CAMBRIDGE, MA — Created in collaboration with MIT Sloan, the program prepares executives for a strategic management role in their organizations.
Emeritus will launch the 10th cohort of MIT Sloan’s Executive Program in General Management this fall. The nine-month multimodular general management and leadership program introduces mid-career managers and leaders to the latest in MIT thought leadership on innovation, strategy, entrepreneurship, decision making, and leadership. The program is a collaboration between MIT Sloan and Emeritus, the global leader in making world-class professional education accessible and affordable. Enrollment is now open for a December 5, 2022, program start.
In a volatile and changing global and business environment, leaders need to rethink traditional approaches while driving digital transformation to address the needs of their customers and other stakeholders. According to the DDI Global Leadership Forecast, 48 percent of business leaders say they want outside coaching and developmental assignments to grow their skills. The Executive Program in General Management provides executives with 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.
The program’s curriculum is derived from MIT’s 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 many executive programs offered globally, this program blends online sessions with immersion modules at MIT Sloan, including visits to companies in the greater Boston area. In addition to the core curriculum, participants have the opportunity to work on hands-on group action learning projects. Upon completion of the program, participants receive select alumni benefits and are awarded the Advanced Certificate for Executives (ACE) in Management, Innovation, and Technology and a certificate from MIT Sloan.
The Executive Program in General Management is ideal for senior executives in emerging markets who are looking to reinforce their strengths, learn new skills, and connect with other high-achieving professionals from around the world. Over the previous nine cohorts, the program has made a tremendous impact on the careers of more than 350 executives working in a wide range of industries including finance, healthcare and pharmaceutical, automobile, technology and information systems, consulting, education, banking and finance, food and beverages, telecommunications, real estate, utilities, and manufacturing, among others.
“The program provided me with an excellent combination of curriculum focused on the latest and proven frameworks of business management, innovation, and technology that can be applied across geographies and industries,” said program alumnus Himanshu Joshi, Director of Operations at the space tech firm ThinkOrbital. “The flexibility to continue with my job while undergoing a program from a world-class faculty at MIT and interacting with a diversified global cohort, coupled with the hybrid mode of instruction, attracted me to it.”
The program is led by Faculty Director David Robertson, Senior Lecturer at MIT Sloan, who 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.
“At MIT Sloan, we’re devoted to our mission, which is to develop principled innovative leaders who can improve the world and to generate ideas that advance management practice,” said Robertson. “The EPGM curriculum has been designed to explore the challenges, the opportunities, and the characteristics of leading organizations—and to show how those organizations drive innovation. The goal of the curriculum is to teach you the skills you need to understand evolving markets, exploit new technologies, and apply new business models.”
“Emeritus is honored to collaborate with the experienced faculty at MIT Sloan to provide this comprehensive learning journey for high-achieving executives seeking to advance their careers and foster innovation and growth in their organizations,” said Gaurav Gill, director, program development, at Emeritus.
The program is currently enrolling eligible participants with a minimum of ten years of work experience. To apply or request additional information, please visit the program page here.
Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 60 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has more than 2,000 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London and Dubai. For more information, please visit https://emeritus.org.