10-Month Master's Program in Supply Chain Management (SCMr)

SCM Residential Program

 

The Supply Chain Managment Residential (SCMr) program is designed for early-career supply chain professionals who want to return to school to receive advanced, specialized training in supply chain management. Students with 3 to 8 years of work experience are in the best position to gain from the SCMr program and also contribute the most to class discussions. Candidates should also have strong quantitative skills, including some college-level calculus, linear algebra, and probability/statistics.

The SCMr program requires 90 units of coursework over 10 months of full-time residence with matriculation in August and graduation in June.

All SCM students will have two choices of degree. 

  • Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (MASc-SCM) is designed for students who want to take a job in industry or consulting upon graduation. 
  • Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (MEng-SCM) is more research-focused and is designed for students who wish to continue on in research or pursue a PhD.

Admission Criteria for the Residential SCM Master's Degree

The SCMr (Residential) program is optimized for early-career supply chain and operations professionals who wish to step out of the workforce for a short amount of time, receive intense training, and re-enter the workforce at a much higher level of responsibility and a larger paycheck.  Our students tend to range in age from 25 to 35 years old with an average age of 29 years.  Diversity in the student body is an important characteristic of the SCM program. Applicants are expected to have college-level training in analytical thinking. Applicants who majored in engineering, science, business, economics, finance, math, and computer science have all been admitted. Applicants should demonstrate training in college-level calculus, probability, and statistics.  Equally important is an applicant's work experience.  A minimum of two years of relevant work experience is required (5 years is preferred).  The following information is critical to your understanding of our admissions process and to the preparation of your application. Please also visit the ‘FAQ’ section of this website for even more information.

Deadlines

(NOTE: The Blended Program application is different from the Residential Program Application)

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the deadlines. The Admission's Committee will not evaluate incomplete applications. Students are welcome to submit their applications along with the supplemental materials at any point before each round's deadline, however; applications will only be reviewed shortly after each deadline.  The online application for the 2018-2019 academic year will be available beginning September 15th, 2017.

  • Round I Deadline: November 15
  • Round II Deadline: February 1
  • Round III Deadline: April 1

Application Requirements

To apply to SCM's highly competitive program, you must submit more than just an application. Below is a list of all the supplemental documents needed to complete your application.

Step 1:

  • GMAT or GRE Test Results - All applicants are required to take either the GRE General Test or the GMAT or earn a waiver (see requirements for waiver below) of these tests. GRE Institute code: 3514, Department code: 4313 GMAT code:X5X-DS-95

  • Waiver of GMAT or GRE Test – Candidates can skip the GRE or GMAT test if they take the first three courses for the MIT Micro Masters Credential in Supply Chain Management and show proficiency (score highly).  This includes SC0x, SC1x, and SC2x in the EdX on-line program as a verified student. 

  • IELTS or TOEFL Test Results -  Minimum score required: 7 (IELTS) or 100 (TOEFL) Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must meet the following criteria: Received an undergraduate degree (4 years) from a U.S. University or College OR Attended both primary and secondary schools taught in English
  • Resume or CV - note that a minimum of two years full time work experience at the time of applying is needed. 
  • Transcripts - the undergraduate curriculum should demonstrate strong performance and quantitative training
  • Statement of Objectives - tell us why you want to study supply chain management

Step 2:

  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (submit only when contacted and asked to do so)
  • Video Statement (submit only when contacted and asked to do so)

Ready to apply? Please review the detailed instructions.

(NOTE: The Blended Program application is different from the Residential Program Application)

Tuition

The tuition for the residential program for the 2017-2018 academic year is $71,000 plus student life fee, medical insurance, and living expenses. Living expenses vary, depending on your living style and whether students live alone, with roommates, or have a family. The cost of living in Boston and Cambridge is higher than in much of the country. Currently, a budget of $2,690 per month is recommended for single students, for 10 months this is $26,900.


