Curriculum

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 the Financial Analysis focus (6 or 9 units)
  • 12 units of Analysis electives
  • 6 units of Management electives
  • 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)
  • Additional 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 Curriculum

ORIENTATION (AUGUST-SEPTEMBER)

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.250 Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.803 Supply Chain Leadership Workshop 3
 

FALL

Required Subjects  
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
Research Project (choose one of the following)  
SCM.800 Capstone Project 3
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 3
Financial Analysis Bundle (choose one selection)  

SCM.251 &

     SCM.253

Supply Chain Financial Analysis (Fall)

Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis (Fall and Spring)

6

3

15.401 Managerial Finance (Fall and Spring) 9
15.011 Economic Analysis for Business Decisions (Unavailable Fall 2017) 9
15.521 Cost Analysis and Accounting for the Manager, Entrepreneur, and Investor (Spring) 9

Analysis Electives 12 units required, can be taken in Fall or Spring (see list below)

Management Electives 6 units required, can be taken in Fall or Spring (see list below)

 
 

IAP (JANUARY)

Required Subjects   (9 units for credit maximum)  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.262 Leading Global Teams 6
SCM.252 Supply Chain Software 3
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.270 Today’s Challenges in Supply Chain Management 6
Research Project (choose one of the following)  
SCM.800 Capstone Project 6
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 9

Analysis Electives 12 units required, can be taken in Fall or Spring (see list below)

Management Electives 6 units required, can be taken in Fall or Spring (see list below)

 

 

Analysis and Management Electives

FALL Analysis Electives  
Subject Number Title Units
1.200

Transportation System Analysis: Performance & Optimization

12
IDS.333 Risk and Decision Analysis 6
15.093 Optimization Methods 12
15.774 The Analytics of Operations Management  12
15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics 6
15.872 System Dynamics II 6
FALL Management Electives  
15.390 New Enterprises 12
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab 12
15.665 Power and Negotiation 9
15.761 Introduction to Operations Management 9
15.769 Operations Strategy 9
15.900 Competitive Strategy 9
SPRING Analysis Electives  
IDS.145 Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value 6
IDS.147 Statistical Learning and Data Mining 12
IDS.338 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization  12
15.761 Introduction to Operations Management 9
15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics 6
15.872 System Dynamics II 6
15.764 The Theory of Operations Management 12
SPRING Management Electives  
IDS.330 Real Options for Product & System Design 6
SCM.261 Case Studies in Supply Chain Management 9
SCM.253 Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis 3
SCM.265 Global Supply Chain Management 6
SCM.266 Freight Transportation 6
SCM.283 Humanitarian Logistics       6
SCM.284 Humanitarian Logistics Project 3
SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management 6
15.390 New Enterprises 12
15.399 Entrepreneurship Lab 12
15.665 Power and Negotiation 9
15.900 Competitive Strategy 9
15.762 Supply Chain Planning 6
15.763 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design 6
15.768 Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery 6
15.769 Operations Strategy 9
15.783 Product Design and Development 12