MIT xPRO Launches Chief Operating Officer Programme in India

Published on Feb 06, 2023 06:16 PM IST

Earlier, MIT xPRO in collaboration with Emeritus in India launched programmes in Technology Leadership, Cybersecurity, and Full Stack Development and Data Engineering skills to upskill Indian professionals

ByHT Brand Studio

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India – Business Wire India

MIT xPRO, a professional education programme from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)—ranked as the number #1 University in the world according to QS World Rankings, 2023 and affiliated with 98 Nobel laureates—has announced the launch of its 36 weeks Chief Operating Officer Programme in India. Earlier, MIT xPRO in collaboration with Emeritus in India launched programmes in Technology Leadership, Cybersecurity, and Full Stack Development and Data Engineering skills to upskill Indian professionals.

81% of COOs extensively rely on data to increase operational effectiveness in their businesses (IBM Insight, 2021). Data, technology, and customer demand are all changing dramatically. COOs are increasingly leading their organization’s drive towards transformation. However, a trailblazing COO must accept new approaches, re-evaluate their goals, and concentrate on cost management and efficiency to prepare a company for success. As conventional distinctions disappear, a COO must not only serve as a company's strategic partner but also identify areas for improvement in terms of cost, productivity, and customer satisfaction. A trailblazing COO must reset strategic priorities, accept new approaches, and concentrate on cost control and efficiency with the vision to turn business operations into an engine for growth to position a company for increased profitability.

The MIT xPRO COO programme promises a well-rounded and world-class curriculum that includes: in-depth recorded video lectures by 19 MIT faculty, case studies, access to a success coach, executive reflections and a networking event (optional) on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts with peers from around the world*. Learners who successfully complete the programme will earn a certificate of completion from MIT xPRO. The curriculum has 6 pillars to help make every COO future ready. It touches upon key topics such as Business Transformation, COO as a Leader, Digitization of Supply Chains & Frontier Technologies for the COO.

Mr. Mohan Kannegal, CEO, India and APAC, Emeritus, said, “A COO is responsible for executing the organization’s long-term vision. In today’s fast paced world, digitization and business transformation are the key for unlocking better performance and growth of any organization. The MIT xPRO Chief Operating Officer Programme has been created keeping in mind this ever-developing role of the COO. The programme will enable participants to acquire skills and knowledge which will help them create future-ready organizations. We are certain that this curriculum will aid in preparing COOs for the next decade.”

The programme starts on March 28, 2023 and has a fee of USD 12,500 (Approx. INR 10 Lacs). The programme is offered through Emeritus, a global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable, offering a digital-first, seamless learning, and high engagement experience. Visit the programme page for more details.

Interested applicants should apply by February 07, 2022.

* Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation arrangements.

About MIT xPRO

MIT xPRO’s online learning programmes leverage vetted content from world-renowned experts to make learning accessible anytime, anywhere. Designed using cutting-edge research in the neuroscience of learning, MIT xPRO programmes are application-focused, helping professionals build their skills on the job. To explore the full catalogue of MIT xPRO programmes, visit:

About Emeritus

Emeritus offers customised and open programmes in India, Singapore, Dubai and other global locations in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, IIM Lucknow Executive Education, IIM Calcutta Executive Education, ISB Executive Education, Harvard Business School (HBS), Kellogg Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, and Wharton Executive Education, amongst other leading Institutes. Our world-class executive education programmes, supported by eminent programme experts, provide an immersive learning experience integrated with actionable insights and practical business applications. The meticulously curated programmes are delivered in a different range of formats; in-class, online, as well as blended programmes. Our extensive portfolio also includes short 2-4 day in-class workshops, online courses of 2-3 months duration as well as comprehensive learning journeys that run over 6-9 months, customised to an organisation’s requirement. The Emeritus Group has more than 1,400 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion, and is backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann, Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Learn more at

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