Financial Aid

The Supply Chain Management master's program is designed as a self-funded program. However, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) does provide a select few students with partial fellowships. To indicate your interest in CTL fellowships, please check the “Fellowship” box provided on the Financial Statement Form within the MIT Graduate Application.

Because of the intensive course load, SCM master's students are not eligible for research or teaching assistantships. Many domestic students depend on federal student loans and international students seek out student loans from private lenders. MIT's Student Financial Services Office is the best resource for determining how best to fund your MIT education. More information on financial assistance can be found on their website: http://web.mit.edu/sfs/.

SCM students are also eligible for grants and fellowships offered by the larger MIT community. Please visit the website of the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education for detailed information about these awards. Students are automatically considered for these awards based on their application materials. No additional application form is involved. Read more at: http://web.mit.edu/odge/finances/fellowships/index.html.

 

The SCM Program offers the following scholarships:

UPS Fellowship
Sponsored by: UPS and the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics
Number of Awards: One per academic year
Field: Transportation, logistics, or supply chain management
Amount: Tuition, student health insurance, and monthly stipend
Eligibility: PhD or Masters level students conducting research in the transportation, logistics, or supply chain management areas. Students do not apply for these awards but all admitted candidates are considered if they have indicated they are interested in being considered for fellowship opportunities on their application. No separate application forms or submissions are required. Awards are made by the admissions committee based on the application materials, interviews, and references. Notification of these awards are made either at the time of admission or shortly thereafter.

 

SCALE Scholars
Sponsored by: MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network
Number of Awards: 1-5 per academic year
Field: Transportation, logistics, or supply chain management
Amount: Partial grants of 10% to 50% of tuition.
Eligibility: Awarded to incoming SCM students interested in conducting research in the global aspects of logistics, transportation, or supply chain management. Students do not apply for these awards but all admitted candidates are considered if they have indicated they are interested in being considered for fellowship and scholarship opportunities on their application. No separate application forms or submissions are required. Awards are made by the admissions committee based on the application materials, interviews, and references. Notification of these awards are made either at the time of admission or shortly thereafter.

 

 

Women in Supply Chain
Sponsored by: MIT SCM Program
Number of Awards: 1-5 per academic year
Field: Transportation, logistics, or supply chain management
Amount: $5,000 to $50,000 tuition scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to incoming female SCM students based on quality and need. Students do not apply for these awards but all admitted female candidates are considered if they have indicated they are interested in being considered for fellowship and scholarship opportunities on their application. No separate application forms or submissions are required. Awards are made by the admissions committee based on the application materials, interviews, and references. Notification of these awards are made either at the time of admission or shortly thereafter.

 

 

MIT Supply Chain Excellence Award
Sponsored by: MIT SCM Program
Number of Awards: One winner per department or school, per academic year
Field: Supply chain management or industrial engineering
Amount: $10,000-$25,000 tuition scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to top supply chain and industrial engineering seniors from the nine universities with which the MIT SCM program is affiliated. Learn more.

 

 

Yellow Ribbon Program
Sponsored by: MIT SCM Program
Number of Awards: Three per academic year
Field: Transportation, logistics, or supply chain management
Amount: $20,000 tuition scholarship
Eligibility: Awarded to incoming SCM students who are coming out of the United States military and who qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. Students do not apply for these awards but all admitted candidates are considered if they have indicated they are interested in being considered for fellowship and scholarship opportunities on their application. No separate application forms or submissions are required. Awards are made by the admissions committee based on the application materials, interviews, and references. Notification of these awards are made either at the time of admission or shortly thereafter.
 

Both the Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree (MASc-SCM) and the Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management degree (MEng-SCM) require 90 units.  The curriculum for each is the same except the MASc-SCM requires a 9-unit Capstone Project while the MEng-SCM requires a 12-unit Thesis Project.  For each degree the remaining units are made up of required core subjects and electives.

