MIT Professional Education Expands Online Offerings, Develops New Digital Courses in French and Italian

New learning opportunities are designed to promote greater access to lifelong learning and help organizations drive innovation amid the digital revolution


MIT Professional Education is announcing several updates to its blended online course portfolio, including a new course on technology management and courses in French and Italian. The new offerings are designed to promote greater access to lifelong learning and help organizations and their workforces master the latest strategies and tools that are driving the digital revolution.

“The current business environment is pushing organizations to accelerate their investment in professional education for employees to acquire and adapt skills to accommodate post-pandemic realities – or possibly risk survival of their organizations. We continue to evolve our offerings to ensure professionals around the globe are equipped with the needed skills to succeed in the new era of work,” said Bhaskar Pant, Executive Director of MIT Professional Education.

A new Digital Plus Programs course, “Management of Technology: Roadmapping & Development,” begins February 23, 2021. Over nine weeks, instructor Olivier de Weck, Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT, will delve into the cutting-edge principles, methods, and management tools needed to create optimized, connected technology systems across modern organizations.

“Technology is drastically reshaping the business world. Organizations must innovate and develop at the speed of light to remain ahead – regardless of what industry they belong to, or which countries they operate in. This course will help leaders to adapt, and understand which technology is key to enabling their organizations to compete,” said Professor de Weck.

To make online offerings more accessible for an even wider audience of international learners, MIT Professional Education is also introducing several offerings in French and Italian to the 2021 course catalog, including:



Registration for 2021 courses is now open. For more information, visit our course page or enroll in one of our free upcoming webinars previewing several of our most popular online courses:

Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity
Feb. 24, 2021, 12:00 PM EST; John R. Williams, Abel Sanchez
Explore the technologies shaping today’s business landscape and learn more about the upcoming online course Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity.

Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions
Feb. 25, 2021, 9:00 AM EST; Devavrat Shah
Learn how machine learning can power enhanced decision-making, and preview the upcoming online program Machine Learning: From Data to Decisions.

Smart Manufacturing: Moving From Static to Dynamic Manufacturing Operations
Feb. 26, 2021, 9:00 AM EST; Brian W. Anthony
Enhance your understanding of the latest digital manufacturing strategies in this introduction to the upcoming online course, Smart Manufacturing: Moving From Static to Dynamic Manufacturing Operations.

About MIT Professional Education
For 70 years, MIT Professional Education has been providing technical professionals worldwide a gateway to renowned MIT research, knowledge and expertise, through advanced education programs designed specifically for them. In addition to industry-focused, two-to-five-day live virtual and on-campus Short Programs, MIT Professional Education offers professionals the opportunity to take online-blended learning courses and programs through Digital Plus Programs, attend courses abroad through International Programs, enroll in regular MIT academic courses through the Advanced Study Program, or attend Custom Programs online and in-person designed specifically for their companies. For more information, please visit