SCM Blended Master's Curriculum

The SCMb program offers two degree options:

  • Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management (MASc-SCM) is designed for students who want to take a job in industry or consulting upon graduation.
  • Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management (MEng-SCM) is more research-focused and is designed for students who wish to continue on in research or pursue a PhD.
All incoming students are initially enrolled for the MASc-SCM degree. Upon admission, students may submit a research proposal and apply for the MEng-SCM degree.

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:

  • MicroMasters credential credit (42 units)
  • Required core subjects (27 units)
  • SCM electives (6 units)
  • Analysis electives (3-6 units)
  • 3 units of additional electives (for MASc-SCM degree students only)
  • Capstone Project - report, presentation, and executive summary (SCM.800, 9 units for MASc-SCM) OR
  • Thesis Project - report, presentation, and executive summary (SCM.THG, 12 units for MEng-SCM)
  • (Optional) Additional electives beyond required 90, at no additional cost

Descriptions of all MIT subjects can be found at: http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi

SCMb Curriculum 2019-2020

MICROMASTERS (ONLINE)

Required Subjects
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.500 Studies in Supply Chain Management 42

ORIENTATION (JANUARY)

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.258 Written Communication Topics for Supply Chain Management 1
SCM.280 Supply Chain Communications Workshop (not for credit) 0
Research Project (choose one of the following)  
SCM.800 Capstone Project 3
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 3

IAP (JANUARY)

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.254 Introduction to Programming and Data Analysis in Python 3
SCM.262 Leading Global Teams 3
Optional Subject (not for credit)
     SCM.272 Supply Chain Management Workshop Special Topics 0

SPRING

Required Subjects  
Subject Number Title Units
SCM.253 Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis 3
SCM.263 Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM 3
SCM.281 Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop 1
SCM.295 Supply Chain Study Trek 3
  Machine Learning (MASc select one, MEng select 6.883 only)  
SCM.256 Data Science and Machine Learning for Supply Chain Management 12
6.883 Modeling with machine learning: from algorithms to applications 12
Research Project (choose one of the following)  
SCM.800 Capstone Project 6
SCM.THG Graduate Thesis 9
 

Required Elective Categories

  • SCM Electives - must take at least 6 units
  • Analysis Electives - must take at least 3 units (MEng) or 6 units (MASc)
  Subject Number Title Units
  SCM  Electives  
  SCM.255 Machine Learning 6
  SCM.261 Case Studies in Supply Chain Management 9
  SCM.266 Freight Transportation 6
  SCM.283 Humanitarian Logistics     6
  SCM.284 Humanitarian Logistics Project 3
  SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management 6
  SCM.291 Procurement Fundamentals  6
  SCM.293 Urban Last-Mile Logistics 6
  SCM.294 Digital Supply Chain Transformation  
  Analysis Electives  
  SCM.293 Urban Last-Mile Logistics 6
  15.764 The Theory of Operations Management 12
  15.871 Introduction to System Dynamics 6
  15.872 System Dynamics II 6
  IDS.145 Data Mining: Finding the Data and Models that Create Value (Not Offered - Spring 2019) 6
  IDS.147 Statistical Learning and Data Mining 12
  IDS.330   Real Options for Product & System Design 6
  IDS.338 Multidisciplinary System Design Optimization (Not Offered - Spring 2019) 12
  Management Electives  
  SCM.261 Case Studies in Supply Chain Management 9
  SCM.290 Sustainable Supply Chain Management 6
  SCM.291 Procurement Fundamentals  6
  15.762 Supply Chain Planning 6
  15.763 Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design 6
  15.768 Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery 9
  15.769 Operations Strategy 9
  15.784 Operations Laboratory 9