If one master's degree just isn't enough, you can now sign up for a challenging dual degree program. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has teamed up with two European schools to offer a dual master's degree program that prepares students for careers in international business logistics. The collaborating schools are MIT's Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL); Instituto de Empresa (IE), a leading European business school; and the Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC).
The program is designed to provide the international business community with leaders who can meet the challenges of globalization. The schools say their blend of business and engineering faculty can prepare managers with the general management know-how, technological expertise, and advanced analytical skills to face the challenges of product proliferation, offshore manufacturing and emerging markets.
Students enrolled in the 19-month program will earn an International MBA at the IE in Madrid, and either a Master of Engineering in Logistics (MLOG) at the CTL in Cambridge, Mass., or a Master of Engineering in Logistics & Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) at the ZLC in Zaragoza, Spain.
Students must go through the admissions process for each program and satisfy the requirements for each of the two degrees. U.S.-based students will also spend time abroad. The MBA/MLOG and the MBA/ZLOG programs require students to spend nine months at either CTL or ZLC, and 10 months at IE.
The first group of MBA students to complete this dual degree will graduate from IE in December 2006. These students will then attend the logistics and supply chain management program at CTL or ZLC to earn their Master of Engineering degree in May 2007.