Master's Degrees in Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management Program

Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (Residential Program)

The Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree is an intensive, 10-month residential program requiring 90 units of graduate subjects.  Students complete at least 81 units of required and elective subjects and complete a 9-unit capstone project. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

Subject Requirements1

Fall Required Subjects
SCM.250Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management6
SCM.259Written Communication for Supply Chain Management3
SCM.260[J]Logistics Systems 212
SCM.264Databases and Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management 36
SCM.280Supply Chain Communications Workshop1
SCM.800Capstone Project in Supply Chain Management3
IAP Required Subjects
SCM.254Applied Programming and Data Analysis in Python3
SCM.262Leading Global Teams3
Spring Required Subjects
SCM.263Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM3
SCM.281Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop1
SCM.295Supply Chain Study Trek1
SCM.800Capstone Project in Supply Chain Management6
SCM.256Data Science and Machine Learning for Supply Chain Management12
or 6.883 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
Finance Choices
Select one of the following: 49
Supply Chain Financial Analysis
Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
Managerial Finance
Accounting Information for Decision Makers
Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
Required Electives
Select 21 units of electives, including at least 6 units in each of the following categories:21
SCM Electives
Analysis Electives
Management Electives
Total Units90
1

Students who have already successfully completed one of the required subjects at a graduate level elsewhere may petition to replace that subject with another elective.

2

With the approval of the instructor, students may substitute SCM.271 Logistics Systems Topics (3 units) plus 9 additional units of electives.

3

With the approval of the instructor, students may substitute SCM.274 Databases and Data Analysis Topics for Supply Chain Management  (3 units) plus 3 additional units of electives.

4

With the permission of the program director, students may substitute SCM.253 Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis (3 units) plus 6 additional units of electives.

Electives

The subjects listed below are recommended but other choices can be approved by the graduate advisor.
SCM Electives
SCM.261[J]Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management9
SCM.266Freight Transportation6
SCM.283Humanitarian Logistics6
SCM.284Humanitarian Logistics Project6
SCM.290Sustainable Logistics6
SCM.291Procurement Fundamentals6
SCM.293[J]Urban Last-Mile Logistics6
SCM.294Digital Supply Chain Transformation6
Analysis Electives
1.200[J]Transportation: Foundations and Methods12
1.266Supply Chain and Demand Analytics6
15.071The Analytics Edge12
15.093[J]Optimization Methods12
15.774The Analytics of Operations Management12
15.871Introduction to System Dynamics6
15.872System Dynamics II6
15.873System Dynamics for Business and Policy9
IDS.145[J]Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
IDS.147[J]Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science12
IDS.305[J]Business and Operations Analytics6
IDS.330Real Options for Product and Systems Design6
IDS.333Risk and Decision Analysis6
IDS.338[J]Multidisciplinary Design Optimization12
Management Electives
15.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage9
15.386Leading in Ambiguity: Steering Through Strategic Inflection Points6
15.390New Enterprises12
15.762[J]Supply Chain Planning6
15.763[J]Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design6
15.768Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery9
15.769Operations Strategy9
15.784Operations Laboratory9
15.900Competitive Strategy9
15.904Strategy and the CEO6

Supply Chain Management Program

Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (Residential Program)

The Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management degree is an intensive, 10-month residential program requiring 90 units of graduate subjects. Students complete at least 78 units of required and elective subjects, and complete a 12-unit thesis. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

Subject Requirements1

Fall Required Subjects
SCM.250Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management6
SCM.259Written Communication for Supply Chain Management3
SCM.260[J]Logistics Systems 212
SCM.264Databases and Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management 36
SCM.280Supply Chain Communications Workshop1
SCM.THGGraduate Thesis3
IAP Required Subjects
SCM.254Applied Programming and Data Analysis in Python3
SCM.262Leading Global Teams3
Spring Required Subjects
SCM.263Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM3
SCM.281Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop1
SCM.295Supply Chain Study Trek1
SCM.THGGraduate Thesis9
6.883Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence12
Finance Choices
Select one of the following: 49
Supply Chain Financial Analysis
Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
Managerial Finance
Accounting Information for Decision Makers
Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
Required Electives
Select 18 units of electives, including at least 6 units in each of the following categories:18
SCM Electives
Analysis Electives
Management Electives
Total Units90
1

Students who have already successfully completed one of the required subjects at a graduate level elsewhere may petition to replace that subject with another elective.

