Maine Maritime Academy

The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics

Introduction


Maine Maritime Academy is a public, co-educational college located in the coastal town of Castine, Maine. Our student population numbers approximately 950 undergraduate students in courses of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. Our rigorous courses and experiential programs equip students with the practical skills, knowledge, and training to launch successful careers upon completing an associate, bachelor, or master’s degree.

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Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy provides a quality education primarily focused on marine related programs. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College on Money magazine’s Best Colleges list in 2014 and again in 2015. The Loeb-Sullivan School at Maine Maritime Academy will chart a course in global logistics education to create leaders in international business and logistics. The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics offers two Master of Science degrees; the On Campus MS in Global Logistics & Maritime Management; and the Online MS in International Logistics Management. Both graduate programs prepare students for the challenges of managing the logistics of global supply chains from both a strategic and operational perspective. Our graduate programs encompass the ability to analyze and evaluate the flow of goods, customer service, finances, and information from the supplier’s suppliers to the ultimate consumer. The LSS curriculum will empower students to take on leadership roles, encourage rigorous self-discipline, promote curiosity, and provide graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the global economy. The curriculum emphasizes concepts and theories in the fields of global marketing and sourcing, inventory, distribution, and transportation management as well as the supporting economics and accounting. Students study logistics in the context of a supply chain management philosophy in addition to the set of operational processes that can optimize the international supply chain. Using a variety of pedagogy from case studies, course projects, experiential learning, and traditional seminars, graduates are grounded in general management capability preparing them to contribute strategic and organizational efforts toward effective supply chain management. This enables our graduates to effectively lead logistics and supply chain organizations on a course in global economies.

The Loeb-Sullivan School is committed to specialized programs in global logistics and related fields. The school strives to develop leadership in our graduates by developing competence, instilling confidence and creating professionalism in core business areas, as well as promoting innovative thinking, social responsibility and hands-on experience. The college’s persistence, retention, and graduation rates are well above national averages. The job-placement rate for MMA and LSS graduates is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. Alumni of Maine Maritime Academy work all over the world. The success of our alumni has resulted in a worldwide reputation for excellence and reliability in maritime, business, and scientific fields. The alumni network connects MMA graduates together with LSS students and graduates to create a feedback loop of career opportunities in all of the industries and organizations we serve. The college’s history dates back to 1941 when the Academy was founded by an act of the 90th Maine Legislature on March 21 of that year.

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Master of Science in Global Logistics & Maritime Management - 10 month On Campus

Campus Full time 10 months August 2017 USA Orono

Loeb-Sullivan School’s Master of Science degree is a 36-credit hour program with a specialization in Global Logistics & Maritime Management. 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 increased the need for professionals with advanced knowledge in the area of global logistics and supply chain management. [+]

