Chief Product Officer

Inquiring For
Work Experience

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the necessary leadership skills with the vision needed to address the innovation processes of organizations.

  • Develop a kit for innovating, incorporating the strategies and tools needed to transform hunches into real-world impact.

  • Learn about the main methods and tools used in the design of product families and identify and prioritize solutions for complex problems.

  • Learn how to design and develop effective digital platforms in order to build loyal consumer bases and differentiated products.

Learning Journey

The Program offers new and immersive learning for current managers and high-potential leaders with measurable expertise who aim to become successful C-suite executives. This program arises in response to the growing need for organizations to have more specialized leaders to improve decision-making and company benefits.

Why Enroll in this Course?

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Immersive 12-month learning for senior executives.

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In-person experience on the MIT Campus and Live immersive sessions.

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Personalized coaching sessions in Career Advising.

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Access to a premium ecosystem and network composed of MIT Faculty and senior executives.

Learning Experience

Premium Access to the MIT Professional Education Ecosystem

You will have exclusive access to networking events, live online sessions with guest speakers, company visits, and the international MIT Alumni network. 

Career Development

You will participate in sessions with a career advancement coach who will guide you toward your goals and prepare you for new and exciting challenges.

Digital Pathway Access

You will have access to a gallery of webinars in multiple languages on a wide variety of relevant topics. Additionally, you will be invited to attend upcoming live webinars.


MPE - Faculty - Bruce Cameron
Dr. Bruce Cameron

Director, System Architecture Group at MIT

MPE - Faculty - Jeremy Gregory
Dr. Jeremy Gregory

Director, MIT System Architecture Lab

MPE - Faculty - Svafa Gronfeldt
Prof. Svafa Gronfeldt

Founding member of MIT's innovation accelerator DesignX

MPE - Faculty - David Niño
Dr. David Niño

Senior Lecturer in the Daniel J. Riccio Graduate Engineering Leadership Program at MIT

MPE - Faculty - Elsa Olivetti
Prof. Elsa Olivetti

Associate Dean of Engineering, Associate Professor of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at MIT, and Co-Director of MIT Climate and Sustainability Consortium

MPE - Faculty - Gilad Rosenzweig
Gilad Rosenzweig

Executive Director of DesignX, MIT SA+P

MPE - Faculty - Abel Sanchez
Dr. Abel Sanchez

Executive Director of MIT’s Geospatial Data Center, Research Scientist; Center for Complex Engineering Systems, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center, under the Schwarzman School of Computer Science

MPE - Faculty - Timothy Simpson
Prof. Timothy W. Simpson

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Engineering

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Prof. Olivier De Weck

Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems, MIT

MPE - Faculty - John R. Williams
Prof. John R. Williams

Professor of Information Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of MIT Geospatial Data Center, and a faculty member in the Center for Computational Science and Engineering part of the Schwarzman School of Computer Science

Who Is It For?

This Blended Professional Certificate Program: Chief Product Officer is designed for

  • Directors, VP, and entrepreneurs responsible for product management, product engineering, innovation, or marketing

  • Current product leaders and aspiring C-suite executives who want to keep up to date in trends on product management and innovation.

  • Senior executives looking to align product strategy with business strategy and understand the implications of technology on the product portfolio.

Participants are required to have:

  • A minimum of ten years of experience working in a managerial position

  • At least 3 years of experience managing projects related to technology, innovation, or business development

  • International experience is appreciated

Key takeaways

Key takeaways

  • Develop key managerial capabilities

  • Lead product management and innovation strategies

  • Learn how to design and develop effective digital platforms for products and services

All the participants who successfully complete their program will receive an MIT Professional Education Certificate of Completion, as well as Continuing Education Units (CEUs)*.

To obtain CEUs, complete the accreditation confirmation, which is available at the end of the course. CEUs are calculated for each course based on the number of learning hours.

*The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is defined as 10 contact hours of ongoing learning to indicate the amount of time they have devoted to a non-credit/non-degree professional development program.

To understand whether or not these CEUs may be applied toward professional certification, licensing requirements, or other required training or continuing education hours, please consult your training department or licensing authority directly.

I like how the MIT PE program is structured and offers broader content. I am learning from Rock Star faculty, delving deep into technical topics and challenging paradigms. While focused on Product, I am also learning about current and leading-edge practices in Technology, Digital, and Sustainability. I have a deeper appreciation for the need to work collaboratively with CSOs, CTOs, and CDOs to make and implement optimal strategic decisions for the business.
Alexis Ortiz Heaney
Managing Director,
Moody's Investors Service

Application Process

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Complete the application form and pay the non-refundable fee.

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Our Admissions Department will contact you to initiate the telephone interviews process.

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Wait for the results from our Admission Advisors. If accepted, you will be able to make a secure payment.

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Your place in the course will be confirmed, and you will receive a welcome email with the next steps.

What is included in the fee?

  • The program fee includes teaching fees, access to online coursework and different activities taking place during the residential weeks.

  • The program fee does not include accommodations for the in campus week, travel expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.

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