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Executive MBA

Rigorous, high quality, and on campus: MIT Sloan’s new Executive MBA

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MIT Sloan launched a new, intensive Executive MBA program last October, welcoming driven mid-career executives to campus for a rigorous 20-month program.

Drawing from the faculty and curriculum of MIT Sloan’s vaunted Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership, the new program is conducted over four one-week modules and 26 weekend sessions, all on campus.

Sixty-three executives and managers from organizations that include Fidelity, General Electric, Genzyme, IBM, JP Morgan Chase, and the U.S. Department of Justice are part of the Class of 2012. The class represents 22 percent of the application pool, and about half come from outside New England.

The Executive MBA helps established managers—who typically have a decade or more of work experience—bring the benefits of a scientific management education back to the workplace. Specially developed for mid-career students, the rigorous curriculum deliberately takes advantage of MIT Sloan’s strengths by integrating action-based leadership with data-driven analytics.

“This newest offering provides firms an option to sponsor employees in earning their MBA from MIT Sloan without interrupting their careers,” said Donald R. Lessard, faculty director of the Sloan Fellows and Executive MBA programs and the Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management at MIT Sloan. “The program design will provide students with an extraordinary platform for growth by learning because they are working.”

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