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BSAB 410 : Management of Air Cargo

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Management of Air Cargo
This course offers intensive study of the practices and problems of management with respect to air cargo. The importance of air cargo service to the economy, development of the industry, regulation, complexity of the market, carriers, freight forwarders and third party logistics, along with rate and tariff problems, aircraft, terminal facilities, and future prospects are all discussed.

This course is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the cargo industry and the complexities involved in the movement of air cargo. This course provides an extensive study of the history of the air cargo industry from its early beginnings from carrying the mail, through the impact of the events of 9/11. The economics of the business of air cargo, management problems, regulations governing airfreight, impact on society, airfreight and the environment, cargo agents, customers, and future growth are examined.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

1. Discuss the history and evolution of the air cargo industry. Describe the impact of the Air Cargo Deregulation Act of 1977 and recognize common airfreight terminology. Assess the latest air cargo security regulations.

2. Explain the structure of the air cargo industry and its impact on the economy. Be cognizant of the shipping rate structure and recognize the various air shipping containers and be familiar with their uses.

3. Appreciate the capabilities of the super air cargo hubs/facilities, both in the United States and around the world. Discuss the major global transportation regions and explore the categories of air cargo operations.

4. Discuss the major "integrators" (UPS and FedEx), describe their domestic and global operations and understand their managerial philosophy and practices. Expound on the high-tech methods of sorting, tracking and controlling air freight shipments.

5. Elaborate on the major regulatory organizations that shape and control the air cargo industry. Describe the categories of air cargo systems to include: passenger/cargo carriers, all-cargo carriers, couriers, express carriers and integrators. Summarize the roles of airfreight forwarders and cargo agents.

6. Appraise the functions of the airline/air cargo alliances. Explain and clarify the pros and cons of having membership in these organizations. Explore the philosophies and contributions of several of the most influential leaders in the air cargo industry.

7. Recognize the Boeing, AirBus and Russian air cargo aircraft that are presently in service and examine those under development. Identify the "special-use" aircraft and be familiar with the handling of dangerous, fragile, live, outsized, wet and valuable cargo.

8. Analyze statistical and other significant information in the airfreight industry. Evaluate and comment upon the world’s top air cargo airlines. Appraise the latest internet information and web-sites data for all cargo, airport, and airline related activities.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
William (Bill) P. Teeple - 2/17/2015
Jennifer O’Bryon - 2/17/2015
Ronald R. Mau, Ph.D. - 2/17/2015
Dr. Bobby McMasters - 2/17/2015
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