrepreneurial ventures.

The learning journey is specifically designed for participants with:


Work Experience
Work Experience
Note: The above participant data is across previous cohorts

Participant Testimonials

Program Overview


Term Date Location
Program Launch December 21, 2021 Online
Term 1 January 10–14, 2022 Online-Live Faculty Sessions
Term 2 January 18–April 30, 2022 Online
Term 3 May 2–6, 2022 MIT Sloan School of Management Cambridge, Massachusetts**
Term 4 May 7–August 14, 2022 Online
Term 5 August 15–19, 2022 MIT Sloan School of Management Cambridge, Massachusetts**
*Program schedule is subject to change for reasons beyond the control of MIT Sloan.
** If travel and MIT hosting permitted, and attendance of full cohort, otherwise converted to online-live faculty sessions. To run classroom sessions with both in-person and live online components streaming simultaneously is not an option.

Application Deadlines & Fees

Round Date Application Fees
Round 1 Closed -
Round 2 Closed -
Program Fee: US$37,500
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.
Note: Admissions to the program are at the sole discretion of MIT Sloan and are evaluated on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed on a weekly basis, and completed applications can be submitted before the deadline. Applying early improves your chances of being accepted into the program.
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