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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). Foundation material critical to establishing effective supply chains in various decision making environments. Topics include inventory theory, forecasting, aggregate planning, and project management. Decision making techniques include linear programming, project management, and knowledge management.

TL 715 Introduction to ERP (3). This course introduces students to Enterprise Systems and their implementation. Topics covered include: process integration, value chain management, change management, project management, and knowledge management.

TL 719 Crisis Analysis and Homeland Security (3). Provides an integrated approach to crisis analysis and response within the contexts of military logistics and homeland security. Focus is on the social and cultural context of emergencies, disasters and catastrophes.

TL 721 International Logistics Management (4). This course provides 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. Discussion of economic, political, and social issues that may affect international transportation. Prereq: TL 711.

TL 723 Advanced Supply-chain Across the Enterprise (3). Builds on theories and tools developed in TL 711. By understanding both current capabilities and evolving needs of an organization, the appropriate modifications to the organization's supply chain can be identified. Prereq: TL 711.

TL 725 ERP Configuration (3). Examines the impact of sensor network systems driving business data collection, and the configuration of Enterprise Systems. Includes peer reviewed articles pertaining to enterprise network system application theory with a focus on supply chain systems. Prereq: TL 715

TL 727 Organizational Change Management (3). Change management as the process of making either incremental improvements or radical changes to an organization for the purpose of enhancing both organizational and individual effectiveness. A multi-perspective systems viewpoint is employed, stressing pragmatic implications for leadership.

TL 729 Adaptive Planning in Logistics Systems (3). Presents a systems view with a focus on how remote sensing technology enables sense and respond logistics. Topics include organizational structure, strategic alliances, programmed decision making, supply-chain dynamics, and the value of information transparency. Prereq: TL 711.

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. Prereq: TL 721, TL 723, TL 725, TL 729. S/U grading.

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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