MIT xPRO Post Graduate Certificate in Technology Leadership & Innovation

Manage both people and technology with excellence

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Course Dates


June 27, 2024

Course Duration


9 Months, Online
4-6 hours per week

Course Fee
Please note that GST at 18% will be charged additionally to the program fee.

Round Application Deadline

Upcoming Round Application Deadline: June 27, 2024

Program Overview

In today's technology-driven world, leaders need to combine technological skills with business acumen to succeed.

MIT xPRO has launched its Post Graduate Certificate in Technology Leadership & Innovation to support professionals in this endeavor. MIT faculty have developed this unique program, covering the key competencies required to emerge as a technology leader and drive innovation in your organization. More than 15 MIT faculty have distilled their expertise on key technology accelerators, along with principles of organizational strategy and leadership, into the nine-month MIT xPRO Post Graduate Certificate in Technology Leadership & Innovation program.

The program is rated 4.3* (out of 5) by past learners across 14 batches.

Program Details


Pre-recorded videos* for self-paced learning from renowned MIT faculty











*This is a self-paced online program. Thus, faculty will not be a part of weekly live sessions or any other live interaction in this program. We have a curated panel of eminent industry practitioners who will be conducting the weekly live doubt-clearing sessions.
**Assignments are graded either by industry practitioners who are available to support participants in their learning journey and/or by the Emeritus grading team. The final number of quizzes, assignments and discussions will be confirmed closer to the program start.

Program Highlights

Application of learning through a final capstone project & simulation on strategy and management

Individualized feedback on assignments

Individualized feedback on assignments

Weekly live office hours with Q&A (learning facilitator led)

Weekly live office hours with Q&A (learning facilitator led)

Access to cutting-edge technologies and concepts from MIT

Earn a certificate from MIT xPRO

Who is this Program for?

Managers with minimum 10 years of work experience

Who are moving up in their career quickly and want to prepare for the next phase of leadership especially in technologically empowered industries/departments

VP or CXOs/ C-suite level executives

Who are leading verticals centred and are tasked with implementing innovation to automate processes, improve efficiencies, cut out waste and improve their department’s performance with the help of technology

Individual contributors

Who want to understand from an Indian context how the latest technologies work to help further their organisation/client’s future plans and put them at the forefront of emerging technologies


Who want to stay ahead of the curve by leveraging transformative technologies and solutions 

Key Takeaways

Analyze complex systems or processes and create new models, by applying system thinking and architecture, and strategic decision-making.

Understand the key features and types of radical innovation, and learn the strategies to execute them.

Formulate organizational strategy based on the structure of your team and product.

Employ breakthrough leadership techniques to foster a culture of innovation in the organization.

Evaluate emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, virtual reality, and quantum computing, and their applications in business.

Components of Technology Leadership

Program Modules

Through this course, the participants learn how to establish technology as one of the key pieces of their business strategy, explore the multiple facets of innovation and technology trending across the world, understand how to implement the solution and imbibe a culture of continuous innovation to produce more such revolutionary tenets and create the perfect team and thereby organization of tomorrow
    • Critical Thinking
    • Deductive Reasoning
    • Syllogisms
    • Propositional Fallacies
    • Quantification Fallacies
    • What is Information Literacy
    • Analyzing an Argument and Scenario
    • Bayes’ Theorem and It’s Application
    • Intro to Decision Making
    • Convergence
    • Experimentation, the KNOT Chart
    • Case Study on MIT D-Lab
    • Intro to Systems Thinking
    • Identifying Entities
    • System Boundaries
    • Function & Formal Relationships
    • Form, Function, and Performance
    • Queuing Systems
    • Networks
    • The Bullwhip Effect
    • Computational Approach
    • System Architecture
    • Concept and Architecture
    • Connectivity and Sensitivity
    • The Apollo Mission
    • Modelling with DSM and Modularization
    • Process Flow
    • Modularization, Two Down, One Up
    • Change Management
    • Value-Focused Thinking and Value-Driven Design
    • Single and Multi-Attribute Value Models
    • Applications of Value Models, Operationalizing Value Models
    • AI Design Process
    • Application of NLP and GPT-3
    • Data Strategy for FAANGs
    • AI Software Development Plan
    • Train, Validate, Test
    • Decision Trees
    • Bayesian/Probabilistic Models
    • Regression/Gradient Descent
    • Unsupervised and Supervised Learning
    • ML Methods
    • Intro to Deep Learning
    • Artificial Neural Network
    • Multi-Layer Perceptions
    • Autoencoders
    • Convolutional, Deep & Recurrent Neural Networks
    • Figure Ground and AI Categorization
    • Strategy and Operations
    • The Choice of Architecture
    • Tinkering
    • Intro to Quantum Computing
    • Quantum Computers Models and Application
    • Quantum Information Processing: The Process
    • Quantum Simulation, Emulation, and Annealing
    • Intro to Virtuality
    • XR Terms
    • Virtual Identities
    • AR/VR/MR/XR
    • Applications Across Industries
    • New Realities Beyond XR
    • Fictional Worlds
    • AI and XR
    • Real Time XR Experiences
    • Work, Life and XR
    • Evolution and Spectrum of Innovation
    • Invention vs Innovation
    • Apollo and Innovation, COVID and Innovation
    • Introduction and Creative Destruction
    • Dominant Designs
    • When Innovation Breaks, Challenges in Innovation
    • Innovation Factors
    • Business Models and Innovation
    • Global Innovation
    • Lean and Agile
    • Project Management Strategies
    • Agile/Lean Innovation
    • Critical Elements of Organization, Organizational structure: Process, Product, Culture
    • Strategy Basics
    • SWOT
    • Strategic Thinking, Case Studies
    • Strategy and Product Impact
    • Building High Performance Teams
    • Creating a Team Vision
    • Team Norms
    • Strategies for Managing Conflict
    • Evaluating Teams
    • Types of Leadership
    • Leading Teams Summary
    • Apply and Share
    • Introduction to Networks
    • Closed vs Open Networks
    • Using Networks Effectively
    • Silicon Systems Case Study
    • Importance of Culture
    • Organizational Culture
    • How Cultures Originate and Evolve
    • Defining and Discovering Cultures and Subcultures

