The Online Master of Science program in International Logistics Management:
- A program designed for the working professional; keep your full-time career while completing courses part-time
- A total of 36-credit hours of 9, 4-credit hour courses
- Online courses offering anytime, anywhere learning environment
- Fully involved faculty and student interaction utilizing latest learning technologies; creating the on-site experience in a virtual, online classroom
- Interaction with students throughout the world; no bricks, no mortar, no borders
- Accepting applicants throughout the year, not just in the Fall semester
- Undergraduate degree in business or specific organization level is not required
- Taught by faculty with real-world industry experience
Dynamic Career Options
There are literally hundreds of career paths for logistics professionals. Maine Maritime Academy graduates enjoy a respected reputation in today’s business and transportation industries. Selected employers of our Master’s degree graduates include: Amazon, Bath Iron Works, Boeing, Carnival Cruise Lines, Caterpillar, Cianbro Corporation, Delhaize Group, Exxon-Mobil, General Dynamics (NASSCO), IDEXX, L.L. Bean, Sappi Fine Papers, Seadrill, and Strategic Maintenance Solutions.
The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics (at Maine Maritime Academy.)
M.S. Degree: International Logistics Management:
Loeb-Sullivan School’s Master of Science degree in International Logistics Management is a 36-credit hour online program. This major meets the requirements of contemporary international businesses that produce and move goods across the globe as well as governmental and non-governmental agencies operating in this global environment. Furthermore, the current economy has intensified the need for professionals with advanced knowledge in the area of global logistics and supply chain management.
The program is for business professionals seeking career advancement to mid-and upper level management positions as well as for individuals seeking to gain experience in the logistics/supply chain industry. The MS-ILM program provides a knowledge base of managerial skills for successfully operating global logistics and supply chain operations with a strategic focus. Students in this program will gain challenging opportunities in the rapidly growing supply chain logistics and related sectors. The program provides knowledge and skills in general business functions with a specialization in logistics and supply chain. Faculty in the MS-ILM program have both academic credentials and real-world experience. They bring their experiences to the Online classroom to provide students with immediate, practical application.
Admission requirements include an accredited baccalaureate degree or its equivalent; completion of the GRE or GMAT test; two letters of recommendation; and a statement of interest. Courses are offered in a tri-semester format with classes beginning in the fall, spring, and summer allowing you greater flexibility to complete your graduate degree. Admission application documents must be completed and received prior to August 1 for the September semester, December 1 for the January semester and April 1 for the May semester. The MS-ILM program can be completed in as few as 19-months but cannot take longer than four years.
Unique Features of the Loeb-Sullivan School M.S. – ILM Degree Program
- Bringing the in class experience to an online environment
- Highly mission-driven and niche-oriented
- A distinguished and highly supportive faculty
- Timely and innovative curriculum
|_________________________||Course Titles - 2014-2015||Course Credits|
|Accounting & Finance for Logistics Professionals||This course will address Accounting and Finance and their use in business situations by operational managers. Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of accounting and finance. Students will apply their knowledge to real world logistics case studies. Financial statement analysis, internal control, inventory control and metrics, currency valuations, organizational and capital budgeting, internal cost allocations, methods of controlling geographically and organizationally diverse business units, financial ratios, working capital management, debt and equity financing, and other accounting and finance concepts will be addressed. The course will include lectures, case studies, and financial analysis projects.||4|
|Economics of Transportation and Logistics||An applied course in economics that deals with the allocation of scarce resources within the entire supply chain process, with an emphasis on the transportation industry. Topics include: the theory of the firm, forecasting demand, market structure, and government regulations. Additional topics include role of transportation and logistics in the growth of world trade, tariffs, quotas, international payments, exchange rate determination, and hedging foreign exchange risk.||4|
|Managing Organization Development and Change in the Supply Chain||This course targets supply chain professionals who aim to develop organizational assessment, intervention, and design skills that are vital in an era of mergers, acquisitions, and consolidations. Students consider the relationship of organizational design to organizational effectiveness, the challenges of strategy formulation, cross-cultural and national influences on organizational behavior and culture, implications of change to organizational and workforce development, and the role of leadership in the 21st century through business partnerships and casework that includes logistics, maritime management, and operations examples.||4|
|Fundamentals of Logistics||This course addresses the fundamental logistics concepts and applications of moving commodities, parts, and products (inventory) as well as reverse logistics. Within the framework of supply chain management the fundamentals course focuses on the physical movement of inventory within and through warehouses as well as the in transit inventory in freight transportation modes and processes, freight transportation being the largest spend in logistics. Also covered are the information, financial transaction, administration/documentation, and basic inventory analysis tools associated with the physical movement of inventory.||4|
|Strategic Marketing for Global Supply Chain Managers||This course will focus on the application of strategic marketing management principles in international business organizations. Specific attention will be given to the importance of supply chain optimization to overall marketing strategy. Students will study the relationship of marketing to organizational strategy formulation, brand management, business-to-business relationships, business-to-consumer opportunities, and contemporary logistics challenges. Course will include lectures, case studies and group projects.||4|
|Integrated International Logistics||This course will examine how integrated international logistics applications and decisions are made which will have an impact on functional areas of an organization trying to achieve efficiency and effectiveness throughout the supply chain. Discussions revolving around export-import strategy, multinational logistics strategy, FTZ’s, classification of products, Incoterms, international payment processes, review of transportation modes, and resiliency will be reviewed. The effects of government trade and public policies on global logistics operations will also be analyzed. This course will utilize a variety of teaching methods such as case studies to engrain logistics concepts in a more applied manner.||4|
|Port & Transport Terminal Operations in Global Logistics||This course will examine the roles of ports in international logistics; an in-depth study of transport terminals and their operations including terminals for ocean container; bulk; break-bulk; rail intermodal; rail carload; package; and inland water.||4|
|Production & Operations Management for Manufacturing & Heavy Industry||This course introduces production/operations management used in manufacturing and heavy industry with emphasis on the heavy, shipbuilding and general manufacturing industry. The focus of the course is on operations in manufacturing and some topics it will cover are integrated design, program management, process selection and analysis, lean operations, quality systems, total quality management, facilities management, capacity planning and project planning and scheduling.||4|
|Strategic Supply Chain Management||This course is designed as a capstone course in which students learn and apply various models and tools to formulate a business strategy. The students will learn and apply the process of situational analysis including the macro-environment, industry environment, and internal situation of the firm. This analysis will be used to create alternative strategies and determine the optimal strategy to be implemented. The course also examines the processes and issues to implement the selected strategy. Essentially, this course will take many of the concepts learned in previous graduate courses and apply them here. This course will go beyond the traditional pedagogy and explore actual strategic decision making and business development planning.||4|
|_____________________________________||9 courses are required. ONLINE M.S. Program Total Credits||36|
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