A Master of Engineering in Logistics degree requires a minimum of 78 units of graduate subjects, plus a 12 unit thesis, which collectively constitute a program of at least 90 units. The subject and thesis requirements for this program are described below.  

Degree Requirements:

  • Required core subjects (54 units)
  • One subject in each focus area: Financial Analysis and Strategy (18 units)
  • Master's thesis, presentation, and executive summary (12 units)

Descriptions of all MIT subjects can be found at:

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
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

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