A GRADUATE DEGREE IN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

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					A GRADUATE DEGREE
IN TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT
              Offered by the
              Lucas Graduate School of Business
              San José State University

              Sponsored and supported by the
              Mineta Transportation Institute
About the
MINETA TRANSPORTATION
INSTITUTE
The Mineta Transportation Institute (MTI)        lowing competitions in 2002 and 2006. The in-
was established by Congress in 1991 as part      ternationally respected members of the MTI
of the Intermodal Surface Transportation         Board of Trustees represent all major surface
Efficiency Act (ISTEA) and was reauthorized      transportation modes. MTI’s focus on policy
under TEA-21 and again under SAFETEA-LU.         and management resulted from the Board’s
The institute is funded by Congress through      assessment of the transportation industry’s
the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT)      unmet needs. That led directly to choosing
Research and Innovative Technology Adminis-      the San José State University College of Busi-
tration, by the California Legislature through   ness as the Institute’s home. MTI conducts
the Department of Transportation (Caltrans),     research, education, and information and
and by other public and private grants and       technology transfer, focusing on multimodal
donations, including grants from the US De-      surface transportation policy and manage-
partment of Homeland Security. DOT selected      ment issues. Visit www.transweb.sjsu.edu
MTI as a National Center of Excellence fol-
Why do I need a graduate degree
in transportation management?


If you’re serious about advancing in your transpor-       As our state and national populations continue to grow,
tation career – or if you’re just getting started – you   our highways will become more congested and pollut-
should know this: there is a huge demand right now for    ed. We will need intelligent and creative people to solve
mobility managers – people who can plan, build, oper-     these problems – to plan better transit systems, to help
ate, maintain, and secure our country’s transportation    adopt sustainable fuels, to find more reliable funding
systems and infrastructure. Here are the facts:           sources, to use more efficient vehicles, to promote pe-
                                                          destrian and bicycle safety, and to determine the best
  •	 More than 50% of the California Department of        policies and practices to manage it all.
     Transportation workforce is eligible to retire in
     the next few years.                                  No matter what your career interest is now, it may be
                                                          applicable to transportation – including everything
  •	 Of nearly 3,000 Federal Highway Administration       from engineering and law to marketing and accounting.
     employees, 47% will be eligible to retire by 2015.
                                                          A Master of Science in Transportation Management
  •	 Career opportunities are expanding for well-         from the Mineta Transportation Institute can give you a
     trained transportation professionals.                significant advantage.
Here is how our graduate program
works for you…
Through its affiliation with the San Jose State University’s Lucas Graduate School of
Business, the Mineta Transportation Institute offers educational programs that are
fully accredited by WASC and AACSB.

Our centerpiece is the Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM).
MTI also offers three graduate certificate programs.

MTI’s core classes offer an in-depth look at transportation policy, planning, and
management systems, which is significantly different from an engineering or plan-
ning program. The program is unique because it specializes in transportation policy,
planning and system development. This means you can learn to lead a public works
department, a major transportation project, a transit agency, a major investment
study, or other transportation-related endeavors.

And you will learn from an up-to-date, fully accredited curriculum with nationally
recognized faculty who are academic or industry experts.
MTI makes it convenient




     TO EARN A DEGREE.
This program is designed for the transpor-
tation professional or others who aspire to
careers in transportation management.

  •	 All classes are held in the evening and
     won’t interfere with your normal work
     hours.

  •	 In five semesters, you can earn the
     MSTM degree by taking one four-hour
     class per week.

  •	 Each course is ten weeks, with two con-
     secutive courses per semester – or four
     courses per academic year.

  •	 Classes are taught by way of interactive
     video-conference. Students go to the
     nearest conference site (usually a local
     Caltrans district office) and participate
     in real time with other students and
     an instructor.
You can afford to do it!
MTI has made graduate study in transportation man-         We also keep you updated on opportunities to apply
agement very affordable. Tuition is $975 per course, far   for regional or national fellowships from the Ameri-
less than almost any other accredited graduate degree.     can Public Transportation Association (APTA), the Eno
Many instructors use online resources, so textbook         Foundation, and other leading organizations. Many of
expenses are often not significant.                        our students successfully compete for such awards.

