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:
|Bath Iron Works||Ingram Barge Lines|
|C.H. Robinson||L.L. Bean|
|Carnival Cruise Lines||Poland Spring|
|Caterpillar||Sappi Fine Papers|
|C.H. Robinson||Shell Oil|
|Delhaize Group||Strategic Maintenance Solutions|
|General Dynamics (NASSCO)||Wal-Mart, (private fleet,|
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Last updated July 1, 2016