Who Can Apply to the GCLOG Program

The Graduate Certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (GCLOG) program is open to any professional applicant with at least two years of proven experience and who has graduated in a relevant area related to supply chain management at a reputable university. There are three eligibility criteria (educational background, area of study, and reputation of home university), which are discussed in more detail below.

Current Enrollment in a Graduate Program:

To be eligible for the GCLOG Class 2024, the applicant must be graduated from an undergraduate program with at least 3 years of practical experience. It is highly desirable that the applicant is enrolled in a specialization, master's, MBA or doctorate degree at the moment. 

Please contact us if you have questions about your eligibility to the program, particularly if you completed your graduate studies more than 2-3 years ago.

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Application Deadlines
Round I: Nov 20, 2022
Round II: Jan 29, 2023
Round III: April 9, 2023

Email us at gclog@mit.edu!

Area of Study:

To be eligible for the GCLOG, the applicant must be graduated from the undergraduate program and have at least two years of proven experience in areas relevant to supply chain management and logistics. Relevant areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Supply chain management
  • Logistics
  • Transportation studies
  • Industrial engineering
  • Business administration
  • Production management
  • Operations management
  • Information and technology systems

Students from master's graduate programs such as MEng, MSc, MASc, MBA are highly desired; however, applicants from doctorate programs and specializations, may be considered for the GCLOG program. All applicants

Reputation of Home University:

The GCLOG program is NOT exclusive for academic members of the MIT SCALE network for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), but applicants must have a strong affiliation and a particular interest in the region. To be eligible for the GCLOG program, students must be fully enrolled in a reputable university in the LAC or other emerging regions.

Fulfilling all of the criteria listed above makes you eligible. But what makes you a strong candidate? Besides being eligible, a successful applicant is one that fulfills most of the following criteria:

  • Grades: a strong applicant has a solid academic background, as demonstrated in the grades of the undergraduate and graduate studies completed so far, including relevant classes in quantitative methods.
  • English: a strong applicant has a solid command of English. Fluency in English, both spoken and written, at the same level as other MIT graduate students, is required.
  • Interest: a strong applicant has a clear and honest interest in supply chain management and logistics topics, and a desire to apply their knowledge in practical problems relevant to the Latin American region.
  • Endorsement: a strong applicant will be able to present two strong letters of recommendation from a professor (preferably a program director) familiar with the student's ability to conduct academic work.