FCU-ZLC Dual Degree Program

ZLC-FCU Dual-Degree Bachelor's Program in Logistics and Entrepreneurship

Master’s Program in Logistics and Entrepreneurship

Extensive re-education of logistics and global supply chain management in world renowned MIT-Zaragoza Logistic Center.

Dual Degree Program

Extensive re-education of logistics and global supply chain management in world renowned Zaragoza Logistics Center.

Developing professionals for careers that combine entrepreneurial capabilities with specialized logistics and supply chain management skills.

3-week study at MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics (CTL) provides access to an exclusive MIT global network

3-week Asia trip and 3-month global internship, learning in international enterprises.

 

This dual degree program is an initiative in partnerships with Zaragoza Logistic Center (ZLC) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), both offering world-class logistics and supply chain degree programs.
This unique combination provides an opportunity to foster student’ learning in leadership and innovation based on solid foundation of business management knowledge with technical insights of logistics and supply chain management.

 

Gaining knowledge from the best scholars and experts

The ISTM faculty represents a rich mix of internationally recognized scholars engaged in leading research with top institutions from around the world and professionals with strong corporate and government leadership experience. With their professional background in innovation and entrepreneurship, our distinguished faculty members incorporate their scholarship and expertise into their teaching practices to cultivate high-caliber students enrolled in this program into tomorrow’s business leaders.

The FCU-ZLC program utilizes state-of-the-art curriculum merging both academic and real world practices. Courses offered in the first year of study at FCU focus on innovation and entrepreneurship to help students stay in tune with the dynamic market, which lay a solid foundation for the successful study continued at ZLC and MIT in the second year.

Hands-on practice in innovation and entrepreneurship

During their study at FCU, students will complete a startup project mentored by experienced entrepreneurs in starting businesses. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the entire process of setting up a supply chain with innovative approaches in today’s global market. This unique experience will provide students with hands-on experience with real-life challenges.

Learning at world leading-edge organization- MIT

The 3-month internship after FCU is another highlight of this program. This internship will help you obtain a comprehensive insight into a leading-edge organization. You can demonstrate your expertise and learn how to run a practice from one of the most respected companies around the world. With our carefully selected partners, you may have the opportunity to have practical impact on an outstanding global company. The experiences gained during internship will also facilitate a smooth transition to the study at ZLC where working experiences is essential.

With the growing expansion of the Asian market, supply chain management in Asia has become a key issue to the success of a global company. One year of leading-edge education in this dual degree program at FCU will help students acquire both core business knowledge and valuable experiences in related industries, and prepare the most capable students to step into European and American markets after the second year’s training with focus on logistics and supply chain management at Zaragoza Logistic Center and MIT. After completing this remarkable dual degree program, students can anticipate to get their job offer within three months of graduation with an average of US$100,800 compensation package, according to statistics from Zaragoza Logistics Center.

One year leading-edge education in this dual degree program at Feng Chia University will help students acquire both core business knowledge and valuable experiences in related industries, and prepare the most capable students to step into European and American markets.
Second year’s training with focus on logistics and supply chain management at Zaragoza Logistic Center and MIT.
After completing this remarkable dual degree program, students are expected to get their job offer within three months of graduation with an average of US$100,800 approximately compensation package, according to statistics from Zaragoza Logistics Center.

Program Journey

The first academic year of this dual-degree program will be conducted at the International School of Technology and Management, Feng Chia University, Taiwan, which included a 3-week study tour and field study on the manufacturing economy in Asia. The FCU semester will then be followed by a 3-month internship, which can be taken anywhere in the world with assistance from both schools to find the most suitable place and work assignment. The second academic year will take place at Zaragoza Logistics Center, Spain, and will include 3 weeks in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
 

Course Requirements

To obtain the IMBA in Innovation and Entrepreneurship degree, at least 36 credits are required ; to obtain the M.Eng. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management degree, a minimum of 60 ZLC course units (equivalent to ECTS) are required.
 

Innovation/startup Project

At the end of the second semester at Feng Chia University, students are expected to make a public presentation with demonstration to illustrate the tangible results of their Innovation/ Startup Project.

Thesis

Students have to present two theses/reports.
The one at FCU is based on their innovation/start up project. The other will be prepared during their final year at Zaragoza Logistic Center. Each thesis is evaluated according to and by the regulations of respective institutions.

Degrees

To be awarded the degrees, the student must complete the compulsory and elective course work in both institutions, as wells as submit a satisfactory project report and thesis, usually in a period of 23 months.
Students who meet these requirements will be awarded two separate degree diplomas from the two institutions.

1、 By Feng Chia University - an IMBA degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  (International Master of Business Administration in Innovation and Entrepreneurship), an MBA degree accredited by AACSB International.
2、 By Zaragoza Logistics Center and the Universidad de Zaragoza - an M. Eng. degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management
  (Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management)

About ZLC

Master of Engineering in Logistics and Supply Chain Management (ZLOG) | Class of 2014

“ZLC developed supply chain leaders to integrate supply and demand across the globe.”

