MIT and Arizona State University launch joint stackable online degree through edX

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With tuition of $19,080 and an 89% employment rate, this online Master's program will launch in January 2020.

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Arizona State University (ASU), and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced the launch of an online Master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management through MOOC provider edX.

This new credit pathway between MIT and ASU will let students count credits earned in a set of short courses from the MITx MicroMasters® program in Supply Chain Management toward a full Master’s degree from Arizona State University. Learners who complete and pass the program and also gain admission to ASU, are eligible to earn a graduate degree from ASU’s W. P. Carey School of Business and ASU Online.

With this new collaboration with ASU, the MIT Supply Chain Management MicroMasters program now offers learners pathways to completing a Master’s degree at a total of 21 institutions.

“We are excited to strengthen our relationship with ASU to offer this innovative, top-ranked online Master’s degree program in Supply Chain Management,” said Anant Agarwal, edX CEO and MIT professor. “This announcement comes at a time when the workplace is changing more rapidly than ever before, and employers are in need of highly skilled talent, especially in the fields most impacted by advances in technology. This new offering truly transforms traditional graduate education by bringing together two top-ranked schools in supply chain management to create the world’s first stackable, hybrid graduate degree program. This approach to a stackable, flexible, top-quality online Master’s degree is the latest milestone in addressing today’s global skills gap.”

A MicroMasters program is a series of graduate-level courses that provide learners with in-demand skills that translate into career-focused advancement, as well as the option to use the completed courses as an alternative path towards a full Master’s degree.

“We are delighted to add this program to MIT’s growing number of pathways that provide learners with increased access to higher education and career advancement opportunities in a flexible, affordable manner,” said Krishna Rajagopal, dean for digital learning at MIT Open Learning.

Master’s details


MITx MicroMasters program* (12 credit hours) 1,080 USD

ASU Master’s courses (18 credits, $1,000 per credit hour)  18,000 USD

Total Tuition: 19,080 USD

Employment rate: 89% of graduate students are employed within 90 days of graduation (ASU Outcomes and Rankings, 2016-2017 graduates).

Reputation: U.S. News and World Report rank this Master's program as one of the top 3 graduate schools in the United States for Supply Chain and Logistics.

The online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from ASU will launch in January 2020. For more information, visit edX website.