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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: Risk Analysis and Decision Making

The course provides an overall decision analysis paradigm and a set of tools – primarily decision-tree analysis and Monte Carlo simulation – to construct and facilitate decision making. A variety of exercises, problems, and case studies, analytical modeling, data analysis and optimization will be utilized to facilitate logical, strategic and tactical choices in data- and time-constrained management environments.

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

This course examines strategic planning and master facility planning processes and major elements utilizing case studies from ports and marine terminals in North America and globally. The course will cover principles and application of systematic strategic and master facility planning across the spectrum of the port and marine terminal types, sizes and geographies.

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

Course provides an overview of US and global freight transportation systems and logistics supply chains, infrastructure requirements and cargo routing criteria from the perspectives of the various transportation modal operators, service providers, beneficial cargo owners and port authorities and marine terminal operators.

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

This course will cover operations across the wide array of marine terminal facilities and equipment and will address current and emerging technologies, processes and procedures, with a special focus on safety. Analytical models and simulation will be employed for the purpose of optimizing marine terminal operations.

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: Port Security and Resiliency Training

Principles of industrial accident prevention, accident statistics and costs, accident causation, appraising safety performance, recognizing port/terminal health, safety, environmental and security hazards and recommending safeguards. Includes a study of mandatory, recommended and voluntary standards.

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

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