Logistics Management Curricula 814, 819, 827

The Logistics Management curricula provide education in all aspects of the logistics function. The curricula are comprised of management core and logistics concentration subjects. The management core of the Logistics Management curricula provides study in mathematics, accounting, economics, communications, marketing management, risk analysis, DoD mission, structure and resource determination, strategy making, and the global defense marketplace. The logistics curricula subjects are significant components of the military supply chain and each provides unique and relevant education that meets the critical needs of the armed services. The specialized logistics courses concentrate on studies in operations and project management, business modeling for decision making, inventory management, integrated logistics support, procurement and contract administration, systems acquisition, and logistics strategic planning. The logistics curricula are rounded out by including education in national, international, and defense transportation systems. The educational skills in these curricula prepare those responsible for managing the various elements of total life cycle support from requirements determination through sustainment.

Program Officer

Matt Geiser, CDR, USN

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 219A

(831) 656-3953, DSN 756-3953

mtgeiser1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Bryan Hudgens, Senior Lecturer, Ph.D.

Code GB, Ingersoll Hall, Room 201
831-656-2039
bryan.hudgens@nps.edu

Transportation Management - Curriculum 814

Supply Chain Management - Curriculum 819

Materiel Logistics Support Management - Curriculum 827

Brief Overview

The Logistics Management curricula are interdisciplinary, integrating mathematics, accounting, economics, management theory, operations analysis, and the specialty concentration into an understanding of the process by which the defense mission is accomplished. The curricula are designed to provide the officer with fundamental interdisciplinary techniques of quantitative problem-solving methods, operations management, behavioral and management science, economic analysis, and financial management. Furthermore, they are intended to provide the officer with a Navy Defense Systems-oriented graduate management education and to provide the officer with the specific functional skills required to effectively manage in these subspecialty areas. The objective of these curricula is to prepare officers for naval logistics system positions. The Logistics Management curricula emphasize all of the aspects for providing integrated logistics support of military systems. Skills resulting from the curricula will prepare those responsible for managing the various segments of a military system's life cycle from initial planning for support to fielding the system, through sustaining operations to phase out. These curricula additionally emphasize the management of military owned inventories at the three levels of wholesale, intermediate and retail customer support, and worldwide transportation and distribution systems.

Competency: Our graduates will be able to apply state-of-the-art logistics concepts in supply chain management to solve relevant problems. 

Requirements for Entry

A baccalaureate degree with above-average grades is required. Completion of at least two semesters of college algebra or trigonometry is considered to be the minimum mathematical preparation. An APC of 345 is required for entry. International students should refer to the Admissions section for current TOEFL and entrance requirements.

Entry Date

January/July

Program Length

Six Quarters

Degree

Requirements for the Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree are met en route to satisfying the Educational Skills Requirements.

Subspecialty

Completion of these curricula provides a naval officer with a specialization in Supply Chain Management (1302P), Materiel Logistics Support Management (subspecialty code 3121P), or Transportation Management (subspecialty code of 3122P). U.S. Marine Corps officers completing this curriculum fulfill the requirements for MOS 8862.

Typical Subspecialty Jobs (various positions at each Command)

Naval Air Stations, Naval Bases and other installations

Naval Supply Systems Command, Naval Air Systems Command, Naval Sea Systems Command, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (Headquarters and components)

Fleet and Industrial Supply Centers

DLA Defense Supply Centers: Dayton, OH, Philadelphia, PA, and Richmond, VA

DLA Distribution Depots

Fleet Commands

Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Departments (ashore and afloat)

Air Terminals and Detachments

NAVCHAPGRU

MSCHQ offices and MSC field activities

Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command

Naval Submarine Support Facility, New London, CT

Unified Combatant Commands and Defense Agencies

Bureau of Medicine, Washington, DC

Marine Corps Logistics Base, Albany, GA

Marine Corps Systems Command, Quantico, VA

MAJCOM or HQ USAF level: A7 (Mission Support) staff action officer

MAJCOM or HQ USAF level: A4 (Logistics) staff action officer

Maintenance or Logistics Readiness Squadron commander, operations officer, or flight commander

