Supply Chain Management Master’s Curriculum (Residential)

Both the Master of Engineering in Supply Chain Management degree (MEng-SCM) and the Master of Applied Science in Supply Chain Management degree (MASc-SCM) are intensive, ten-month residential programs requiring 90 units of graduate subjects. The curriculum has a strong focus on technical and analytical skills, leadership and communication skills, and includes opportunities to engage deeply with top global companies through industry-sponsored research projects, speaker series, and facility tours.

For the MASc-SCM, students complete at least 81 units of required and elective subjects as well as a 9-unit capstone research project. For the MEng-SCM degree, students complete at least 78 units of required and elective subjects as well as a 12-unit research thesis. The subject requirements for this program are described below.

See the MIT Course Catalog for descriptions of all subjects (*Link cannot be open with Chrome Browser)

Note: Degree requirements are different for the blended program option. See SCMb curriculum details 


Required Subjects
Course Number


SC0xSupply Chain Analytics
SCM.250Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management I6
Introduction to Python


Required Subjects
Course Number


SCM.259Written Communication for Supply Chain Management3
SCM.260*Logistics Systems12
SCM.264*Databases and Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management6

Project Requirement

Choose one
SCM.800Capstone Project3
SCM.THGGraduate Thesis3


Required Subjects
Course Number


SCM.262Leading Global Teams3
SCM.254Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management II3


Required Subjects
Course Number


SCM.263Advanced Writing Workshop for SCM3
SCM.281Supply Chain Public Speaking Workshop1

MASc Requirements

or 6.C51 & SCM.C51
Data Science and Machine Learning for Supply Chain Management
Modeling with Machine Learning: From Algorithms to Applications
SCM.800Capstone Project6

MEng Requirements

6.C51 & SCM.C51Modeling with Machine Learning: From Algorithms to Applications12
SCM.THGGraduate Thesis9

Financial Choices

Choose one
Course Number


SCM.251*Supply Chain Financial Analysis9
15.011Economic Analysis for Business Decisions9
15.401Managerial Finance9
15.521Accounting Information for Decision Makers6
15.535Business Analysis Using Financial Statements9

Substitution Courses

Choose one
Course Number


SCM.271Logistics Systems Topics3
SCM.274Databases and Data Analysis for Supply Chain Management Topics3
SCM.253Case Studies in Supply Chain Financial Analysis6
*With the approval of the instructor, students may substitute SCM.260, SCM.264, and/or SCM.251 with the corresponding subject below plus additional electives.

Required Elective 

Select 1 elective in each of the following categories, plus additional electives to meet unit requirement.

  • Finance Electives           
  • Supply Chain Electives
  • Analysis Electives
  • Management Electives

Total units: 90

SCM Electives

Course number


SCM.261[J]Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management6
SCM.283Humanitarian Logistics6
SCM.284Humanitarian Logistics Project12
SCM.289E-Commerce and Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategies6
SCM.290Sustainable Supply Chain Management6
SCM.293[J]Urban Last-Mile Logistic6
SCM.294Digital Supply Chain Transformation6
SCM.270 Current Challenges in Supply Chain Management  2
SCM.275Advanced Supply Chain Systems Planning and Network Design6

Analysis Electives

SCM.293[J]Urban Last-Mile Logistics6
1.200[J]Transportation System Analysis: Performance & Optimization12
15.071The Analytics Edge12
15.093[J]Optimization Methods12
15.774The Analytics of Operations Management12
15.871Introduction to System Dynamics 6
15.872System Dynamics II6
15.873System Dynamics for Business and Policy9
IDS.145[J]Data Mining: Finding the Models and Predictions that Create Value6
IDS.147[J]Statistical Learning and Data Mining12
IDS.305Business and Operations Analytics6
IDS.330Real Options for Product & System Design6
IDS.333Risk and Decision Analysis6
IDS.338[J]Multidisciplinary Design Optimization12

Management Electives

SCM.261[J]Case Studies in Supply Chain Management9
SCM.290Sustainable Supply Chain Management6
SCM.287(J)Global Aging & the Built Environment12
15.025Game Theory for Strategic Advantage9
15.386Leading in Ambiguity: Steering Through Strategic Inflection Points6
15.390New Enterprises12
15.769Operations Strategy9
15.762[J]Supply Chain Planning6
115.763[J]Manufacturing Systems and Supply Chain Design6
15.768Management of Services: Concepts, Design, and Delivery9
15.769Operations Strategy9
15.784Operations Laboratory9
15.900Competitive Strategy9
15.904Strategy and the CEO6
15.915Business Strategies for a Sustainable Future12