Master’s Program in Engineering and Management
Each year, System Design & Management (SDM) enrolls an elite group of 50 to 55 high-potential, early to mid-career professionals who:
- represent diverse academic and professional backgrounds; and
- share two common goals—they want to be systems thinkers and they want to lead.
Successful SDM candidates also demonstrate:
- strong leadership potential;
- systems thinking capability; and
- a propensity to excel in integrating engineering and management.
Many SDM fellows:
- hold one or more advanced degrees;
- have held responsible positions in organizations representing a wide range of industries; and
- have worked as product development managers, systems engineers, analysts—even vice presidents and CEOs.
The typical SDM student:
- is an engineering professional in his/her mid-30s (range 25-50+); and
- has 10 or more years of work experience (range 3-20+).
A typical SDM cohort:
- comprises students from up to 20+ countries who bring with them a diversity of cultural backgrounds, knowledge, and experience that enhances MIT’s vibrant, rich learning environment; and
- learns not only from classroom professors, but also from classmates through cohort-building endeavors and team assignments.
All information is accurate as of April 25, 2016, and is subject to change.