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).

Course
Meeting Dates
Instructor
2018 Fall Session A
MTM 245: High-Speed Rail Management I
Tuesdays
July 31 - Oct 2 
TBA
MTM 201: Fundamentals of Transp
Wednesdays
Aug 1 - Oct 3
Kott
MTM 214: Transp Policy & Regulation
Thursdays
Aug 2 - Oct 4
Brent
2018 Fall Session B
MTM 246: High-Speed Rail Management II
Mondays
Oct 15 - Dec 17 
TBD 
MTM 215: Transp Systems Planning & Development
Tuesdays
Oct 9 -  Dec 11 
Compin 
MTM 250: Transp & the Environment
Wednesdays
Oct 10 - Dec 19
(no class Nov 21) 
Kott
MTM 283: MSTM Capstone - Project Design Thursdays Oct 11 & 18, Nov 1, Dec 13 Agrawal
2019 Spring Session A
MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transp Mondays Jan 7 - Mar 18
(no class Jan 21 or Feb 18)
TBA
MTM 203: Transp Marketing & Communications Management
Tuesdays
Jan 8 - Mar 12 
TBA
MTM 226A: Emergency Issues for Trans Professionals
Wednesdays
Jan 9 - Mar 13
TBA
MTM 202: Transp Funding & Finance
Thursdays
Jan 10 - Mar 14 
TBA
2019 Spring Session B
MTM 217: Leadership & Management of Transp Organizations
Tuesdays
Mar 19 - May 21 
TBA
MTM 226B: Security Issues for Transp Professionals
Wednesdays
Mar 20 - May 22 
TBA
MTM 290: MSTM Capstone - Report Writing
Thursdays
Mar 21 & May 23
TBA

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 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.
  • Develop basic understanding of commonly used information technology applications used by the transportation industry.