Joint Staff or Joint Command (TRANSCOM, CENTCOM, etc.): J4 staff action officer

Curriculum Sponsors

Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters (819)

Naval Air Systems Command Headquarters (827)

Navy Military Sealift Command Headquarters (814)

Typical Course of Study: Curricula 814, 819, 827

Quarter 1

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB3014Ethics for MBAs

1

0

GB3010Managing for Organizational Effectiveness

4

0

GB3042Process Analytics

4

0

GB3070Economics of the Global Defense Environment

4

0

GB1000Quantitative Skills for Graduate Management Studies

0

3

Quarter 2

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB3040Managerial Statistics

4

0

GB4430Defense Transportation System

4

0

GB4011/GC4011Ethical Leadership in Public Organizations

3

2

Quarter 3

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4410Logistics Engineering

4

0

GB3056Financial and Managerial Accounting

4

0

GB4043Business Modeling and Analysis

3

0

GB4053Defense Budget Policy and Financial Management Systems

4

0

MN3301Acquisition of Defense Systems

4

0

MN3301: USN Supply Corps and USMC Must replace by MN3331. International students must replace by GB3031.

Quarter 4

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4014Strategic Management

4

0

GB4480Supply Chain Management I

4

0

GB4460Business Risk Management

4

0

Quarter 5

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4053Defense Budget Policy and Financial Management Systems

4

0

GB4090MBA Project

0

6

GB4999Elective

4

0

Quarter 6

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
GB4450Logistics Strategy

4

0

GB4090MBA Project

0

6

MN3301: USN Supply Corps and USMC must replace by MN3331. International students must replace by GB3031.

NW3230: Required for USN and USMC only. International students take American Life and Institutions (IT1500) and Communication Skills for International Officers (IT1600) in quarters 1 and 2. USN students may add JPME classes in Quarters 5 and 6.

GB4090: Students may elect to complete a thesis.

Educational Skills Requirements (ESR)

Transportation Management – Curriculum 814 Subspecialty code 3122P

Supply Chain Management – Curriculum 819 Subspecialty code 1302P

Materiel Logistics Support Management - Curriculum 827 Subspecialty code 3121P

  1. Management Fundamentals: The graduate will have the ability to apply state-of- the-art concepts, tools, and methodologies from public management and business to manage DoN/DoD organizations. This ability will be developed in course work that includes economic, statistical, mathematical, operational, organizational, strategic, communication, audit ability, and financial theories and techniques.
  2. Integrated Logistics Support Management: The graduate will have a detailed understanding of the processes associated with designing an integrated logistics support system for a new weapon system. The graduate will also have a detailed knowledge about the DoD processes for contracting for and acquiring a new weapon system.
  3. Budgeting and Financial Control: The graduate will have an understanding of the financial management and financial controls practices of the DoD, will be able to conduct cost/benefit analyses, and participate in the budgetary planning by a hardware systems command for the support of both old and new weapon systems.
  4. Operations Management: The graduate will be able to apply the techniques of production/operations management at Navy Fleet Readiness Centers, Navy Fleet Logistics Centers, and other DoD maintenance and logistics support.
  5. Materiel and Physical Distribution Management: The graduate will be able to apply the techniques of materials management and physical distribution management in designing and operating of fleet and troop support systems, both during peacetime and during rapidly developing wartime contingencies. This will include acquiring material and transportation assets to ensure that the distribution of material is both cost-effective and efficient. The graduate will also have an in-depth understanding of domestic, international, and defense transportation systems including the various modes, types of carriers within each mode, and the regulations affecting material movement by each type of carrier.
  6. Joint and Maritime Strategic Planning: The graduate will have knowledge of the development and execution of military strategy and the effects of technical effects on warfare, an understanding of the means of formulation of U.S. policy, the roles of military forces and joint planning, and current issues in the defense organization. The graduate will also have a detailed understanding of the plans and processes of the DoD for providing support of strategic sealift and mobilization.
  7. Capstone Project: The graduate will demonstrate the ability to conduct independent research and analysis, and proficiency in presenting the results in writing by means of a thesis appropriate to this curriculum.