Degree Requirements:

  • Required core subjects (54 units)
  • One subject in each focus area: Financial Analysis and Strategy (18 units)
  • Capstone Report presentation, and executive summary (9 units for MASc-SCM) or Master’s Thesis, presentation, and executive summary (12 units for MEng-SCM)
  • Electives as needed to achieve at least 90 units total

Descriptions of all MIT subjects can be found at: http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi

SCMR Core Subjects

ORIENTATION (AUGUST)
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.250 Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.803 Supply Chain Leadership Workshop 3
 
FALL
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.259 Business Writing for Supply Chain Management 3
SCM.260 Logistics Systems 12
SCM.264 Database Analysis for Supply Chain Management 12
  Financial Analysis and/or Strategy Focus Subject 9
 
IAP (JANUARY)
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.262 Leading Global Teams 6
SCM.252 Supply Chain Software 3
 
SPRING
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.263 Thesis Writing for Supply Chain Management 3
SCM.265 Global Supply Chain Management 9
15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics 9
  Financial Analysis and/or Strategy Focus Subject 9

 

Financial Analysis Focus

Select one of the following:

Subject Number Title    Units
SCM.251 Supply Chain Financial Analysis                   9
15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions 9
15.521 Management Accounting and Control 9

 

 

 

 

Strategy Focus

Select one of the following:

Subject Number Title Units
SCM.261 Case Studies in Logistics & Supply Chain Management 9
15.769 Operations Strategy 9

Relevant Electives

In addition to required subjects, SCM students supplement their degree with electives.

Subject Number Title
1.200 Transportation System Analysis: Performance & Optimization
15.783 Product Design and Development
15.900 Competitive Strategy
15.321 Improvisational Leadership: In-the-Moment Leadership Skills
15.872 System Dynamics II
SCM.266 Freight Transportation
SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management
15.762 Supply Chain Planning
15.763 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design
15.764 The Theory of Operations Management
SCM.283 Humanitarian Logistics
IDS.330 Real Options for Product & System Design
IDS.211 Statistical Learning and Data Mining
IDS.145 Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value
IDS.146 Predictive Data Analysis and Statistical Modeling
IDS.338

Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization 

IDS.333 Risk and Decision Analysis
15.390 New Enterprises
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab
15.665 Power and Negotiation
15.761 Introduction to Operations Management
15.768 Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery
 

Career Services for MIT SCMr Students

The small cohort at MIT SCM receives personal career coaching and job search support. During Orientation, we review stages of career development and go full-steam on recruiting preparation.

SCM Employment Report

Explore the recent employment data from the SCM Class of 2016.

Services include:

  • On-site employer info sessions, networking events, and job interviews
  • Proactive development of recruiting opportunities for students
  • Self-assessment and goal setting
  • Resume and cover letter critique
  • Mock interviews
  • Elevator pitch practice
  • Guidance on networking, salary negotiation
  • Career counseling

Additional Resources:

 

 

SCM Alumni Network

Active group that serves as career research and advising resources, often returning to recruit and speak on their field or employers.

 

 

SCALE Alumni Job Board

Accessible exclusively to SCALE (SCM and its global network) alumni, the job board lists rewarding positions for seasoned supply chain professionals. The link to it is in the SCALE Alumni Newsletter.

 

GE CD

MIT Career Services

Global Education & Career Development (GECD) guides all students as they explore and prepare for careers, global opportunities and health professions.

 

 

MIT Alumni Network

MIT alumni have access to an exclusive array of resources including the online alumni directory and career tools.

Graduates have stepped into roles such as:

  • Manager of Logistics
  • Global Supply Chain Manager
  • Senior Consultant
  • Senior Program Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Enterprise Improvement Associate
  • Senior Product Manager
  • Director of Innovation and Development

Selection of Companies that have recruited and/or sponsored a thesis with MIT SCM

AUTOMOTIVE & AEROSPACE

  • Ford Motor Company
  • GM
  • Tesla Motors
  • SpaceX

BIO-TECH & PHARMACEUTICALS

  • Biogen
  • Genentech
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Merck
  • Roche

