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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 (60 units)
  • One subject in each focus area: Financial Analysis and Strategy (18 units)
  • Capstone Report presentation, and executive summary (SCM.800, 9 units for MASc-SCM) or Master’s Thesis, presentation, and executive summary (SCM.THG, 12 units for MEng-SCM)
  • Electives as needed to achieve at least 90 units total

Descriptions of all MIT subjects can be found at:

SCMR Core Subjects

Subject Number Title Units
SCM.250 Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.803 Supply Chain Leadership Workshop 3
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
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.262 Leading Global Teams 6
SCM.252 Supply Chain Software 3
Subject Number Title Units

Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM

SCM.265 Global Supply Chain Management 6
15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics 6
  Financial Analysis and/or Strategy Focus Subject 9


Financial Analysis Focus

Select one of the following:

Subject Number Title    Units
SCM.251 & SCM.253 Supply Chain Financial Analysis & Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis
15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions 9

Cost Analysis and Accounting for the Manager, Entrepreneur, and Investor







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

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