MIT Supply Chain Management


The SCM program provides graduates with a professional degree from the world's preeminent engineering school. Alumni apply the analytical, communication, and leadership skills developed during the nine-month program to manage increasingly complex, global supply chains.

Graduates from the SCM program receive the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) degree that was created in 1998. Just as the field of logistics grew into the profession of supply chain management, the MLOG program became the Supply Chain Management program in 2010.

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

Of the required units, SCM students must complete:

  • Required courses
  • One course in each focus area: Financial Analysis and System Analysis
  • Eighteen units of electives (minimum)
  • Master's thesis, presentation, and executive summary