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Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management (M.S.)

The Master of Maritime Trade and Supply Chain Management is a graduate program that provides managers and supply chain professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge, update their skill sets, and enhance their work with supply chain partners, transportation carriers, shippers, sourcing agents, warehouse managers, as well as third parties and governments directly or indirectly involved in the movement of cargo and material flow. This master program educates professionals from the corporate and military sectors to advance their careers. The 30-credit hour curriculum requires critical thinking and investigation in maritime and supply chain industries, including analyses of worldwide port networks and supply chains that contribute to enhanced productivity.

Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management (M.S.)


Description


What is Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management at ODU like?

The Master of Maritime Trade and Supply Chain Management is a graduate program that provides managers and supply chain professionals the opportunity to expand their knowledge, update their skill sets, and enhance their work with supply chain partners, transportation carriers, shippers, sourcing agents, warehouse managers, as well as third parties and governments directly or indirectly involved in the movement of cargo and material flow. This master program educates professionals from the corporate and military sectors to advance their careers. The 30-credit hour curriculum requires critical thinking and investigation in maritime and supply chain industries, including analyses of worldwide port networks and supply chains that contribute to enhanced productivity.

Program Highlights


What makes Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management at ODU unique?

  • Explore the knowledge in maritime and supply chain management

  • Provide managers and supply chain professionals to expand and update their skill sets

  • Update your skill sets through learning business analytics models and database management skills

  • Enhance supply chain professional’s ability to work with supply chain partners in a digital supply chain environment

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Logistics Analysts

$78,740

MEDIAN SALARY


Analyze product delivery or supply chain processes to identify or recommend changes. May manage route activity including invoicing, electronic bills, and shipment tracing.

Purchasing Managers

$121,810

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of buyers, purchasing officers, and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. Includes wholesale or retail trade merchandising managers and procurement managers.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management at ODU?

PORT 611:
International Maritime Transport


Examines the international business of shipping, commercial processes, maritime-related organizations, shipbuilding and repair, ship types and fleets, and commodity movement. Prerequisites: an undergraduate course in the international field such as MGMT 361, MGMT 462, or a similar graduate course.

PORT 616:
Reverse Logistics and Sustainable Operations


This course explores the theoretical foundations of global supply chain partnerships and reverse logistics systems, and examines the practices, risks, and opportunities found in today's systems. Fundamental tools and techniques are used to provide insights and solutions on how to best organize, manage, and optimize such systems to achieve sustainable performance. |cross-listed with MSCM 616) Pre- or corequisite: MSCM 641 or PORT 611 or PORT 612 or instructor's permission.

PORT 610:
International Shipping and Supply Chain Management


Examines international freight transportation and terms for movement of international trade; focuses on improving supply chain relationships in the movement of international trade/directing the flow of information, materials and products. (cross-listed with MSCM 610)

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management at ODU?

Students entering the Master of Science program in Maritime Trade & Supply Chain Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)

Prospective students may apply for admission to the program for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. We welcome applicants who have earned bachelor’s degrees from accredited institutions. Admission to the program is competitive and is granted to those who show high ability in graduate study.

To be considered for admission, students must submit the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited university in the U.S. or an equivalent foreign institution;

     

  • Official copies of transcripts of all colleges and universities attended;

  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals familiar with the applicant’s professional and/or academic background;

     

  • A current resume;

     

  • A statement of professional goals;

     

  • Completion of GRE or GMAT; a waiver may be available for those who already have a graduate degree; or an undergraduate GPA of 3.3.

     

  • English language requirements: TOEFL (IBT): 79, TOEFL (paper-based): 550, IELTS: 6.5 for those whose native language is not English (waived if an applicant has earned a college degree from an institution in an English-speaking country). 

    Students may be considered for conditional admission.  Contact the Graduate Program Director for more information.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 571

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,394

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 595

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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Contact


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Meet Your Enrollment Team

Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.

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Professor, Eminent Scholar & Chair


Name:

Ling Li


Location:

2074 CONSTANT HALL, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-6455


Graduate Admissions


Location:

1000 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-6512


Email:

gradadmit@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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