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Old Dominion University

2013-2014 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Maritime and Supply Chain Management Major

G. Steven Rhiel, Chair

Ling Li, Area Coordinator

Sara Russell-Riggs, Chief Discipline Advisor

The maritime and supply chain management major is designed to provide students with an integrated working knowledge of maritime operations and supply chain management. It is the only undergraduate major of its kind east of the Mississippi River and graduates will be able to meet the needs of regional, national and international shipping, transportation and distribution industries. Students may choose either the maritime management track or supply chain management track.

Maritime Management Track Coursework

MSCM 370International Shipping3
MSCM/BNAL 441Supply Chain Management and Logistics3
MSCM 471Shipping Management3
MSCM 472Port Management3
MSCM 473Inland Waterway and Intermodal Transportation3
Select three of the following Major Electives:9
Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management
Transportation Economics
Spreadsheet Modeling and Analysis for Business Decisions
Business Analysis
Forecasting
Simulation Modeling and Analysis for Business Systems
Independent Study
Managerial Accounting
International Financial Management
Labor Management Relations
Maritime and Supply Chain Internship
Maritime Security and Risk Analysis
Topics in Maritime and Supply Chain Management
Independent Study
Cooperative Education
Student Internship
Practicum
Selected Topics in Operations Management
Independent Study in Operations Management
Free Electives3
300-400 Level Business Elective *6
Total Hours33

*

 Can be any 300-400 level course offered by the College of Business and Public Administration, providing that the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for maritime management track coursework for graduation are:

International Shipping
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Shipping Management
Port Management
Inland Waterway and Intermodal Transportation
All 300-400 Level MSCM/BNAL/OPMT elective courses

 

Supply Chain Management Track Coursework

MSCM 370International Shipping3
MSCM/BNAL 441Supply Chain Management and Logistics3
MSCM 430Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management3
MSCM 439Quality Management3
MSCM 468Distribution Center and Material Handling Management3
Select three of the following Major Electives9
Shipping Management
Port Management
Inland Waterway and Intermodal Transportation
Spreadsheet Modeling and Analysis for Business Decisions
Business Analysis
Forecasting
Simulation Modeling and Analysis for Business Systems
Independent Study
Managerial Accounting
Transportation Economics
Maritime and Supply Chain Internship
Topics in Maritime and Supply Chain Management
Independent Study
Cooperative Education
Student Internship
Practicum
Selected Topics in Operations Management
Independent Study in Operations Management
Free Electives3
300-400 Level Business Electives *6
Total Hours33

 

*

 Can be any 300-400 level course offered by the College of Business and Public Administration, provided the student has the appropriate course prerequisites.

 Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for supply chain management track coursework for graduation are:

International Shipping
Supply Chain Management and Logistics
Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management
Quality Management
Distribution Center and Material Handling Management
All 300-400 level MSCM/BNAL/OPMT elective courses.

 

Maritime and Supply Chain Management Minor

A minor in maritime and supply chain management requires the completion of 12 hours of 300- and/or 400-level maritime and supply chain management courses.  All courses selected must be preceded by listed prerequisites. The minor requires completion of:

OPMT 303Operations Management *3
MSCM 370International Shipping3
or
Supply Chain Management and Logistics **
Select two of the following6
International Shipping
Maritime Security and Risk Analysis ***
Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management ****
Quality Management *****
Supply Chain Management and Logistics **
Distribution Center and Material Handling Management ******
Shipping Management ***
Port Management ***
Inland Waterway and Intermodal Transportation ***
Topics in Maritime and Supply Chain Management
Independent Study
Total Hours12

 

Prerequisite Courses
*

 BNAL 206 or STAT 130M or equivalent

**

 BNAL 306 and OPMT 303

***

MSCM 370

****

 ACCT 202BNAL 206OPMT 303

*****

 OPMT 303

******

 MSCM 441/BNAL 441


For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the minor exclusive of prerequisite courses.  A minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor must be completed through courses offered by Old Dominion University.
 

MARITIME SUPPLY CHAIN MGMT Courses

MSCM 368. Maritime and Supply Chain Internship. 1-3 Credits.

