September 25, 2020: Higher education research leader QS Quacquarelli Symonds has recognized the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics' Supply Chain Management master's program as the  #1 SCM 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 the 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 -- like all MIT SCALE supply chain master's programs --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.

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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