Past Learners Profile

Work Experience


Job Titles

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The Apollo Mission

The famous mission that everyone knows about. But with so many decisions to be made, so many things to do, how do you being this process? How does a team plan a mission to the moon? Get to know the detailed decision-making process that the Apollo team used, understand how they were able to differentiate between the architectural decisions that were needed to be made on priority versus others that could be made later.


IKEA is one of the biggest furniture retailers in the world and specialises in ready-to-assemble furniture. The IKEA ODGER project is one of the stalwarts of the IKEA lineup and is a perfect blend of customer understanding, organizational strategy and innovation. This case peeks at the key creative motivations of IKEA and defines the culture of the company.


Spyce is a fast-casual ‘robotics’ restaurant which cooks complex meals to order. The company, founded by four robotics-obsessed MIT engineers has recently raised a round of funding in Series A and is exploring multiple avenues to invest that money. Does Spyce expand the number of restaurants, or should it pivot to a franchising model, or better yet, could it license out the technology and take a serious turn?


Personal computers are a luxury that man developing countries can’t afford or reach. That’s where MIT D-Lab in collaboration with partners developed a platform to use any smartphone or television already existing in the household to offer at-home computing solutions. Explore and learn about the strategic decisions that shaped the development journey.


Toyota, a globally renowned name in automobiles. But there have been many unintended acceleration issues in many of their vehicles. Why was this the case? Was it sensors, software or sticky pedals and floor mats? Deep dive into the investigation and understand how concepts like critical thinking & decision making were used and abused.

The Robot Compiler

Want to know how to make a custom robot? See how system-thinking makes this possible by compiling parts from a database. Explore how easy is the process of fabricating a robot by understanding each of the computation-driven steps.

Participant Testimonials

This program focused on essential skills such as System Thinking, Critical Thinking, Radical Innovation, and Emerging Technologies (AI, ML, Deep Learning, AR/VR/XR).Navigating through the challenges of this program was both demanding and gratifying, making it an enriching experience. I want to express my sincere gratitude to the program leaders Jordan Soliday and Himanshu Vaidya, for unwavering support and serving as a pillar of strength throughout the program. A special thanks to the faculty of MIT for sharing their experiences, insights, and knowledge.

— Gaurav Mathur, Assistant Vice President - Genpact

This comprehensive program delved into crucial skills such as System Thinking, Radical Innovation, and explored Emerging Technologies like AI/ML , Quantum Computing etc. The emphasis on practical application through case studies and projects helped me to learn how to be well-prepared to navigate and lead in the dynamic landscape of technology-driven innovation. I have gained invaluable insights from leading MIT faculty and industry experts. Learning from some of the best in the field at MIT has been an honor.

— Lalit Kota, Executive Manager - Hexagon Capability Center India

The program is designed to help you use technology to sharpen your leadership, planning, and organizational skills. It focuses on emerging technology and the skills required by leaders to work in an innovative environment. Key takeaways from the program include structured decision-making, fundamentals of AI, ML, and Deep Learning etc. Additionally, students learn the art of building innovative and high-performance teams, along with leading technical teams.

— Gauravsingh Raghuvanshi, Business Development Manager - Desire Semiconductor (OPC) Pvt. Ltd.

