Program Improvement

The Center for Advances in Port Management is excited to share we have received approval to update our M.S. in Port and Terminal Management from a 36 hr. program to a 30 hr. program. This will be implemented on 1 January 2024 for new incoming students. The website now reflects the degree changes for new students moving forward.

Master of Science in Port and Terminal Management 

Preparing the next generation of port and marine terminal managers.
  • Fully online asynchronous courses allow student access to curriculum anywhere in the world
  • 10 courses taught in 8-week semesters
  • Every course is populated with additional lectures by experts in their field
  • Taught by Lamar University College of Business and Engineering instructors and industry professionals
  • Pre-recorded as well as ‘live’ sessions 

To earn this degree, Students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and complete 10 three credit hour courses from the following list and defend a final paper or project*. Of the 10 courses, Students are required to select at least 1 course from the Leadership category and 1 course from the Maritime Finance category.

Leadership Courses
BULW 5320 Leadership and Negotiation M. Baldo Spring 
MGMT 5313 Team Leadership B. Mayer Fall 
Maritime Finance
ECON 5333 Economics of Ports and Trade G. Schatz Fall
INEN 5307 Capital Projects A. Marquez Spring
INEN 5309 Strategic and Master Facility Planning C. Clott Spring
MGMT 5333 Port Property and Asset Management TBA Summer
Other Course Options
INEN 5302 Intro. to Port Management TBA Fall
INEN 5304 Risk Analysis and Decision Making M. Hamidi Spring
INEN 5306 Freight Transportation and Logistics G. Muller Fall
INEN 5308 Port Security and Resiliency Planning R. Dubois Spring
INEN 5310 Marine Terminal Operations M. Hamidi Fall
BULW 5333 Legal Frameworks of Ports and Trade M. Baldo Spring
CPSC 5363** Cybersecurity TBA TBA

*More Information on the Project Defense and Exit Interview are available when speaking with your Academic Advisor.

**Pre-Approval Required For This Course.


Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
    • Waived if the student has more than one year of relevant industry experience. Please email your resume to portmanagement@lamar.edu for consideration.
    • Waived if undergraduate GPA is 3.0 or greater
  • AAPA PPM Certification - prospective Lamar University students with an AAPA PPM certification may qualify and apply for up to 9 semester credits. Click here for a detailed description of the policy.

Application Instructions

  • ApplyTexas application at applytexas.org
  • Choose the M.S. in Port and Terminal Management Option
  • Take GRE if required.
  • Have all transcripts sent to Graduate Admissions electronically (luadmtran@lamar.edu) or by mail.

Graduate Certificates

CAPM offers three distinctive online certificates that are perfect for those looking to increase their knowledge but do not wish to the full master's degree. The certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the 4 courses and a minimum GPA of a 3.0. Courses from the 3 certificates may be combined towards the 30 hr. M.S. in Port and Terminal Management Degree.

Ports, Trade & Global Logistics Certificate

BULW 5333

Legal Framework of Ports and Trade

M. Baldo

Summer

INEN 5302

Introduction to Port Management

TBA

Fall 

INEN 5306

Freight Transportation Logistics

G. Muller

Fall 

ECON 5333

Economics of Ports and Trade

G. Schatz

Fall 

 

Port and Marine Terminal Development and Operations Certificate

INEN 5307

Capital Projects

A. Marquez

Spring 

INEN 5309

Strategic and Master Facility Planning

C. Clott

Spring 

INEN 5304

Risk Analysis and Decision Making

M. Hamidi

Spring 

INEN 5308

Port Security and Resiliency Planning

R. Dubois

Spring 

 

The Management of Port & Marine Terminals Certificate

MGMT 5333

Port Property and Asset Management

TBA

Summer

INEN 5310

Marine Terminal Operations

M. Hamidi

Fall 

MGMT 5313

Team Leadership

B. Mayer

Fall 

BULW 5320

Leadership and Negotiation

M. Baldo

Fall 

 

Certificates Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • ApplyTexas application at applytexas.org
  • Choose the Certificate Option
  • Have all transcripts sent to Graduate Admissions either electronically (luadmtran@lamar.edu) or by mail.

 

Course Descriptions 

INEN 5302 Introduction to Port Management

The course will provide an overview of all aspects and considerations involved in the management of port authorities and marine terminals across the wide array of publicly and privately owned and operated facilities. The course will also address governance and organizational structure options and implications.

INEN 5304 Risk Analysis and Decision Making

This course is designed to analyze principles and applications of risk analysis. Special risk analysis will be given to port operations, port security and management under extreme events. Managing critical infrastructures especially in terms of port operations and management will be discussed in terms of risk, venerability and resilience perspectives. Interdependencies between ports and other critical infrastructures will be examined in this class.

BULW 5320 Leadership and Negotiation

This course focuses on the development on negotiation and versatile leadership skills important in the effective management of change. Through role playing exercises, tapes, diagnostic tools, seminar discussion, selected readings, and cases students will learn theory and build skills necessary for meeting objectives and providing leadership in diverse groups and organizations.

BULW 5333 Legal Framework of Ports and Trade

North American and global legal framework for trade and the development and operations of the wide array of ports and marine terminals, including trade policy, incoterms, customs rules, and environmental regulation. (Regulations concerning safety and security will be addressed in the course focused on those topics).

MGMT 5313 Team Leadership

This course teachers Franklin/Covey’s Leadership: Great Leaders, Great Teams and Great Results. Unleash the talent and capability of your teams by carrying out the 4 imperatives of Great Leaders. This course will help students learn how to build credibility and trust others, define their team’s purpose and align it with the organization’s goals, and encourage growth and responsibility of the unique talents of their team.  

MGMT 5333 Port Property and Asset Management

Ports are an asset intensive industry that are increasingly capital constrained and large investments needed to increase port capacity, productivity, and maximize cargo throughput. This course develops the tools needed to understand and manage the port’s true infrastructure investment value. With the significant increase in global shipping, new forms of ownership and financing port investment as well as reliable “fair market” asset valuations of port resources will be covered in this course.

INEN 5306 Freight Transportation Logistics

Course provides an overview of US and global freight transportation systems, infrastructure requirements and cargo routing criteria from the perspectives of the various transportation modes, as well as from port authorities and marine terminal operators. 

INEN 5307 Capital Projects

Individual project planning, financing and construction. Implementation of the master facility plan. Application of decision modeling. Approaches to capital project planning, design, finance, construction, operation and maintenance.

ECON 5333 Economics of Ports and Trade

Macroeconomic overview of international trade followed by a microeconomic study of ports and marine terminals. Through seminar discussion, selected readings, and cases students will learn the theory and practical aspects of international commerce as related to ports and marine terminals.

INEN 5308 Port Security and Resiliency Planning

Principles and applications of security and resiliency planning in the context of port management is examined along with the vulnerabilities of ports to disruption and asymmetric attack, critical port security incidents, and defensive measures. The management of critical port infrastructure in terms of risk, vulnerability and resilience perspectives, and interdependency of port operations with other critical transportation infrastructure is also explored.

INEN 5309 Strategic and Master Facility Planning

Course covering strategic, business and facility planning, steps required in each planning effort, including organizational involvement, implementation and measures of success. Case studies will be used to illustrate processes and outcomes.

INEN 5310 Marine Terminal Operations

Facilities, equipment, technology, processes and procedures across the wide array of terminal operations and cargoes, including cruise passengers. Students will be exposed to a variety of simulation exercises to demonstrate how modern marine terminals operate.