Logistics Management Master's Degree

Master of Science
Classroom, Online, Off-site
Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Lakehurst, Melbourne Graduate Center, National Capital Region, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Spaceport, Virtual Site, Whiteman
2017-2018 Catalog
Major Code: 8322 Degree Awarded: Master of Science
Delivery Mode(s): Classroom, Online, Off-site Age Restriction: No
Admission Status: Graduate Location/s: Fort Lee, Hampton Roads, Huntsville, Melbourne, National Capital Region, Lakehurst, Orlando, Patuxent, Picatinny, Spaceport, Virtual Site, Whiteman
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended  

The goal of the Master of Science in Logistics Management is to prepare individuals for advanced leadership positions in the private, public and military sectors with specific skills and competencies in logistics management.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the program must have a bachelor's degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Students who are graduates from other fields are encouraged to apply. Students with an undergraduate business degree or courses may be able to waive the program prerequisite in the program based on an evaluation of their undergraduate academic transcripts. Prerequisite courses are required of a student whose undergraduate major is outside the business area or who has not previously completed the courses in these prerequisite areas. The exact number of needed prerequisite courses depends on courses completed during the student's undergraduate studies.

The GRE or the GMAT may be required for admission evaluation purposes. General admission requirements and the process for applying are discussed in the Academic Overview of this catalog. Individuals who do not meet the stated requirements for regular admission may petition to take graduate courses for credit as a continuing education applicant.

Degree Requirements

The degree of Master of Science in Logistics Management is conferred upon students who have successfully completed 33 credit hours of graduate coursework plus other course requirements as listed on the student's approved graduate program plan. Students without adequate undergraduate background will be required to complete the program prerequisites. Students may choose elective courses from several of the management or related academic disciplines by securing approval of both their faculty advisor and academic unit head.

Students with undergraduate credits for courses that they believe are equivalent to the program prerequisites should consult with their advisor concerning waiver of those prerequisites.

Program Prerequisite

Prerequisite is noncredit for this program.

  • MTH 1701 College Algebra
    Credit Hours: 3

    Real-number system; arithmetic operations with polynomials, special products and factoring; linear, fractional and quadratic equations; inequalities, exponents, radicals and absolute values; functions and graphs; and complex numbers, logarithms, logarithmic and exponential functions. Credit can only be applied toward business, communication, humanities, management, psychology or computer information systems degrees at Florida Tech.


    MTH 0111 or MTH 1011

    Passing grade on placement exam or prerequisite course

Note: In addition, computer literacy is required as a prerequisite. It can be demonstrated by the applicant's undergraduate coursework, passing a proficiency examination offered by the extended studies department or by completing a suitable computer course.

Required Courses
  • MGT 5006 Introductory Managerial Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies methods of collecting, analyzing and interpreting data for managerial decision making. Includes data presentation, measures of central tendency, dispersion and skewness; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling methods and sampling distributions; and confidence interval estimation of parameters and tests of hypotheses.

  • MGT 5061 Systems and Logistics Support Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Addresses the management of evolving systems. Emphasizes planning and support requirements of the system during its life cycle. Includes maintenance planning, physical distribution, manpower requirements, facilities and equipment needs, documentation, systems integration and other support requirements.

  • MGT 5062 Logistics Policy
    Credit Hours: 3

    Analyzes logistics as a science and provides a comparative analysis of different policy considerations. Reviews the role of logistics in organizational policy and problems, and future trends in logistics. Involves a significant research paper or challenging capstone project designed to demonstrate mastery over the complete curriculum.

  • MGT 5063 Inventory Control and Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Includes management techniques and methods related to the life cycle management of material. Addresses material management systems and concepts of standardization, modernization, material reserve, cataloguing, pro-ordering, storage and distribution.

  • MGT 5064 Cost and Economic Analysis
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers cost effectiveness, trade-off analysis, system effectiveness model structure, criteria for evaluation of alternative systems, principles of cost accounting and cost estimating for system life cycle. Includes basic math for cost-effective analysis, computer tools for economic modeling and risk assessment.


    MGT 5006 

  • MGT 5065 Supply Chain Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Combines lectures, class discussions on assigned topics and case analyses. Includes the role of SCM in the economy and organizations; customer service; SCM information systems; inventory management; managing materials flow and handling; transportation; warehousing; computerization and packaging issues; purchasing; global logistics; organizing for effective SCM; methods to control SCM performance; and implementing SCM strategy.

  • MGT 5069 Advanced Techniques in Supply Chain Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Covers advanced theory and practice of supply chain management including operational and logistics support. Provides an understanding of strategy, organizational structure and new technologies in SCM. Includes the Internet and its effect on SCM, and the concepts and tools used in SCM. Examines requirements, specifications, planning, program design, and maintenance and quality assurance of SCM systems.


    MGT 5065 

  • MGT 5100 Distribution Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Distribution systems and management from a cost vs. return view. U.S. and world transportation systems' impact on distribution centers, automated order processing, warehousing techniques and layout, organization for physical distribution management, total systems approach, government regulation, distribution components and management of distribution resources.

  • MGT 5903 Logistics Management Capstone Project
    Credit Hours: 3

    Involves a team-based consulting activity for an outside client organization. Requires a project, written report and presentation assessed for synthesis of learned competencies in oral and written communication, critical thinking and logistics management.

    Acts as the capstone for the master's program in logistics management.

     Select two courses:

  • MGT 5010 Seminar in Research Methodology
    Credit Hours: 3

    Reviews research methods in managerial disciplines. Includes nature and sources of secondary data, primary data collection techniques, design of research projects, sample selection, model building, etc. Requires a research proposal and presentation of a fully documented research report on the results of the study.

  • MGT 5017 Program Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Addresses responsibility and authority of a program manager and the integration of program functions in complex organizational structures. Discusses interpersonal relationships within matrix organizations, as well as program conflict resolution and organizational priorities.

  • MGT 5033 Human Resources Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Explores issues surrounding the employment of human resources in various organizational settings using lectures/guided discussions and case studies. May include recruitment/selection, job analyses/evaluation, equal employment opportunity, training/development, compensation/benefits, appraisal, labor relations, health and safety, and separation/retirement.

  • MGT 5060 Management of Assets
    Credit Hours: 3

    Includes determination of requirements for management of major and secondary items. Reviews the needs and techniques for accurate asset reporting and analysis of demand data for customers' requirements. Emphasizes problems related to unstable items and management methods required to integrate asset acquisition and management into the life cycle program.

  • MGT 5079 Traffic Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the various means of directing, controlling and supervising functions involved in furnishing transportation services and facilities. Examines in detail service support to the customer and the principles and problems involved.

  • MGT 5084 Materiel Acquisition Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the life cycle process of acquisition of materiel and materiel systems. Examines systems management and its application from acquisition to termination. Studies need requirements, cost and schedule considerations and procurement procedures.

    May serve as the capstone for certain majors.
  • MGT 5087 Management of Transportation Systems
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies various contemporary carrier modes, emphasizing management problems common to all modes of domestic and international transportation. Investigates and discusses transportation engineering, use of transportation facilities and materiel, and economic, personnel, labor and union aspects.

  • MGT 5500 Integrated Logistics Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides the framework for integrated logistics support (ILS). Discusses the management tools available to logistics managers and places ILS in perspective within the acquisition process. Includes understanding of all elements of ILS, the relationship of ILS elements to ILS planning and current systems acquisition practices.

Total Credits Required: 33

*Students in the LEDC Cooperative Degree program must take MGT 5010 as a directed elective.

Note: Electives may be taken with approval of both the faculty advisor and program head from other graduate-level offerings in other colleges or academic units.