2

With the approval of the instructor, students may substitute SCM.271 Logistics Systems Topics (3 units) plus 9 additional units of electives.

3

With the approval of the instructor, students may substitute SCM.274 Databases and Data Analysis Topics for Supply Chain Management  (3 units) plus 3 additional units of electives.

4

With the permission of the program director, students may substitute SCM.253 Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis (3 units) plus 6 additional units of electives.

Electives

The subjects listed below are recommended but other choices can be approved by the graduate advisor.
SCM Electives
SCM.261[J]Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management9
SCM.266Freight Transportation6
SCM.283Humanitarian Logistics6
SCM.284Humanitarian Logistics Project6
SCM.290Sustainable Logistics6
SCM.291Procurement Fundamentals6
SCM.293[J]Urban Last-Mile Logistics6
SCM.294Digital Supply Chain Transformation6
Analysis Electives
1.200[J]Transportation: Foundations and Methods12
1.266Supply Chain and Demand Analytics6
15.071The Analytics Edge12
15.093[J]Optimization Methods12
15.774The Analytics of Operations Management12
15.871Introduction to System Dynamics6
15.872System Dynamics II6
15.873System Dynamics for Business and Policy9
IDS.145[J]Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
IDS.147[J]Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science12
IDS.305[J]Business and Operations Analytics6
IDS.330Real Options for Product and Systems Design6
IDS.333Risk and Decision Analysis6
IDS.338[J]Multidisciplinary Design Optimization12
Management Electives
15.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage9
15.386Leading in Ambiguity: Steering Through Strategic Inflection Points6
15.390New Enterprises12
15.762[J]Supply Chain Planning6
15.763[J]Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design6
15.768Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery9
15.769Operations Strategy9
15.784Operations Laboratory9
15.900Competitive Strategy9
15.904Strategy and the CEO6

Supply Chain Management Program

Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (Blended Program)

The Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree is an intensive, five-month blended program requiring 90 units of graduate subjects. The MASc degree is only available to students who have successfully completed the MITx MicroMasters credential in Supply Chain Management. Students receive 42 units of advance standing credit for completion of the MicroMasters Credential, complete at least 39 units of required and elective subjects, and complete a 9-unit capstone project. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

Subject Requirements

Students receive advanced standing credit for completion of the MicroMasters Credential, which constitutes the first semester of the program.
SCM.500Studies in Supply Chain Management42
Students complete the following subjects in residence, constituting the second semester of the program.
IAP Required Subjects
SCM.258Written Communication Topics for Supply Chain Management1
SCM.262Leading Global Teams3
SCM.254Applied Programming and Data Analysis in Python3
Spring Required Subjects
SCM.263Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM3
SCM.281Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop1
SCM.295Supply Chain Study Trek1
SCM.256Data Science and Machine Learning for Supply Chain Management12
or 6.883 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence
Finance Choices
Select one of the following:3-9
Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis
Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
Managerial Finance
Accounting Information for Decision Makers
Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
Capstone Requirement
A capstone report, presentation, and executive summary of the project are required.
SCM.800Capstone Project in Supply Chain Management9
Required Electives
From the list of electives, select subjects in each of the following categories:
SCM Electives6
Analysis Electives6
Total Units90-96

