Welcome to Programs for Professionals | MIT Professional Education

We offer professionals the opportunity to attend regular, MIT academic courses via the Advanced Study Program and/or industry-focused, Short Programs to help build the skills and knowledge they need to reach their professional goals. Our Custom Programs deliver tailor-made curricula for corporate clients.

Our Digital Plus Programs, blend cutting-edge content with the best of online technology and traditional classroom instruction to enable better learning outcomes while promoting engagement and collaboration.

Our International Programs address locally relevant world challenges, and are delivered in select locations across the globe for the benefit of professionals who cannot easily come to the MIT campus. 

What's New

The skills shortage facing businesses has been widely reported. Some frame it in the language of war, discussing the battle for talent in terms that would make the writers of "Game of Thrones" blush. So how are institutions of higher education responding to this increased demand? Read more.

MIT Professional Education delivers Radical Innovation course to help civil servants modernize government and promote economic development. Read the full article here.

For Kristala Prather, Arthur D. Little Professor of Chemical Engineering at MIT (and instructor of the MIT professional education course Fermentation Technology), returning to her alma mater after years at Merck Research Labs was a decision she made in part because she wanted more opportunities to mentor young people. Read the full article here.

Bhaskar Pant talks with AIthority about the need for professional upskilling in a rapidly changing and expanding technology-driven world. Read the article.

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