Executive Masters in International Logistics at Georgia Tech

Program Overview

Presentation Screenshot The EMIL-SCS Program helps Fortune 500 companies design creative new solutions for critical issues in their global supply chains by grooming their key executives. This unique 18-month masters program keeps key employees on-the-job while teaching them practical techniques for decreasing logistics costs and improving supply chain efficiencies.

EMIL-SCS is a Master's degree program delivered in an Executive format over an 18-month period. Participants meet for two-weeks of intensive classes (residences) every 3-4 months. Members participate via distance learning alternatives between residences. In total, there are 5 EMIL-SCS residences. Click the picture to the right to download our Program Overview presentation.

New EMIL-SCS classes begin every 18 months. When you enroll in EMIL-SCS, you make a commitment to an education that will last your lifetime. You are joining a community of professionals who choose to make a difference in the world. By collaborating on international logistics we can make a lasting impact on our global economy.

Program Curriculum

The EMIL-SCS Program helps Fortune 500 companies, facing global supply chain issues, develop creative new solutions to improve supply chain efficiencies and reduce costs by grooming their supply chain executives.

Curriculum Overview

The academic program is designed to cover the extended supply chain and regional differences across Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. EMIL-SCS provides participants with the analytical skills and intellectual framework needed to succeed in designing and implementing a global logistics strategy. Work is spread over 18 months, allowing time to incorporate new ideas that meet sponsoring organization’s long-term supply chain goals and to develop individual skills to diagnose complex issues and define a framework for making decisions.

Twenty-eight courses have been designed specifically for EMIL-SCS. These courses are the building blocks that challenge participants to stretch beyond their past experience, to grasp new ideas and develop a better understanding of the processes used by successful leaders in logistics.

The curriculum spans five residences. Each residence is scheduled for two weeks.

EMIL-SCS’s curriculum includes demand management, finance, e-commerce, distribution facilities, manufacturing, procurement and logistics. Instructors represent the best of industry and academia, including faculty from Georgia Tech’s ISyE and Management schools, MIT, Oxford and Delft University.

Residence Sessions

EMIL-SCS Residences

EMIL-SCS residences are held in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia - attracting class members from many countries around the world. Residences focus on the regional influences shaping logistics as well as topics like reverse logistics, labor relations, freight management, procurement, distribution and warehousing.

Locations visited during past programs include: Atlanta, Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Brazil, Panama, Singapore, Hong Kong and China.

To learn more about EMIL-SCS residences, view the Sample EMIL-SCS Residence schedule.

Dates for the current class, along with detailed schedule information for each residence.

Class 2015 (Starting Spring 2014) Residence Schedule

Residence 1: Consumers
( Atlanta , GA ) March 23 - April 4, 2014

Residence 2: European Logistics and Trade Issues
( Europe ) June 8 - 20, 2014

Residence 3: Transportation and Logistics in the Americas
( South America ) September 7 - 19, 2014

Residence 4: Asian Logistics and Trade Issues
( Asia ) January 25 – February 6, 2015

Residence 5: Manufacturers
( North America ) May 3 – May 15, 2015

Fall 2015

Courses are delivered through faculty lectures, industry speakers, case studies, group projects and company presentations. During international residences, participants meet with government officials to discuss customs issues, taxes and trade agreements. This allows participants to experience first-hand the regional influences on global supply chains across several continents. Between residences, participants work together on cases and complete web-based course material. (Click each link to see a sample schedule from this year's class).



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