MTI offers generous financial assistance – typically       And don’t forget the extra earning power your educa-
two $1500 fellowships per academic year or a grand         tional investment will bring. Many of our graduates
total of $6,000 for MSTM students, or two $750 schol-      have been promoted or hired to desirable positions,
arships per academic year or a grand total of $1,500       and they frequently attribute their participation in
for Graduate Certificate students. In addition, your       our graduate programs as a primary reason for their
employer may also offset your expenses as part of your     advancement.
educational benefits. Your college expenses may also be
tax deductible.




Program courses cover many aspects
of transportation management.
When you enroll in the MSTM or a Certificate Program,
you start on a path to learning all the fundamentals of
transportation management. Generally, you may take
the classes in any order, and you can start with any
session during the academic year. There are no prereq-
uisites for most classes, although some MSTM students
find it appropriate to begin with MTM201, the survey
course for the program.
What are the admission requirements?
The graduate program requirements are demanding,
yet can be flexible. The requirements are:

MSTM Degree
  •	 Undergraduate degree from an accredited college
     or university
  •	 3.0 GPA target, with official transcripts
  •	 500 GMAT target score
  •	 550 TOEFL if your undergraduate degree program
     was in a language other than English

Graduate Certificate Programs in Transportation
Management, Transportation Security and High
Speed Rail Management
  •	 Undergraduate degree from an accredited college
     or university
  •	 2.5 GPA
  •	 No GMAT




What are the graduation requirements?

