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Master of Science in Port and Terminal Management online

The Master of Science in Port and Terminal Management is a unique, fully online degree program designed to give you the advantage in the dynamic port and marine terminal industry. The industry-based curriculum empowers you to expand your career options and provides the credentials you need for management opportunities.

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Complete coursework
in as few as 14 months
36 credit hours
Total program cost $12,888*

This accelerated, unique M.S. in Port Management online program offers industry-relevant curriculum taught by Business and Engineering College faculty augmented by experts in the field. Industry linkage is assured through the leadership of the Center of Advances in Port Management (CAPM) Executive Director, Erik Stromberg, and more than three decades of port experience. The CAPM Advisory Board is a think tank of industry experts from every sector and all corners of the port and freight transportation world. Faculty from the Business and Engineering colleges are joined by seasoned professionals serving as adjunct faculty, assuring integration of theory and practice.

The Center's online M.S. in Port Management program can help grow your network and accelerate your career path in the dynamic port and marine terminal operating industry. Courses in this program give you a deeper understanding of international trade and economics, logistics, legal issues, strategic and capital planning, operations, safety and security, as well as management, competitive positioning, leadership and team building.

*Price includes distance learning fee.

Online Courses

Coursework for the M.S. in Port and Terminal Management online program gives you a deeper understanding of logistics, operations management, safety, project management, risk assessment, and the financial evaluation of engineering investments.

Core Courses
INEN 5302 Topic: Introduction to Port Management

Required initial course covering all aspects of port and marine terminal management across the wide array of publicly and privately owned and operated facilities. As such, the course previews the rest of the program curricula, as well as offering certain topics that will not receive significant attention, such as port governance and maritime industry structure.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INEN 5304 Topic: Decision Making and Critical Thinking Skills

Course covering processes and tools leading to logical strategic and tactical choices in a data- and time-constrained environment. Tools will be utilized in subsequent courses, such as Transportation Systems, Logistics and Supply Chains.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INEN 5309 Topic: Strategic and Facility Master Planning

Course covering strategic business and facility planning, steps required in each planning effort, including organizational involvement, implementation and measures of success. Case studies will be used to illustrate processes and outcomes.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INEN 5306 Topic: Freight Transportation Systems

Course provides an overview of U.S. and global freight transportation systems, infrastructure requirements and cargo routing criteria from the perspectives of the various transportation modes, as well as from port authorities and marine terminal operators.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INEN 5310 Topic: Marine Terminal Operations

Facilities, equipment, technology, processes and procedures across the wide array of terminal operations and cargoes, including cruise passengers. Students will be exposed to a variety of simulation exercises to demonstrate how modern marine terminals operate.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 5313 Topic: Team Leadership

This course teaches FranklinCovey® Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams, and Great Results. Unleash the talent and capability of your teams by carrying out the 4 imperatives of Great Leaders. This course will help students learn how to build credibility and trust with others, define their team's purpose and align it with the organizations goals, and encourage growth and responsibility of the unique talents of their team.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INEN 5307 Topic: Capital Project Planning and Implementation

Course covers individual project planning, financing, construction, implementation of the master facility plan, and application of decision modeling, as well as approaches to capital project planning, design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
BULW 5333 Topic: Legal Framework of Ports and Trade

North American and global legal framework for trade and the development and operations of the wide array of ports and marine terminals, including trade policy, Incoterms, customs rules, and environmental regulation. (Regulations concerning safety and security will be addressed in the course focused on those topics.)

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
INEN 5308 Topic: Safety, Security and Resiliency Planning

When officials plan for the infrastructure of port communities, a clear focus on resilience will pay off many times over in terms of safety and economic stability. This course prepares students to develop resilient freight transportation infrastructure. Students work with geospatial data and resources and consider a variety of resilience factors for infrastructure planning for ports and surrounding communities, freight-related infrastructure project development and review.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
ECON 5333 Topic: The Economics of Ports and Trade

Macroeconomic overview of international trade followed by a microeconomic study of ports and marine terminals. Through seminar discussion, selected readings, and cases, students will learn the theory and practical aspects of international commerce as related to ports and marine terminals.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
MGMT 5333 Topic: Port Property and Asset Management

Ports are an asset-intensive industry that are increasingly capital constrained; large investments are needed to increase port capacity and productivity and to maximize cargo throughput. This course develops the tools needed to understand and manage the port's true infrastructure investment value. With the significant increase in global shipping, new forms of ownership and financing port investment—as well as reliable "fair market" asset valuations of port resources—will be covered.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
BULW 5320 Topic: Communication and Negotiating Skills

Communication and negotiating strategies and skills in the context of business development and issue advocacy.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3

Calendar

CAPM's online Master of Science in Port and Terminal Management offers multiple opportunities per year to enter your program. Once you're ready to start, you won't have to wait long!

Upcoming Start Dates:

August 28, 2017

Apply by July 31, 2017

October 23, 2017

Apply by September 25, 2017

Tuition & Financial Aid

For nearly a century, Lamar University has been committed to offering a high quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need.

Tuition

$12,888

Total program cost. Price includes distance learning fee.

Financial Aid

Ready to get started on your degree program online, but need help finding ways to fund your education? We can help you discover student financing sources that include grants, loans and other payment options. Learn more about financial aid here.

Admissions

Lamar University's online programs have specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please review the admission guidelines carefully. For specific questions or more details, view our admission FAQs.

Online Application

Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.

Bachelor's Degree

Undergraduate degree from an accredited university.

Official Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Program-Specific Requirements

Verify the departmental and program-specific admission requirements for this program.