System Design and Management (MIT)

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System Design & Management (SDM) is a graduate program leading to a Master's degree in Engineering and Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. SDM is MIT's first graduate-level career-compatible degree granting program, offering full-time on-campus,part-time commuter, and distance learning options. MIT created SDM to educate future technical leaders in the design and engineering of complex products and systems. Created in 1996, the program stresses leadership and management skills necessary to work successfully across organizations. SDM prepares engineers to apply systems thinking across boundaries, enabling them to provide strategic leadership in addressing the complex challenges facing the world today.

SDM is jointly offered by the MIT Sloan School of Management and the MIT School of Engineering. It provides engineering depth and management breadth, and leads to a degree in Engineering and Management granted by the two schools. Over 950 students from dozens of organizations representing a wide range of industries have attended SDM. More than half of recently matriculated SDM students hold Masters or Doctoral degrees earned prior to entering the program. SDM offers a one-year graduate certificate program in systems engineering taught primarily at a distance. Additionally, in 2014 sister track Integrated Design & Management launched to integrate industrial design, engineering design, and other design disciplines with management.


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