Masters in Transportation Management

Master of Science
Classroom, Online, Off-site
Hampton Roads, Fort Lee, Orlando, Picatinny, Virtual Site, Northeast
Major Code: 8408 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Age Restriction: N Admission Status: graduate, Extended Studies
Delivery Mode/s: online, classroom, off-site Location/s: Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, Northeast Orlando, Virtual Site
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended

The goal of the Master of Science in Management - Transportation Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in management and identified concentration areas.

Admission Requirements

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 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 GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of this 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.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Management - Transportation Management 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 all or part of the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses with the approval of both the faculty advisor and the program 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 Prerequisite

(noncredit for this program)

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3
    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.
    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course

Note: 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.

Required Courses
  • MGT 5000 Financial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies accounting concepts, the accounting model, measurement processes, financial statements, financial analysis, the accounting cycle, monetary and fixed assets, inventory, current and long-term liabilities, and equity structures of partnerships, proprietorships and corporations.
  • MGT 5002 Corporate Finance
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts and tools of corporate financial management including corporate financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, quantitative techniques and practices. Considers the importance of ethics and the international aspects in financial decision-making.
  • MGT 5011 Management Theory and Thought
    Credit Hours: 3
    Overviews classical and contemporary management philosophies and theories. Focuses on managing enterprises in a rapidly changing global economy. Includes developing strategic vision, planning, organizing, directing and controlling, social responsibility and international management.
  • MGT 5013 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers the contributions to management theory made by the behavioral sciences. Gives a better understanding of the human being and why he acts as he does. Studies individual and group behavior. Extensively uses current periodicals and case materials.
  • MGT 5020 Applied Management Project
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts, tools and techniques for evaluation of research proposals and studies. Involves designing, conducting, evaluating and presenting oral and written forms of research. Assignments build on quantitative and qualitative research methods.
    Recommended for the graduating semester. May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
  • MGT 5033 Human Resources Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Explores issues surrounding the employment of human resources in various organizational settings using lectures/guided discussions and case studies. May include recruitment/selection, job analyses/evaluation, equal employment opportunity, training/development, compensation/benefits, appraisal, labor relations, health and safety, and separation/retirement.
  • MGT 5101 Leadership Theory and Effective Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Introduces and examines historical development of leadership theory and supporting research. Considers past and contemporary theory in self-analysis by students to define their own leadership styles.
  • MGT 5106 Organizational Communication
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes basic communication theory and the effects of communication on human behavior and organizational effectiveness. Provides a basic understanding of organizational communication theory. Uses case studies and experiential exercises to improve communications skills.
Electives (2 courses)
Select two courses:
  • MGT 5060 Management of Assets
    Credit Hours: 3
    Includes determination of requirements for management of major and secondary items. Reviews the needs and techniques for accurate asset reporting and analysis of demand data for customers' requirements. Emphasizes problems related to unstable items and management methods required to integrate asset acquisition and management into the life cycle program.
  • MGT 5061 Systems and Logistics Support Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Addresses the management of evolving systems. Emphasizes planning and support requirements of the system during its life cycle. Includes maintenance planning, physical distribution, manpower requirements, facilities and equipment needs, documentation, systems integration and other support requirements.
  • MGT 5079 Traffic Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the various means of directing, controlling and supervising functions involved in furnishing transportation services and facilities. Examines in detail service support to the customer and the principles and problems involved.
  • MGT 5084 Materiel Acquisition Management
    Credit Hours: 3
    Examines the life cycle process of acquisition of materiel and materiel systems. Examines systems management and its application from acquisition to termination. Studies need requirements, cost and schedule considerations and procurement procedures.
    May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
  • MGT 5087 Management of Transportation Systems
    Credit Hours: 3
    Studies various contemporary carrier modes, emphasizing management problems common to all modes of domestic and international transportation. Investigates and discusses transportation engineering, use of transportation facilities and materiel, and economic, personnel, labor and union aspects.
  • MGT 5138 Business Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Covers concepts of moral philosophy and their relevance to decision making, and applies this understanding in a wide variety of practical management settings. Extensively uses case analyses.
Total Credits Required: 33

*Serves as the capstone course for this program.