Doane MBA program now accepts MITx MicroMasters credentials

Doane University is now accepting MITx MicroMasters credential holders seeking a path for completion of an MBA with an emphasis in supply chain management. Doane began offering an online MBA in March of 2017 and the new affiliation with Massachusetts Institute of Technology expands students’ opportunities in an in-demand area of business.

Courses in a supply chain management MicroMasters are offered by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) online through edX. EdX was founded in 2012 by Harvard University and MIT as an online learning destination and provider of Massive Online Courses, or MOOCs, with the mission of offering free course access to students across the globe. Since its inception, edX has grown to include over 130 global universities, nonprofits and institutions, including Doane University, identified as DoaneX in the edX family; similarly, MIT is identified as MITx.

While MITx offers courses in supply chain management, completion of the MBA often involves taking business courses through another university.

Doane is now one of five institutions named by MIT as a viable option for degree completion.

Credits earned through MITx can now be transferred to Doane where students can complete an online MBA with an emphasis in supply chain management. This allows Doane University’s exposure to grow even more, providing these students with an ideal landing spot to meet their educational goals. 

“We are excited that Doane will offer credit towards their online MBA to learners who complete the MITx supply chain management MicroMasters credential,” said MIT’s Dean for Digital Learning Krishna Rajagopal. “Their pathway gives our SCM MicroMasters learners another excellent way to continue their education and advance their careers.”

“Supply chain management is currently a very relevant field,” said Deb Sepich, director of graduate business programs in the College of Professional Studies. “All we have to do is look at current examples in the business world that reflect the creativity that can be applied through the use of data and technology. For example, Amazon’s new partnership with Whole Foods is a potential disruptor in the grocery business. The partnership between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan Chase involving health care also highlights the importance of the supply chain of collaborating industries,” she explained.

Supply chain management as a field of study is growing in popularity, according to Andrea Butler, associate vice president of academic affairs for online and adult operations. "We anticipate more students completing an MBA through Doane because of our edX partnership," Butler explained.

More information on the Doane MBA degree completion program is available here.

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