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Master of Science in Logistics Management – Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Logistics

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.

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 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.

Degree Requirements

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)

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.

Required Courses (9 courses) CREDITS  
MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics 3
MGT 5051 Logistics Chain Management in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief 3
MGT 5061 Systems and Logistics Support Management 3
MGT 5062 Logistics Policy 3
MGT 5063 Inventory Control and Management 3
MGT 5064 Cost and Economic Analysis 3
MGT 5100 Distribution Management 3
MGT 5216 Management of Logistics in Complex Emergencies 3
MGT 5903 Logistics Management Capstone Project 3
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 5052 Planning and Modeling for Emergency Operations and Disaster Relief  
MGT 5053 Project and Program Risk Mitigation  
MGT 5215 Emergency Procurement and Contract Management