Master of Science Degree: Global Logistics and Maritime Management - The On Campus Graduate Program Loeb-Sullivan School’s Master of Science degree is a 36-credit hour program with a specialization in Global Logistics & Maritime Management. 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 increased the need for professionals with advanced knowledge in the area of global logistics and supply chain management. The program is intended for individuals seeking to gain or enhance existing experience in the logistics/supply chain industry. Students in this program will gain challenging opportunities in the rapidly growing supply chain logistics and related sectors. Applicants for the program include entry level professionals who wish to enhance their management capabilities and advancement opportunities in international business logistics. Admission requirements include an accredited baccalaureate degree or an international equivalent; completion of the GRE or GMAT test; two letters of recommendation; and a statement of individual interest. The On Campus Master’s Degree Program begins in mid-August with three classes, earning four credits, taken in a two week period. Courses are offered in semester format during the regular academic year and in two different modules, one in August preceding the semesters and one in May-June to conclude the year. The curriculum provides coverage of the core functional areas of business with a focus to develop and integrate managerial disciplines within the context of global supply chain logistics and maritime management. Unique Features of the Loeb-Sullivan School M.S. Degree Program Highly mission-driven and niche-oriented A distinguished and highly supportive faculty Timely and innovative curriculum Intense, ten months of full-time study The seminar format of every class ensures close student-faculty contact Library, computer, and internet facilities to support classes and research projects Diversities in student experiences and background An ideal campus environment for full-time graduate education Located in a New England coastal town with a rich maritime heritage The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics (at Maine Maritime Academy.) On Campus MS in Global Logistics & Maritime Management: Traditional, full-time, 10-month, on campus program Total of 36-credit hours Cohort style program offering the entire campus experience Orientation classes begin in mid August with traditional classes beginning in September Program concludes by mid-June with an Integrating Strategic Module Undergraduate degree in business is not required Taught by MMA faculty with real-world industry experience Loeb-Sullivan School Master of Science Degree The Master of Science degree programs at the Loeb-Sullivan School prepare individuals seeking a career change as well as recent college graduates for a career in global supply chain logistics and related fields. A baccalaureate degree in business is not a prerequisite. Graduate students pursue the Maine Maritime Academy institutional learning objectives at a level that requires significant introspection and personal growth in addition to solidifying their managerial and leadership skills. Students demonstrate their ability to gather, apply, analyze, synthesize, and critically evaluate current theories and knowledge claims in addressing specific real-world problems. Candidates will successfully complete 15 credit hours of specific global logistics or maritime management classes, 13 credit hours of core business courses with a global logistics focus and eight credit hours of quantitative, research/consulting or introductory courses. Our programs, Global Logistics & Maritime Management and International Logistics Management, prepare students for the challenges of managing strategy and operations for the logistics and the maritime-related sectors of global supply chains. They encompass the ability to study, analyze, and evaluate the flow of goods, customer services, finances, and information from the supplier’s suppliers to the ultimate consumer and include the reverse logistics of return, recycle, and repair. There is an emphasis on new concepts and theories for global marketing and sourcing, inventory, distribution, and transportation management as well as the supporting economics and finance/accounting. Students study business in the context of the logistics foundation of the supply chain management philosophy in addition to the set of operational processes that can optimize the international supply chain. Graduates of the program are grounded in general management capability and are prepared to contribute strategic and organizational efforts toward effective supply chain management. This will enable them to effectively lead logistics and maritime organizations involved in operations and customer satisfaction. The Loeb-Sullivan School Master of Science degree is designed for students interested in international business/transportation/supply chain management careers. Participants, regardless of their age and experiences, are very goal-oriented and are in pursuit of challenging global opportunities. Many students bring a wealth of professional experience and contribute a great deal to classroom discussions. Faculty members enjoy the lively, two-way communication which makes classes truly stimulating for students and faculty alike. Given the small size and the seminar format of our classes, such interactions are a daily routine. Our graduates are employed around the world in a variety of entrepreneurship endeavors in addition to transportation/logistics/supply chain management positions. Following are selected examples of the types of positions held recently, or in the past, by some of our alumni: Amazon. IDEXX Bath Iron Works Ingram Barge Lines Boeing International Paper British Petroleum Kiewit C.H. Robinson L.L. Bean Carnival Cruise Lines Poland Spring Caterpillar Sappi Fine Papers Cianbro Corporation Seadrill C.H. Robinson Shell Oil Delhaize Group Strategic Maintenance Solutions Exxon-Mobil Wallenius Wilhelmsen General Dynamics (NASSCO) Wal-Mart, (private fleet, Georgia Pacific procurement) Maine Maritime Academy Institutional Learning Objectives Graduate students pursue Maine Maritime Academy institutional learning objectives at a level that requires significant introspection and personal growth. In addition to solidifying their managerial and leadership skills, they will: Demonstrate competency in written and spoken English Apply the scientific method Be technologically proficient Develop a global perspective of the humanities and social sciences. [-]

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100% Online Master of Science in International Logistics Management

Online Full time Part time 10 - 48 months January 2016 USA Orono + 1 more

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 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 [-]