Master of Business Administration

Logistics

Colorado Technical University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program's concentration in Logistics Management allows students to prepare for a logistics role in one of three specific tracks of study relevant to the military, government or the private sector. Students can explore managerial supply chain philosophy and logistics concepts and learn how to adapt and implement them into a manufacturing environment. The tracks can provide students with the opportunity to truly customize their traditional or online logistics degree in order to help them prepare for their next step.

  •  Classes start October 04, 2015

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The Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Logistics Management (MBA-LM) is a comprehensive program that is designed to build a generalist foundation that emphasizes the application of critical thinking and management skills in today’s business and organizational environment. Students will understand how to apply the detailed functional aspects of logistics management from a global, international, and domestic perspective as it relates to military, government, or the private sector.

MBA Program prepares the student:

  • to know how to manage across various business disciplines
  • to apply business theories, concepts and methods to a current or future position
  • to contribute to the enhancement of the mission and value-proposition of the organization

MBA-Logistics Management program competencies:

  • Synthesize ethics, leadership, strategy, critical thinking and reasoning skills in a business environment.
  • Integrate professional applied research in order to validate and justify decision making.
  • Formulate information in order to communicate effectively across the appropriate channels.
  • Utilize appropriate technology to maximize efficiency and effectiveness in order to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.
  • Combine the major functional areas of business administration including the critical skills necessary to solve business problems, individually and collaboratively.
  • Demonstrate competency in logistics methodologies and concepts for operating in a global environment (military, government and private sector business).
  • Conduct research in the field of logistics as it relates to meeting standards in military, government or private business operations.
  • Apply managerial logistics philosophy and concepts, as well as quantitative and qualitative methodologies to support procurement, acquisition, transportation and contract management.
  • Design an integrated inventory and supply chain system from the raw material to delivery to the end customer/civilians/military personal/partnering agencies; including reverse logistics consideration.
Degree Requirements
Courses: Core
ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting

4

ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics

4

MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

4

FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance

4

INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

4

MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making

4

HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management

4

MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing

4

Core Credit Hours: 32
Courses: Concentration
Logistics Logistics Track - 3 Courses from Chosen Logistics Track

12

MGMT655 Management Capstone

4

Concentration Credit Hours: 16
Government Logistics Track
LOG672 Strategic Thinking in a Global Logistics Environment: Cultural and Legal Implications

4

LOG674 Integrated Supply Chain Management in a Global Environment

4

LOG676 Logistics Support Services in Impaired or Hazardous Environments

4

Military Logistics Track
LOG660 Intermodal Transportation/Logistics in inclement Environments

4

LOG662 Transportation and Logistics Operations in Enriched and Impaired Environments

4

LOG664 Transportation/Logistics security in Enriched and Impaired Environments

4

Private Sector Logistics Track
LOG666 Inventory Process Management and Control

4

LOG668 Inventory and Supply Chain Management

4

LOG670 Reverse Inventory Management & Financial Implications

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 48

MBA Foundation Requirements

The Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is built upon the expectation that students will enter the program with a solid business background to succeed in some of the core MBA courses. Therefore the MBA requires students to have prior foundational knowledge in all core business disciplines to be successful.

Students entering in the MBA program without an undergraduate degree in business will be required to successfully complete three MBA preparatory courses (MGMT501, MGMT502, and MGMT503) covering the following areas of business: accounting; economics; finance; marketing; statistics; management; business law; ethics; business policy; business strategy; information technology; operations management; and global leadership.

If the student can show evidence of a GMAT score of 500 or above or has evidence of significant professional experience in all of the business discipline areas, the preparatory requirements may be waived. Students that can show evidence of successfully completed business law and business ethics courses may have the MGMT501 requirement waived. Students continuing from any of CTU’s non-business bachelor programs are exempt from MGMT501, but must complete the other MBA Foundation Requirements. The preparatory courses are also available to students with an undergraduate business degree who wish to refresh their knowledge in these subject areas.

MBA preparatory courses must be completed prior to respective MBA required courses that hold MGMT501, MGMT502, or MGMT503 as a prerequisite. Students who do not meet the MBA preparatory requirements will be withdrawn, canceled or transferred from the MBA program. Students are encouraged to work with the Student Advising department if they have questions regarding these preparatory courses, timeframes for completion, or for alternative programs of study as needed.

ACCT614 Applied Managerial Accounting

This course focuses on using available accounting information to help managers of the firm make relevant decisions. Examines how the financial information developed for external users forms the basis for the managerial accounting system. Explores costing systems, cost behavior analysis, responsibility accounting and volume-profit relationships.

Prerequisites

MGMT502  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

ECON616 Applied Managerial Economics

During this course the student will study the practical aspects of both micro- and macroeconomics and how they are applied to the managerial environment. The students investigate the role of economic principles in management analysis and decision making: the study of demand, cost, and supply concepts from a business viewpoint; and the application of national income measures to strategic planning and the future.

Prerequisites

MGMT502  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments

Students will master analytical and integrative tools to perform in-depth analyses of industries, firms, and competitors. Course material includes methods to predict competitive behavior and develop and implement strategic plans to achieve and sustain a competitive profile in the emerging global marketplace.

Prerequisites

MGMT503  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

FINC615 Applied Managerial Finance

Emphasizes management decision making utilizing accounting and finance concepts. The following subjects are addressed in the course: financial reports and metrics, financial analysis and planning, financial forecasting, financial markets, financial leverage, working capital management, capital budgeting processes, cost of capital and long term financing. The student will apply the knowledge learned by completing a financial strategy report and accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of financial analysis from either the academic or professional literature.

