The MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management program is offered by the Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (NISCI). Mirroring the top-ranked MIT Supply Chain Management program offered at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the MNSCM program delivers cutting-edge knowledge and expertise in problem solving, change management, and leadership. The graduates will be equipped with the skills that companies seek in an increasingly complex and dynamic marketplace as a result of two years of challenging coursework, immersion in state-of-the-art research, and interaction with industry partners. The first cohort of students have enrolled in September 2017. We look forward to you joining the 2020 intake!
- The program combines the curriculum of the Masters in Supply Chain Management program offered at MIT with a comprehensive MBA curriculum.
- The program is instructed in English by faculty members graduated from and having taught at top international universities with rich industry experience and expertise. Faculty members also include visiting professors from the renowned MIT Global SCALE Network.
- In addition to the challenging curriculum, the program emphasizes communication skills development, leadership training, and extensive interactions with the industry.
- The MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management Program engages with many local and multi-national corporations on initiatives such as industry lectures, thesis research projects, and student recruitment.
- Upon graduation, students will be inducted as Associate Members of the MIT Alumni Association and become alumni of the MIT Global SCALE Network.
The program above, in English, includes travel to MIT’s Cambridge, MA campus for the SCALE Connect, three intense weeks of workshops, seminars, industry speakers, facility tours, and team-based work.
The MNSCM Curriculum is composed of four building blocks:
1. The MIT SCM Core Curriculum, including the syllabus, course structure & contents, cases, software & textbooks, and assessment;
2. MBA courses such as Organization Behavior and Marketing Management;
3. Emphasis on both knowledge and skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, critical reasoning as well as teambuilding and leadership;
4. Opportunities for students to conceive and execute independent research on a topic of their choice.
The Core Curriculum
1st year, Fall Semester (including Normally Start in Mid-August)
• Introduction to Supply Chain Leadership
• Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management
• Logistics Systems
• Management Accounting and Control
• Database, Internet, and Systems Integration
• Business Writing for Supply Chain Management
• Forum and Seminar
1st year, Spring Semester——Normally Start in Mid-February (adjust according to Spring Festival）
• Operations Strategy
• Global Supply Chain Management
• System Dynamics
• Supply Chain Finance
• Thesis Writing for Supply Chain Management
• Forum and Seminar
1st year, Summer Semester——Normally Start in Late June
• Organizational Behavior
• Marketing Management
• Forum and Seminar
2nd year, Fall Semester——Normally Start in Mid-August
Working on MBA thesis project
2nd year, SCALE CONNECT at MIT——Normally Start in Early January
• Supply Chain Software
• Supply Chain Leadership
• SCALE CONNET
2nd year, Spring Semester——Normally Start in Mid-February (adjust according to Spring Festival）
Working on MBA thesis project
The MIT SCALE CONNECT
Thinking beyond boundaries and being inclusive in problem and solution consideration are more critical to global supply chain effectiveness than a domain specific solution. To achieve this, students will travel to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA to interact with other three SCALE network center students around the world. A series of guest lectures by top supply chain industry leaders will expose students to a successful professional and another practical view from industry.
Please note that traveling to MIT for the purpose of the SCALE CONNECT is subject to the student obtaining the necessary US visa as required. While it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the visa, NISCI will assist by providing supporting documentation.
For more information on the SCALE CONNECT please visit:
Every student must complete a master’s thesis to demonstrate the ability to study a complex topic in a practical yet scholarly rigorous manner. The thesis involves independent research to cement what students have learnt in various courses and field work during the program. To ensure that the research effort is meaningful and unique, students are encouraged to select topics according to their interest that are relevant to the industry – keeping in line with the overall philosophy of NISCI to undertake applied research. The corporate-sponsored thesis are done either in teams or individually to answer research questions raised by the sponsoring companies.
Every effort is made by the MNSCM program to turn this academic requirement into an opportunity for students to conceive and execute independent research on a topic of their choice. The MIT SCALE graduates often reflect on their thesis as one of the most challenging and rewarding components of their master’s program.
• Overseas students may take additional courses related to Chinese economy, Chinese culture, and Chinese language.
• Chinese Mainland students must take an additional course Practice and Theory of Socialism Market Economy which is required by the Ministry of Education of China.
1. Preferred candidates are either a bachelor degree holder with more than 3 years' work experience or a master degree holder with more than 2 years' work experience.
2. Prospective students are encouraged to take the GRE test, the GMAT test, the IELTS test, and the TOEFL test.
3. Prospective students are encouraged to submit reference letters as a part of their application package.
4. Prospective students may be invited to attend an interview. The interview will examine students’ English proficiency, supply-chain related work experience, professional aspirations & motivations, and leadership merits & potential.
5. Upon completion of the MNSCM Program, if meeting the requirements of degree conferral prescribe by the authorities, students will receive a study certificate and an MBA degree diploma from Ningbo University and a Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management Certificate, awarded by the MIT Global SCALE Network.
1. Prospective overseas students should apply to MNSCM here.
2. Prospective overseas students will be invited to a face-to-face or video interview with NISCI faculty members to determine their fit with the MNSCM program.
The tuition for 2022 Class of MNSCM is CNY168,000 in total over the two years. We currently provide a special scholarship covering a round-trip air ticket to MIT and lodging.
· The tuition does not include the textbook, course materials, transportation, living expense, and other personal expenses.
· The tuition shall be paid in two installments, 50% for the first and the second academic years, respectively.
· The candidates who have participated in the pre-qualification interview and passed the final admission of this project will receive a scholarship of RMB 5,000 (directly deducted from the tuition). Meanwhile, according to the notice of Ningbo Enterprise Employees on Tuition Subsidy for Postgraduate Students, qualified Ningbo enterprise employees can apply for a tuition subsidy of up to 50,000 RMB.
Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain Innovation has the ultimate power of interpretation of the scholarship regulations.
1. What is the primary working language of the MNSCM program?
The Ningbo China Institute for Supply Chain Innovation is an international higher education institute, and the instruction and working language of its MNSCM program is English. All textbooks, cases, software, assignments, and reading materials are in English.
2. Who are the instructors at MNSCM?
All MNSCM program faculty members have degrees from reputable international universities and robust professional industry experience.In addition, faculty members from the other MIT Global SCALE centers and experts from well-known international corporations frequently visit NISCI as guest speakers and guest lecturers.
3. Will MNSCM students have the opportunity to study at the MIT Cambridge campus?
Yes, in January during their second year of study, MNSCM students will travel to MIT's main campus to participate in the SCALE CONNECT. During that period, students from all six centers of the MIT Global SCALE network will meet. They will attend workshops together, attend competitions, visit companies, and present research reports.
4. Does MNSCM offer career development services?
Yes, MIT CTL has over 100 industry partners from a variety of fields including UPS, Amazon, Starbucks and General Motors, and most of them have branches or operations located in China. MNSCM will provide its graduates with personalized career development services.
5. Does MNSCM offer scholarships?
The candidates who have participated in the pre-qualification interview and passed the final admission of this project will receive a scholarship of RMB 5,000 (directly deducted from the tuition). Meanwhile, according to the notice of Ningbo Enterprise Employees on Tuition Subsidy for Postgraduate Students, qualified Ningbo enterprise employees can apply for a tuition subsidy of up to 50,000 RMB.
6. Is MNSCM a full or part-time program?
The MNSCM program is offered on a part-time basis. Students are encouraged to engage in cultural activities, entrepreneurship activities, and research activities in addition to their coursework. After the intensive coursework in the first year of study, students can do an internship in their second year of study to work on the thesis project.
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