MIT Executive MBA

From the MIT Executive MBA Directors

Welcome from the Assistant Dean

Dear prospective students,

The MIT Executive MBA is a transformational journey for mid-career leaders who want to move from success to significance. As you learn more about our program and MIT Sloan, allow me to share why students choose the MIT Executive MBA.

At MIT Sloan, we teach the science of management. The program taps MIT’s deep roots in innovation, research, and management to create a curriculum that challenges students to have a more scientific mindset to decision-making by approaching situations, problems, and opportunities differently. You’ll leverage MIT Sloan’s cutting-edge research, boost your business fundamentals with data-driven frameworks, and drive change across your organization and industry.

True to MIT’s motto “mens et manus,” mind and hand, our unique focus on Action Learning helps students to have an instant impact in their organizations. Through real-world projects, MIT Executive MBA students take new frameworks and analytical tools from sessions on Fridays and Saturdays and immediately apply them to their organizations come Monday. You will find that this level of academic rigor and study enhances your learning and will add value to your organization.

In some situations, students pursue the MIT Executive MBA because they have deep expertise in one area but are now in a general management position and do not have the educational background for their role. Our program helps students grow in their careers, elevates them into new roles, or opens doors of possibilities to embark on their own ideas. You’ll develop the confidence to take the right risks at the right time, as well as the advanced management capabilities to realize strategic priorities.

Here, the crux of everything we do ties back to our mission: to create principled, innovative leaders who will improve the world. The MIT Executive MBA has one of the most experienced cohorts coming from an array of backgrounds, industries, and roles. You’ll learn as much from each other as from our world-class faculty. You’ll also join a collaborative and supportive community where you will work alongside other leaders who are shaping best practices across technology, business, and science.

If you’re at a pivotal point in your career and seek to broaden your perspective, increase your impact, and develop an edge in your management capabilities, I encourage you to apply to the MIT Executive MBA.


Johanna Hising DiFabio
Assistant Dean, MIT Executive Degree Programs

Welcome from the MIT Executive MBA Faculty Director

It’s a pleasure to meet you. My name is Catherine Tucker and I’m the Faculty Director of the MIT Executive MBA. We’re thrilled that you’re interested in our program.

The MIT EMBA is a transformative journey for mid-career leaders who want to make a significant impact through the work they do. MIT’s motto, “mens et manus,” (mind and hand), is at the forefront of our program. The Institute’s relentless commitment to leadership—combined with our unique focus on Action Learning—helps students immediately start growing their influence in their organizations. Everything we do is a call to our mission: to develop principled, innovative leaders who will improve the world.

What I personally love about teaching executive degree students is that they’re here to learn—not to just check a box. Our cohorts are constantly wondering, “How can I use this piece of knowledge in my own career?” These professionals possess a combination of intellectual curiosity, humility, and a great deal of kindness, making MIT Sloan a wonderful place to teach—and an even better place to learn.

I hope you’ll join us to embark on this experience. I look forward to you taking the next step by applying to join the Class of 2025.


Catherine Tucker
MIT Executive MBA Faculty Director