PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The main goal of the PhD Program on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is to develop outstanding scholars who will pursue distinguished careers in research and education. Students work intensively with our faculty to create new knowledge in fields of interest such as supply chain coordination, inventory management, supply chain finance, supply chain risk management and security and supply chain innovation. Apply Now!

FULL
TIME
DEDICATION

4
YEAR
PROGRAM

INTERNA-
TIONAL

FACULTY

OFFICIAL
PHD
DEGREE

CERTIFICATE
FROM
MIT

MULTI
CONTINENT
EXPERIENCE

This full-time program follows the highest international quality standards for doctoral studies, from the rigorous admissions process, continuous high-performance control process, to the comprehensive exam and thesis defense, enabling graduates to take faculty positions at leading universities around the world or to become innovation leaders for international companies.

The program provides students with:

  • Financial Aid
  • Multicultural academic and research experience in both the EU and the US
  • MIT SCALE Network: Multi-continent experience
  • A unique focused PhD program on SCM
  • Teaching assistantship opportunities in our Masters
  • Faculty network with strong credentials
  • Official PhD degree awarded by the University of Zaragoza
  • Prospective MIT Exchange student
  • Full time dedication

This full-time program follows the highest international quality standards for doctoral studies, from the rigorous admissions process, continuous high-performance control process, to the comprehensive exam and thesis defense, enabling graduates to take faculty positions at leading universities around the world or to become innovation leaders for international companies.

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"The teaching experience and the research network at the MIT Zaragoza doctoral program provided me with immediate access to several academic and industry career offers upon graduation; comfortably allowing me to select the option that matched my life aspirations best"

Amir Behzad Samii, PhD 2010
Vlerick Management School, Belgium
Professor of Supply Chain Management EANDIS Research Chair in Resilient Supply Chains

PhD students complete the necessary coursework during the first two years. Specifically, during the first year, students take doctoral level courses offered at ZLC, while they typically spend the second year at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Some examples of such courses are probability and stochastic processes, empirical methods, integer and dynamic programming, inventory management and game theory.

Each student is required to take and pass the qualification exam at the beginning of the third academic year in order to become PhD candidates. They are also expected to submit a proposal for the dissertation during the fifth semester.

The last two years are dedicated to research. In the third academic year, each student is required to take and pass the qualification exam in order to become PhD candidates. They are also expected to submit a proposal for the dissertation during the fifth semester.

The dissertations works are expected to be finished by students by the end of the fourth academic year.

Depending on the particular situation and subject to approval from the PhD Director and the Advisor, students might be given the opportunity to have short research stays at other leading schools.

  • Introduction to Math
  • Mathematical Programming
  • Probability Models and Stochastic Processes
  • Inventory Theory
  • Empirical Methods in Operations Management
  • Dynamic Programming
Courses will depend on the research field of interest of the students
The last two years are dedicated to research. In the third academic year, each student is required to take and pass the qualification exam in order to become PhD Candidates. They are also expected to submit a proposal for the dissertation during the fifth semester.
The last two years are dedicated to research, and students are expected to finish their dissertation work by the end of the fourth academic year. Depending on the particular situation and subject to approval from the PhD Director and the Advisor, students might be given the opportunity to have short research stays at other leading schools.

Who should apply

A select group of students from around the globe are chosen to join the doctoral program every 2 years. Currently, the MIT Zaragoza PhD Program has an international student body of doctoral students from all different continents.

All PhD applicants must hold an undergraduate and a graduate degree (Master level diploma) or equivalent qualifications from their home countries that qualify them for doctoral studies.

When to apply

We anticipate that the application for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in mid-October 2019. More information about next intake will be published soon.
We review applications in two rounds:

  • Round I: Feb 15
  • Round II: Apr 15

Ready to Apply?

All candidates must apply online. You can prepare and submit an application to MIT’s Department of Supply Chain Management and the academic programs of the MIT Global SCALE Network.

Additionally, you must submit supplemental materials to complete your application. Below is a list of all the necessary documents:

  1. Application form
  2. Curriculum vitae / Resume
  3. Copy of your passport
  4. Official GRE scores (it is a must for all candidates)
  5. Official TOEFL, IELTS or other similar English test (if not a native speaker)
  6. Official transcripts/diploma (both Master and Bachelor degree are required).
  7. Three letters of recommendation
  8. Statement of objectives

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

PhD Team

Yasel Costa

PhD Program Director
+34 976 077 606

Financial Aid

The program covers the tuition and provides students with monthly stipends for 4 years (possibly to be extended if necessary). In return, students are expected to serve as:

  • Teaching Assistant (TA) in our Masters Program
  • Research Assistant (RA) in related projects

*Some research projects might be available for students to work on for extra payment.

This program is co-funded by the European Social Fund

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

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This full-time program follows the highest international quality standards for doctoral studies, from the rigorous admissions process, continuous high-performance control process, to the comprehensive exam and thesis defense, enabling graduates to take faculty positions at leading universities around the world or to become innovation leaders for international companies.

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