CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY AT LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA | LOGISTICS & MARINE TERMINAL OPERATIONS EDUCATION


GLOBAL LOGISTICS & MARINE TERMINAL OPERATIONS EDUCATION AT THE CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORTATION (CITT)

CSU LONG BEACH

Founded in 1949 with a motto of "speak the truth as a way of life", the California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is nationally recognized as a leading public comprehensive university. California State University, Long Beach is located three miles from the ocean and stretches across 323 beautifully landscaped acres. CSULB is a diverse, student-centered, globally-engaged public university committed to providing highly-valued undergraduate and graduate educational opportunities through superior teaching, research, creative activity and service for the people of California and the world.

CSULB has been listed Best in the West in The Princeton Review's 2011 Best Colleges: Region by Region and fourth best public regional university in the West according to US News & World Report's 2011 edition of America's Best Colleges Guide. It is also listed by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine among the 100 Best Values in Public Colleges for 2011.

The Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT), housed at The College of Continuing and Professional Education, is a multidisciplinary center for multifunctional transportation studies and integrated logistics research, education, training, policy analysis, and community outreach. The College of Continuing and Professional Education provides you with access to CSULB's exceptional academic programs and educational resources by offering an extensive variety of credit and professional development programs.

CITT Programs

Degree Programs

  • MA in Global Logistics (Accelerated 16 months Program): The Accelerated Master of Arts in Global Logistics at CSULB prepares students to deal with the complexities of multimodal transportation, supplier relations, supplier selection, purchasing negotiations, operations, inventory, warehousing, 3PL vendors, electronic commerce, and customer relations. This 33-unit program is designed for those interested in graduate studies in supply chain management and logistics, but who lack work experience in the field. The program takes an interdisciplinary approach to global logistics, providing a focused curriculum that gives students the tools needed to advance in the industry. Students have the opportunity to network in a team learning environment.
  • MA in Global Logistics (Hybrid Program): The Accelerated Master of Arts in Global Logistics at CSULB prepares students to deal with the complexities of multimodal transportation, supplier relations, supplier selection, purchasing negotiations, operations, inventory, warehousing, 3PL vendors, electronic commerce, and customer relations. This 33-unit program is designed for business professionals currently working in the industry who seek advance knowledge and skills through an accredited graduate degree. Students have the opportunity to network in a team learning environment. The program features a combination of online and face-to-face instruction to meet the needs of working professionals.

Certificate Programs

  • Global Logistics Specialist: The Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) program is a ship-to-shelf training solution for those involved in the international movement of goods. The program is designed in a flexible format. Through innovative delivery methods combined with active class participation and site visits, you will work with and solve real transportation issues. The program is taught for the industry by the industry and you will have the opportunity to interact and network with professionals and leaders from various segments of the supply chain. The designation is endorsed by industry professionals as a comprehensive educational program for individuals entering or seeking advancement in the supply chain and logistics industry.
  • Global Logistics Specialist for International Students: CSULB’s American Language Institute (ALI) and the Center for International Trade & Transportation (CITT) offer the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) Professional Designation Program for international students. Through this program, you will participate in all six modules of the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) courses with regional industry experts, fellow classmates from CSULB, and students from around the world. The six month program is designed to provide supply chain/logistics training from a US perspective. Additionally, it offers English language instruction from ALI and/or University courses offered through Open University. Students will also experience various aspects of the US culture.
  • Global Logistics Specialist Online: CITT offers the Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) Professional Designation Program online . Enter the world of logistics and learn about the supply chain in the comfort of your own home or office. Through the Online GLS Professional Designation Program, you will participate in a facilitated learning environment with industry experts and fellow classmates throughout the nation and the world.
  • Marine Terminal Operations Professional: This comprehensive training program was developed by the Center for International Trade and Transportation at California State University, Long Beach in collaboration with Marine Terminal Operators (MTOs). The program covers all aspects of terminal operations and increases career opportunities for individuals who either seek entry or advancement into this dynamic industry. Students will gain the critical knowledge and skills required by marine terminal operators worldwide to thrive in this highly competitive environment.

HazMat Training Online

  • DOT 49 CFR Regulations (Ground) Training: This course covers the shipper’s and carrier’s responsibility under the Department of Transportation (DOT) 49 CFR Regulations. Topics Include: HazMat table; Shipping papers; Marking and labeling; Placarding; and Packing and packaging.
  • IATA Air Dangerous Goods Regulations Training: This course covers the shipper’s and carrier’s responsibility under the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR). Topics Include: Classification (using IATA Section 3) of products; Identification (i.e. selecting a proper shipping name and using IATA Section 4.2); Packing (using the IATA packing instructions and selecting the correct specification or Limited Quantity Packaging); Marking and labeling; Documentation; Use of the IATA checklist; and State and operator variations.
  • IMDG Ocean Dangerous Goods Regulations Training: This course covers the shipper’s and carrier’s responsibility under the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Ocean Regulations. Topics Include: General provisions; Classification; DG list, limited quantity exceptions, special provisions; Packing and tank provisions Consignment procedures; Package specifications and testing; Segregation and loading; and US government exceptions to IMDG rules.


CSULB-CITT Admissions

MA Global Logistics Accelerated

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A two page personal statement
  • Department Application Form
  • A current résumé

MA Global Logistics Hybrid

  • Two letters of recommendation
  • A two page personal statement
  • Online unversity application
  • A current résumé
  • Scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE preferred, GMAT also accepted)
  • TOEFL for international students

CSULB Accreditation

  • CSULB is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

CSULB-CITT Financial Aid

  • The Port of Long Beach MAGL Scholarships
  • The Los Angeles Transportation Club Scholarships
  • The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) - Southern California Roundtable Scholarships
  • The Women's Transportation Seminar Los Angeles Chapter - Myra Frank Memorial Graduate Scholarship for women
  • Scholarships for the Global Logistics Specialist Program: Harbor Transportation Club; Port of Long Beach; Los Angeles Transportation Club; International Business Association (IBA) Long Beach Chamber of Commerce; and GLS Instructor Scholarship

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