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Master of Managerial Logistics

Coursework Objectives

The prime objective of this program is to provide all graduates with comprehensive integrated knowledge of logistics. This program will meet the high standards and academic rigor of traditional graduate programs and tailor to the National Logistics Curriculum which is key to the success of logistical transformation strategy and private industry successes.

Core Competencies

The uniqueness of the NDSU Master of Managerial Logistics program is reflected in its core competencies which are a direct derivative of the National Logistics Curriculum and private industry needs. The core competencies define a framework for expected outcomes and curricula. The core competencies are:

  • Supply chain management in the military and private sector
  • Extending advanced supply chain planning across the enterprise
  • Global supply chain management and the design of international logistics systems
  • Change management in a turbulent global environment
  • Enterprise resource planning within a global context
  • Remote sensing and adaptive logistics planning
  • Joint total asset management, logistics, and security through innovative technologies such as RFID, remote sensing, and asset tracking
  • Transportation analysis and planning for logistics
  • Crisis analysis and rapid logistical response
  • Logistics support for homeland security
  • Transportation systems security analysis and threats


TL 711 Logistics Systems (4). Covers foundation material on topics critical to establishing effective supply chains. Topics include inventory theory, forecasting, aggregate planning, quality management and project management. Material is presented with appropriate military applications.

TL 715 Enterprise Resource Planning (3). Covers material essential to the successful implementation of an ERP, addressing enterprise-wide functionality as well as required tactical functions such as project management and project planning, and provides an overview of implementation alternatives.

TL 719 Crisis Analysis and Homeland Security (3). Provides an integrated approach to crisis response and management within the contexts of military logistics and homeland security. Focus is on problems of natural, technological, civil hazards, and disasters. The role of technology is emphasized and the National Incident Management System is utilized.

TL 721 International Logistics Management (4). Offers a coherent perspective on contemporary global logistics from raw materials through production to the customer. Addresses the roles of governments and intermediaries, international sourcing, and the application of local trade laws.

TL 723 Advanced Supply Chain Planning (3). Continues to develop the concepts introduced in TL713. Flexible supply chains are considered. By understanding both current capabilities and evolving needs of the enterprise, the appropriate modifications to the supply chain can be identified.

TL 725 Technology Advances and Logistics (3). Addresses the new technologies that help shape advanced logistics and the advantages that such technologies have brought to the end users, suppliers, and a broad spectrum of related industries. Develop the understanding of requirements for effective integration of system and components for automated systems in support of logistics through the use of radio frequency identification (RFID) and other data capture technologies.

TL 727 Organizational Change Management (3). An overview of change management as the process of making either incremental improvements or radical changes to an organization's operations for the purpose of enhancing both organizational and individual effectiveness. A systems perspective and leadership implications are stressed.

TL 729 Adaptive Planning in Logistics (3). Presents a systems view of organizations with a focus on how remote sensing technology enables sense and respond logistics. Military applications are emphasized at both the strategic and operational levels. Organizational structure, strategic alliances, quality, and programmed decision making will be addressed at the strategic level, while supply chain dynamics, inventory management, and the value of information transparency will be addressed at the operational level.

TL 731 Logistics Decision Analysis (3). This course covers collection, management and analysis of logistics information necessary to make good decisions as well as quantitative decision analysis models for systematic evaluation of decision situations involving uncertainty, complexity, alternatives, and preferences.

TL 733 Case Studies in Logistics (3). This course will focus on actual logistics cases along with solutions and how individual/organizational decisions relate to the ultimate outcome. Analyzing processes which would have reduced/eliminated the supply chain's susceptibility to success or failure.

TL 751 Transportation Systems Security (3). This course examines security threats and solutions related to transportation systems. Specific focus is placed securing passenger and freight modes of transportation including railroad, highway, aviation, maritime and pipelines from acts of terrorism and intentional disruption.

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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 01, 2015 10:18:18 AM