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MGMT 331 : Transportation Principles

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College of Business (WBUAD)
Transportation Principles
The basic principles of the several modes of transportation (air, sea, rail, highway, and pipeline) are analyzed. Topics include problems of competition, the importance of each in the economy, and future developmental prospects.

This course is designed to examine each mode of transportation in the industry. It provides an understanding of the history, economics, managerial issues and significant roles played by transportation users, carriers and governmental bodies. As a 300 Level course, it is also designed to prepare the student for managerial responsibilities in one of these enterprises.

Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

1. Recognize and identify the role each mode of transportation plays in the United States and the global transportation markets.

2. Discuss, analyze and compare each mode of transportation in economic and safety areas.3. Compare the historical development, characteristics, and current issues relating to air, sea, rail, highway, and pipeline.

4. Investigate the role of the United States Government and transportation, paying special attention to each mode of transportation before and after deregulation. Evaluate laws and acts passed by Congress that have affected the industry.

5. Judge the effects of intermodalism by analyzing intermodal corporations and specific practices used in each mode of transportation.

6. Determine the impact that information technology has had on the transportation industry and examine practices used by each mode to increase performance.

7. Explore how the transportation industry is implemented in the global environment and analyze methods and procedures used in the United States transportation industry compared to foreign countries.

8. Analyze transportation industry case scenarios to examine practices and Identify impact on transportation services, logistics, and costs.

9. Realize the impact of intermodalism on the transportation industry by designing, creating and presenting a PowerPoint presentation simulating the shipment of a product using intermodal transportation.

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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
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