International Business & Logistics

The Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business and Logistics undergraduate program blends international business education with contemporary business logistics management skills. Intended primarily for full-time residential students, graduates of the program develop critical thinking, communication and analytical skills. Courses in core functional areas of business provide a solid foundation for upper level courses dealing with the complexities of doing business internationally. Specialized courses that deal with the challenges of domestic and global supply chain management constitute the unique program. Experiential learning, the fundamental ethos of a Maine Maritime Academy education, is a significant component of the program and includes voluntary internships and a mandatory cooperative education program. The IBL department offers minor programs in the areas of Business Management and Logistics Management. For the IBL program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefix EC, LO and MA.

The sequence of courses for the Bachelor of Science degree in International and Business Logistics is as follows:

2016/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/International Business & Logistics
Major Requirements

Credits : 127.00 Min  |  132.00 Max
2.250 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 16.00 Min  |  16.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computer 3.00
EC102 Microeconomics 3.00
HC111 Composition 3.00
MA101 Intro To Business & Supply Chain Mgmt 3.00
MS141 Finite Math 4.00
Total : 16.00
First Year Sem1 Phys Ed
Courses : 1 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 1.00 Min  |  1.00 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course
First Year Semester 2
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 13.00 Min  |  13.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC103 Macroeconomics 3.00
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
MA111 Financial Accounting 3.00
MS151 Calculus For Business 4.00
Total : 13.00
First Year Sem2 Geography Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GE200 World Regional Geography I 3.00
GE210 World Regional Geography II 3.00
Total : 6.00
First Year Sem2 Phys Ed
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course  (Optional)
First Year Sem2 Swim PE
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE102 Basic Water Skills – 2nd Half  (Optional) 0.50
PE103 Skin & Scuba Diving  (Optional) 1.00
PE111 Volleyball – 2nd Half  (Optional) 0.50
PE114 Ocean Survival  (Optional) 0.50
PE123 Water Polo  (Optional) 0.50
Total : 3.00
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 12.00 Min  |  12.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO201 Business Logistics 3.00
MA222 Marketing Management 3.00
MA242 Managerial Accounting 3.00
PO230 Contemp World Politics I 3.00
Total : 12.00
Soph Sem1 Lab Science Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
BI101 General Biology I 4.00 *
CH210 Chemistry I 4.00 *
CH301 Chemical Principles 4.00 *
OC101 Introduction to Ocean Science 3.00 *
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00 *
PS162 Physics I 4.00 *
*  Or any other approved Lab Science course
Total : 23.00
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 12.00 Min  |  12.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC232 Management Communication 3.00
LO213 Freight Transportation 3.00
MA243 Financial Management 3.00
MS253 Statistics For Business & Management 3.00
Total : 12.00
Soph Sem2 Foreign Language
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC160 Spanish Level I 3.00
HC161 Spanish Level II 3.00
HC163 French Level I 3.00
HC171 German Level I 3.00
HC190 German Level II 3.00 *
*  Other Foreign Language courses as offered
Total : 15.00
Sophomore Semester 3
Courses : 0 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO200 IBL Internship  (Optional) 3.00
Total : 3.00
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 12.00 Min  |  12.00 Max
Course Name Credits
HC211 Humanities II 3.00
LO311 Logistics Information Systems 3.00
MA312 Production And Operations Management 3.00
MA332 Business Law 3.00
Total : 12.00
Junior Sem1 Gened Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GE210 World Regional Geography II 3.00
GENED% Any GENED Course
HC% Any HC Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Total : 3.00
Junior Semester 2
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO344 Warehousing & Distribution Management 3.00
LO346 Global Sourcing &Procurement Negotiation 3.00
MA304 International Business 3.00
Total : 9.00
Junior Sem2 Gened Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GENED% Any GENED Course
HC% Any HC Course
HY% Any HY Course
PO330 Contemp World Politics II 3.00
PY% Any PY Course
Total : 3.00
Junior Sem2 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO% Any LO Course *
MA% Any MA Course *
NS% Any NS Course *
NV% Any NV Course *
*  See Department-Approved list at the end of this Academic Plan
Junior Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO400 Coop Educational Experience in IBL 4.00
Total : 4.00
Senior Semester 1
Courses : 2 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 6.00 Min  |  6.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO432 Strategic Supply Chain Management 3.00
MA401 Seminar Strategic Mgmt & Org Behavior 3.00
Total : 6.00
Senior Sem1 Gened Elective
Courses : 2 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 6.00 Min  |  6.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GENED% Any GENED Course
HC% Any HC Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Senior Sem1 Dept Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO% Any LO Course *
MA% Any MA Course *
NS% Any NS Course *
NV% Any NV Course *
*  See Department-Approved list at the end of this Academic Plan
Senior Semester 2
Courses : 2 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 6.00 Min  |  6.00 Max
Course Name Credits
LO422 International Logistics 3.00
MA422 International Business Law 3.00
Total : 6.00
Senior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
Senior Sem2 Gened Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GENED% Any GENED Course
HC% Any HC Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Senior Sem2 SS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
GE% Any GE Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course

Foreign Language courses may be substituted for General Education electives. MS101 may be substituted for MS141. MS110 or MS150 may be substituted for MS151.

A minimum of fifty percent of business and logistics credit hours required for the IBL major must be earned at Maine Maritime Academy. In addition to meeting the college requirement for graduation with at least a 2.0 grade point average for the B.S. degree, graduating IBL majors are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in the IBL program core courses. For the IBL program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefixes EC, LO, and MA.

IBL students are required to obtain a minimum grade of C- (as described in respective course syllabi), with no more than one grade below C- in all 100 and 200 level EC, LO, and MA courses. If a student receives a D in any 100 or 200 level IBL core course, they may appeal to the Dean of the Loeb-Sullivan School to allow the course use for degree completion with the understanding that the 2.25 Core GPA must also be met. Students must also earn a minimum grade of C- (as described in respective course syllabi) in all 300 and 400 EC, LO, and MA courses.

Participation in the Regiment is optional when enrolled in this program. Students may also elect to participate in First Year Cruise (CR103) so long as space is available and must have been in the Regiment for the year and meet the following prerequisites: 4/C Maintenance; Ship’s Orientation; Ocean Survival (PE114), Fire Training, and NS101.

IBL Approved Department Electives 2017-2018 (To include the following existing IBL non-required courses and related courses from other MMA Departments)

  • EN202 Introduction to Sustainability
  • EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations
  • GE221 Geographic Information Systems
  • HC260 Sustainable Energy & Society
  • LO200 IBL Cooperative Industrial Field Experience
  • MA470-477 Free Enterprise Service Learning (SBLA)
  • MA498 Special Topics in International Business & Logistics
  • NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science
  • NS102 Ship Structure
  • NS122 Cargo I
  • NS131 Introduction to Marine Transportation
  • NS210 Tanker Operations
  • NS301 Stability (Prerequisite NS102 or NS135)
  • NS421 Hazardous Materials Handling
  • NS496 MT Special Topics
  • NV401 Leadership and Management
  • NV402 Leadership and Ethics