Full-Time Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG)

MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics and Supply Chain (ZLOG)

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. Additionally, 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. The MIT Masters in Supply Chain are taught at 3 of the 6 centers.

FULL-TIME PROGRAM

10
MONTHS

3 WEEKS AT MIT CAMPUS

TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

SMALL
CLASS SIZE

INTERNATIONAL FACULTY

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.

MIT Supply Chain Management Program

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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 MIT Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) offers the unique combination of a world class supply chain degree taught in a truly global setting. Created in 2004 in collaboration with the leading university in the field, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), this program prepares you to make an impact on a wide range of industries worldwide.

Program at a Glance

   Start: August

  Language: English

  Location: ZLC Campus, Zaragoza, Spain (9 months), MIT Campus, Massachusetts, USA (3 weeks in January)

   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

Curriculum

2019
  • August 5-9: Arrival in Zaragoza, Spain , ZLC Registration
  • August 12-16: ZLC Orientation
  • August 19-23: ZLC Preparatory Sessions
  • August 26: A Term begins
  • December 20: A Term ends
  • December 23 - January 12: Christmas period
2020
  • January 12: ZLOG arrive in Cambridge, United States
  • January 13: B Term begins
  • January 13-31: SCALE Connect at MIT
  • February 3: ZLOG convene in Zaragoza - B Term ends
  • February 4: C Term begins
  • May 11: Submit Final Thesis
  • May 21: Deadline to submit Thesis Executive Summary & Presentation
  • May 23: C Term ends
  • May 25 -26 (tentative): Thesis Final Presentations
  • First week of June: Commencement Ceremony
  • Orientation: Team Building and Career Workshops
  • Preparatory Sessions: Mathematics and Finance
  • Logistics Systems:
This course provides the students with an understanding of how logistics systems behave. Critical factors (costs, variability, labor/space/financial constraints) have a significant impact on the system performance. Commonly used transportation network optimization, routing and scheduling with inventory consideration, capacity management, flow management principles and push/pull systems are discussed. The ultimate goal is to equip students with the necessary tools to improve the system performance (i.e., increasing throughput, improving customer service) in a supply chain setting given the constraints.

  • Inventory Systems:
This course provides one of the key building blocks for an in- depth understanding of supply chain management issues. Students learn the key tradeoffs involved in making supply chain decisions using quantitative models and the strategic insights derived from them. Key areas covered include demand forecasting, inventory theory and control, and models of sourcing and procurement.

  • Analytical Methods:
The emphasis is on developing the ability to identify and use the appropriate technique for practical application rather than the underlying theory. It will enable the students to think structurally about decision problems and become intelligent users of management science techniques. The course builds from a basis of calculus, probability, & statistics to introduce fundamental modeling frameworks, such as math programming, networks, queuing, and simulation. Spreadsheet based models are used extensively throughout the course to make it more relevant and rewarding for the students.

  • Supply Chain Information Systems:
This course offers a practical basis to understand basic architectures and specific requirements of Supply Chain Information Systems (SCIS), enabling students to specify and develop logistics and SCM software on a conceptual level, to evaluate and select systems, and to investigate new concepts and technologies such as XML, BPML, Web services, andWorkflow Management.

  • Financial Systems and Supply Chain Management:
This course links supply chain management to the systems and objectives of the corporation. Topics include tools and frameworks for financial and economic analysis, activity based costing, international financial flows, and taxation. Students learn to define their role in an organization, analyze the position of a corporation in the marketplace, leverage financial information for decision making, and value the impact of supply chain effectiveness on financial performance.

  • Statistics for Supply Chain Management:
This course reinforces the quantitative skills needed to make good supply chain decisions. Common probability and statistics tools such as the Bayes' theorem, probability distributions, point estimation, statistical intervals, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, linear regression, are linked to the operations and supply chain problems. Students focus on these topics as the first building block for the quantitative models and necessary analysis.

  • Spanish Language:
Introduction to the Spanish language. Students who demonstrate proficiency in Spanish, in lieu of attending the lectures, may be assigned advanced projects utilizing Spanish in the area of logistics & supply chain management.

