Program Videos

The MIT Executive MBA: Building Leadership Skills

Dr. Vishal Patel, Senior Director of Global Affairs at EMD Serono, describes how the MIT Executive MBA program helped him transition from a science and government background into the private sector. He explains how the program taught him valuable leadership skills that he is able to utilize in his new professional role.

The MIT Executive MBA is an ideal program for accomplished mid-career professionals who want to acquire skills and knowledge that will enable them to transition to new industries. According to MIT Executive MBA alumnus Patel, the program helps students to transcend existing professional experiences and gain new perspectives on business decision-making for the next generation of leaders. “A lot of the leadership skills I acquired, which I did not expect to be so prominent in the program, have had a profound impact on how I go about my everyday job,” Patel says.