Program Videos

The MIT Executive MBA: Understanding Business Strategy

Shawna Young, executive director of engineering outreach programs at MIT, discusses how she enrolled in the MIT Executive MBA program to build her strategic planning and execution skills. “It is just as important for not-for-profit organizations as it is for corporations to have effective strategic plans and be able to mobilize teams to achieve an organizational vision,“ says Young.

One of the most valuable aspects of the MIT Executive MBA program is learning from peers with varying perspectives. “The people I have met in the program come from all walks of life, with so many different experiences—you can’t put a price on that,” says Young, currently a student in the MIT EMBA program. Recognizing the impact the program has already had on her, Young encourages other non-profit executives to consider the program’s benefits. “It will change the way you think in an incredibly positive way,” she says.