The Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) is a high-quality degree taught in a truly global setting, which expertly guides its graduates to become proficient in both problem solving and change leadership. Apply Now!
The Master is conducted by ZLC, a research and educational institute affiliated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Zaragoza. ZLC belongs to the MIT Global SCALE Network, an alliance of 6 leading research centers – in The USA, Spain, Malaysia, Colombia, Luxembourg and China – dedicated to the development of supply chain and logistics excellence through innovation.
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Why specialize in Supply Chain?
Supply Chains deliver a core capability, enabling companies to command a share of the market and operate profitably. Therefore, the sector is becoming a hotspot for talent. A wide range of industries worldwide are hiring our graduates to implement the knowledge and expertise acquired from the program. These jobs span a variety of sectors and are also renowned for offering international careers.
There’s simply more on offer: more jobs, more role diversity and more choice of where you want your career path to take you.
"Today's multinational companies have operations that span the continents and are becoming more global in reach. Our SCALE Network mirrors this structure - we are preparing students to perform 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 MIT Zaragoza Masters offer the unique combination of an exceptional supply chain degree taught in a truly global setting. Created in collaboration with the leading university in the field, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Zaragoza, these programs prepare you to make an impact on a wide range of industries worldwide.
Program at a Glance
Location: ZLC Campus, Zaragoza, Spain (9 months), MIT Campus, Massachusetts, USA (3 weeks in January)
Duration: 10 months, full-time degree program
Credits: 87 ECTS credits
Degree awarded: Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Zaragoza (own degree/formación permanente) and Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the MIT Global Scale Network
- A Term – August to December
- Mid August: Arrival in Zaragoza, Spain , ZLC Registration
- Third week of August : ZLC Orientation & Preparatory Sessions
- First week of September: A Term begins
- Third week of December: A Term finishes
- B Term - January
- Three weeks in January: ZLOG arrive in Cambridge, B Term Scale Connect
- C Term – February
- Mid-May: Submit Final Thesis
- Third week of May: Deadline to submit Thesis Executive Summary & Presentation
- May 29-30 (tentative): Research Fest
- 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:
Zaragoza Academic Partnership (ZAP)The Zaragoza Academic Partner (ZAP) Program is an initiative to enhance applied research and closer industry-academia relationships in the field of supply chain management. Each year students are required to complete thesis projects and many of them work with our partner companies on challenging and innovative research projects through the ZAP Program. The ZAP Program gives students the opportunity to work closely with industry professionals on a real-life supply chain problem, and gives companies an opportunity to interact with a student or student team along with a professor as expert thesis advisor who together bring new insights and approaches to an active supply chain project. The ZAP Research Projects start in October and finish the following May.
Experiential learning developing a master thesis project with companies such as:
Research FestThe Research Fest is an event taking place at the end of the academic year where master’s students present their final research projects to an audience of colleagues, faculty, academic partners and esteemed jury members. Occasionally, research topics that are larger in scope require a team of master's students. A faculty supervisor is assigned to each thesis project to provide guidance for the research effort and writing process. Final presentations are made at an event open to the supply chain community. In addition, a panel of experienced academic and industry representatives select the "ZLOG Best Thesis Award" in recognition of the most outstanding Master's Thesis Project of the Class.
