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General introduction to the Master of Science in Transportation Management program at the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University.

General introduction to the Master of Science in Transportation Management program at the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University.

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  • 1. The Road to Successful Transportation Careers Offered by The Lucas College of Business at San Jose State University Sponsored and supported by the MinetaTransportation Institute Dr. Peter Haas Education Director
  • 2. MinetaTransportation Institute  Research and education institute founded by Congress under ISTEA in 1991  Funded by US DOT Research and Special Programs Administration and Caltrans Office of NewTechnology and Research  Dedicated to surface-transportation policy research, education and information transfer  Overseen by a world-class Board ofTrustees  Reauthorized underTEA 21 & SAFETLU at three times the original funding  Winner of three national competitions
  • 3. The Peter Principle and ManagingTransportation Agencies
  • 4. Why our program?  Only graduate program dedicated to transportation management  Senior/executive staff retiring in record numbers  More than 50% of the state’s transportation agency workforce eligible to retire within ten years  Affordable and convenient
  • 5. Focus onTransportation Management  Learn to understand transportation systems from a real- world management perspective  Learn to manage:  A transportation or transit agency  A public works department  A major project or investment study Core Classes take an in-depth look at transportation policy, planning and systems
  • 6. Four program offerings  Master of Science (MSTM)  Total of 10 classes to earn degree  6 core classes, 3 electives  Culminating capstone course  Graduate Certificate (CTM)  4 classes  Transportation Security Certificate (CTS)  2 security classes, 2 core classes  High-Speed Rail ManagementCertificate (  2 HSR classes, 2 core classes
  • 7. Affordability: Key Incentive Continuing Student Performance Awards  Recognize academic performance  Financially motivate students who intend to accelerate program completion Master’s Students  Eligible to receive $1,250 award up to four times during the MSTM program Certificate Students  Eligible to receive $750 award up to two times during the CTM program
  • 8. Distance Learning  Classes are delivered by two-way, interactive video-conferencing  Programs are available at SJSU and Caltrans District Offices  Classes are archived on the web
  • 9. Eureka District 1 Redding District 2 Marysville District 3 Bishop District 9 Stockton District 10 Oakland District 4 Contra Costa County Sacramento HQ San Jose SJSU Off-Campus site Fresno District 6 San Luis Obispo District 5 Los Angeles District 7 LA Metro San Bernardino District 8 Sant Ana District 12 Orange County Transportation Authority San Diego District 11 Video Classroom Locations
  • 10. Core Courses  MTM 201  Fundamental ofTransportation Management  MTM 202  Introduction toTransportation Funding and Finance  MTM 203  Transportation Markets and Business Development  MTM 214  Transportation Policy and Regulation  MTM 215  Transportation Systems Planning and Development  MTM 217  Leadership and Management ofTransportation Organizations
  • 11. Typical Elective Courses  MTM 245  Introduction to High-Speed Rail Management  MTM 246  Introduction to High-Speed Rail Management, part II  MTM 226A  Emergency Issues forTransportation Professionals  MTM 226B  Security Issues forTransportation Professionals  MTM 236  Contemporary Issues inTransportation Mgt.
  • 12. Accelerated Format  Earn your Master of Science inTransportation Management in a little over two years, concurrent with full-time employment  Take one course at a time, one night per week for each of 10 class sessions  Classes are offered in four sessions each academic year (two in fall, two in spring)
  • 13. Master of Science in Transportation Management Target Requirements  Degree from an accredited college/university  3.0 GPA  500 GMAT or GRE  TOEFL (if undergraduate degree program was in a language other than English)
  • 14. Certificates inTransportation Management and Security For those not ready to pursue the master’s program but who wish to advance their transportation careers Target Requirements  Degree from an accredited college/university  2.5 GPA  No GMAT/GRE
  • 15. Frequently Asked Questions Do I have to take the GMAT / GRE? Yes  To be admitted into the MSTM program, unless you already have a Master’s degree in a related field.
  • 16. Frequently Asked Questions Can I transfer graduate units from another institution into the CTM or MSTM?  Not for CTM  Up to six units for MSTM Can I transfer units from CTM into MSTM?  Nine units (3 courses)may be transferred from the CTM into the MSTM provided all MSTM admissions are met.
  • 17. Alumni and Faculty Achievements  Alumni lead transportation and transit agencies and departments  Faculty distinguished in both academic and professional realms  Students frequently promoted or hired before graduation  Students successful in national competition for awards and scholarships  Student and alumni testimonials available on MTI website  www.transweb.sjsu.edu
  • 18. For More Information  Peter Haas  Education Director  To set up an information meeting  Email: peter.haas@sjsu.edu  Phone: (408) 924 – 5691  Viviann Ferea  Education Program Assistant  For more information  Email: viviann.ferea@sjsu.edu  Phone: (408) 924 – 7570 Brochure available on line at http://tinyurl.com/l8lxz8k Visit our web site at: www.transweb.sjsu.edu