 

Zaragoza Logistics Center (ZLC) is a research institute established by the Government of Aragon in Spain in partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Zaragoza. Founded in 2003, the ZLC campus is located in the heart of PLAZA, the largest logistics park in the southwest of Europe that serves as a working laboratory to transfer new knowledge and working practices. The mission of the ZLC is to create an international center of excellence for research and education in logistics and SCM that actively engages with industry and the public sector to develop and disseminate knowledge.

To accomplish its mission ZLC partnered with the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics to form the MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program, a unique model of collaboration between industry, government and academia. This successful partnership led to the creation of the MIT Global SCALE Network that now spans across four continents. In addition, Zaragoza Logistics Center participates in several national and international research and educational initiatives.

In 2008 the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science officially recognized ZLC as a Knowledge Transfer Office (KTO) after ZLC had previously been designated the National Center of Excellence for research in the area of logistics and supply chain management, CNC LOGISTICA, in 2006. This latest recognition puts ZLC in a leading role to define and coordinate research, development and innovation initiatives across Spain in logistics and supply chain management.

ZLC has deployed a system on Technology Watch and Competitive Intelligence certified by AENOR (Spanish Standardization body) according to the UNE 166.006:2011. This system allows ZLC to observe new trends in logistics and supply chain management, as well as knowledge transfer for stakeholders. ZLC has the continued support of local saving banks Ibercaja and CAI and the European Social Fund in its activities.

For detailed information about Zaragoza Logistic Center

For detailed information about MIT Global Scale Network

Admission

Admission Criteria

GMAT score or GRE Score (within the past 5 years) is required for application to the Program. Also, a minimum of 2 years work experience is required, work experience from a variety of operational and management responsibilities provide an invaluable background for the ZLOG Program. Nevertheless, we do welcome exceptional students with little or no work experience. We invite applicants from a wide range of backgrounds.

English Proficiency Requirement

Programs will be conducted in English.  Entry into FCU requires a TOEFL IBT score or IELTS (Academic) score.

FCU may offer conditional admission to students who are well-qualified academically, but whose TOEFL scores are below the standard level for regular admission. Students being offered a conditional admission are required to to satisfy the English preparation programs offered by FCU’s English Language Centre.

The other requirements for application and registrations will be announced on the website of the corresponding institution.

Admission Process

Admission Process Date
Online Application December 28, 2015- June 15, 2016
   
Online Interview  
Admission Results Posted on FCU website June 27, 2016
Acceptance Letters sent to Applicants July 6, 2016

Detailed admission procedures and procedures could be found at:

International Students: Feng Chia University Admission Information

Taiwanese Students: Feng Chia University Admission Information

 

Admission Requirements

Submit the required supporting documents. which are as follows:

» GMAT(in 5 years) or GRE, IELTS or TOEFL Transcripts(in 2 years)

» 3 Recommendation letters

» Resume, Statement of Objectives

» Online Interview

» For more information, please click here:

 

 

For international students, please visit the FCU online application system, and submit all required documents. (This can be found at: Admission requirements and information)

For Taiwanese students, please click here

 

Curriculum

ZLC-FCU Dual-Degree Master's Program in Logistics and Entrepreneurship Course Design for 2016-2017

Code  Course credit R/E Year Semester Note
ISTM623 Statistics and Research Methods  3 R 1 1  
ISTM624 Financial Management 2 R 1 1  
ISTM625 Business Valuation Analysis 2 R 1 1  
ISTM626 Marketing Management 2 R 1 1  
ISTM627 Branding and Marketing Strategy 2 R 1 1  
ISTM613 Negotiation  2 R 1 1  
ISTM628 Management Information Systems 3 R 1 1  
ISTM629 Seminars on Current Business Issues (1) 1 R 1 1  
ISTM620 Management   2 E 1 1 Pre-Program
ISTM621 Macroeconomics 2 E 1 1 Pre-Program
ISTM622 Accounting    2 E 1 1 Pre-Program
ISTM630 Organization Behavior and Leadership 3 R 1 2  
ISTM631 Design and Entrepreneurship 2 R 1 2  
ISTM632 Project Management 2 R 1 2  
ISTM633 Business Analytics 2 R 1 2  
ISTM634 Operations and Supply Chain Management 2 R 1 2  
ISTM635 Strategy Management 3 R 1 2  
ISTM636 Seminars on Current Business Issues (2) 1 R 1 2  
ISTM637 Industry Internship 0 R 1 2  
ISTM638 Study Tour   0 R 1 2  
ISTM639 Master Thesis 1 R 1 2  

 

Total Credit for Graduation: 32
The ZLC-FCU program will be conducted at the International School of Technology and Management, Feng Chia University. Required courses can be completed in one year.
Pre-Program Courses  are compulsory for students with non-business degree/qualification.  The courses are elective courses and are NOT counted towards credits for graduation.  The courses will be held from the end of August to mid-September

Tuition and Fees

The tuition fees for the programs a year are:

» 1st year IMBA Program in FCU NTD$ 300,000 (approximately EUR€ 7,900)

» 2nd year ZLOG Program in ZLC EUR€ 20,000 (approximately NTD$ 800,000)