Prerequisites

MGMT502  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

INTD670 Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making

Course will review and analyze the concepts of leadership versus managerial roles and responsibilities and examine how societal expectations for ethical behavior and regulatory scrutiny affect both leaders and managers in an organization setting. This course will differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision-making processes and differentiate among decision problems and address issues within a decision-making process. Students will also examine a variety of complex ethical issues confronting industry professionals as they work with various stakeholders of an organization. Additionally, students will explore the ‘Code of Conduct’ at work, issues related to managing conflicts of interest within a decision making process, and differentiate among decision problems and ethical decision making.

Prerequisites

MGMT501  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT600 Applied Managerial Decision-Making

This course emphasizes the practical application of descriptive and inferential statistics to decisions made in a managerial role. The following subjects are addressed in the course: data summarization and presentation, data analysis, test of hypotheses, discrete and continuous distributions, estimation theory, simple and multiple correlation and regression, analysis of variance, multivariate statistics and non parametric methods. The student will apply the knowledge learned by completing a data aggregation and reduction exercise report and by accomplishing a research report summarizing an application of applied statistics from either the academic or professional literature.

Prerequisites

MGMT502  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

HRMT620 Strategic Human Capital Management

Human capital management creates a paradigm to strategically look at people as the most valuable asset. This course provides a framework for students to integrate human capital management as part of the overall business strategy. By understanding, evaluating and integrating the human capital management model, the student will also be able to apply these approaches both domestically and globally.

Prerequisites

MGMT503  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MKTG630 Applied Managerial Marketing

This course emphasizes the application of marketing concepts, tools and decision-making processes middle managers use in developing marketing plans, programs and strategies. Within the marketing strategy framework, it also examines market analysis and measurement, profitability and productivity analysis, product development, promotion and pricing strategies, the logistics systems approach and the marketing plan. The student will apply the knowledge learned by structuring and presenting to the class a practical strategic marketing plan.

Prerequisites

MGMT503  for MBA program only

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT655 Management Capstone

Inthe Management Capstone, students will demonstrate the application of content, concepts, and knowledge developed in previous core and concentration courses in their specific academic program. Students will make business decisions based on a real world case scenario of running a business. The course requires the completion of comprehensive exam that would assess student’s business acumen and business knowledge.

Prerequisites

Last Quarter

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG672 Strategic Thinking in a Global Logistics Environment: Cultural and Legal Implications

In this course the student will research, review and apply the theories of logistics management from a global perspective. The student will examine existing logistics management theories and discuss how these are incorporated into the global operations strategy. Students will also explore different cultural aspects and their impact on the logistics process. They will examine the operational challenges of underdeveloped countries. The student will research the explicit and implicit legal and the ethical rules, cultural norms and regulations that will directly impact the operational performance of the organization.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG674 Integrated Supply Chain Management in a Global Environment

In this course the student will research and apply the theories of supply chain management with a specific focus on how to integrate various supply systems in a global setting. They will research and examine the operational, financial, legal, ethical, cultural, and strategic supply chain challenges in a global environment.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG676 Logistics Support Services in Impaired or Hazardous Environments

In this course the student will identify the services needed to support transportation/logistics operations in impaired or hazardous environments. The student will be able to identify the various terms and conditions necessary in contracts and agreements with local, state and federal governmental agencies as well as private relief and human service aid organizations.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG660 Intermodal Transportation/Logistics in inclement Environments

This course will present the theories and applications around the interface of transportation modes between enriched and crude infrastructure environments. Students will understand the impacts on capacities of the infrastructure and timeframes for movement of equipment, materials, and supply. They will be able to apply distribution theories to mode splits for movement to assure optimization of movement capacity.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG662 Transportation and Logistics Operations in Enriched and Impaired Environments

In this course students will identify services needed and learn how to establish necessary contracts and agreements with local governmental and commercial vendors. They will understand the impact of international agreements, treaties, laws and regulations on the use of local services.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG664 Transportation/Logistics security in Enriched and Impaired Environments

In this course students will research and apply current methodologies for providing security to cargo and transportation modes and routes in both enriched environments and impaired environments. Students will be able to analyze the methodologies and determine the impact based on the operating environments.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG666 Inventory Process Management and Control

This course covers concepts of inventory management as it relates to process improvement methodologies, root cause analysis, total quality management, decisions, and implications of selective interventions on the supply chain / logistics design. Students will work on a project to identify a positive and / or negative intervention that can impact the logistics design of their organization and provide a plan to improve the logistics process and / or eliminate a negative impact.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG668 Inventory and Supply Chain Management

This course presents a systems approach to managing inventory in single or multiple operational and / or profit centers. Emphasis is on minimizing or eliminating out of stocks and responding to immediate customers’ demands. Managing orders originated over the internet to the profit center or operation unit is discussed in details. Students will work on a project reduce out of stock in their unit or units.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

LOG670 Reverse Inventory Management & Financial Implications

This course presents an in-depth analysis of cost and profit relative to product life cycle phases including damaged products, obsolete inventory, and reverse logistics from the end-user / customer to liquidation, recycling, donations, and / or distribution centers. Students will work on solving and / or improving a reverse logistics and / or a reverse inventory management case within a given organization and demonstrate cost benefits.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

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If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity-- starting with the right MBA degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a MBA in Logistics Management include:2

  • General Manager
  • Regional Director
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Program Manager
  • Administrative Director
  • Director of Sales
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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
This business degree program at CTU is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

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1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus delivery.

2http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

3 Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

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5 Employer Survey -2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

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