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The 3 Continent Program


New Supply Chain Masters Program

The 3 Continent (3C) program is a uniquely international master’s degree that gives graduates the problem-solving and change leadership skills they need to become global supply chain leaders. Students gain exposure to diverse business environments by studying in three continents: Asia, Europe and North America. The program prepares graduates to navigate an intensely competitive commercial landscape that is evolving rapidly due to globalization.

The MIT-Zaragoza-Ningbo Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (3C Program) was jointly established by three centers within the MIT Global SCALE Network: MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics, Zaragoza Logistics Center, and Ningbo Supply Chain Innovation Institute China. The curriculum is modeled on MIT CTL’s Supply Chain Master’s program, which has been educating supply chain professionals for almost 20 years and is the model for graduate programs in all six Global SCALE Networks centers of excellence.


Ningbo, China

Mid August - December

Systems & Methods

  • Orientation Week

    • Team Building and Career Workshops
    • Preparatory Sessions: Mathematics and Finance
  • Logistics Systems
  • Inventory Systems
  • Analytical Methods
  • Supply Chain Information Systems
  • Financial Systems and Supply Chain Management
  • Supply Chain Analytics
  • Spanish I (Optional)
  • Spanish II (Optional)
  • Project Proposal
  • Advanced Topics


Cambridge, USA


Leadership & Management

  • 150+  students from 6 Global SCALE Centers
  • Leading Global Supply Chains
  • Mini Courses in Advanced Topics
    • Marine Logistics
    • Segmentation and Revenue Management
    • Procurement
    • Supply Chain Software
  • Fresh Connection Competition
  • APICS Case Competition
  • Research Expo
    • Gala Event
    • Professional Networking
    • Poster Competition
  • Facility Tours


Zaragoza, Spain

February - May


  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • System Dynamics
  • Supply Chain Network Design
  • Logistics Facilities & Operations
  • Supply Chain
  • Strategy, Electives
  • Writing Seminar
  • Capstone Project

3C Program Application


Application Deadlines

  • Round 1 - Nov. 15
  • Round 2 - Feb. 1
  • Round 3 - April 1




3C Program First Class: 2017

Language of Instruction: English

Certificate Awarded:
  • University of Zaragoza, ZLC: Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
  • MIT Global SCALE Network: Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Tuition & Fees
About $32,000 (28,000€)

Academic Fees: About $9,000 (7,700€)

Other Tuition Costs: About $23,000 (20,300€)

Questions? Contact: 

Zaragoza, Spain

Marta Romero, Program Co-Director, ZLC

+34 976 077 605


Ningbo, China

Qixu Chen, Program Co-Director, NSCIIC

+86 574 8901 0737

Cambridge, USA

Mark Colvin, MIT SCALE Academic Manager

+1 617-253-6538


Global Program Admission Requirements
  1. Application form
  2. Statement of objectives
  3. Resume
  4. Official GMAT or GRE scores (can be waived when shown proof of excellent quantitative skills)
  5. Official TOEFL, IELTS or other similar English test (if not a native speaker)
  6. Official transcripts/diploma
  7. Two letters of recommendation
  8. Video statement


View the 3C Brochure