Ling Li, Chair and Area Coordinator
Chelsea Valentine, 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 concentration or supply chain management concentration.

Maritime Management Concentration 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
Maritime and Supply Chain Internship
Maritime Security and Risk Analysis
Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management
Quality Management
Distribution Center and Material Handling Management
Topics in Maritime and Supply Chain Management
Independent Study
Transportation Economics
Spreadsheet Modeling and Analysis for Business Decisions
Management Science
Forecasting
Simulation Modeling and Analysis for Business Systems
Independent Study
Managerial Accounting
International Financial Management
Labor Management Relations
The Art of Influence and Persuasion
Professional Selling
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 Strome College of Business, providing that the student has the appropriate prerequisites.

Courses included in the calculation of the 2.00 overall grade point average for maritime management concentration 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 Concentration 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
Management Science
Forecasting
Simulation Modeling and Analysis for Business Systems
Independent Study
Managerial Accounting
Transportation Economics
The Art of Influence and Persuasion
Professional Selling
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 Strome College of Business, 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 concentration 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 AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT Courses

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

Approval for enrollment and allowable credit is determined by the Business Analytics CAP advisor and the Career Development Services in the semester prior to enrollment. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: MSCM 370 and MSCM 441, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

MSCM 370. International Shipping. 3 Credits.

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. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

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

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 addresses 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. Prerequisite: MSCM 370.

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

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. Prerequisites: ACCT 202, BNAL 206, OPMT 303, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

MSCM 439. Quality Management. 3 Credits.

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. Prerequisites: OPMT 303 and a declared major in the University or permission of the Strome College of Business Dean's Office.

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

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) Prerequisites: OPMT 303, and a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.

MSCM 445. Marine Insurance. 3 Credits.

An introduction to the fundamentals of cargo, hull, protection and indemnity insurance. Topics include insurance markets, agents, underwriters, forms of policies, valuation, Total Loss, Particular Average, General Average, insured perils, war risks, subrogation, reinsurance and insurers of pollution liabilities. Prerequisites: MSCM 370.

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. Prerequisites: OPMT 303.

MSCM 471. Shipping Management. 3 Credits.

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. Prerequisites: For MSCM majors, the prerequisite is MSCM 370; for other business majors, the prerequisites are ECON 201S and ECON 202S; for nonbusiness majors, the prerequisites are ECON 201S and ECON 202S or permission of the instructor; all students must have a declared major or permission of the College of Business dean's office.

MSCM 472. Port Management. 3 Credits.

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. Prerequisites: For MSCM majors, the prerequisite is MSCM 370; for other business majors, the prerequisites are ECON 201S and ECON 202S; for nonbusiness majors, the prerequisites are ECON 201S and ECON 202S or permission of the instructor; all students must have a declared major or permission of the College of Business dean's office.

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

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. Prerequisite: MSCM 370.

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

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

MSCM 497. Independent Study. 3 Credits.

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