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Program Faculty



Seley Distinguished Professor of Management, Professor of Organization Studies, and Founder of the MIT Leadership Center at the MIT Sloan School of Management

Ancona's pioneering research into how successful teams operate has highlighted the critical importance of managing outside, as well as inside, the team's boundary. Ancona's work... More info


Professor and Associate Department Head of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Balakrishnan's current research interests are in the design, analysis, and implementation of control and optimization algorithms for large-scale cyber-physical infrastructures, with an emphasis on air... More info


Clarence J. LeBel Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Boning's research is focused on the modeling and control of variation in manufacturing, including IC, photonics, and MEMS processes, devices, and circuits. His research interests include statistical and machine learning methods for design... More info
Faculty Member BRUCE G. CAMERON


Director of the System Architecture Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cameron's research interests include technology strategy, system architecture, and the management of product platforms. He has supervised over 50 graduate students and has directed research projects... More info


Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Ford Professor of Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Crawley's research focuses on the design of complex systems, and he is the author of this text: System Architecture. He is a fellow of the AIAA, and a member of the NAE, as well as national academies in the UK... More info


Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

De Weck's research focuses on how complex man-made systems such as aircraft, spacecraft, automobiles, printers, and critical infrastructures are designed and how they evolve over time. His main emphasis... More info


General Motors LGO Professor of Management; Professor of Management Science and Innovation; Co-Director, SDM and IDM Programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Dr. Eppinger is one of the most highly recognized scholars in the area of product development and technical project management. His research is applied to... More info


MIT D-Lab Faculty Director for Research, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Frey is actively involved in design of engineering devices for the developing world, and has worked intensively with colleagues, administrators, and the Singapore Ministry of Education to establish a... More info
Faculty Member D. FOX HARRELL


Professor of Digital Media & Artificial Intelligence and Director of the MIT Center for Advanced Virtuality

Harrell's research explores the relationship between imagination and computation, and it involves developing new forms of virtual reality, computational narrative, video gaming for social impact, and... More info
Faculty Member BRUCE LAWLER


Managing Director of MIT Machine Intelligence for Manufacturing and Operations

Lawler is a technology entrepreneur and executive leader with consecutive public and private exits, and early-stage investing success with leading venture firms including Accel, CRV, KPCB, Redpoint, Sequoia, and... More info
Faculty Member DAVID NIÑO


Senior Lecturer, Gordon Engineering Leadership Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Niño heads leadership education for graduate students across the institute. He is strongly committed to the development of leadership among engineers and other professionals in technology and is active in an... More info
Faculty Member WILL OLIVER


Professor of the Practice of Physics, Associate Director of the Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), and Laboratory Fellow at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

In these roles, Oliver provides programmatic and technical leadership targeting the development of quantum and... More info
Faculty Member RAY REAGANS


Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management, Professor of Work and Organization Studies, and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at MIT Sloan School of Management

Reagans studies the origin and influence of social capital on knowledge transfer, learning rates, and overall team performance... More info


Research Scientist, Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative, Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ross has research interests and advises students in ongoing research projects in advanced systems design and selection methods, tradespace exploration, managing unarticulated value, designing for changeability... More info
Faculty Member DANIELA RUS


Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and Director of CSAIL at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Rus' work is focused on developing the science and engineering of autonomy, toward the long-term objective of enabling a future with machines pervasively integrated into the fabric of life, supporting people... More info


Director of Auto-ID Laboratory at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Accenture Convergence Initiative for Industry and Technology

Subirana's research centers on IoT and AI, and focuses on manufacturing, e-learning, the creative industries, and digital health. He is developing a voice name system that can help humans talk to any object in... More info
Faculty Member SANJAY SARMA


Vice President for Open Learning and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sarma is co-founder of the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was... More info

Program Certificate

Program Certificate

Get recognized! Upon successful completion of this program, MIT xPRO grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; participants must receive 70% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

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Learning Facilitator


Learning Facilitator

He is the founder of the Slowing Institute, a creative leadership/social innovation firm that develops Unhurried Leaders to solve for a hurried, highly complex world. As a trusted advisor, Jordan has facilitated dozens of innovation projects with Fortune 500 companies—including Disney, NFL, and 3M—as well as hospitals, churches, and other organizations. He’s trained more than one-thousand people in Unhurried Design tools and mindsets, pulling from disciplines such as design thinking, creativity/innovation, social science, and storytelling. He holds certificates in Pillars of Creative Thinking, Design Thinking Methodology, and Lifeguard Facilitation for Innovation from Creativity Effect: Institute for Creative Leadership, and a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from University of South Florida. In 2014, he received his Bachelor of Arts in English and Religion with an emphasis in writing from Andrews University.

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