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Department of Urban Studies and Public Administration

Maritime Institute

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Maritime and Supply Chain Management (MSCM) Major



The maritime and supply chain management major is designed to provide students with an integrated working knowledge of maritime operations and supply chain management.  It is the only undergraduate major of its kind east of the Mississippi River and graduates will be able to meet the needs of regional, national and international shipping, transportation, and distribution industries.  Students may concentrate in either maritime management or supply chain management area by choice of their MSCM electives.


As part of the 120 credit hour curriculum, students take 5 core classes devoted to maritime and management in conjunction with a series of multi-disciplinary electives in decision sciences, management, and economics, accounting and finance. 



MSCM Major Course Work:


International Shipping

3 credits

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

3 credits

Shipping Management

3 credits

Port Management

3 credits

Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing Management

3 credits

MSCM electives

9 credits

Free electives

6 credits

300-400 level business electives

6 credits