April 9, 2021

Supply Chain Management master's programs offered through the MIT Global Supply Chain and Logistics (SCALE) Network have been ranked #1 Supply Chain Management graduate programs in the world by Paris-based EdUniversal. The organization evaluates thousands of specialty master's and MBA programs each year on criteria including overall program reputation, career and salary outcomes of recent graduates, international reach, and feedback from students and alumni. This is the MIT SCALE  programs' sixth consecutive year as the #1 SCM master's program in EdUniversal's rankings.

MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics formed the SCALE Network in 2003 with the founding of the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) in Zaragoza, Spain, and has since expanded the network to include six education and research centers on four continents. The #1-ranked SCM master's programs offered at SCALE centers in China, Luxembourg, and Malaysia, as well as Spain, are closely modeled on the program taught at MIT CTL, which has been educating supply chain professionals since 1998. Other SCALE Network educational offerings include a low-residency Graduate Certificate program for students pursuing master's degrees in related fields at top universities in Latin America, as well as executive education courses, part-time master's programs, and PhD programs.

For nearly 20 years, the MIT SCALE master's programs have helped early- to mid-career professionals build supply chain expertise and advance their careers with top global companies across industry sectors including biotech and pharmaceuticals, technology, consulting, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, utilities, food & beverage, and transportation & logistics. The engineering-focused core curriculum emphasizes analytical problem solving, leadership, and communication skills. Students receive advanced, specialized training, engage in cutting-edge research, enjoy rich interaction with industry, and benefit from intensive career services and recruiting support. Each January, SCALE master's and graduate certificate program students come together for three intense weeks of SCALE Connect, a unique opportunity to collaborate and learn with fellow supply chain and logistics students from all over the world.

In addition to its #1-ranked master’s programs, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics also offers the MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management. The MicroMasters offers students around the world an opportunity to advance their supply chain expertise through rigorous coursework offered online at low cost. Students earning the MITx MicroMasters credential are eligible to apply to the pioneering blended master's cohort, and earn a full master's degree in Supply Chain Management in only five months on campus at MIT or ZLC. 

EdUniversal has evaluated academic institutions and programs in France since 1994, and internationally since 2007. For 2021 the organization analyzed the educational offerings of nearly 4000 schools and universities in 154 countries to select the top 100 programs in each of 51+ specializations. MIT programs ranked #1 in their respective categories this year include MIT SCALE Supply Chain Management master's programs, the MIT MS in Real Estate Development, Sloan's MS in Management Studies and System Design & Management master's, and the MIT Leaders for Global Operations program, a dual-degree program offered jointly by Sloan and the MIT School of Engineering.