Supply Chain Management Program

The Supply Chain Management Program (SCM) leads to a Master of Engineering in Logistics degree that is designed to provide the global logistics industry with a new type of supply chain professional who is highly trained in both analytical problem solving and change management leadership. This 10-month, one-of-a-kind professional degree program, offered through MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), prepares graduates for logistics and supply chain management careers in manufacturing, distribution, retail, transportation, logistics, consulting, and software development organizations. It is designed for early career professionals in supply chain, operations, and industrial engineering to step out of the workforce for a short amount of time, receive intense training in supply chain fundamentals and leadership skills, and then return to the workforce at a much higher level of responsibility.  

The MIT SCM Program is completed from August through May on the MIT campus in Cambridge. During that time, students take specialized classes taught by leading logistics and supply chain professionals in areas such as logistics systems, supply chain design, inventory planning, and transportation management. Students also take courses in leadership, business writing, public speaking, and strategy. During IAP, students participate on teams with their peers from MIT's Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network  centers in Spain, Malaysia, Luxembourg, China, and Latin America. Each student writes a master’s thesis based on a real-world project sponsored by one of CTL’s corporate members and travels to the international trade hubs in Panama for a supply chain education that spans the globe.

The program is primarily for students with industry experience but is open to anyone who can meet the entrance requirements. Applicants should have a background in college level calculus, economics, probability, and statistics. All applicants must take the GRE or GMAT and applicants whose first language is not English must take the IELTS or TOEFL exam.  There are three admission rounds. The round 1 deadline is November 15; the round 2 deadline is February 1; and the round 3 deadline is April 1. Applications and requests for additional information should be directed to the MIT Supply Chain Management Program Admissions Office, Room E40-359, 617-324-6564.

MITx offers an online MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management that represents the equivalent of one semester's worth of coursework at MIT. Coursework covers supply chain analytics, fundamentals, design, dynamics, and technology. Learners who pass the five courses and a proctored capstone exam to earn the MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management may be eligible to apply for advanced standing in a proposed one-plus semester blended MIT master's degree program in SCM.