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MIT Supply Chain MBA

MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics offers a Supply Chain Management master's program in two formats – a 10-month fully residential option, and a hybrid online + on-campus Blended option.

Students choose between 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 arrival, students interested in the MEng-SCM degree may submit a research proposal and apply to pursue that degree option.

SCM Residential (SCMr) program

Ten-month on-campus master's program designed for early-career supply chain professionals who want to return to school to receive advanced, specialized training in supply chain management. 

Program Timeline

The SCMr program begins in early August and concludes with commencement at the end of May. Residential program students are admitted for August entry only.

Benefits of a Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management

Gain an advanced, practical, focused foundation in Supply Chain Management.

  • Earn your master's in just 10 months (or less) on campus, versus 2 years for a traditional MBA
  • Engineering-focused degree options with emphasis on practical, specialized coursework relevant to supply chain
  • Advanced leadership training at significantly low college cost than an elite 2-year MBA
  • Learn from and work with world-class MIT faculty and researchers who are innovating across a broad portfolio of research lines
  • Apply your skills to your passions: humanitarian response, sustainability, policy, security, strategy, and more
  • Ranked #1 worldwide in Supply Chain & Logistics master's program rankings by Eduniversal
  • Our students are heavily recruited by the world’s top companies, and graduate with salary increases of 70% or more on average
  • Join an elite alumni network of over 1200 MIT SCM and SCALE Supply Chain graduates working across the world

For the SCMr program, college seeks applicants who have:


    A minimum of two years of relevant post-bachelor's professional work experience (students who enter with 3 to 7 years of work experience are in the best position to gain from the SCMr program and also contribute the most to class discussions).

    College-level training in analytical thinking

    Demonstrated training in college-level calculus, probability, and statistics


The application for admission opens in September, and the residential program has three admissions rounds each year beginning in the fall. Round deadlines for the Class of 2022 admission cycle:

  • Round 1 Deadline: November 15, 2020
  • Round 2 Deadline: January 15, 2021
  • Round 3 Deadline: March 15, 2021

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.

Important note about exam dates:

  • If you are taking the SC0x exam on November 25, 2020, you should submit your completed application by the Round 2 deadline of January 15, 2021.
  • If you are taking the SC0x exam on March 10, 2021, you should submit your completed application by the Round 3 deadline of March 15, 2021.
  • 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 college weighs heavily in SCALE admissions decisions. Therefore, college 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 honours, 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.
  • Recommendations (All applicants) - You must provide two recommendations from people capable of judging your professional and/or academic promise (i.e., supervisor, professor). Because college admissions committee focuses on work experience, college 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.

    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. College 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.
  • Video Statement (All applicants) - Please record a video statement 2 minutes in length. Your video should serve as a personal introduction to the admissions committee. Feel free to interweave personal experiences and professional accomplishments to help tell your story. Consider the guiding questions below to help frame your response.
    1. Why should college admit you to the master’s in supply chain management program?
    2. How do you expect to contribute to the program community?
    3. What else would you like the admissions committee to know about you as they consider your candidacy?
    4. (Blended applicants only) What are your expectations/aspirations after completing the program?

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