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Logistics & Supply Chain Management Education and Research at MIT CTL & Worldwide

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The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL) is a dynamic solutions-oriented environment where students, faculty, and industry leaders pool their knowledge and experience to advance supply chain education and research. CTL is part of the Engineering Systems Division of the MIT School of Engineering.

For more than two decades, the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics has been a world leader in supply chain management education and research. CTL has made significant contributions to supply chain logistics and has helped numerous companies gain competitive advantage from its cutting-edge research.

Launched in 1973, CTL has changed the way the world works by innovating essential industries and services through supply chain management. The internationally recognized educational programs are key vehicles for moving leading-edge research beyond MIT’s laboratories to the global marketplace. CTL delivers late-breaking knowledge to industry professionals who need high-functioning supply chains to compete in today’s increasingly complex marketplace. The Center’s master and doctoral programs are consistently ranked the best in the country.

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Academic Programs



Graduate Programs

  •  MIT Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG): This intensive nine-month program is a rich mix of leadership development, analytical training, and real-world problem solving through CTL’s powerful industry and alumni networks. The program not only prepares students to conceive, design, and operate complex systems, but also equips them with proven sales and negotiation toolkits to master tomorrow’s logistics and supply chain challenges. Students work with corporate partners as part of their research thesis projects and receive the Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) degree.
  • MIT Master of Science in Transportation (MST): The two-year interdepartmental Master of Science degree emphasizes the complexity of supply chain and its dependence on the interaction of technology, operations, planning, management and policy-making. The Master of Science is interdepartmental involving faculty and research scientists from several departments depending on the particular program of study. Faculty members and research staff from MIT CTL typically serve as research advisors and mentors. The degree is administered by Interdepartmental Transportation Education Committee which is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE).
  • MIT Zaragoza Master in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) Program: Taught in the context of Europe’s largest logistics park in Zaragoza, Spain, the nine-month ZLOG Program provides the same top-ranked curriculum of SCM in a world-class supply chain environment. Read more.
  • MIT-Malaysia Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Program: The MSCM Program offers a professional master’s degree in nine months taught at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), a world-class center located in the city of Shah Alam, about 15 miles outside of Kuala Lumpur, and home to the largest and busiest port in Malaysia, Port Klang. Founded in 2011 by the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and the government of Malaysia, the MSCM will improve your proficiency in both problem solving and change leadership.
  • MIT-Luxembourg Supply Chain Management (LSCM) Program: The Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL) offers a Master in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. It is hosted by the University of Luxembourg which was ranked 1st for international orientation in the 2016 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, making it the most international university worldwide. Students in Luxembourg benefit from first class education in a cross-disciplinary environment at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance. The program is designed to train supply chain professionals, with a focus on analytical problem solving and supply chain management leadership skills. It is based on the successful MIT Supply Chain Management curriculum.
  • Supply Chain Master-International MBA Dual-Degree Program: MIT, MIT Zaragoza, and IE Business School, Madrid integrate their resources to offer this 19-month dual-degree program. The focus is on preparing a new caliber of business leader who can combine general management savvy with supply chain expertise. Immersed in the strategic and logistical challenges that companies face at the forefront of globalization, students emerge with the capabilities they need to lead a competitive enterprise.
  • MIT-SUTD Dual Masters' Program: Through the unique collaboration between MIT and the Singapore University of Technology and Design, the MIT-SUTD Dual Masters' Program offers outstanding individuals the chance to maximize their potential in the fields of technology and design. Read more.
  • MIT-MIP MBA Dual Degree Exchange Agreement: Earn not only an MBA from MIP Politecnico di Milano but also a master’s degree from the MIT Supply Chain Management Program. Read more.
  • MIT Global SCALE Network - Graduate Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management: The GCLOG is an innovative graduate certificate program that offers MIT CTL’s world-class supply chain studies to graduate business and engineering students from Latin America.

Doctoral Programs

  • MIT PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: Doctoral candidates in this cutting-edge program, which is administered by MIT's Engineering Systems Division, conduct both theoretical and applied research to advance theory, policy, and practice within complex engineered systems.
  • University of Zaragoza PhD in Logistics and Supply Chain Management: This full-time program follows the highest international quality standards for doctoral studies, from the intensive admissions process to the comprehensive exam and thesis defense. Students in their second year can spend a semester or longer at MIT and have the opportunity to study at other leading business and engineering schools. The ZLC PhD degree and MIT-Zaragoza certificate enable graduates to take faculty positions at leading universities around the world or to become innovation leaders for international companies.Read more.

Executive Education Programs

  • Supply Chain Management - Driving Strategic Advantage : Every January and June, CTL delivers its late-breaking supply chain and logistics education and research to executives via Supply Chain Management: Driving Strategic Advantage. This intensive five-day course features a comprehensive array of management simulations and case studies, interactive lectures and discussion sessions, and presentations by distinguished lecturers.
  • Custom Courses: CTL regularly partners with organizations to provide customized executive education experiences to individual enterprises and consortia. Custom courses give organizations the opportunity to direct intensive efforts at specific issues crucial to company goals, including business continuity strategy, scenario planning, and competitive alignment.

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