Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Programs
Maritime and Supply Chain Management (MSCM)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is designed to help students enhance their personal and professional development through innovation guided by faculty members and professionals. The course offers students an opportunity to integrate disciplinary theory and knowledge through developing a supply chain process, product, business, or other initiative. The real-world experiences that entrepreneurships provide will help students understand how academic knowledge leads to transformations, innovations, and solutions to different types of problems.
A study of selected topics within Maritime and Supply Chain Management designed to provide an in-depth exploration of current issues.
Affords students the opportunity to undertake independent study under the direction of a faculty member.