The International Transportation Management fast-track program allows a student who is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Maritime to work toward a Master of Science in International Transportation Management at the same time.
Students in the ITM fast-track program usually finish their master's degree in one year after finishing their bachelor's degree.
Student-cadets and traditional students from all majors are eligible for the fast-track program, provided they meet the following criteria:
You must have earned at least 90 credit hours before your first semester in the fast-track program.
You must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA, or approval from the Department of Global Business and Transportation chair, Professor Robert Edmonds, or the ITM program coordinator, Dr. Cornelia McCarthy.
As you plan your schedule for the first semester of your junior year, you should speak to your academic advisor or the ITM program coordinator, Dr. Cornelia McCarthy.
To apply, you must request an interview with the department chair, Professor Robert Edmonds, or the ITM coordinator, Dr. Cornelia McCarthy. We recommend you schedule your interview during the beginning of the second semester of your junior year.
About the Program
In the fast-track program, you will take three 3-credit graduate courses and the 1-credit orientation to graduate studies program. These courses will be taken before you earn your undergraduate degree and will be billed at the undergraduate rate.
The ITM courses may be substituted for undergraduate course requirements. Your undergraduate program department chair will decide which courses can be substituted. If substitution isn't possible, you may take the graduate courses in addition to the courses required for your bachelor's degree.
When you have successfully completed the four graduate-level courses with a GPA of at least 3.0, they will apply to both you undergraduate and graduate degrees. If you finish the courses with less than a 3.0, they will only count toward your bachelor's degree.
Even after you complete the four graduate-level courses, you still must apply to the International Transportation Management program after you complete your bachelor's degree. The application process consists of completing the online graduate application and submitting your final transcripts, indicating degree conferral, to the Office of Admissions.
As a fast-track student, we encourage you to select your graduate courses based on the courses you have remaining in your undergraduate program and which graduate courses may be substituted for them.
All fast-track students must take the 1-credit Orientation for Graduate Studies course, or TMGT 6001, during your first semester in the program. You may also select three core courses at the 7000-level for a total of 10 credits.
ITM Core Courses
TMGT 7060 Systems Analysis & Operations Research
TMGT 7100 Economics of International Trade
TMGT 7300 Transportation Management
TMGT 7500 International Business & Transportation Law
ITM Electives available for fast-track students
TMGT 7400 Logistics within the Supply Chain
Currently, the Department of Global Business and Transportation accepts the following substitutions for graduate courses for undergraduate courses.
TMGT 7060 Systems Analysis and Operations Research substitutes for MATH 446 Operations Research
TMGT 7100 can replace the general international studies elective, or the liberal arts and science elective, or GBEC 424 International Economics and Finance
TMGT 7500 can replace the general international studies elective, or GBUS 300 International Business
TMGT 7400 can replace GBTT 351 International Logistics
If you are not in the International Transportation and Trade program, you must check with your program department chair for final approval of substitute graduate courses.
You will be charged the undergraduate tuition rate for the four courses you will take before finishing your bachelor's degree.
You may only take 10 credits at the graduate level before you finish your bachelor's degree. Students are occasionally granted permission to take a fifth class during their enrollment in the fast-track program. Permission is granted by the GBAT department chair.