The MIT Master's Program in Engineering and Management
SDM graduates find a wide range of career opportunities open to them. With their MIT master's degree in engineering and management, most are highly successful in securing top positions. Employers recognize that the academic rigor of the System Design and Management Program (SDM), together with the diversity of thought and professional experience shared among SDM Fellows, faculty, and staff, equips SDM graduates to lead across disciplines and to solve complex problems throughout organizations.
SDM graduates are hired into a wide range of functions, including product design, development, and innovation, R&D, engineering management, general management, operations, project management, IT, software development, marketing, and sales. Industries that have hired SDM grads include aerospace, defense, government, information systems, telecommunications, energy, banking, and consulting.
These diverse career opportunities add to the richness of the SDM academic experience. They also provide avenues for SDM Fellows to explore new careers, as well as to strengthen and enhance their technical and leadership skills for renewed effectiveness in their current positions.
SDM takes pride in educating leaders who will work in traditional engineering roles as well as in nontraditional positions. Titles held by SDM graduates throughout their careers include:
More recently, SDM Fellows have also chosen to enter nonprofit, financial, and consulting industries. They hold such titles as:
In addition to the aforementioned career opportunities, graduates of MIT's System Design and Management Program have also gone on to join professional leadership programs and entrepreneurial endeavors.