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Professor Sheffi to lead creation of course content for MIT’s MicroMaster’s program

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PHOTO: Bryce Vickmark and Christine Daniloff/MIT

On October 7, MIT announced a pilot program in its Supply Chain Management (SCM) program. Students who excel in a semester’s worth of graduate classes online, and also pass a comprehensive proctored exam, can earn a MITx MicroMaster’s credential. Students can then apply to the full SCM master’s program and receive course credit for the work they did online, as well as come to MIT to complete the program and earn a master’s degree after a semester on campus. Professor Yossi Sheffi, Director of the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, will lead the creation of course content and the nurturing of the two programs’ students. “The new combination of online courses and one residential semester will open the SCM program to many more learners,” says Sheffi. Read more here