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Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding master’s degree that will prepare you for the future of logistics and supply chain management? Do you want to learn from world-class faculty and collaborate with peers from diverse backgrounds and cultures? Do you want to be part of a global network of research and education centers that are driving innovation and excellence in the field?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider applying for the Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) program. This is a one-year, full-time program that combines rigorous coursework, hands-on projects, and industry exposure to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this dynamic and fast-growing sector.

The ZLOG program is offered by the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC), a research and educational institute affiliated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of Zaragoza. ZLC is a member of the MIT Global SCALE Network, an alliance of six leading research centers in the USA, Spain, Malaysia, Colombia, Luxembourg, and China, that share a common vision of developing and disseminating supply chain and logistics best practices.

By joining the ZLOG program, you will benefit from:

  • A high-quality curriculum that covers the latest topics and trends in logistics and supply chain management, such as digital transformation, sustainability, resilience, and analytics.
  • A truly global learning experience that exposes you to different perspectives, cultures, and practices from around the world.
  • A strong network of alumni, faculty, industry partners, and fellow students that will support you throughout your career.
  • A competitive edge in the job market, as ZLOG graduates are highly sought-after by leading companies and organizations in the field.

Who Should Apply

The ZLOG program welcomes applicants from all academic backgrounds and professional experiences, as long as they have a passion for logistics and supply chain management and an aptitude for analytical thinking. We value diversity in our student body, as it enriches the learning environment and fosters creativity and innovation.

To be eligible for the ZLOG program, you should have:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant work experience in logistics, supply chain, or related fields.
  • A satisfactory score on the GMAT, SC0X, or GRE test (can be waived for applicants with excellent quantitative skills).
  • A proficient level of English, as evidenced by the TOEFL, IELTS, or other similar test (required for non-native speakers, TOEFL: Minimum score required: 100, IELTS: Minimum score required: 7).

How to Apply

The ZLOG program has three application rounds, with the following deadlines:

  • I Round: November 1, 2023
  • II Round: January 31, 2024
  • III Round: March 30, 2024

After the third round, we accept applications on a rolling basis, until the following dates:

  • International students deadline: June 30
  • European students not needing a visa: July 31

To apply for the ZLOG program, you need to complete the online application form and submit the following documents:

  • Statement of objectives
  • Resume
  • Official transcripts/diploma
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Video statement

You can access the online application form and the step-by-step instructions on the MIT Scale website.

Tuition and Fees

The total cost of the ZLOG program for the academic year 2024/2025 is 24,300€, which includes:

  • Academic Fees: 15,000€
  • Other Tuition Costs: 9,300€

The academic fees cover the tuition, books, case materials, software licenses, and access to the MIT and ZLC facilities and resources. The other tuition costs cover the administrative fees, health insurance, and student activities.

Financing and Scholarships

We understand that pursuing a master’s degree is a significant investment, and we are committed to helping you make it possible. That is why we offer a range of financing and scholarship options for our ZLOG students, such as:

  • A financial aid program in collaboration with Ibercaja Banco S.A., which offers loans of up to 70% of the remaining tuition fees, with a one-year grace period, no penalty for early repayment or cancellation, and compatibility with ZLC scholarships. This program is open to students of all nationalities, who have been previously admitted to the ZLOG program. The deadline for applications is July 31.
  • A scholarship program funded by ZLC, which grants partial or full tuition waivers to outstanding candidates, based on merit and financial need. This program is open to students of all nationalities, who have been previously admitted to the ZLOG program. The deadline for applications is March 30.
  • A scholarship program funded by the MIT Global SCALE Network, which grants partial or full tuition waivers to exceptional candidates from the regions where the network operates. This program is open to students of specific nationalities, who have been previously admitted to the ZLOG program. The deadline for applications is March 30.

You can find more information about the financing and scholarship options here.

FAQs

Here are some of the frequently asked questions about the ZLOG program:

  • Q: What is the duration and format of the ZLOG program?
  • A: The ZLOG program is a one-year, full-time program that starts in August and ends in July. The program consists of three academic terms, followed by a capstone project, which can be either a master’s thesis or a company-sponsored project.
  • Q: What are the career prospects for ZLOG graduates?
  • A: The ZLOG program prepares you for a variety of career paths in logistics and supply chain management, such as consulting, operations, analytics, planning, procurement, transportation, and more. ZLOG graduates are highly valued by employers, and have secured positions in leading companies and organizations, such as Amazon, Apple, DHL, IBM, Nike, UNICEF, and more. You can find more information about the ZLOG career outcomes here.
  • Q: What are the benefits of being part of the MIT Global SCALE Network?
  • A: The MIT Global SCALE Network is a unique and powerful platform that connects you with the best resources and opportunities in the field of logistics and supply chain management. By being part of the network, you will be able to:
    • Learn from the world-renowned faculty and researchers of MIT and the other network centers.
    • Access the cutting-edge research and innovation projects that the network conducts with industry and academia partners.
    • Interact and network with the students and alumni of the other network programs, who share your passion and vision for the field.
    • Participate in the network events and activities, such as the annual SCALE Connect conference, the student exchange program, the global case competition, and more.

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