MBA/MS Logistics Maryland

MBA/MS Logistics Curriculum
MBA/MS Overview
MBA/MS Logistics Curriculum


BULM 730 Transportation Management (3 credits)

A study if the fundamental differences among the various transportation modes in terms of their basic cost structures, market competition, and service characteristics. The wide range of issues facing managers in each of the transportation modes including decisions on market entry, pricing, competitive responses, service levels, capital structure, and growth objectives in a deregulated environment. The decisions of transportation managers in other countries are presented for international comparisons.

BULM 732 Logistics Management (3 credits)

Theoretical and case material is used to analyze managerial decisions related to business logistics. The many trade-offs faced by a logistics manager are examined such as the trade-off between inventory levels and mode of transportation used, the trade-off between inventory levels and customer service, and the trade-offs that should be made if they reduce total logistics costs or increase company profits.

BULM 742 Managing Technology in Supply Chain (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: BUSI 671

Provides an overall framework for analyzing e-supply chain enterprise-wide portals. Demonstrates the ability to link various supply chain and enterprise resource planning applications through middleware at the portal level. All supply chain participants (including suppliers and customers) share a common portal view linked to a single shared database. Hands-on learning experience with commercial portals and applications.

BULM 744 Real-Time Management of Supply Chains (3 credits)
Pre-requisite: BUSI 671

Explore real-time or net-centric supply chain management and the technological, organizational and managerial drivers and practices associated with it. Students conduct a rapid assessment of a company’s logistics/supply chain with the accompanying infrastructure technology and supply chain applications in order to develop capability to design and execute a strategic plan for creating a real-time e-supply chain capability as well as estimating it.

MBA/MS Logistics Curriculum

MS in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (Logistic & Transportation Focus) (30 credits)

Updated Summer 2005
Logistics/Transportation Core (12 credits):
BULM 730 Transportation Management
BULM 732 Logistics Management
BULM 742 Managing Technology in the Supply Chain
BULM 744 Managing the Real-Time Supply Chain

Six Approved Electives** (18 credits):
Possible electives could include:
BUDT 724 Operations Management
BUDT 732 Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets
BUSI 790 Management of Technology
BULM 759 Independent Study in Business and Management (variable credits)
BMGT 808x Seminar in Logistics and Transportation

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