MIT’s Supply Chain Management master’s program has been ranked #1 SCM master’s in the world by QS Quacquarelli Symonds for the second consecutive year. For its 2022 rankings, QS evaluated SCM master’s programs in 19 countries and ranked MIT SCM #1 based on indicators including alumni outcomes, employability, thought leadership, and value for money, as well as reputation among industry professionals and academics.
Data released by QS in announcing its 2022 rankings highlights the exceptional ROI of MIT’s SCM program. Receiving an overall score 98.5 out of 100 on the QS Value for Money indicator, MIT SCM performed among the top 1.6% of programs globally, with an estimated payback period of only 15 months and an estimated 10-year ROI level of $1,461,510.
QS collected survey responses and nominations from nearly 54,000 global employers, over 42,000 international supply chain academics, and 12,000+ graduate management alumni. MIT SCM earned perfect scores of 100% from domestic and international companies and academics surveyed, and performed among the top 1.6% of programs on alumni outcomes, with an overall score of 100.
MIT’s SCM program combines executive leadership training with an intensive, practical core curriculum focused on building analytical and technical knowledge. In just 10-months of cohort-based full-time on-campus study, students develop the structured, logical thinking skills top employers look for. Offered through MIT’s Center for Transportation and Logistics, with cross-registration opportunities at the Sloan School of Management, MIT’s SCM program leads to an engineering degree and offers stellar post-graduate outcomes. A hybrid Blended program option gives students who’ve completed the online MITx Micromaster’s in SCM the opportunity to earn their SCM master’s in just one semester of full-time study on campus.
“Our program prepares outstanding students to become global leaders, ready to make data-driven decisions and develop novel approaches to relevant and timely supply chain problems,” says MIT SCM master’s program Executive Director Maria Jesus Saenz. “We’re honored and grateful to be recognized as the best by not only our own alumni, CTL partner companies, and instructors, but by global industry leaders, practitioners, and top academics in the field as part of the QS World University Rankings for the past two years.”
Nunzio Quacquarelli, CEO at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, says, “Whether it is companies seeking to distribute Covid-19 vaccines, or quickly emerging e-commerce startups, companies around the world are responding to times of global crisis by hiring those who can optimize and innovate their supply chains in ever-greater numbers.” QS has ranked top graduate and undergraduate programs since 2004, and added the Supply Chain Management master’s category for the first time in their 2021 ranking of graduate management programs, evaluating 46 SCM programs. For their 2022 rankings, the number of programs jumped to 62, reflecting a rapidly increasing focus on supply chain functions in businesses of all types.