- ZLOG/ZLOGb Outstanding Thesis Award 2022 presented to Rolando Fuentes, Anzar Kamdar and Valeriya Shevtsova for their project on Sequential Decision Analytics for Multi-Product Production Planning under Energy Price and Manufacturing Uncertainty
- ZLOG/ZLOGb Outstanding Thesis Award 2021 presented to Teresa Barros, Christopher Czech and Rodrigo Pérez for their project on Lean Operations Design and Machine Learning-Enhanced Scenario Planning for an E-Commerce Platform Using a Continuum Approximation Routing Approach
- ZLOG/ZLOGb Outstanding Thesis Award 2020 presented to Gala Priscilla Andrade Avelar and María Fernanda Barragán Guadalupe for their project on Implementing Sustainability Initiatives in Logistics
- ZLOG/ZLOGb Outstanding Project Award 2019 went to Jaime Aróstegui, Giuliano Babbini and Damián Diéguez for their project on Optimization of Spare Parts Logistics Flows in a Global Scale
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2018 went to to Pilar Albar, Bruna Basile and Fernanda Caropresso for their thesis titled Network Capacity Plan
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2017 went to Shwethika Adusumalli and Ashish Thomas Augustine for their thesis titled Linking Lead Time & Inventory in Pharma Businesses
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2016 went to Christos Agrogiannis and Rajesh Kella for their thesis titled Inventory Optimization as a Business Advantage
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2015 went to Arturo M. García-Calderón Narváez & Edson F. Guimarães Junior for their thesis titled Network Optimization as a Business Advantage
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2014 went to Arunangshu Ghatak and Chenyao Liu for their thesis titled Reduction of Total Cycle Time and Impact of Service Level on Working Capital for a Chemical Company
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2013 went to Sarah Robbins-Penniman for her thesis titled Improving Inventory Management in Non-Emergency Humanitarian Aid Operations
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2012 went to Kristin Bautista and Thilo Girsch for their thesis titled Impact of End-to-End Lead Time on Service Level and Working Capital in a Pharmaceutical Company
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2011 went to Pedro Campos and Álvaro Galve for their thesis titled Direct to pharmacy distribution in Spain: An operational and politico-economic analysis
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2010 went to Wiko Kabiling for his thesis titled Strategic Forecasting of Vaccines Adoption by GAVI-Eligible Countries
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2009 went to Ania Vargas Muñoz for her thesis titled Regional Distribution Hubs for HIV/AIDS Drug Supply in Africa: A Cost-Benefit Analysis
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2008 went to Christopher Carr and James Dorbor Jallah for their thesis Improving Spatial Accessibility to Antiretroviral Treatments for HIV/AIDS
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2007 - This award was sponsored by the Instituto Aragonés de Fomento (Aragonese Institute of Public Works) of the Department of Industry, Commerce and Tourism of the Government of Aragon. The winner, Gemma Berenguer i Falguera, received €6,000 for her thesis: Impact of Due-Date Requirements on Capacity Management
- ZLOG Best Thesis Award 2006 - For the Class of 2006, Marija Milenkovic ZLOG graduate and former ZLOG Managing Director, won this distinction for her thesis: International Cargo via Regional Airports: Case Study of Zaragoza Airport
- Maite Jiménez, Vice President, Supply Chain Management for EMEA, Ricoh Europe
- Deborah O'Neil, Vice President, Supply Chain, Global Supply Planning & Inventory, Revlon Inc.
- Harald Emberger, Corporate Senior Vice President, Supply Chain, Beiersdorf
- Gustavo Burger, Senior Vice President of Operations – EMEA APAC & LATAM, The Kraft Heinz Company
- 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. See ZLOG student profiles of the academic year 2022-2023.
Current class profile
When to apply
Admissions for the academic year 2024/2025 are open. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the relevant deadlines:
- I Round: November 1, 2023
- II Round: January 31, 2024
- III Round: March 30, 2024
We proceed with rolling admissions after the third round deadline:
- International students deadline: June 30
- European students not needing a visa: July 31
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 Shah Alam, 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, TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100, IELTS: Minimum score required: 7)
- 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
24,000€ + 300€
- Academic Fees: 15,000€
- Other Tuition Cost: 9,300€
ZLC offers a financial aid program in collaboration with Ibercaja Banco S.A. for students of all nationalities. These are the main features of the loan:
- The loan covers up to 70% of the remaining amount of the tuition fees with a 1 year grace period
- Compatible with ZLC scholarships
- No penalty for early repayment or cancellation
All applicants must have been previously admitted to the ZLOG Program.
Deadline for applications: July 31.
Zaragoza Logistics Center grants scholarships through its self-funded MIT Zaragoza Scholarship Program. More info will follow.
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.
Moreover, ZLC students can benefit from special discounts at Nodis Student Residence.
ZLC facilitates relationships for 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.
6 months from graduation
Origin of the alumni body
Companies are welcome to interact with students and/or conduct interviews at ZLC Campus. The following companies had the opportunity of conducting a master class and giving their company presentation. See ZLOG student profiles of the academic year 2022-2023.
Historical hiring distribution of our alumni:
Our alumni are working for companies such as:
“I had the opportunity of creating a new group of global supply planners at ROCHE. I would like to thank ZLC for offering the chance of hiring 5 supply chain planners from the ZLOG program. They have really helped us drive optimization through our supply chain”
Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
Head of Biologics Global Supply Planning Drug Product and Packaging
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