The MIT-Zaragoza-Malaysia Global Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GSCM) was jointly established by three centers within the MIT Global SCALE Network: MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Zaragoza Logistics Center and Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation. The curriculum of the program is modeled on the supply chain management (SCM) master program at MIT.
Created in collaboration with the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this program is built upon the supply chain courses taught in the MIT Global SCALE Network programs. The network of six innovation centers on four continents is an alliance of leading-edge research and education centers dedicated to the development and dissemination of global innovation in supply chain and logistics.
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"Today's multinational companies have operations that span continents and are becoming more global in their reach. Our SCALE Network mirrors this structure - we are preparing students to perform efficiently in the highly demanding, global environment that now defines the business world"
Dr. Yossi Sheffi
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics
The Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) program is a high-quality degree taught in a truly global setting which provides its graduates with proficiency in both problem solving and change leadership. Through this program students gain a unique exposure by studying in 3 different continents. It is designed to create global supply chain leaders and has been crafted to develop the skillsets required to navigate through a world evolving rapidly due to globalization.
Program at a Glance
Location: ZLC Campus, Zaragoza, Spain (5 months), MIT Campus, Massachusetts, USA (3 weeks in January) and MISI Campus, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (4 months).
Duration: 10 months, full-time degree program
Credits: 68 ECTS credits
Degree awarded: Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Zaragoza (own degree/estudio propio) and Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the MIT Global Scale Network
- August 6-10: Arrival in Zaragoza, Spain , ZLC Registration
- August 11-14: ZLC Orientation
- August 17-21: ZLC Preparatory Sessions
- August 24: A Term begins
- December 21: A Term ends
- December 22 - January 8: Christmas period
- January 10: ZLOG arrive in Cambridge, United States
- January 11: B Term begins
- January 11-29: SCALE Connect at MIT
- February 1: ZLOG convene in Zaragoza - B Term ends
- February 2: C Term begins
- May 10: Submit Final Thesis
- May 22: Deadline to submit Thesis Executive Summary & Presentation
- May 28: C Term ends
- May 31 (tentative): Thesis Final Presentations
- First week of June: Commencement Ceremony
- Orientation: Team Building and Career Workshops
- Preparatory Sessions: Mathematics and Finance
- Logistics Systems:
- Inventory Systems:
- Analytical Methods:
- Supply Chain Information Systems:
- Financial Systems and Supply Chain Management:
- Supply Chain Analytics:
- Spanish Language:
- Thesis Seminar Proposal:
- Advanced Topics:
- 5 lectures by leading MIT researchers each with short homework assignments,
- 6 lectures by C-level industry executives followed by filmed small team interviews,
- 6 rounds of the team-based Fresh Connection management simulation game,
- 6 in-depth leadership workshops,
- a major team-based APICS-Sponsored Case Competition (paper, presentation, judges),
- 6 Supply Chain Research workshops each with hands-on team-based assignments ,
- 1 day-long tour and one ½ day tour of best-in-class supply chain operations,
- a major Research Expo (poster session) attended by 200-300 supply chain executives
- Logistics Facilities & Operations:
- System Dynamics:
- Energy and Sustainable Supply Chains
- Supply Chain Design, Planning and Organization
- Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Supply Chain Management
- Collaborative Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- Risk Management
- Revenue Management
- Advanced Planning & Execution Systems
- Procurement and Supply Chain Coordination
- Service Operations Logistics
- Reverse Logistics
- Project Management
- Mass Customization
- Retail Supply Chain Management
- Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains
- Freight Transportation
- Manufacturing Logistics
- Supply Chain Strategy:
- Advanced Topics:
Experiential learning developing a master thesis project with companies such as:Research Fest At the MISI Research Fest graduating MISI students present their research theses to an audience of thesis sponsors and invited guests from industry and academia. This presentation is part of the formal competition f or the "best Thesis award" that is judged by a panel of senior supply chain leaders in industry and distinguished academicians. Each presentation will be followed by a Q&A session from the jury and the audience. Graduating students will also have their thesis posters on show at the event. The MISI Research Fest is usually held on the Monday preceding the commencement ceremony at MISI.
- Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Laundry & Home Care, Henkel
- Ivanka Janssen, VP Supply Chain Europe, Eastern Europe & Sub Saharan Africa, PepsiCo
- David Sheldon, Head of Global Supply Chain Development & Digital Supply Chain, Nestlé
- Berta Escudero, Executive Director, Cortefiel
- John Allan, CEO of Exel Logistics
- Marie-Christine Lombard, Head of TNT Express
- Hans-Joachim Körber, Chairman and CEO, Metro Group
- Subra Suresh, Dean, MIT School of Engineering
- Yosef Sheffi, Director, Engineering Systems Division, MIT
- Ezequiel Szafir, Group General Manager, Grupo Cortefiel
- Robert Blackburn, Senior Vice President and head of Global Supply Chain, BASF
- Dr. V. Sumantran, Executive Vice-Chairman, Hinduja Automotive, UK and Vice-Chairman, Ashok Leyland
- Martin Wegner, Vice-President of Research and Development, Deutsche Post DHL Solutions and Innovation
- David LaPré, Head of Pharma Global Technical Operations, F. Hoffmann-La Roche
- Ralph Keck, Director - P&G Product Supply - Global Logistics, P&G
Who should apply
Diversity in the student body is an important characteristic of the MIT Masters in Supply Chain. While applicants are expected to have an aptitude for analytical thinking, they do not need to have an undergraduate degree in engineering. We invite students of all disciplines to apply. Beyond education, relevant work experience weighs heavily in the admissions decision.
When to apply
Admissions for the academic year 2021/2022 are open. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the relevant deadlines:
- I Round: November 15
- II Round: January 15
- III Round: March 15
We proceed with rolling admissions after the third round deadline:
- International students deadline: June 1
- European students not needing a visa: July 15
Ready to Apply?
All candidates must apply online. The website allows you to prepare and submit an application to MIT Department of Supply Chain Management and the academic programs of the MIT Global SCALE Network in Cambridge, MA USA, Zaragoza, Spain, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
- Application form
- Statement of objectives
- Official GMAT, SC0X or GRE scores (can be waived when shown proof of excellent quantitative skills)
- Official TOEFL, IELTS or other similar English test (if not a native speaker)
- Official transcripts/diploma
- Two letters of recommendation
- Video statement
We recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions on the MIT Scale website while complete the online application.
Tuition and Fees
- Academic Fees: 7,700€
- Other Tuition Costs: 20,300€
Zaragoza Logistics Center grants scholarships through its self-funded MIT Zaragoza Scholarship Program.
This is the scholarship offer for the 2021/2022 academic year:
Sponsored by: ZLC
Reduction in tuition: 25%
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Tuition does not cover administrative fees (€300), books, living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange. Living expenses vary, depending on lifestyle and whether students wish to live alone, with roommates or with a family. The cost of living in Zaragoza is lower than in much of Europe. Currently, a budget of around €400-€600 per month is the norm for single students.
ZLC facilitates relationships for MIT Zaragoza Master in Supply Chain (ZLOG) students and graduates with prospective employers, graduate school recruiters, and fellow alumni. Companies are welcome to interact with students and/or conduct interviews, master classes or give a company presentation at ZLC Campus.
The Career Services Offices fosters career advancement and contributes to the growth and success of our graduates. Since its inception, the program has graduated a highly diverse group of well-qualified, successful supply chain professionals, who are working around the globe for leading manufacturers, retailers, consultancies, and more.