Curriculum

Both the Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management degree (MEng-SCM) and the Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree (MASc-SCM) are intensive, ten-month residential programs requiring 90 units of graduate subjects.  For the MEng-SCM degree, students complete at least 78 units of required and elective subjects as well as a 12 unit thesis. For the MASc-SCM, students complete at least 81 units of required and elective subjects as well as a 9 unit capstone project. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

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

SCMr Curriculum

ORIENTATION (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.250 Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.280 Supply Chain Communications Workshop 1

FALL

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.259 Business Writing for Supply Chain Management 3
SCM.260 Logistics Systems 12
SCM.264 Databases and Database Analysis for Supply Chain Management 6
Research Project (choose one of the following)  
SCM.800 Capstone Project 3
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 3

IAP (JANUARY)

Required Subjects   (10 units for credit maximum)  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.262 Leading Global Teams 4
SCM.282 Supply Chain Leadership Workshop 3
SCM.254 Introduction to Programming and Data Analysis in Python  3
IAP Optional (not for credit)
   SCM.272 Supply Chain Management Workshop Special Topics 3

SPRING

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.263

Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM

3
SCM.268 Data Science for Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.281 Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop 1
SCM.295 Supply Chain Study Trek 3
Research Project (choose one of the following)  
SCM.800 Capstone Project 6
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 9

Financial Choices

(choose one of the following)  
Subject Number Title Units

SCM.251 &

     SCM.253

Supply Chain Financial Analysis (Fall) *6 units

Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis (Fall) *3 units

9

 

15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions (Fall) 9
15.521 Cost Analysis and Accounting for the Manager, Entrepreneur, and Investor (Spring) 9

Required Elective Categories

  • SCM Electives – must take at least 6 units (listed below)            
  • Analysis Electives – must take at least 6 units (listed below)        
  • Management Electives – must take at least 6 units (listed below)
  • Additional Electives - must take 3 additional units (for MASc degree ONLY)
Total Units   90

Elective Options

   
Subject Number Title Units
SCM Electives  
SCM.255 Machine Learning (Spring) 6
SCM.261 Case Studies in Supply Chain Management (Spring) 9
SCM.265 Global Supply Chain Management (Spring) 6
SCM.266 Freight Transportation (Spring) 6
SCM.283 Humanitarian Logistics (Spring)
SCM.284 Humanitarian Logistics Project (Spring) 12
SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management (Spring) 6
SCM.291 Procurement (Spring) 6
SCM.293 Urban Last-Mile Logistic (Spring) 6
Analysis Electives  
SCM.255 Machine Learning (Spring) 6
SCM.293 Urban Last-Mile Logistic (Spring) 6
1.200 Transportation System Analysis: Performance & Optimization (Fall) 12
IDS.333 Risk and Decision Analysis (Fall) 6
15.093 Optimization Methods (Fall) 12
15.764 The Theory of Operations Management (Spring) 12
15.774 The Analytics of Operations Management (Fall) 12
15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics (Fall or Spring) 6
15.872 System Dynamics II (Fall or Spring) 6
IDS.145 Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value  (Spring) 6
IDS.147 Statistical Learning and Data Mining  (Spring) 12
IDS.330 Real Options for Product & System Design  (Spring) 6
IDS.338 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization  (Spring) 12
Management Electives  
SCM.261 Case Studies in Supply Chain Management (Spring) 9
SCM.265 Global Supply Chain Management (Spring) 6
SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management (Spring) 6
SCM.291 Procurement (Spring) 6
15.769 Operations Strategy (Fall or Spring) 9
15.762 Supply Chain Planning  (Spring) 6
15.763 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design  (Spring) 6
15.768 Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery  (Spring) 9
15.784 Operations Laboratory (Spring) 9