The MIT SCALE master's programs have been ranked #1 Supply Chain Management programs in the world for the fourth consecutive year by Paris-based EdUniversal.
EdUniversal has evaluated academic institutions and programs in France since 1994, and internationally since 2007. Its rankings are based on criteria including overall program reputation, career and salary outcomes of recent graduates, international reach, and feedback from students and alumni.
MIT's SCM program shares the #1 position with sister programs offered through three of the five centers in CTL's global Supply Chain and Logistics Excellence (SCALE) Network: Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), and Luxembourg Center for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL).
The SCALE network was formed by the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics in 2003 and includes education and research centers in Spain, Luxembourg, Colombia, Malaysia, and China, in addition to Cambridge MA. Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), Malaysia Institute of Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), and Luxembourg Centre for Logistics & Supply Chain Management (LCL) each offer a master’s modeled on MIT’s 10-month master's in supply chain management program, which has been educating supply chain professionals since 1998. The Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China incorporates the 10-month SCALE curriculum into a 2-year MBA program, while the Center for Latin American Logistics and Innovation (Colombia) offers a low-residency Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management to students pursuing a master's in a related field at their home universities in Latin America.
For over 15 years, the MIT SCALE master's programs have helped early-career professionals build their supply chain expertise and advance their careers. Students learn the latest supply chain management methods, engage in cutting-edge research, and enjoy rich interaction with industry through site visits and facility tours, lectures by visiting executives, and an intensive recruiting program. Each January, students from across the global network convene at MIT for SCALE Connect, a unique, intensive opportunity to work and learn with fellow supply chain and logistics students from all over the world.
SCALE Network graduates are in high demand by top global companies in a wide range of industries including biotech and pharmaceuticals, software/internet, healthcare, manufacturing, consulting, retail, utilities, food & beverage, and transportation & logistics.
In addition to its #1-ranked master’s programs, MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics also offers the MITx MicroMasters credential in supply chain management on the EdX learning platform. The MicroMasters offers students around the world an opportunity to advance their supply chain expertise through fully-online study. Students earning the MITx MicroMasters Credential are eligible to apply to the blended or accelerated Supply Chain Management master's programs, and complete a full master’s degree in only five months on campus at MIT, ZLC, or MISI. These pioneering blended master’s programs enrolled their first classes in 2017.