CHEMICALS & OIL & GAS

  • ExxonMobil
  • Schlumberger

CONSULTING

  • AlixPartners
  • A.T. Kearney
  • Bain
  • Boston Consulting Group
  • Deloitte
  • End-to-End Analytics
  • Manhattan Associates
  • McKinsey
  • PA Consulting
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Strategy& (Formerly Booz)

FOOD & BEVERAGE

  • AB InBev
  • Blue Apron
  • General Mills
  • Kraft Heinz
  • The Hershey Company
  • Mars, Inc.
  • Niagara Bottling

INTERNET & SOFTWARE

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Resilinc

MANUFACTURING

  • 3M
  • ABB
  • Adidas
  • Apple
  • Cintas
  • Converse
  • Cummins
  • Flex
  • Gap Inc.
  • Intel
  • GE
  • Kiva Systems
  • Nike, Inc.
  • Procter & Gamble
  • Samsung
  • Unilever

OTHER

  • World Bank
  • World Food Programme
  • UN

RETAIL

  • Amazon 
  • B2W 
  • Jet.com 
  • Walmart 
  • Wayfair

TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS

  • Caliper
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Coyote Logistics
  • OnProcess Technology
  • Uber 
  •  
FAQ Topics
General Questions Enrollment Questions
Application Questions Recruiting Questions
Financial Aid Questions  

 

General Questions

Who should apply to the SCM residential (SCMr) program?

The SCMr program is designed for early-career supply chain professionals who want to return to school to receive advanced, specialized training in supply chain management.  Students with 3 to 8 years of work experience are in the best position to gain from the SCMr program and also contribute the most to class discussions. Candidates should also have strong quantitative skills, including some college-level calculus, linear algebra, and probability/statistics.   

Do I need an Engineering degree to apply?  

No, you do not need have a degree in engineering to apply.  Classroom and personal interaction is enhanced by varied experiences in the student body.  The Admission Committee strives to build a class with diverse educational (and professional) backgrounds such as finance, information technology, management, marketing, and sales. The program requires a strong analytic background, but you need not be an engineer, and in fact many of our students are not.  We encourage students from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines to apply.

What if I have little or no work experience?
Students are required to have at least 2 years of work experience, 3-4 years is even better.  We have found that even extremely gifted students will struggle to land a good job if they do not have at least 2 years of work experience.  We occasionally receive applications from undergraduates who are still in college.  While most such applications are rejected, if the student is truly gifted, they can be  granted “admission with deferred enrollment.”  Enrollment is deferred by 2-5 years while the student gains supply chain work experience.


Application Questions

What are the admissions requirements for the SCMr program?
Please see Admission Requirements for detailed information.  

What is the application deadline?

Applications are reviewed by the Admission Committee after each round deadline. 
All application materials must be received by:

  • Round I deadline of November 15
  • Round II deadline of February 1
  • Round III deadline of April 1   

Which round should I apply for?

We recommend applying as early as possible.  Each year a few promising applicants are asked to either retake the GMAT or GRE to achieve a higher score, or retake a math class to improve their qualifications.  These tasks take time which is only possible if you apply early.  Also, we recommend that international students apply in either Round I or II in order to allow enough time for visa processing. 

How do international students apply for the program?                                                                                                               

The admission requirements and process is the same for international students with two exceptions:

  • If your native language is not English, you are required to take either the TOEFL or IELTS. To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must meet one of the following criteria: Received an undergraduate degree (4 years) from a U.S. University or College OR Attended primary and secondary schools taught in English. International students are encouraged to review this information as well: http://gradadmissions.mit.edu/applications/international-applicants
  • International students are required to provide documented PROOF OF FUNDING as a condition of their admission. 

What are the required tests?

IELTS or TOEFL:  Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must meet one of the following criteria: Received an undergraduate degree (4 years) from a U.S. University or College OR Attended both primary and secondary schools taught in English.

  • TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100
  • IELTS: Minimum score required: 7

GRE or GMAT  reporting codes: 

  • GRE Institute code: 3514, Department code: 4313
  • GMAT code: X5X-QS-17

IELTS or TOEFL:  Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must meet one of the following criteria: Received an undergraduate degree (4 years) from a U.S. University or College OR Attended both primary and secondary schools taught in English.

  • TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100
  • IELTS: Minimum score required: 7

Which test is preferred, GMAT or GRE?

Both the GMAT and GRE General tests are acceptable for admission to the SCMr program.  Most applicants take the GMAT test. 

Do you have a minimum score requirement?

The Admissions Committee expects successful applicants will meet or surpass the following minimum requirements:

  • Verbal:  seventy-fifth percentile (75%)
  • Quantitative:  seventy-fifth percentile (75%)
  • Analytical Writing:   fiftieth percentile (50%).

What is the average test score?

The median GMAT score is 700 but again, the Admission Committee reviews every application as a whole, considering the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate. Weaker test scores can be outweighed by a candidate's significant work experience or a strong letters of recommendation. 

Can I submit my application without GRE or GMAT scores? 

You should submit your application after you have taken the GRE or GMAT exam and can submit your unofficial scores.  The Admissions Committee cannot review applications without test scores. 

Can the GRE or GMAT test be waived?

Yes. The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics now offers a set of five on-line courses through EdX leading to the Micro Master Credential in Supply Chain Management.  To successfully waive the GMAT or GRE test requirement for the SCMr program, an applicant must take the first three courses SC0x, SC1x, and SC2x (as a verified student) and show proficiency (score highly).  If you intend to follow this option you should take these three courses before you submit your application.  

Deadlines & Decision Schedule

The Admission Committee gives every application the fullest possible review and will notify applicants of their decision on or before the dates listed below. Please note that in the interest of confidentiality, we will only deliver official decisions via the email address provided in your application.

 

SCMr ADMISSION SCHEDULE – FOR AUGUST 2017 ENROLLMENT

 

APPLY

Applications must be submitted by 11:59p.m. EST

DECIDE

The Admission Committee notifies applicants of their decision by:*

REPLY

Admitted applicants must reply to offer by:

Round I

November 15, 2016

December 22, 2016

February 1, 2017

Round II

February 1, 2017

March 17, 2017

April 15, 2017

Round III

April 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

June 1, 2017

*Decisions will be released early for some candidates who will be denied admission


Financial Aid Questions

How much does the SCMr program cost?

The tuition for the residential program for the 2017-2018 academic year is $71,000 plus student life fee, medical insurance, and living expenses. Living expenses vary, depending on your living style and whether students live alone, with roommates, or have a family. The cost of living in Boston and Cambridge is higher than in much of the country. Currently, a budget of $2,690 per month is recommended for single students, for 10 months this is $26,900.

Is financial help available for SCMr students?

Limited. The SCMr program is designed as a self-funded program. However, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) does provide a few students with partial fellowships.

How do I apply for financial aid?

As part of the online application, you can request to be considered for financial aid in ‘Step 9’.  This is the only form you need to complete before admission. 

What type of financial aid is available?  

The SCMr program awards financial aid in the form of tuition fellowships only.  Unfortunately due to the amount of funds available, the program cannot offer full scholarships.  Most students rely on personal funds or loans to help finance their education. 

Who is eligible to apply for financial aid?

All applicants are eligible to apply and receive financial aid in the form of fellowships directly from the SCMr program.  For more information on other types of aid, such as loans, which have varying requirements, please visit MIT’s Student Financial Services website:  https://sfs.mit.edu/graduate-financial-aid

How do you determine financial aid?

Decisions on financial aid are based on two criteria: need and merit. 

When are admitted students notified of financial aid decisions?

The SCMr Admission Committee decides on financial aid at the same time as admission.   If you are admitted to the program, your letter of admission will include this information.

Deadline for Deposit and Proof of Funding

SCMr Residential Candidates are notified of admission on a rolling schedule between November and April. Admitted students are given ONE MONTH to accept their offer by submitting a deposit of $2500 and, if an international student, PROOF OF FUNDING. The deposit is nonrefundable. This deadline is strictly adhered to for both the deposit and proof of funding. If an admitted student fails to meet this deadline fully their slot in the program will be offered to the next candidate on the Wait List. The proof of funding is required of all international students, not US Citizens (US students have many funding options available to them through both the government and private institutions.).

