Blended Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOGb)

MIT Zaragoza Blended Master in Logistics and Supply Chain (ZLOGb)

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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3 WEEKS AT MIT CAMPUS

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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.

All MITx MicroMasters courses are delivered on       

MITx MicroMasters Credential in Supply Chain Management

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"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"

Chris Caplice
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)

  Language: English

  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

Curriculum

  • 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.
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
Electives are only offered in the spring. Below is a list of electives that were offered over the past five years:
  1. Supply Chain Design, Planning and Organization
  2. Multi-Criteria Decision Making for Supply Chain Management
  3. Collaborative Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  4. Risk Management
  5. Revenue Management
  6. Advanced Planning & Execution Systems
  7. Procurement and Supply Chain Coordination
  8. Service Operations Logistics
  9. Reverse Logistics
  10. Project Management
  11. Mass Customization
  12. Retail Supply Chain Management
  13. Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains
  14. Freight Transportation
  15. 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.
  • 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.
Students will have the opportunity of integrating and applying the knowledge acquired along the program into a capstone project, where they will be able to leverage on new ideas or students’ companies and three options are available. Students will decide which option they go for:
  • Research Project
  • Bring a company with a real problem
  • Entrepreneurship project

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.

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 material must be submitted by the relevant deadlines:

  • Round 1: November 1
  • Round 2: May 1

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. Performance in the five online courses (SC0x, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x) and the comprehensive final exam
  2. Undergraduate transcript to confirm bachelor’s degree
  3. IELTS/TOEFL from non-English-speaking nations (TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100, IELTS: Minimum score required: 7)
  4. Written description of research project proposal (examples of past SCM research projects)
  5. Video statement of research interests
  6. Resume to review at least two years of work experience and any awards or commendations
  7. Two letters of recommendation
  8. Research Project — 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.

ZLOGb Team

Marta Romero

Director of International Masters
+34 976 077 605

Hiddeke Van Hal

Corporate Relations Manager
+34 976 077 633

Clara Isabel García

International Masters Coordinator
+34 976 070 148

Tuition and Fees

17,700€:

  • Academic Fees: 10,900€
  • Other Tuition Costs: 6,800€

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.

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

400-750 €/year

TRANSPORTATION

30-60 €/month

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES

50 €/month

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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PLACEMENT

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Competitive

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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:

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.

Gallery

Video testimonials

Master ZLOG | Class of 2018

Marta's Hello to SCALE Blended

Aragón tu Reino

Aragón Plataforma Logística (APL)

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