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MIT Zaragoza of Engineering Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) builds upon the successful curriculum at MIT, which is consistently ranked number one in the area of logistics and supply chain management. Students must complete core and elective coursework, a master's thesis, and participate in the international exchange. Graduates receive Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Zaragoza and Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management from the MIT Global Scale Network.








Integrated Operations

Organization & Change



Logistics, Information & Financial Systems

Analytical Methods

Supply Chain Innovation & Leadership Series

Supply Chain Challenge


Thesis Project
Orientation Period - Pyrenees, Spain

Orientation: Team Building and Career Workshops
Preparatory Sessions: Mathematics and Finance

Fall Semester - ZLC campus, Spain

Logistics Systems
Inventory Systems
Analytical Methods
Supply Chain Information Systems
Financial Systems and Supply Chain Management
Statistics for Supply Chain Management
Spanish Language
Thesis Project
Advanced Topics

International Exchange - MIT campus, USA

Supply Chain Leadership
Supply Chain Challenge

Spring Semester - ZLC campus, Spain

Supply Chain Strategy
Supply Chain Network Design
System Dynamics
Advanced Topics
Final Thesis Project and Executive Summary

Elective Courses:

  • Advanced Forecasting
  • Advanced Planning & Execution Systems
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Factory Logistics
  • Freight Transportation
  • Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains
  • Impact and Use of Auto-ID & RFID
  • Manufacturing Logistics
  • Mass Customization Economics of the Firm for Supply Chain Management
  • Operations Strategy
  • Project Management
  • Retail Supply Chain Management
  • Reverse Logistics
  • Service Operations Logistics
  • Supply Chain Contracts & Coordination
Master Thesis - ZLC campus, Spain

Each ZLOG student is required to complete a research thesis to gain academic credits. It provides an opportunity for students to conceive and execute independent research on a topic chosen by the student. Typically, the research directly involves one or more companies or organizations. Each year many ZLOG students complete their thesis projects working with our partner companies on challenging and innovative research projects through the ZAP Program.

 Some companies that have collaborated with ZLOG research projects in the past are:





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 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 

Special Topics Seminar - ZLC campus, Spain

The Special 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 around the globe. Some examples include: Prof. Yossi Sheffi "Supply Chain Resilience"; Prof. Amir Samii "Energy and Sustainable Supply Chains"; Prof. Richard Pibernik "S&OP".

Commencement Ceremony - University of Zaragoza, Spain

ZLOG 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: