Purdue and MIT Launch Supply Chain Degree Pathway

Purdue and MIT Launch Supply Chain Degree Pathway

Online learners enrolled in Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s MITx MicroMasters Program in Supply Chain Management can earn their master’s degree through a new pathway to Purdue University.

Krannert School of Management will waive 10 credits toward a master’s degree in global supply chain management to those who complete the MicroMasters program, which is comprised of five online courses delivered on edX and a comprehensive exam.

“Students and employers need exceptional education delivered with flexibility and modularity, especially in disciplines like global supply chain and operations management,” said David Hummels, dean of the Krannert School of Management. “We are proud to work with MIT in creating a unique pathway for well-prepared students to complete a highly ranked master’s degree in SCM with great access to high-profile faculty expertise, hands-on experience from local company projects and state-of-the-art educational technologies.”

The MicroMasters program offers online learners a foundational understanding of supply chain management and represents one semester of coursework, which can be continued at MIT, Purdue or six other universities offering a pathway in the United States, Australia, Guatemala, Malaysia and Spain.

“These online courses offer the same rigor and relevance as the material taught on campus through MIT’s world-renowned Supply Chain Management program,” said Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning and the Fred Fort Flowers and Daniel Fort Flowers Professor in Mechanical Engineering.

Experiential learning is a key part of both the Krannert and MITx MicroMasters supply chain management programs. Teams of three to five master’s students at Purdue work with partnering companies under the supervision of faculty, and are responsible for completing all deliverables and presenting their final results.

“The combination of the learning that can now be delivered online with the magic that happens when you have students working together in one place, as they now can at Purdue, is a powerful career accelerator,” said Krishna Rajagopal, MIT’s dean for digital learning.

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