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Upcoming Programs
Feb 26 - April 8

Time Commitment
30 hours (5 hours/week)

Program Duration
6 weeks

MIT Sloan Management Certification

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How can this program impact your business?

Leading faculty from MIT will teach leaders how to identify areas of operational inefficiency and develop plans to improve these areas. Leaders who participated in this program have increased their organization’s efficiency by 70%, service quality by 60%, and employee productivity by 25%.


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Who Should Attend

This course is designed for leaders who will identify areas of process inefficiency in their business and develop a plan for optimization. Executives will then learn how to align their organization to drive implementation. It is beneficial for:

  • Senior leaders
  • Mid-level and team leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Directors

Program Overview

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About the Program

Leading Operational Excellence, a 6-week leadership development program, delivers participants the most effective tools to align their operational capabilities to service their customer value propositions. This cross-functional program will foster improved perspective and decision-making through better alignment of operations and non-operational executives. The curriculum is designed to be high-impact for a broad range of product and service industries such as IT, healthcare, financial services, consumer products and industrials.

Key Takeaways

  • Align operations to your company’s business model
  • Reengineer processes to better serve your customers
  • Accurately measure operational performance
  • Reduce costs by optimizing human capital allocation and inventory
  • Create a culture of performance improvement

Program Structure

  • 6 week duration, 30 hours to complete requirements
  • 10 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates your weekly activities

Experienced Faculty

  • Zeynep Ton

    Adjunct Associate Professor of Operations Management

    Adjunct Associate Professor Zeynep Ton examines how organizations can design and manage their operations in a way that satisfies employees, customers, and investors simultaneously. Her earlier research focused on the critical role of store operations in retail supply chains.

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  • Charles Fine

    Chrysler Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

    Professor Charles Fine is a leader in supply chain strategy and value chain roadmapping, with a particular focus on fast-clockspeed manufacturing industries. Fine’s work has supported design and improvement of supply chain relationships for companies in electronics, automotive, aerospace, communications, and consumer products.

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Success Stories


I really liked being able to apply all the information to a real-life process. I liked that the lectures were online so I could fit them into my schedule and could review them when needed. Great learning platform.

Global Beverage Company

Senior Supply Manager, Corporate Procurement


Excellent program that I would recommend without reservation! The different styles and subjects delivered by the three professors was balanced very well. I also enjoyed having a team and interacting with people from different industries.

Global Financial Company

Director of Operations


This really hit home with what I am working on and was very relevant. The program dug deeper than I expected in some important areas.

Test Preparation Company

Executive Director, Financial Operations


How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 6 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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