The Blended Master in Logistics and Supply Chain refers to a fairly new option developed by MIT that allows learners to combine the MITx MicroMasters credential with one semester at Zaragoza Logistics Center in Spain (and which will also include a 3-week stay at MIT). Apply Now!
The MicroMasters credential requires a learner to successfully pass five rigorous online courses in supply chain management and a proctored comprehensive exam. Learners with the MITx MicroMasters credential in SCM can then apply to MIT for the blended SCM master’s degree. The program requires the successful applicant to come to MIT for January and continue studies in Zaragoza through May.
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What is the MicroMasters Credential?
MicroMasters is a professional, academic credential for online learners anywhere in the world. Learners who pass an integrated set of MITx graduate-level courses on edX.org, and one or more proctored exams, will earn a MicroMasters credential from MITx, and can then apply for an accelerated, on campus, master’s degree program at ZLC, MIT or other top universities.
MicroMasters courses offer the same learning and challenge as MIT courses.
"Supply Chain Management is the art and science of getting products from where they're made to where you the consumer want them to be"
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Executive Director of the Center for Transportation & Logistics
How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential
Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all five supply chain courses and pass the final capstone exam. For detailed information about the program, please click here.
Take Your Credential To The Next Level
Learners who successfully earn the MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management are eligible to apply to ZLC to pursue a full Master’s degree.
Program at a Glance
Start: January (on-campus period)
Location: Online (5 courses); MIT Campus, Massachusetts, USA (3 weeks); ZLC Campus, Zaragoza, Spain (4 months)
Duration: 18 months
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
- Supply Chain Analytics (SC0x): Master and apply the core methodologies used in supply chain analysis and modeling, including statistics, regression, optimization and probability – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.
- Supply Chain Fundamentals (SC1x): Learn fundamental concepts for logistics and supply chain management from both analytical and practical perspectives – part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management.
- Supply Chain Design (SC2x): Learn how to design and optimize the physical, financial, and information flows of a supply chain to enhance business performance – part of the MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management.
- Supply Chain Dynamics (SC3x): Learn how to manage and harness the dynamics and interactions between firms and entities within a supply chain - part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.
- Supply Chain Technology and Systems (SC4x): Learn how technology is used in supply chain systems from fundamental concepts to innovative applications – part of the MITx Supply Chain Management MicroMasters Credential.
- Supply Chain Comprehensive Exam: Take the Comprehensive Exam in Supply Chain Management to earn the MITx MicroMasters credential.
- 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:
- Research Project
- Bring a company with a real problem
- Entrepreneurship project
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.
- Best ZLOGb Capstone Project Award 2018 presented to Daniel Golenbock, Can Phan and Neil Sanford for their project on Hub and Spoke Network Design for a Fast-Growth Company.
- Dirk Holbach, Corporate Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain Laundry & Home Care, Henkel
- Ivanka Janssen, Supply Chain Vice President in the Beverages Category, PepsiCo
- David Sheldon, Head of Global S.C. Development, Nestle SA
- Mrs. Berta Escudero, CEO, 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.
Current class profile
When to apply
All applications and supporting material must be submitted by the relevant deadlines:
- Round 1: January 31, 2022
- Round 2: June 20, 2022
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.
- Performance in the 5 online courses (SC0x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x) and the comprehensive final exam
- Undergraduate transcript to confirm bachelor’s degree
- Official IELTS, TOEFL or other similar English test (if not a native speaker. TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100, IELTS: Minimum score required: 7)
- Video statement
- Two letters of recommendation
- Research Proposal — ZLOGb applicants must provide a two-page description of their proposed Research Project.
We recommend checking out these step-by-step instructions on the MIT Scale website when completing the online application.
Tuition and Fees
- Academic Fees: 9,050€
- Other Tuition Cost: 8,650€
To earn a Blended SCM Masters degree, a candidate must first earn the MicroMasters credential. These five online courses are/will be available for free unless the learner wishes to receive a Verified Certificate (required for the MicroMasters credential). The cost to take each course is US$200. The cost to sit for the Comprehensive Final Exam is $200. The overall cost of the five course plus the final exam is US$1200.
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.
Career Services at ZLC facilitates relationships for MIT Zaragoza Master in Supply Chain (ZLOGb) students and graduates with prospective employers, graduate school recruiters, and fellow alumni. The Career Services Offices fosters career advancement and contributes to the growth and success of our graduates.
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Origin of the alumni body
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.
Our alumni are working for companies such as:
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.