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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.

Students

Adeyemi

Adeyemi Adepetu,
SDM '13

Turning Waste into Energy, One Community at a Time
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Raj Nair, SDM '12

Juan Romeu,
SDM '13

Program Management Engineer Discovers Value of Systems Thinking
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Alumni

Sahar Hashmi

Sahar Hashmi,
SDM '11

Studying Healthcare from Every Angle
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Jorge Moreno

Douglas Hague,
SDM '99

Elevating Data, Analytics to the C-Suite
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Faculty

Matthew S. Kressy

Matthew S. Kressy, Director

MIT Establishes New Master's Track Integrating Design and Management
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Events

SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series
Monday, November 3, 2014
Integrated Design for Product Success
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Live Virtual Information Session
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
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Virtual SDM Information Session (pre-recorded)

Available on demand

News

Webinar: A Systems Approach to the 2014 Midterm Elections: Voting to Achieve Systemwide Change
Presentation and Recording>>

SDM Pulse, Fall 2014
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2013 SDM Employment Report
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