Explanation: Students on our waitlist are often international citizens who will require a visa to come to the US to attend school. Visa applications take 3-4 months to process.  Unfortunately each year several admitted students withdraw from the program due to lack of finances after the visa application deadline has passed. This effectively cheats the next student on the waitlist out of the opportunity to attend MIT. To discourage this from happening, the SCM program requires admitted international students to provide both their deposit and proof of funding early enough so that if they fail, there is still time for the next person on the waitlist to get their visa.  

Proof of Funding Documentation and Submission

The SCM program requires exactly the same Proof of Funding Documentation as MIT’s International Students Office requires for visa processing.  Note the important difference however: 

  • The deadline for submitting Proof of Funding for the SCM program is EARLIER than for the ISO Office. The SCM deadlines for Proof of Funding are:
    • SCMr – one month after being admitted
    • SCMb - by September 1

Funding Documentation Requirements

The proof of funding documentation must show that you have sufficient funds to attend the SCM program.

  • Amount needed for Residential Program for 2017-2018:  $97,900

Enrollment Questions

When does the residential program begin? 

MIT's 10-month residential program begins in early August and concludes with commencement in early June.  We admit students to the residential program for August only. 

Does SCMr require a deposit?

Candidates offered admission to the SCMr program will be required to submit a non-refundable deposit of $2,500 if they wish to secure a spot in the program.  This deposit will be transferred to the student's account once enrolled.

What is “Admission with Deferred Enrollment?”

Many applicants do not have the desired supply chain work experience.  Most are asked to reapply after they have obtained this experience.  However, on occasion, students who have exceptional undergraduate grades and high test scores are offered immediate admission to the SCMr program with the condition that they must work in a supply chain job before enrolling at MIT.  Such students are officially admitted and pay their $2,500 non-refundable deposit like all other admitted students.  They are required to work for 2 to 5 years (their choice) in a supply chain job and must then contact the SCMr office by February 15 of the year that they choose to come to study at MIT.  This ensures such students that they have a slot waiting for them at MIT while they gain valuable work experience in supply chain management.

If I take on-line courses as part of the MicroMasters program but then enroll in the SCMr program, will I get credit for those on-line courses?

You will not receive transfer credit for on-line coursework, however; for required courses, it will be up to the professor of each class to determine if they will waive the requirement.  Your performance in the on-line subject will be one of several factors considered.  If granted, you will select another subject (elective) to take.  You will still need to earn 90 units of credit on-campus to graduate.  


Recruiting Questions

How do I get a job?

A variety of recruiting opportunities and resources are available to the students throughout the course of the year, heavily concentrated in the Fall. A series of company information sessions, resume drops, and interviews are held.  Many of these opportunities are specific to SCMr students and are held independently of the rest of the MIT community. However, students are also encouraged to participate and utilize MIT’s wider network of services and resources.

What are some of the companies that recruit SCMr students?

Every year, new companies are seeking SCMr students to fill various positions within their organization. Our Employment Report includes sample job title, industries, and companies that have recruited from the SCMr program.  

What are the placement statistics? 

Please see our Employment Report for detailed information.  

Does the SCMr program qualify me for OPT and STEM?

  • OPT and STEM are mechanisms that allow foreign students who have been enrolled for at least one full year to work in the US for 1 to 3 years after graduation without an H-1B visa. This extra time is important to companies who wish to hire foreign students because it gives them additional chances of securing a sponsorship slot in the H-1B visa lottery. 
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment that is directly related to an F-1 student’s major area of study. Eligible students can apply to receive up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization after completing their academic studies (post-completion).
  • STEM OPT Extension:  Students who have earned degrees in certain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields may apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion OPT employment.  MIT SCMr program is in the School of Engineering and our SCMr program does qualify for STEM.