TIPP Offers New Master’s Degree
Posted: May 23, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved a master’s program in transportation policy, operations, and logistics. The new program targets the changing transportation services sector, preparing students for top-level policy and management jobs in the freight logistics, highway, transit, and aviation sectors. It is housed in The Institute of Public Policy’s (TIPP) Center for Transportation Policy and Logistics, and is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Transportation through the National Center for Intelligent Transportation System Implementation Research, which is located at George Mason and includes the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech as partners. The new degree requires 12 to 15 months of full-time study and also can be completed on a part-time basis.
“The transportation services sector is undergoing profound restructuring as a result of technological change, privatization, deregulation, and globalization. This degree program prepares the new professionals that these changes demand,” says Roger Stough, director of the Center for Transportation Policy and Logistics.
The policy courses offered in the program examine the complex institutional and legal environment in which transportation facilities and services are planned, designed, constructed, implemented, and retired. Operations courses emphasize the emerging dominance of operations and management as core business activities in transportation facility- and service-providing organizations. Logistics courses examine the increasingly important role of logistics and supply chain management in industrial production and distribution processes.
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