MIT’s ground-breaking System Design and Management (SDM) program educates future technical leaders in architecting, engineering, and designing complex products and systems. By integrating advanced studies in engineering and management sciences, SDM prepares early- and mid-career executives to be the technically-grounded senior leaders of their enterprises, while offering them the opportunity to participate in a lifelong partnership with an innovative global community. Our students are trained to solve complex challenges at the intersection of engineering and business, enabling them to lead effectively and creatively.
The SDM program was founded in 1996 in collaboration with industry partners in order to educate the technical leaders of tomorrow. Created, designed, and managed by an active partnership between the School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management, SDM sets the standard for delivering lifelong, career-and-family-compatible professional education, using advanced information and distance learning technologies.
SDM students, faculty, and alumni are part of a global community dedicated to meeting industry's complex and evolving needs. Together we seek maximum impact through a combination of rigorous academic curriculum and hands-on research.