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Master's Program in Engineering and Management
Master's Program in Engineering and Management
Master's Program in Engineering and Management

System Design and ManagementMaster's Program in Engineering and Management

Master's Program in Engineering and Management

Master's Program in Engineering and Management at MIT

Jointly offered by MIT's School of Engineering and the MIT Sloan School of Management, the System Design and Management (SDM) master's program in engineering and management educates mid-career professionals to lead effectively and creatively by using systems thinking to solve large-scale, complex challenges in product design, development, and innovation.

SDM offers full-time on-campus and part-time flex options that include commuter and distance learning opportunities. Together they combine MITís academic rigor with state-of-the-art, synchronous technology that enables off-campus students to attend live classes with their cohort and work on team assignments with classmates from around the world.

SDM provides a global mindset; a systems thinking perspective that integrates management, technology, and social sciences; and ways to lead across organizational and cultural boundaries to address rapidly accelerating complexity and change in today's global markets.

The curriculum of MIT's System Design and Management program encompasses leadership development and critical, creative, and integrative thinking as well as an appreciation of diversity and an understanding of how to foster positive change within organizations, society at large, and—most importantly—within oneself.


Julia Somerdin, SDM '13

Julia Somerdin,
SDM '13

Improving Efficiency and Patient Safety in Intensive Care Units

 Jillian Wisniewski

Jillian Wisniewski,
SDM '14

Designing Intelligence


Andrea Ippolito

Andrea Ippolito,
SDM '10

Hacking Health Care

Jorge Moreno

Douglas Hague,
SDM '99

Elevating Data, Analytics to the C-Suite


Matthew S. Kressy

Matthew S. Kressy, Director

MIT Establishes New Master's Track Integrating Design and Management


Anando Chowdhury

Anando Chowdhury,
SDM '10

Developing a Technology Roadmap for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Systems


SDM Information Evening
Boston Marriott Cambridge
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
Monday, April 6, 2015
Hadoop-Based Data Exploration for the Healthcare Safety Net—Technical and Sociocultural Challenges to Big Data Usability

MIT SDM Speaker Series
Friday, April 10, 2015
A Systems-Based Approach to Healthcare Innovation via Multimodal Sensors and Analytics

Learn about the MIT Master's in Engineering and Management!

Recorded Information Sessions
Available on Demand

Integrated Design & Management (IDM) Track

System Design & Management (SDM)


SDM Pulse, Spring 2015

Update: IDM Curriculum Development

SDM Holds Project Forum/Tech Showcase

Webinar: Systems Thinking in Mobile Networking: How Virtualization and Programming Change the Mobile Paradigm
Presentation and Recording>>

Conference: Systems Thinking for Emerging, Evolving, and Established Leaders
Videos and Presentation Slides>>

2013 SDM Employment Report

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