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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Global Logistics

Graduate Programs

Master of Arts in Global Logistics


1. A bachelor's degree with a grade-point average of 2.75 or better. A student whose overall grade-point average is less than 2.75, but who possesses a strong employment history in supply chain management or logistics or who possesses a recent record of academic excellence by completion of certificate or other coursework, may be admitted by special action of the Admissions Committee.

2. Students are required to submit: a completed application form; two letters of recommendation from members of the academic profession under whom the applicant studied or from individuals in positions of leadership with whom the applicant worked; and a statement of the applicant's interest in pursuing a career in global logistics. Students are also required to submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).

Advancement to Candidacy

Satisfy the general requirements of the University for advancement to candidacy.


Completion of a minimum of 33 units beyond the bachelor's degree and graduate coursework as follows:

1. Core requirements (16 units), satisfactory completion of:

  • ECON 500 Business Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • ECON 555 Transportation Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • GLG 540 Benefit-Cost Analysis for Logistics (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.
  • GLG 556 Economics of Logistics Management (3)
    Prerequisite: ECON 500.
  • GLG 560 Research Methods for Global Logistics (3)
    Prerequisite: ECON 500.
  • GLG 570 International Trade & Finance for Logistics (2)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

2. Satisfactory completion of at least one course in each of the following four emphases (11 units):

A. Quantitative Analysis in Logistics, one of the following:

  • CECS 552 Computer Simulation and Modeling (3)
    Prerequisites: EE 380 (or MATH 380) and CECS 326.
  • GLG 690 Selected Topics in Global Logistics (1-3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

B. Forecasting for Logistics, take the following:

  • GLG 520 Forecasting (2)
    Prerequisites: GLG 560.

C. Advanced Topics in Logistics, one of the following:

  • GLG 530 Introduction to Optimization Methods in Transportation (3)
    Prerequisities: ECON 500.
  • CECS 590 Selected Topics in Computer Science (3)
    Prerequisites: Graduate standing and consent of instructor.

D. Seminar in Global Logistics, take the following:

  • ECON 666 Seminar in Transportation Economics (3)
    Prerequisites: ECON 510, 511, 555, 585 and 586.

3. Practical Applications of Logistics, take the following:

  • GLG 595 Field Studies Practicum in Logistics (3)
    Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

4. Complete the following:

  • GLG 655 Seminar in Global Logistics (3)
    Prerequisites: Completion of at least 27 units in the M.A.G.L.
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Global Logistics

Graduate Programs