On October 7, MIT announced a pilot program allowing learners to take a semester’s worth of courses completely online in the Institute’s top-ranked, one-year Supply Chain Management (SCM) master’s program, then complete an MIT master’s degree by spending a single semester on campus.
MIT also announced a new academic credential for the digital age: the “MicroMaster’s,” which can be earned through MITx by students who pass a comprehensive examination upon the successful completion of the same semester’s worth of online SCM courses. Classes toward these degrees begin on Feb. 10, 2016.
The announcement was made by MIT President L. Rafael Reif by email to the MIT community. The pilot will be led by Professor Sanjay Sarma, MIT’s dean of digital learning, and by Professor Yossi Sheffi and Dr. Chris Caplice, who run the SCM program and its online offerings. Read more.