Electives

The subjects listed below are recommended. Students may select other subjects with the approval of the advisor.
SCM Electives
SCM.261[J]Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management9
SCM.266Freight Transportation6
SCM.283Humanitarian Logistics6
SCM.284Humanitarian Logistics Project6
SCM.290Sustainable Logistics6
SCM.291Procurement Fundamentals6
SCM.293[J]Urban Last-Mile Logistics6
SCM.294Digital Supply Chain Transformation6
Analysis Electives
1.200[J]Transportation: Foundations and Methods12
1.266Supply Chain and Demand Analytics6
15.071The Analytics Edge12
15.093[J]Optimization Methods12
15.774The Analytics of Operations Management12
15.871Introduction to System Dynamics6
15.872System Dynamics II6
15.873System Dynamics for Business and Policy9
IDS.145[J]Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
IDS.147[J]Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science12
IDS.305[J]Business and Operations Analytics6
IDS.330Real Options for Product and Systems Design6
IDS.333Risk and Decision Analysis6
IDS.338[J]Multidisciplinary Design Optimization12
Management Electives
15.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage9
15.386Leading in Ambiguity: Steering Through Strategic Inflection Points6
15.390New Enterprises12
15.762[J]Supply Chain Planning6
15.763[J]Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design6
15.768Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery9
15.769Operations Strategy9
15.784Operations Laboratory9
15.900Competitive Strategy9
15.904Strategy and the CEO6

Supply Chain Management Program

Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (Blended Program)

The Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management degree is an intensive, five-month blended program requiring 90 units of graduate subjects. The MEng degree is only available to students who have successfully completed the MITx MicroMasters credential in Supply Chain Management. Students receive 42 units of advance standing credit for completion of the MicroMasters Credential, complete at least 36 units of required and elective subjects, and complete a 12-unit thesis. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

Subject Requirements

Students receive advanced standing credit for completion of the MicroMasters Credential, which constitutes the first semester of the program.
SCM.500Studies in Supply Chain Management42
Students complete the following subjects in residence, constituting the second semester of the program.
IAP Required Subjects
SCM.254Applied Programming and Data Analysis in Python3
SCM.258Written Communication Topics for Supply Chain Management1
SCM.262Leading Global Teams3
Spring Required Subjects
SCM.263Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM3
SCM.281Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop1
SCM.295Supply Chain Study Trek1
6.883Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence12
Finance Choices
Select one of the following:3
Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis
Economic Analysis for Business Decisions
Managerial Finance
Accounting Information for Decision Makers
Business Analysis Using Financial Statements
Thesis Requirement
A master's thesis, presentation, and executive summary of the thesis are required.
SCM.THGGraduate Thesis12
Required Electives
From the list of electives, select subjects in each of the following categories:
SCM Electives6
Analysis Electives3
Total Units90

Electives

The subjects listed below are recommended. Students may select other subjects with the approval of the advisor.
SCM Electives
SCM.261[J]Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management9
SCM.266Freight Transportation6
SCM.283Humanitarian Logistics6
SCM.284Humanitarian Logistics Project6
SCM.290Sustainable Logistics6
SCM.291Procurement Fundamentals6
SCM.293[J]Urban Last-Mile Logistics6
SCM.294Digital Supply Chain Transformation6
Analysis Electives
1.200[J]Transportation: Foundations and Methods12
1.266Supply Chain and Demand Analytics6
15.071The Analytics Edge12
15.093[J]Optimization Methods12
15.774The Analytics of Operations Management12
15.871Introduction to System Dynamics6
15.872System Dynamics II6
15.873System Dynamics for Business and Policy9
IDS.145[J]Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
IDS.147[J]Statistical Machine Learning and Data Science12
IDS.305[J]Business and Operations Analytics6
IDS.330Real Options for Product and Systems Design6
IDS.333Risk and Decision Analysis6
IDS.338[J]Multidisciplinary Design Optimization12
Management Electives
15.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage9
15.386Leading in Ambiguity: Steering Through Strategic Inflection Points6
15.390New Enterprises12
15.762[J]Supply Chain Planning6
15.763[J]Manufacturing System and Supply Chain Design6
15.768Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery9
15.769Operations Strategy9
15.784Operations Laboratory9
15.900Competitive Strategy9
15.904Strategy and the CEO6