Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC)
What is the mission of the center?
Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research and educational institute specialized in logistics and supply chain management. Founded in 2003 with the support of the Government of Aragon, ZLC is affiliated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in USA and the University of Zaragoza (UZ) in Spain. The mission of the center is to be an international center of excellence for research and education in logistics and SCM that actively engages with industry and the public sector to develop and disseminate knowledge.
Where is ZLC located?
ZLC is located at “Dinamiza business park”, designed to meet the space and work needs of companies after the EXPO Zaragoza 2008. Dinamiza was designed as a window into the future of Zaragoza, in a unique area that operates as the city’s economic and leisure motor. Near the city centre, it occupies a strategic location by the AVE high-speed train station and the main road network, with a connection to the Airport. See location.
What programmes are offered?
Among its academic activities, ZLC offers:
- Global Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GSCM)
- Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG)
- Blended Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOGb)
- Part-time Master in Supply Chain Management (MDSC)
- PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- PhD Summer Academy for PhD students (2 weeks)
- Executive Education and Open Programs
What are the main research areas of ZLC?
Research in Logistics and Supply Chain Management at ZLC contributes to enhancing economic growth and business competitiveness through innovation. Core research areas at ZLC are:
Can I visit ZLC Campus?
What is the cost of living like for students living in Zaragoza?
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.
If I am representing a company, what are the possibilities of collaboration between the University and my institution?
ZLC offers several initiative to enhance applied research and bring industry-academia relationships closer together in the field of supply chain management. As a company, you can enroll in one of the following:
Why choose a Master in Logistics and Supply Chain over a standard MBA?
If you are looking for a more focused alternative to the standard MBA, the MIT Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain management (ZLOG) provides a gateway to a successful career in the dynamic and growing field of supply chain management. The main reasons include the following:
Very High ROI
The intensive ZLOG program takes just 10 months. Compared to the standard 2-year MBA, ZLOG students pay much less in total tuition and it costs them much less than one year’s salary. More importantly, as demand for experts in supply chain management grows, so do the salaries. See ZLOG Placement.
The ZLOG Program builds upon the graduate business program in supply chain management at MIT, which has consistently been ranked #1 by US News and World Report. Ten months of challenging coursework, cutting edge research, and industry interaction provide ZLOG graduates with the problem solving and leadership skills that companies seek in an increasingly complex and dynamic marketplace. The program is taught in English by an international faculty, trained at the world’s leading universities.
The MIT Scale Network programs collaborate to provide corporate recruitment events, company presentations and interview sessions throughout the academic year. During an intensive three-week period in January, ZLOG students participate in an international exchange with students from MIT Scale Network (MIT CTL in The USA, MISI in Malaysia and LCL in Luxembourg). ZLOG students not only have access to the resources of MIT career services, but also to the MIT Online Libraries and alumni network which stretches around the globe and across all industries.
Small Class Size
Each year, the ZLOG Program opens admission for a select group of international students to join the state-of-the-art industrial and academic setting that is ZLC. The small student to professor ratio creates a superb environment for interaction with professors and fellow students.
Generating Leaders in a Growing Field
The ZLOG degree is simply the best program in Europe for professionals who want to shape the way that companies are designing, managing, and running their global supply chains. But don’t take our word for it. View some testimonials and contact ZLOG students and alumni to see for yourself.
Is ZLC offering distance learning programs?
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). Learn more.
Eventually, ZLC offers short open courses online over the year for those supply chain leaders facing new challenges, seeking a new role or eager for new and innovative knowledge. Learn more.
How much do the courses cost?
Tuition for the GSCM Program is 28,000€. Tuition does not cover administrative fees (€300), books, living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange. Scholarships available covering up to 100% of the tuition fee.
Tuition for the ZLOG Program is 24,000€. Tuition does not cover administrative fees (€300), books, living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange. Scholarships available covering up to 100% of the tuition fee.
Tuition for the ZLOGb Program is 17,700€. Tuition does not cover administrative fees (€300), books, living or travel expenses to Zaragoza or to Boston for the international exchange. No scholarships available.
Tuition for the MDSC Program is 9,500€. Tuition does not cover administrative fees (€300) and insurance (6€). Scholarships available covering up to 30% of the tuition fee.
Is there any financial help available for the master programs?
Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) offers scholarships through its self-funded Financial Aid Program for both the MIT Zaragoza Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain (ZLOG) and the Master in Supply Chain Management (MDSC).
Admitted students should refer to the Financial Aid Office which serves as an information point and support service for students seeking scholarships. The office offers advice on other external funding opportunities and personalized help with the preparation of scholarship applications.