  • Thesis Seminar Proposal:
The contents of the thesis seminar course will contain: thesis process - technical writing - presentation skills. This seminar will organize the students into groups working on parallel topics and make sure that each student's project is launched.

  • Advanced Topics:
The Advanced Topics Seminar spans several terms, featuring elite professors who offer short, intense seminars on advanced topics. We typically feature professors from MIT and from leading schools in Europe. Some of these seminars may be scheduled as the year progresses.

Leading Global Supply Chains: Reinforces supply chain concepts and develops management and teamwork skills.  MIT students participate with their peers from CTL’s sister centers in Spain, Malaysia, Colombia, Luxembourg and China.  This is a very intense IAP course that includes the following components:
  1. 5 lectures by leading MIT researchers each with short homework assignments,
  2. 6 lectures by C-level industry executives followed by filmed small team interviews,
  3. 6 rounds of the team-based Fresh Connection management simulation game,
  4. 6 in-depth leadership workshops,
  5. a major team-based APICS-Sponsored Case Competition (paper, presentation, judges),
  6. 6 Supply Chain Research workshops each with hands-on team-based assignments ,
  7. 1 day-long  tour and one ½ day tour of best-in-class supply chain operations,
  8. a major Research Expo (poster session) attended by 200-300 supply chain executives
MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL), hosts 3 weeks on the MIT campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
  • Logistics Facilities & Operations:
This course provides the students with an understanding of how logistics systems behave. Critical factors (costs, variability, labor/space/financial constraints) have a significant impact on the system performance. Commonly used transportation network optimization, routing and scheduling with inventory consideration, capacity management, flow management principles and push/pull systems are discussed. The ultimate goal is to equip students with the necessary tools to improve the system performance (i.e., increasing throughput, improving customer service) in a supply chain setting given the constraints.

  • System Dynamics:
Uses a mixture of simulation models, role-playing games, and case studies to develop principles for successful management of complex strategies in a dynamic world. Case studies of successful strategy design using system dynamics. Considers strategic issues such as business cycles, market growth and stagnation, the diffusion of new technologies, the misuse of forecasts, and the rationality of managerial decision making.

  • Energy and Sustainable Supply Chains
The pursuit of reliable energy resources has shaped the history of the world in the past hundred years. The technological advancement of this period is also largely indebted to the technological needs of generating power from nuclear, fossil (oil, coal, natural gas), and renewable (wind, solar, hydropower) sources. Nevertheless, managing the chain of supply is critical regardless of the energy source as a level of service below perfection is unacceptable by the end customers. In any discussion about energy supply chains, the issue of sustainability cannot be left out. Building on our first four sessions and after introducing the framework to analyze supply chain sustainability, this topic will be showcased by interesting examples from the food (tea, soybean, seafood, chocolate) and apparel industries. These two industries, as well as NGOs and public sector, are among the major users of the supply chain sustainability expertise. Electives are only offered in the spring. Below is a list of electives that were offered over the past five years:

    1. Energy Risk Management
    2. Pricing and Revenue Management
    3. Factory Logistics
    4. Advanced Planning & Execution Systems
    5. Impact and Use of Auto-ID & RFID
    6. Operations Strategy
    7. Supply Chain Contracts & Coordination
    8. Advanced Forecasting
    9. Service Operations Logistics
    10. Reverse Logistics
    11. Decision Support Systems
    12. Project Management
    13. Mass Customization
    14. Economics of the Firm for Supply Chain Management
    15. Retail Supply Chain Management
    16. Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains
    17. Freight Transportation
    18. Manufacturing Logistics
  • Supply Chain Strategy:
In this course students learn how supply chain strategies must be designed to fit with the particular requirements of various competitive environments, as well as a company's competitive strategy. It also investigates barriers to integrating supply chains, including behavioral issues (e.g., misaligned incentives and change management) and operational execution problems. The course gives special emphasis to the tools students will need to participate effectively in decisions about operations in a global economy.

  • Spanish Culture
  • Advanced Topics:
The Advanced Topics Seminar spans several terms, featuring elite professors who offer short, intense seminars on advanced topics. We typically feature professors from MIT and from leading schools in Europe. Some of these seminars may be scheduled as the year progresses.

