Master of Science in Management Studies

What is the MSMS Program?

The Master of Science in Management Studies program is a unique, customizable degree that complements an MBA or equivalent master’s degree from a partner or affiliate school—Asia School of Business, Fudan International MBA Program, HEC Paris, IE Business School, Imperial College Business School, INSEAD, Lisbon MBA Program, Tsinghua Global MBA Program and the University of Naples Parthenope.

The MSMS program allows recent graduates or current students from these schools to pursue advanced studies in management and receive a Master of Science degree from MIT in nine months. Students have the ability to immerse themselves in a particular area of study; including, Economics, Finance and Accounting (EFA), Behavioral and Policy Sciences (BPS), and Management Science (MS), and then complete a thesis based on their area of interest.

MSMS students should complete a minimum of 24 units of the program of study focused on the application of statistical modeling, data warehousing, data mining, programming, forecasting, or operations research techniques to the analysis of problems of business organization and performance. This can be accomplished with elective courses or through the required thesis.

STEM Classification

The MSMS program qualifies as a STEM-designated program.  International students pursuing US-based STEM-eligible jobs are eligible to apply for a 24-month extension to their current 12 months of curricular optional practical training following degree completion. 

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Jake Cohen | Senior Associate Dean; Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Ethics, and Law
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