Master of Science in Logistics Management – Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Logistics
|Major Code:||8410||Degree Awarded:||Master of Science|
|Delivery Mode(s):||Classroom, Online, Off-site||Location(s):||Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, National Capital Region, Redstone/Huntsville, Virtual Site|
|Admission Status:||Graduate||Age Restriction:||No|
The goal of the Master of Science in Logistics Management – Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Logistics is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in logistics management.
The applicant to the program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student’s undergraduate studies.
The GRE or the GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of the university catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.
The degree of Master of Science in Logistics Management – Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Logistics is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student’s approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from several of the management or related academic disciplines by securing approval of both their faculty advisor and academic unit head.
Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.
Program Prerequisites (noncredit for this program)
|MGT 5000||Financial Accounting (or two undergraduate accounting courses)|
|MTH 1701||College Algebra|
Note: In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant’s undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.
|Core Courses (8 courses)||24|
|MGT 5002||Corporate Finance|
|MGT 5006||Introductory Managerial Statistics|
|MGT 5014||Management Information Systems|
|MGT 5024||Production and Operations Management|
|MGT 5061||Systems and Logistics Support Management|
|MGT 5071||Decision Theory|
|MGT 5100||Distribution Management|
|MGT 5132||Basic Economics|
|Required Course (1 course)||3|
|MGT 5216||Management of Logistics in Complex Emergencies*|
|Electives (2 courses)||6|
|MGT 5043||Law and Politics of International Conflict Management|
|MGT 5044||Role of Foreign Relations and National Security Law|
|MGT 5045||Information Systems for Complex Emergencies|
|MGT 5046||Organizational Behavior in Humanitarian and Disaster Operations|
|MGT 5051||Logistics Chain Management in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief|
|MGT 5052||Planning and Modeling for Emergency Operations and Disaster Relief|
|MGT 5053||Project and Program Risk Mitigation|
|MGT 5215||Emergency Procurement and Contract Management|
|TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED||33|
*Serves as the capstone course for this program.