  • Writing Seminar

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 Fest

The 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 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 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 
    Students celebrate the completion of their studies in May with a special Commencement Ceremony and reception hosted by the President of Aragon and Rector of the University of Zaragoza. Past commencement addresses have been given by:

    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.

    Current class profile

    When to apply

    All applications and supporting materials must be submitted by the relevant deadlines:

    • I Round: November 1
    • II Round: January 1
    • III Round: March 1

    We proceed with rolling admissions after the third round deadline:

    • International students deadline: May 15
    • 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 Shah Alam, Malaysia.

    Application materials:

    1. Application form
    2. Statement of objectives
    3. Resume
    4. Official GMAT or GRE scores (can be waived when shown proof of excellent quantitative skills)
    5. Official TOEFL, IELTS or other similar English test (if not a native speaker)
    6. Official transcripts/diploma
    7. Two letters of recommendation
    8. Video statement

    We recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions on the MIT Scale website while complete the online application.

    ZLOG Team

    Marta Romero

    Director of International Masters
    +34 976 077 605

    Clara Isabel García

    International Masters Coordinator
    +34 976 070 148

    Tuition and Fees

    24,000€ + 300€:

    • Academic Fees: 15,000€
    • Other Tuition Costs: 9,300€

    Living Expenses

    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.

    ACCOMMODATION

    250-700 €/month

    FOOD

    150-300 €/month

    COMMUNICATION

    50 €/month

    HEALTH INSURANCE

    700-1000 €/year

    TRANSPORTATION

    90-150 €/month

    SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

    50 €/month

    Financing

    ZLC offers up to 100% funding and bank loans, which automatically open the door for all interested and qualified students.

    Student Loan offers the following features:

    • No penalty for early repayment or cancellation

    • Compatible with ZLC scholarships

    • The loan covers up to 70% of the remaining amount of the tuition fee

    Deadline for application: July 19, 2019.

    Scholarships

    Zaragoza Logistics Center grants scholarships through its self-funded MIT Zaragoza Scholarship Program. Scholarships available for students registered for the academic year 2019-2020:

    MIT - Zaragoza Supporting Promising Professionals in Logistics and Supply Chain Management Scholarships 
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Reduction in tuition: 25%, 50%, 100%
    Deadline: I Round Feb 28, 2019
    II round May 31, 2019

    MIT - Zaragoza Spanish Citizen Scholarship - Aragón Plataforma Logística 
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Application form
    Reduction in tuition: 25%
    Deadline: June 30, 2019

    MIT - Zaragoza Master Essay Competition - Aragón Plataforma Logística 
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Reduction in tuition: 100%
    Deadline: June 30, 2019
     MIT - Zaragoza European Supply Chain Professional Scholarships 
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Reduction in tuition: 25%, 50%, 100%
    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    MIT - Zaragoza African Supply Chain Professional Scholarships
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Reduction in tuition: 25%, 50%, 100%
    Deadline: Apr 15, 2019

    FUNED & MIT - Zaragoza Master Scholarship Africans
    Sponsored by: Funed
    Reduction in tuition: 25%
    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    MIT - Zaragoza Women in Logistics & SCM Scholarship Women
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Reduction in tuition: 50%
    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    MIT - Zaragoza Dual Degree Scholarships 
    Sponsored by: ZLC
    Reduction in tuition: 25%, 50%, 100%
    Deadline: May 31, 2019

    Basel Alumni Scholarship Recipient 2016

    Basel Alumni Scholarship Recipient 2015

    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.

    90%

    PLACEMENT

    6 months from graduation

    Salary

    HIGHLY

    Competitive

    60

    COUNTRIES

    Origin of the alumni body

    Industry Interaction

    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.

    Historical hiring distribution of our alumni:

    Our alumni are working for companies such as:

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    “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”

    Cristina Castro
    Hoffmann-La Roche, Switzerland
    Head of Biologics Global Supply Planning Drug Product and Packaging

    Gallery

    Video testimonials

    Master ZLOG | Class of 2018

    Ranked #1 Master ZLOG | Class of 2017

    ZLC Alumni Testimonials | Class of 2015

    Ranked #1 Master ZLOG | Class of 2013

    Aragón tu Reino

    Aragón Plataforma Logística (APL)

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