Curriculum

 

The Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) is a fully accredited, 10 course (30-unit) program that students can complete in two and a half years, taking just one course per session. The program trains students as “mobility managers,” the next generation of multimodal transportation system leaders and executives. Students can also opt for 4-course (12 unit) graduate certificate programs.

See below for information on:

Degree requirements

Class schedules

Course descriptions and syllabi

MSTM program learning objectives

If you have questions, please contact Dr. Asha W. Agrawal, MTI Education Director, at 408-924-5691 or asha.weinstein.agrawal@sjsu.edu (email preferred to voicemail messages)

Degree requirements

Masters degree

Students take ten courses (30 units): six required courses, two electives, and two courses for the culminating experience, which is an independent policy evaluation capstone project. More details on  program requirements are in the SJSU catalog entry for the MSTM program.

Certificates

Students may choose among three graduate certificates, each of which requires four courses (12 units).

  • Certificate in Transportation Security Management (requirements here)
  • Certificate in High-Speed Rail Management (requirements here)
  • Certificate in Transportation Management (requirements here)

Class Schedules

Below is the class schedule for upcoming sessions (subject to change).

MSTM students should review this handout on how to decide what class to take each session.

Course
Meeting Dates
Instructor
2019 Spring Session B
 
 
 
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transp Organizations
Tuesdays
Mar 19 - May 21 
Scott
MTM 226B: Security Issues for Transp Professionals
Wednesdays
Mar 20 - May 22 
Goodrich
MTM 290: MSTM Capstone - Report Writing
Thursdays
Mar 21 & May 23
Nixon
2019 Fall Session A
 
 
 
MTM 245: High Speed Rail I
Tuesdays
July 30-October 1
TBD
MTM 201: Fundamental of Transportation 
Wednesdays
July 31-October 2

TBD

MTM 214: Transportation Policy & Regulation 
Thursdays 
August 1-October 3
Brent 
2019 Fall Session B
 
 
 
MTM 246: High Speed Rail II
Mondays
October 7-December 16
Litzinger 
MTM 215: Transp. Systems, Planning, & Development 
Tuesdays
October 8-December 10
TBD
MTM 250: Transportation and the Environment 
Wednesdays
October 9-December 18
TBD
MTM 283: Capstone - Project Design 
Thursdays 
October 10, 17, November 7, December 12
Agrawal 
2020 Spring Session A
 
 
 
MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transportation 
Mondays 
January 6-March 16
TBD
MTM 203: Transp. Marketing & Communications Mgmt.
Tuesdays 
January 7-March 10
TBD
MTM 226A: Emergency Issues for Transp. Professionals
Wednesdays
January 8-March 11
Edwards
MTM 202: Transportation Funding & Finance 
Thursdays 
January 9-March 12
TBD
2020 Spring Session B 
 
 
 
MTM 290: Capstone -Report Writing 
Mondays 
March 23 & May 18
Nixon 
MTM 226B: Security Issues for Transportation  Professionals
Wednesdays
March 18-May 20
Goodrich
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transp. Organizations
Thursdays
March 19-May 21
Scott


Course descriptions and syllabi

Core Courses

MTM 201: Fundamentals of Transportation Management

 

MTM 202: Introduction to Transportation Funding and Finance

 

MTM 203: Transportation Marketing & Communications Management

 

MTM 214: Transportation Policy and Regulation

 

MTM 215 Transportation System Planning and Development

 

MTM 217: Leadership and Management of Transportation Organizations

 

MTM 283: MSTM Capstone: Project Design

 

MTM 290: MSTM Capstone: Report Writing

 

Electives

MTM 226A: Emergency Management Issues for the Transportation Professional

 

MTM 226B:  Security Issues for Transportation Professionals

 

MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transportation Management

 

MTM 245: High-Speed Rail Management I

 

MTM 246: High-Speed Rail Management II

 

MTM 250: Transportation and the Environment

 

MSTM program learning objectives

 

Mission: The MSTM program seeks to educate “mobility managers,” the next generation of multimodal transportation system leaders and executives.

More specifically, students completing the program learn to:

Goals

Objectives

  • Develop a system-level and global perspective on the management of transportation organizations.
  • Students can demonstrate ability to analyze and discuss transportation management issues from a system-level perspective.
  • Students can compare and evaluate transportation systems in an international context.
  • Develop an awareness of the transportation policy environment, including fiscal mechanisms, legislative structures, and intergovernmental coordination.
  • Students can identify and discuss key elements of the public transportation policy environment.
  • Develop potential for leadership in transportation organizations.
  • Students demonstrate knowledge of basic principles of organizational leadership.
  • Develop written and oral communication skills and techniques.
  • Students can make effective written presentations concerning transportation management issues.
  • Develop ability to analyze management issues and situations using appropriate conceptual approaches.
  • Students can apply appropriate concepts to management situations and issues.