The MIT Supply Chain Management Program student body is diverse.

Curriculum

Students must complete at least 90 MIT course units and a master's thesis to graduate. A typical full-semester subject ranges from 9 to 12 units. Most SCM students end up taking between 100 and 120 units during the 10 months.

Degree Requirements:

  • Required core subjects (54 units)
  • One subject in each focus area: Financial Analysis, Strategy, and System Analysis (units vary)
  • Master's thesis, presentation, and executive summary (12 units)

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

 

Core Courses

SCM students are required to take the following core courses.

ORIENTATION (AUGUST)
Course Number Course Title Offered in
ESD.250 Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management Orientation (August)
ESD.803 Introduction to Supply Chain Leadership Orientation (August)
 
FALL
Course Number Course Title Offered in
ESD.259 Business Writing for Supply Chain Management Fall
ESD.260 Logistics Systems Fall
ESD.264 Database, Internet, and Systems Integration Technologies Fall
  Financial Analysis and/or Strategy Focus Subject Fall
  Elective Fall
 
IAP (JANUARY)
Course Number Course Title Offered in
ESD.262 Supply Chain Leadership IAP (January)
ESD.252 Supply Chain Software IAP (January)
 
SPRING
Course Number Course Title Offered in
ESD.263 Thesis Seminar Spring
ESD.265 Global Supply Chain Management Spring
  Financial Analysis, System Analysis, and/or Strategy Focus Subject Fall
  Elective Fall

 

Financial Analysis Focus

SCM students must take one of the following.

Course Number Course Title Offered in
ESD.251 Supply Chain Finance Fall
15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions Fall
15.521 Management Accounting and Control Spring

 

System Analysis Focus

SCM students must take one of the following.

Course Number Course Title Offered in
15.871(2) System Dynamics Fall and Spring
ESD.71 Engineering Systems Analysis for Design Fall

 

Strategy Focus

SCM students must take one of the following.

Course Number Course Title Offered in
ESD.261 Case Studies in Logistics & Supply Chain Management Spring
15.769 Operations Strategy Fall and Spring

 

Relevant Electives

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

Course Number Course Title
ESD.21(J) Transportation System Analysis: Performance & Optimization
ESD.32 Product Design and Development
ESD.78 Network Optimization
ESD.210(J) Transportation System Analysis: Demand & Economics
ESD.216(J) Logistical & Transportation Planning Methods
ESD.266 Freight Transportation
ESD.267 Supply Chain Planning
ESD.268 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design
ESD.269 Supply Chain Risk Management
ESD.274 The Theory of Operations Management
ESD.283 Humanitarian Logistics
ESD.344 Real Options for Product & System Design
ESD.753(J) Statistical Learning and Data Mining
ESD.754 Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value
ESD.755 Predictive Data Analysis and Statistical Modeling
1.145 Systems Optimization
1.146 Engineering Systems Analysis for Design
15.390 New Enterprises
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab
15.665 Power and Negotiation
15.761 Introduction to Operations Management
15.768 Management of Services
2.830 Control of Manufacturing Processes