MIT xPRO Chief Operating Officer Programme



Be a future-ready COO with MIT xPRO


Submit your details below to learn more about the course curriculum, benefits, fee, flexible payment options and more.

Start Date
28 March 2023

Programme Fees
Programme Duration
36 Weeks, Online

5-6 hours per week Recorded videos

Programme Certificate of Completion
MIT xPro Chief Operating Officer Programme Certificate
Networking Event
2 day in person networking event on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Programme Overview

Chief Operating Officer An important but silent driving force "There is no perfect fit when you're looking for the next big thing to do. You have to take opportunities and make an opportunity fit for you, rather than the other way around. The ability to learn is the most important quality a leader can have." -Sheryl Sandberg, Former COO of Meta Platforms (Facebook)

Learn from renowned MIT Faculty

36 Week in depth recorded sessions from MIT Faculty on leadership, business transformation & supply chain digitisation

Real-world Case Studies & Discussion Board

Learn through case studies, examples, & exercises from renowned MIT faculty and discussion boards to facilitate peer to peer learning

Technical Guidance

Understand how to evaluate AI solutions for organisational growth. Get a complete guide to creating a competitive advantage through digitization of supply chain

Doubt Solving Sessions

Weekly sessions with industry practitioners for doubt solving

Networking Event

Networking Event (Optional) A 2 day in person networking event on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts with peers from around the world* * Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

Success Coach

Success Coach – Get a dedicated success coach for regular catch ups to improve your learning journey


Minimum 10 years of work experience is needed as of March 28, 2023.
Documents Required to Apply:
  1. Resume: with minimum 10 years of work experience as of March 28, 2023
  2. Identification Documents: Any one of the following government issued photo ID proof:
  3. PAN Card
  4. Driving Licence
  5. Aadhar Card
  6. Passport
Domicile Certificate: Any one of the following documents:
  1. Rental agreement only if it’s in the participant’s name
  2. Utility bills only if it’s in the participants name, not more than 60 days old
  3. Salary slip not more than 60 days old with the month of issuing, name & address of the employee mentioned
  4. Letter from employer (Offer letter acceptable if less than 60 days old) on company letterhead mentioning - the location in India, employee’s name, address, date of joining and it should be signed & dated
  5. Affidavit on notarised paper from participant confirming they are based in India

Who this programme is for

New COOs who have technical expertise and want to improve their leadership skillset | Current COOs who are in industries undergoing digitisation & innovative
transformation | HoDs, VPs, AVPs who are looking to become COOs in the near future

Top skills you will learn

Strategising, leadership, operations management, supply chain management, process improvement, production planning, data analysis, data-driven decision-making,
financial management, digital transformation, innovation, entrepreneurship, and risk management

Career opportunities

Chief Operating Officer, VP Operations, Head of Operations, Senior Director Operations, Senior VP Operations


Upon successful completion of this programme, MIT xPRO grants a verified certificate of completion to participants.
Note: All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of MIT xPRO.


Learn from renowned faculty who bring a blend of theory and practice to create a dynamic learning experience.

Deborah L. Ancona

Seley Distinguished Professor of Management at the MIT School of Management

Hamsa Balakrishnan

William E. Leonhard (1940) Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT

Duane Boning

Clarence J. Lebel Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Bruce G. Cameron

Managing Director, MIT Machine Intelligence for Manufacturing and Operations (MIMO)

Edward F

Crawley Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT

D. Fox Harrell

Professor of Digital Media and Artificial Intelligence at MIT

MIT xPRO Advantage

About the Institute

Technology is accelerating at an unprecedented pace disrupting all levels of business. Tomorrow's leaders must demonstrate technical expertise and leadership acumen to maintain a technological edge over the competition. MIT xPRO's certification courses and online learning programmes feature exclusive content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere.


QS Global World Rankings 2023


Nobel Prize Laureates


Turing Award Winners



Student Benefits

  • Insights and case studies from renowned MIT faculty
  • A certificate from MIT xPRO to recognize your skills and success
  • Live weekly office hours with program leaders followed by a Q&A


  • Why is System Thinking a Success?
  • System Thinking – Computational Approaches & Supply Chain
  • Merging Organizational & Product Strategy
  • Managing Radical Innovation
  • Emergence of Radical Innovation
  • Leading with Radical Innovation
  • Complexities, uncertainty, and risks of Technical Projects
  • Future of Technology
  • Navigating Augmented & Virtual Reality
  • Supply Chain Transformation through Digitisation
  • Introduction to Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Robotics Fundamentals
  • Connective Technologies
  • Financial Shrewdness
  • Using Negotiation in Leadership
  • Balancing Power & Influence
  • Creating culture for High Performance Teams
  • Utilising Change Management
  • Networks
  • Simulation
  • Fundamentals of the Artificial Intelligence Design Process
  • Introduction to Machine Learning & Deep Learning
  • Intelligent Human-Computer Interaction Design
  • Using AI to solve problems
  • Practice & Research – the path to AI Design
  • Building Organizations with Artificial & Human Intelligence
  • Digital Transformation of Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Excellence
  • Visibility into end-to-end supply chain
  • Modern Supply Chain Management Process & Practices
  • Maximize Data ROI using Analytics Tools for supply chains
  • Supply Chains transformation with AI
  • AI centric Solutions to Supply Chain Problems
  • Supply Chain Management Trends
  • Creating Future Ready Strategies
  • Building a sustainable, flexible & responsive supply chain
  • Digital Supply Chain Strategies & why they fail
  • Using Analytics & ML in Supply Chains

Where our alumni work

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Programme fees

Total Fees US$12,500

Total Payable US$12,500

Emeritus Advantage

Personalised Mentorship

Personalised Mentorship

Enhanced learning by expert industry practitioners

Programme Support

Programme Support

A dedicated team available 7 days for query-resolution

Immersive Learning Platform

Immersive Learning Platform

Learn via high-quality curriculum, assignments & case studies