October 02, 2017

CAMBRIDGE, BOSTON, Mass., October 2, 2017 – The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics (MIT CTL) is providing MIT CTL’s ground-breaking MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management courses to employees in GE’s Operations Management Leadership Program.

The first course in the five-course, on-line program, CTL.SC0x Supply Chain Analytics, kicked-off with a special session to familiarize learners with the program. This “live event” is offered to companies such as GE that are corporate partners of the center.

Thirty-five GE employees are taking the MicroMasters course in this initial run. As Verified students, they gain full access to MicroMasters classes and on-line teaching materials as well as extra materials that are supplemental to the standard content.

In addition, GE can request customized versions of MicroMasters courses that are tailored to the company’s specific educational needs.

 “MicroMasters has opened a new chapter in supply chain education. Our exciting collaboration with GE builds on this success with a program that helps a world-leading company give its employees the supply chain skills they need to compete and excel in a global marketplace,” says Dr. Chris Caplice, Director, MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management program.

This is the first time that MIT CTL has partnered with a company to provide MicroMasters in this way, and the center is talking with several other enterprises to develop similar programs.

MIT CTL’s executive educational offerings include custom in-person programs that provide both in-class and on-line classes, and custom on-line programs based on MicroMasters content. 

MicroMasters media contact: Arthur Grau, Communications Officer, MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management, email: agrau@mit.edu; tel: 617-253-4592.

NOTES TO EDITORS

About MicroMasters

The MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management is a standalone certificate program designed and administered by MIT CTL. To date, more than 210,500 unique learners from over 190 countries have enrolled on at least one MicroMasters course. The program comprises five courses: Supply Chain Analytics (CTL.SC0x), Supply Chain Fundamentals (CTL SC1x), Supply Chain Design (CTL SC2x), Supply Chain Dynamics (CTL.SC3x) and Supply Chain Technology and Systems (CTL.SC4x). Learners who complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all five supply chain courses and pass a comprehensive proctored final exam earn the MicroMasters Credential.

About MIT CTL

Launched in 1973, MIT CTL is one of the world’s leading centers for supply chain education and research. The center coordinates more than 100 supply chain research efforts across the MIT campus and around the globe. It also educates students and corporate leaders in the essential principles of supply chain management and helps organizations to compete more effectively. GE is a member of MIT CTL’s Supply Chain Exchange.

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com