Example Proposal 1 - MIT Executive MBA Program

Tuition Reimbursement Cap Waiver Proposal
MIT EMBA Class of 2014
Strategic Development & Operations Engineering
June 2013
MIT Executive MBA Jane Doe, Class of 2014
Accepted to the MIT Executive MBA program; 20-month mid-career
program designed for employees at pivotal career junctures
Curriculum focuses on Strategic Management, Innovation, Global
Leadership, Managing Complex Organizations and Organizational
Jane Doe’s resume and career highlights removed.
Requesting reimbursement and cap waiver for additional $40.9K
MIT Executive MBA Value Proposition
Value to Company
“Access to MIT’s cutting-edge research in business, leadership, and technological innovation years
before that knowledge becomes mainstream”
Rigorous data-driven, analytical curriculum, collaborative partnerships with faculty, corporate
executives, and peers
Experiential learning program designed to facilitate immediate application of learning to current
strategic leadership role
“Cross-industry best practices acquired from renowned faculty and peers who represent leading
Current Initiatives for Immediate Application
 Manufacturing Technology Roadmap and new technology insertion into future captures (In process)
 Concept of Operations – Strategies, Tactics, Actions, and Metrics (In process)
 Insertion into Enterprise product independent review process (Complete)
 Development objective Make/Buy/Where criteria for application during capture-phase (In process)
Value to me
As a high potential emerging leader, formalized business training will develop the acumen needed to
be effective, well prepared, and aligned for growth in multiple Company roles
Experiential and quantitative, data-driven approach to learning and development align to personal
Familiarity with the expectations of MIT and personal relationships with faculty will strengthen
success and learning in the high caliber academic environment
Opportunity to learn through a variety of direct experiences with varied industries and perspectives
from current and future senior executives of other multi-national corporations
“MIT is the world’s center of innovation and leadership. Over the last half-century, MIT Sloan has defined the science of management and
engineered innovations that have changed the face of business.” -- MIT EMBA Program
Return on Investment
The MIT Executive MBA program will enable me to immediately integrate my learning with my job focus.
Techniques I learn in the classroom will be applied in the workplace and then refined through additional
study. My selection to the program was contingent on successful performance in a (strategic) leadership
role for a minimum of three months. This provided an assurance to the program directors the lessons of the
class would provide early ROI to my company. The program requires change projects to improve a broken or
inefficient process in the company and development of new technology insertion strategies into the
Business roadmap
Total Investment
Company Investment
Student/School Investment
Low Financial Investment for Company: $40.9K requested beyond tuition cap
Accomplishments To Date
Applied Projects
15.s67 Organizational Processes
Description: Integrate XX criteria into XX the Product Independent
Review – Program Startup Process.
Results: Incorporation of capacity, capability and producibility
requirements into all projects across the Business.
15.700 Leadership & Integrative Management
Description: Integrate Operations presence & influence into the
early stages of the product development lifecycle.
Results: Incorporation of capacity, capability and producibility
requirements into all projects across the Business.
15.701 Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Advantage
Description: Understand the Cambridge/Boston Innovation
‘Ecosystem” and support the development of business case for a
startup to secure Phase 2 funding.
Results: Leveraged learning experience to provide curriculum and
value proposition recommendations to <XXX> resulting in the award
of a $100M grant award.
15.714 Competitive Strategy
Description: Extend Operations influence into capture phase by
formalizing the requirement to use of the manufacturing capabilities
roadmap on all captures to ensure competitive discriminators are
clearly communicated.
Results: in process. Partnering to establish process, drive
Make/Where process to ensure competitive discriminators are
designated as “Makes”, and develop proposal gold standard text on
manufacturing technology competitive discriminators for use in
Enrolled in MIT Executive MBA program beginning October 2012
 Enrolled with “full-time” curriculum
Current GPA: 5/0/5.0 with 10 classes completed
Curriculum based on work-based projects
Three courses have already demonstrated direct results to the business.
Requesting approval for reimbursement for half of program tuition and expenses
$60,900 – Roughly half of base tuition
 $20,000 reimbursed per tuition cap policy
 Requesting $30.9K beyond cap in 2013 (and $10K within policy for 2014)
Remaining $102,810 assumed by employee/student
 Includes remaining tuition, lodging, parking, fees and international project costs
 Two fellowships awarded by MIT totaling $15,000
Program designed to enable immediate impact to Raytheon
Candidate acceptance was based on role (Strategic) and level of experience (18 years)
Projects focused on improvement of processes and organizational effectiveness at company.

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