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MIT Executive MBA

Three Distinguished Academic Certificates for MIT Executive MBAs

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Open to all MIT masters-level students, these Academic Certificates allow you to tailor your education to meet your professional goals. These three certificates can be completed during the 20 months of the MIT Executive MBA.  You will receive an MBA degree plus an Academic Certificate.  

  • The Business Analytics Certificate
  • The Healthcare Certificate
  • The Sustainability Certificate  

The Business Analytics Certificate for MIT Executive MBA Students

MIT Sloan launched the Business Analytics Certificate in 2018 to enable students to take a deeper dive into analytics and data science. Building upon the strengths of MIT Sloan and the successful launch of the Master of Business Analytics program, the certificate provides an opportunity for MIT Executive MBAs to learn and practice analytics techniques in operations, finance, marketing, human capital, healthcare, and sustainability. Typically, about 20 percent of MIT EMBA Students have completed the Business Analytics Certificate each year.

The Business Analytics Certificate Pathway for MIT EMBAs

The requirements for the certificate can be completed during the 20 months of the MIT Executive MBA curriculum.  The Certificate requires completion of six courses.

Three Required Core Courses:

  • Analytics Edge (MIT EMBA elective)
  • Analytics Proseminar (Spring semester, available via HyFlex)
  • Communicating and Persuasion through Data (MIT EMBA elective)

Your MIT EMBA core course Introduction to Operations Management counts as an elective for the Business Analytics Certificate.

Two Elective Courses (selected from a list that includes the following):

  • Advanced System Dynamics (MIT EMBA Elective)
  • Introduction to System Dynamics (MIT EMBA Core Course – complete all technical track assignments)
  • LQ2: Leadership: Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches (MIT EMBA Elective)
  • Risk Management (MIT EMBA Elective)
  • Other courses are also available

 

The Healthcare Certificate for MIT Executive MBA Students

The MIT Sloan Initiative for Health Systems Innovation created the Healthcare Certificate to prepare students for career paths in pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, healthcare consulting, management positions within healthcare delivery systems, healthcare innovation and entrepreneurship, and global healthcare delivery.

This Certificate is designed for those not currently working in the healthcare space.

The Healthcare Certificate Pathway for MIT EMBAs

The requirements for the certificate can be completed during the 20 months of the MIT Executive MBA curriculum.  The Certificate requires completion of four courses, including three core classes and one targeted elective. The elective coursework will total nine units.

Three Required Core Courses:

  • Healthcare Lab (Fall semester and January Independent Activities Period)
  • Economics of the Healthcare Industries (Spring semester)
  • Medicine for Managers Proseminar (Spring semester) 

Most MIT EMBAs use one of the Action Learning Labs to satisfy this requirement:

  • Organizations Lab with a Healthcare-focused project  
  • IDEA Week or Global Labs with a Healthcare-focused project (MIT EMBA Core Course)
  • Healthcare Ventures – Spring Semester

 

The Sustainability Certificate for MIT Executive MBA Students

Sustainability is the fundamental alignment between healthy environments, healthy societies, and healthy businesses/organizations that contribute to economies meeting human needs. MIT Sloan’s goal is to build a community of innovators capable of deploying new management practices, business models, technologies, and market infrastructure to make more sustainable use of natural and human resources and advance human welfare.

Each year approximately ten percent of MIT EMBAs have completed the Sustainability Certificate.

The Sustainability Certificate Pathway for MIT EMBAs

The requirements for the certificate can be completed during the 20 months of the MIT Executive MBA curriculum.  The Certificate requires completion of 5 courses, including at least one Action Learning lab.

Three Required Core Courses:

  • Leadership and Integrative Management
  • Intro to System Dynamics
  • Laboratory for Sustainable Business (Spring semester)

Two Elective Courses (selected from a list that includes the following):

  • Advanced Applied Macroeconomics
  • Product Design
  • Managing a Diverse Workforce
  • Other option(s) during January Executive Electives

An MIT EMBA Action Learning project can count as well as IDEA Week or Global Labs.

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