In order to provide more early-career supply chain professionals with opportunities for advancement in these uniquely challenging times, and in turn to help industry meet steady demand for exceptional supply chain leaders, we’re adding a fourth admission round for MIT’s 10-month SCM master’s program, class of 2021. We will consider all eligible applicants who apply during this late application round, but particularly encourage applicants with US citizenship and US permanent residency to apply, since international students may face immigration processing delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All admission requirements remain the same for Round 4 – see below. Prospective students may submit completed applications by June 1, 2020. In addition, our affiliated MIT SCALE centers in Spain, Malaysia, Luxembourg and China continue to review applications on a rolling basis, extending opportunities for students based in Europe and Southeast Asia to earn a top-ranked master’s degree while remaining close to home. See complete details at scale.mit.edu.
Application Requirements: MIT SCMr and SCMb
This is important stuff—read it all carefully!
- Start with the Admissions Overview, then
- Read through the info on this page
- Note that some requirements are different for residential and blended program applicants.
Questions on the application process or requirements? Email us – we're happy to help.
Required and supplemental documents needed to complete the application:
- SC0x or GMAT/GRE (Residential applicants only)
- SC0x - Supply Chain Analytics - Applicants to the residential master's programs are encouraged to complete SC0x - Supply Chain Analytics as a verified learner. In order to satisfy this admissions requirement with SC0x, applicants must earn an 85% or higher in the course. Please note, your score in this course is one factor considered by the admissions committee. Even a 100% does not guarantee admission. Please use the following link to register: https://www.edx.org/course/supply-chain-analytics. Additionally, please send your MITx MicroMasters in SCM program record to our admissions office from your edX dashboard following these instructions: https://support.edx.org/hc/en-us/articles/360004623154
- GMAT or GRE Test – Applicants can opt to use the GMAT or GRE in lieu of completing SC0x if preferred. Most successfully admitted applicants achieve or surpass the following scores: V75%, Q75%, AW50%. However, submission of lesser scores will not automatically disqualify you from being reviewed by the admissions committee. Similarly to SC0x, no scores will guarantee admission. Please use the following codes: GMAT code:X5X-DS-95 and GRE Institute code: 3514, Department code: 4313
- IELTS/TOEFL (All applicants as applicable)
Applicants from non-English-speaking nations must also offer evidence of written and oral proficiency in the English language by taking the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
To request a waiver (directly in the online application), you must have received an undergraduate degree or advanced degree from an English-speaking college or university.
- Resumé (All applicants)
Relevant work experience weighs heavily in SCALE admissions decisions. Therefore, we require every applicant to supply us with a current résumé. The résumé should be in the standard format, including academic degree information with GPA information following each degree.
- Transcripts (All applicants)
You may upload unofficial transcripts as part of your application for admission. If you are admitted to a program, you will be asked to provide official copies of all undergraduate and graduate programs you have participated in to date.
- Statement of Objectives (Residential applicants only)
Please give your reasons for wishing to do graduate work in Supply Chain Management. Prepare your statement of objectives and goals in whatever form clearly presents your views. Include as best you can, your particular interests, be they experimental, theoretical, or issue-oriented, and show how your background and MIT's Global SCALE Network programs support these interests. Explain your long-term professional goals. The Admissions Committee will welcome any factors you wish to bring to its attention concerning your academic and work experience to date. The statement should be no longer than 500 words or 1 to 1.5 pages of single spaced text.
The statement should describe how you think, see and feel about the world and your professional objectives. You should set forth the issues or problems you want to address in the course of your studies, and the setting in which you eventually see yourself working professionally. Your honors, extracurricular activities, and other experiences can be integrated into your Statement of Objectives; telling us how and why what you have done relates to what you propose to study at MIT, and what you plan to do professionally in the future. Do not re-create your CV or resume.
- Proposed Research Project (Blended applicants only; read more...)
- Describe the problem including what industries, markets, products, geographies, processes, etc. are involved?
- What organization or kind of organization will you seek to partner with you on this research project?
- How do you propose to gain the cooperation of this kind of organization?
- What methodology would you use to study this problem?
- What types of data will you need to perform this project?
- How do you propose to obtain the data you need for this project?
- If accepted, what pre-work can you do before coming to campus?
- Can you complete this project in 4 ½ months?
- Recommendations (All applicants)
You must provide two recommendations from people capable of judging your professional and/or academic promise (i.e., supervisor, professor). Because our admissions committee focuses on work experience, we urge applicants to provide at least one letter of recommendation from their professional experience and a second from either their professional experience or academic experience.
Please check the box under Waive if you wish to waive any rights you might have to inspect and review the recommendation. Once the letter writer sees that you have waived, you cannot later un-waive.
After you have entered the information about your recommenders and saved it, visit Letter Status to request letters from your recommenders.
Recommenders must complete a program-specific evaluation form. When you apply online, you will send a request to your recommenders to complete and submit this form electronically. We do not want to receive a simple letter from them. If your recommenders choose not to complete the form electronically, you may request a paper form at the program admissions office for the Center you are applying to.
*For paper recommendations only: each recommendation should be sealed in its own envelope by the evaluator and mailed directly to the program admissions office for the Center you are applying to.
- Video Statement (All applicants)
Please record a video statement (5 minute time limit) answering the following questions:
- Question 1. Why should we admit you to the master’s in supply chain management program?
- Question 2. Why do you consider supply chain management and/or logistics to be a key component for your future career?
- Question 3. What are your expectations/aspirations after completing the program?
- Question 4. Provide an example of an achievement that you are most proud of.
- Question 5. Provide an example of an experience that has shape who you are.
- Question 6. How do you expect to contribute to the program community?
- Question 7. What else would you like the admissions committee to know about you as they consider your candidacy?
Video Tips and Guidelines:
- Use a webcam to complete your video – there is no need to film in a studio or on a stage
- Provide us with a link to the video (for example YouTube) in the URL field below. Please make sure the link is not private so that individual admissions committee members can access it. Make sure your video link does not expire and will be available throughout the review cycle
- Make sure we can hear you clearly – please do not include music
- Make sure we can see you clearly – ensure the light source is in front of you
- Attire – please feel comfortable to dress casually, there is no need to dress up in formal attire
- Be yourself - avoid reading a script, we just want you to talk to us, relax, and smile
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