MIT SCM Master's Ranked #1 in the World by QS

September 25, 2020

Higher education research company QS Quacquarelli Symonds has recognized MIT SCM as the #1 Supply Chain Management master's program in the world in its 2021 university program rankings.

The company has ranked top graduate and undergraduate programs in business and other subject areas since 2004, and added Supply Chain Management master’s program category for the first time in its 2021 rankings. QS ranks 46 top SCM programs around the globe on factors including “employability, alumni outcomes, value for money, thought leadership and diversity.” 

Demand for Supply Chain Talent is High

The addition of Supply Chain Management as a distinct program category in the QS rankings speaks to growing recognition that a strong, resilient supply chain is critical to every business. Companies in all industries need supply chain leaders with the practical skills and technical knowledge to make data-driven decisions and develop creative solutions to global logistics and operations problems.

MIT SCM: Engineering-Focused MBA Alternative

MIT’s Supply Chain Management master’s program combines practical, engineering-focused coursework with executive leadership and communication training. Though often grouped with MBA and other graduate business degrees in rankings and program comparisons, MIT's SCM program leads to a Master of Applied Science or a Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management from the MIT School of Engineering.

For the right students, MIT's SCM program offers tremendous value and ROI. Students in the Residential program cohort spend just 10 months out of the workforce, and one year’s tuition, and enjoy career and salary outcomes comparable to those of top-tier 2-year MBA programs: 100% of the MIT SCM class of 2020 residential cohort secured employment within 90 days of graduation, at a median salary of $129,900. The SCM Blended program option gives students who've completed the fully-online MITx Micromaster's in SCM an opportunity to earn a master's in SCM in just five months of full-time study on campus.

Global Study Options 

The MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics created the global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network to advance supply chain expertise and innovation around the globe, with centers in Spain, Malaysia, Luxembourg, and China, as well as at MIT in Cambridge MA. MIT SCALE online and on-campus supply chain management master's degrees, certificate programs, short courses, and executive education courses provide professionals of all ages and experience levels with powerful problem-solving frameworks and first-hand knowledge of cultural demands of collaborating across disciplines and countries. Students in all SCALE programs learn what it takes for an organization to be resilient in a volatile global marketplace, and work closely with partner companies in diverse industries to devise solutions to real-world challenges.

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