1-3 credits. Prerequisites: MSCM 370 and 441, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Approval for enrollment and allowable credit is determined by the Decision Sciences CAP advisor and the Career Management Center in the semester prior to enrollment. (qualifies as a CAP experience).

MSCM 370. International Shipping. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: junior standing of permission of the instructor. The course examines international freight transportation and terms for movement of international trade. It discusses processes and concepts involved in international ocean and intermodal transportation. It shows how shipping companies enter into foreign markets and participate in international trade. It also covers operational issues such as payment, commercial documents, insurance; customs and clearance; shipping organizations and societies, and shipping law.

MSCM 415. Maritime Security and Risk Analysis. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSCM 370. An overview of international and U.S. initiatives to ensure the security of vessels, cargo, people, and infrastructure within the maritime domain. In addition to the impacts of regulatory requirements on maritime commerce, the course also adresses maritime threats to the international economy (including maritime piracy and maritime terrorism), maritime coalitions, and state-of-the-art techniques and tools for safeguarding ocean-borne commerce.

MSCM 430/530. Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: ACCT 202, BNAL 206, OPMT 303, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA for 430 and ACCT 601 and OPMT 611 for 530. An overview of the strategic sourcing of materials and services in the organization and its role in the supply chain. Topics include sourcing decisions, price/cost analysis, quality issues, purchasing, supplier selection, legal and ethical issues, third party logistics, freight forwarding, and acquisition of services and capital assets.

MSCM 439. Quality Management. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: OPMT 303 and a declared major in the University or permission of the College of Business and Public Administration Dean's Office. This course examines the application of quality principles to the management of manufacturing and service organizations. Topics include fundamentals of quality management, Six Sigma, statistical process control, process capability and reliability.

MSCM 441. Supply Chain Management and Logistics. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisites: BNAL 306 and OPMT 303, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Supply chain management integrates all activities associated with the flow of materials and information from product start to customers. Examples include order processing, warehousing, inventory management, transportation and logistics, and the costs and information systems supporting these activities. Particular application is made to global logistics systems supporting port and maritime activities. Supply chain relationships can be improved through effective integration of management and via such technologies as the World Wide Web, electronic data exchange, and enterprise resource planning (ERP). (cross-listed with BNAL 441).

MSCM 468/568. Distribution Center and Material Handling Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to investigate the strategic role of distribution center and material management in the supply chain. Course content includes the analysis of distribution center operations through the study of design, system selection, and layout configuration as well as the evaluation of material handling and inventory management options. Co- or prerequisite: MSCM 441 or BNAL 441 or permission of the instructor.

MSCM 471. Shipping Management. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSCM 370, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Examines the management of freight shipping organizations involved in the transport of cargo by ship. Key topics are managing ships and ship space; shipping markets, operations, costs, investment, insurance, claims, and regulation; and ship types, cargoes, safety, flagging, pollution, and chartering and purchase.

MSCM 472. Port Management. 3 Credits.

Lecture 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSCM 370, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Examines the management of seaports in the movement of cargo throughput. It presents concepts related to design, organization, administration, and operation of ports. It discusses issues involved in planning, investment, communication systems, congestion, pollution, safety, security; intermodal transportation; water and land accessibility; and port competition and cooperation to improve customer service.

MSCM 473. Inland Waterway and Intermodal Transportation. 3 Credits.

Lecture, 3 hours; 3 credits. Prerequisite: MSCM 370. This course is designed to explore and analyze the current condition of inland waterways both throughout the United States and around the globe with an emphasis on the creation of intermodal transportation networks. It will include an overview of existing infrastructure as well as financing mechanisms, national and international competitive strategies, risk management (public safety and emergency preparedness), and the environmental benefits as well as consider current legislation.

MSCM 495/595. Topics in Maritime and Supply Chain Management. 3 Credits.

3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the instructor, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. A study of selected topics within Maritime and Supply Chain Management designed to provide an in-depth exploration of current issues.

MSCM 497. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

3 credits. Prerequisite: permission of the department, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office of the CBPA. Affords students the opportunity to undertake independent study under the direction of a faculty member.