MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management Program
Application Process
Tuition and Financing


The MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management program is offered by the Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China (NSCIIC). Mirroring the top-ranked MIT Supply Chain Management program offered at the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics, the MNSCM program delivers cutting-edge knowledge and expertise in problem solving, change management, and leadership. The graduates will be equipped with the skills that companies seek in an increasingly complex and dynamic marketplace as a result of two years of challenging coursework, immersion in state-of-the-art research, and interaction with industry partners. The first cohort of students have enrolled in September 2017. We look forward to you joining the 2018 intake!




-  The program combines the curriculum of the Masters in Supply Chain Management program offered at MIT with a comprehensive MBA curriculum.

-  The program is instructed in English by faculty members graduated from and having taught at top international universities with rich industry experience and expertise. Faculty members also include visiting professors from the renowned MIT Global SCALE Network.

-  In addition to the challenging curriculum, the program emphasizes communication skills development, leadership training, and extensive interactions with the industry.

-  The MIT-Ningbo Supply Chain Management Program engages with many local and multi-national corporations on initiatives such as industry lectures, thesis research projects, and student recruitment.

-  Upon graduation, students will be inducted as Associate Members of the MIT Alumni Association and become alumni of the MIT Global SCALE Network.

The MNSCM Curriculum is composed of four building blocks: 

1. The MIT SCM Core Curriculum, including the syllabus, course structure & contents, cases, software & textbooks, and assessment;

2. MBA courses such as Organization Behavior and Marketing Management;

3. Emphasis on both knowledge and skills such as critical analysis, problem solving, critical reasoning as well as teambuilding and leadership;

4. Opportunities for students to conceive and execute independent research on a topic of their choice.

The Core Curriculum 


1st year, Fall Semester (including Orientation)

• Introduction to Supply Chain Leadership
• Analytical Methods for Supply Chain Management

• Logistics Systems

• Management Accounting and Control
• Database, Internet, and Systems Integration

• Business Writing for Supply Chain Management
• Forum and Seminar


1st year, Spring Semester

• Operations Strategy
• Global Supply Chain Management

• System Dynamics
• Supply Chain Finance

• Thesis Writing for Supply Chain Management

• Forum and Seminar


1st year, Summer Semester
• Organizational Behavior
• Marketing Management
• Forum and Seminar


2nd year, Fall Semester

Working on MBA thesis project


2nd year, Independent Activities Period at MIT

• Supply Chain Software

• Supply Chain Leadership

2nd year, Spring Semester

Working on MBA thesis project



Thinking beyond boundaries and being inclusive in problem and solution consideration are more critical to global supply chain effectiveness than a domain specific solution. To achieve this, students will travel to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA to interact with other three SCALE network center students around the world. A series of guest lectures by top supply chain industry leaders will expose students to a successful professional and another practical view from industry.

Please note that traveling to MIT for the purpose of the IAP is subject to the student obtaining the necessary US visa as required. While it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the visa, NSCIIC will assist by providing supporting documentation.

For more information on the IAP please visit:

The Thesis

Every student must complete a master’s thesis to demonstrate the ability to study a complex topic in a practical yet scholarly rigorous manner. The thesis involves independent research to cement what students have learnt in various courses and field work during the program. To ensure that the research effort is meaningful and unique, students are encouraged to select topics according to their interest that are relevant to the industry – keeping in line with the overall philosophy of NSCIIC to undertake applied research. The corporate-sponsored theses are done either in teams or individually to answer research questions raised by the sponsoring companies.

Every effort is made by the MNSCM program to turn this academic requirement into an opportunity for students to conceive and execute independent research on a topic of their choice. The MIT SCALE graduates often reflect on their thesis as one of the most challenging and rewarding components of their master’s program.

Additional Notes

• Overseas students may take additional courses related to Chinese economy, Chinese culture, and Chinese language.
• Chinese Mainland students must take an additional course Practice and Theory of Socialism Market Economy which is required by the Ministry of Education of China.


Admission Requirements

1. Preferred candidates are either a bachelor degree holder with more than 3 years of work experience or a master degree holder with more than 2 years of work experience.


2. Prospective students are encouraged to take the GRE test, the GMAT test, the IELTS test, and the TOEFL test.


3. Prospective students are encouraged to submit reference letters as a part of their application package.

4. Prospective students may be invited to attend an interview. The interview will examine students’ English proficiency, supply-chain related work experience, professional aspirations & motivations, and leadership merits & potential.

Upon completion of the MNSCM Program, if meeting the requirements of degree conferral prescribe by the authorities, students will receive a study certificate and an MBA degree diploma from Ningbo University and a Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the MIT Global SCALE Network.

Overseas Students

1. Prospective overseas students should apply to MNSCM here.

2. Prospective overseas students will be invited to a face-to-face or video interview with NSCIIC faculty members to determine their fit with the MNSCM program.

  • The tuition for 2018 Class of MNSCM is CNY168,000 in total over the two years. The tuition includes a round-trip air ticket to MIT. 

·    The tuition does not include the textbook, course materials, transportation, living expense, and other personal expenses. 

·    The tuition shall be paid in two installments, 50% for the first and the second academic years, respectively.

  • Partial tuition scholarships may be awarded to foreign students who perform excellently during their study at NSCIIC. These scholarships are selective.


·         Outstanding scholarship (50% tuition)

·         Supply chain professional scholarship for female student (25% tuition)

·         Logistics professional scholarship: (25% tuition, for students in the logistics industry)

·         Manufacturing professional scholarship: (25% tuition, for students in the manufacturing industry)

·         Procurement professional scholarship (25% tuition, for students in procurement-related positions)

·         Information technology professional scholarship (25% tuition, for students in the information technology industry)

·         Ningbo government scholarship

*Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation institute China has the ultimate power of interpretation of the scholarship regulations.

1. What is the primary working language of the MNSCM program?

The Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China is an international higher education institute, and the instruction and working language of its MNSCM program is English. All textbooks, cases, software, assignments, and reading materials are in English.  

2. Who are the instructors at MNSCM?


All MNSCM program faculty members have degrees from reputable international universities and robust professional industry experience.In addition, faculty members from the other MIT Global SCALE centers and experts from well-known international corporations frequently visit NSCIIC as guest speakers and guest lecturers.

3. Will MNSCM students have the opportunity to study at the MIT Cambridge campus?

Yes, in January during their second year of study, MNSCM students will travel to MIT’s main campus to participate in the IAP (Independent Activities Period). During that period, students from all six centers of the MIT Global SCALE network will meet. They will take classes together, go on factory tours, showcase their internship projects, and give reports on their thesis topics. The round-trip airfare for this trip is included in MNSCM’s tuition. 

4. Does MNSCM offer career development services?

Yes, MIT CTL has over 100 industry partners from a variety of fields including UPS, Amazon, Starbucks and General Motors, and most have branches or operations located in China. MNSCM will provide its graduates with personalized career development services. 

5. Does MNSCM offer scholarships?

Yes, MNSCM offers various scholarships to both outstanding applicants and enrolled students.

6. Is MNSCM a full or part-time program?

The MNSCM program is offered on a part-time basis. Students are encouraged to engage in cultural activities, entrepreneurship activities, and research activities in addition to their coursework. After the intensive coursework in the first year of study, students can do an internship in their second year of study to work on the thesis project. 

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