Master of Science (MSTM)                               Graduate Certificate in Transportation Security
  •	 10 classes to earn the Master’s (MSTM) degree     Management (CTSM)
        •	 6 required courses                            •	 4 classes to earn the certificate
        •	 3 electives                                         •	 2 core classes AND
        •	 1 creative project: The Capstone for the            •	 2 electives in Transportation Security
           culminating experience
                                                       Graduate Certificate in High-Speed Rail
Graduate Certificate in Transportation                 Management (CHSRM)
Management (CTM)                                         •	 4 classes to earn the certificate
  •	 4 classes to earn the certificate                         •	 2 core classes AND
        •	 4 core classes OR                                   •	 2 electives in High-Speed Rail
        •	 3 core classes and 1 elective
MSTM Required Courses, 3 units each
MTM 201: Fundamentals of Transportation                     impact on intermodal development in seeking to man-
Management provides a common core of surface                age public and private objectives and diverse agendas
transportation knowledge for the other MSTM courses.        of federal, state, and local agencies.
It discusses the historic development of transportation
economics, policy, and culture. It also reviews stake-      MTM 215: Transportation Systems Planning and
holders whose commitment is necessary to create and         Development examines transportation systems devel-
sustain a successful transportation entity.                 opment interrelationships with land use, environmen-
                                                            tal management, and urban planning. It also includes
MTM 202: Introduction to Transportation Fund-               realities of politics, public administration, regula-
ing and Finance teaches how to prepare financial            tions and financing alternatives. The course extends to
strategy for a major transportation project. Under          construction administration, including governmental
Federal Transportation Funding, the course will exam-       approvals, specification development, contracting law
ine authorization, appropriations, obligations, transit     and regulations, and fiscal control.
funding, flexible funding, reauthorization, and what it
means for California. Under State Transportation Fund-      MTM 217: Leadership and Management of Trans-
ing, the course will examine the State Highway Account      portation Organizations is a study of the human
and Fund Estimate, along with the State Transportation      resources aspects of managing transportation systems,
Improvement Program, which is the “blueprint” to Sen-       including labor and management, collaboration and
ate Bill 45. There will also be discussion about advocat-   negotiation, and consultative employee relations pro-
ing for new money, including successes and failures.        grams. The course builds leadership and team building
                                                            skills within the context of bringing about organiza-
MTM 203: Transportation Markets and Business                tional change in a complex transportation system.
Development emphasizes positioning services to
meet the needs of particular groups and market seg-         MTM 290: Strategic Management in Transporta-
ments, and marketing the system to new users and user       tion (“Capstone Course”) provides a logical conclusion
groups (including developing the public/private sector      through an individual comprehensive research project.
relationship). It also examines strategies for developing   A variety of external learning experiences (internships,
community relationships with marketing and public           field assignments, mentoring), formal in-class case
relations, and how to use the media to its best advan-      discussions, and learning exercises provide a capstone
tage.                                                       seminar that requires the student to demonstrate mas-
                                                            tery of strategic planning, development, and manage-
MTM 214: Transportation Policy and Regulation               ment of multi-model surface transportation systems.
surveys political frameworks of governments as both         This course requires prior completion of 21 MSTM
customer and provider, developing transportation            units, which means that it need not be the last class
policy with public involvement, and measuring per-          taken. However, the graduate degree still is not com-
formance with public oversight. It also reviews policy      plete until the student had earned a total of 30 units.
Electives, 3 units each
MTM 226A: Emergency Management Issues for the               MTM 296B: Labor Relations provides grounding in la-
Transportation Professional emphasizes the role of          bor laws and the development of public sector unions.
emergency management within transportation agen-            It also emphasizes contract negotiation and managing
cies, and the role of transportation and resources in the   under a union contract. The class contains a negotia-
larger community-wide response to emergencies and           tion simulation, and students are asked to examine
disasters.                                                  a variety of arbitration cases involving the right to
                                                            organize, management rights, established practices, the
MTM 226B: Security Issues for the Transporta-               necessity to arbitrate, and the test of individual griev-
tion Professional examines contemporary challenges          ances.
to transportation security. Topics include managing
infrastructure challenges (such as tunnel, bridge, road,    MTM 230: Multi-modal Transportation in California
and rail vulnerabilities), preventing and responding to     provides an overview of public transit systems in Cali-
theft, workplace violence, disruptive terrorism, sui-       fornia. It examines the maze of public transit services,
cide and placement bombing attacks, and their related       funding, and regulation. Topics include transit vehicles,
protection strategies. Students will learn about federal    ridership, organizational structures, and more.
and state grants for security, as well as regional trans-
portation planning for disaster response planning.          MTM 296E: Introduction to High-Speed Rail
                                                            (HSR)*is designed for those who wish to become
MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transportation              managers in the evolving high-speed rail program in
Management emphasizes the impact of contemporary,           the US. The course will introduce students to this new
political, and popular views on decision making in          passenger rail mode and describe its attributes and
transportation, and how collaborative efforts are made      technical components, its worldwide introduction, and
within the framework of government and business en-         the path being taken in the US. The course will also
vironments. The course may include significant content      deal with general enterprise management and the com-
via guest speakers or professionals in the transporta-      petencies it requires, and with the issues of organizing
tion industry and government.                               for HSR project development and implementation. This
                                                            course is the first in a two-course sequence required to
MTM 283: Research Internship is taken with approv-          complete the Graduate Certificate in High-Speed Rail
al of the program administrator and the MTI research        Management.
director. Students may apply for an internship with
MTI. A research team, consisting of a student cohort        MTM 296F: Management of High-Speed Rail Opera-
group and/or MTI research associates, will conduct          tions* focuses on the management knowledge, skills
research related to a specific aspect of surface trans-     and techniques necessary to implement a newly cre-
portation management.                                       ated high-speed rail (HSR) system in the US. Traditional
                                                            management concerns such as marketing, organization,
MTM/BUS 286: Project Management introduces                  and planning will be applied the HSR environment.
project management and identifies the tools and tech-       The course also will address aspects of HSR operations
niques to resolve problems associated with bringing         that are more specific to the mode, such as security,
projects in on time and within an established budget.       maintenance, service connectivity and integration, and
Discussion will include topics such as project schedul-     federal oversight. The goal is to prepare students to
ing, PERT/CPM resource leveling, team dynamics, and         become qualified managers in various facets of HSR
cost estimates. Students learn how to develop project       operations.
proposals and project reports.



                                                            * Course in development at press time
Instructors are experts in

EDUCATION
AND INDUSTRY.



MSTM and Certificate Program instructors include university-level faculty
as well as leading experts in their respective fields.



                   Alix Bockelman                                           Nick Compin, Ph.D.
                    Director, Programming and Allo-                          Division of Traffic Operations
                    cations, Metropolitan Transporta-                        Chief, PeMS, California Depart-
                    tion Commission, San Francisco                           ment of Transportation
                    Bay Area
                                                                             MTM 215, “Transportation Sys-
                    MTM 202, “Accounting, Finance                            tems Planning & Development”
                    and Business Development”
                                                                             Ph.D., Urban and Regional Plan-
                    Master of Public Policy, UC                              ning, University of California,
                    Berkeley                                                 Irvine



                   James Brent                                              Donna DeMartino
                    Department Chair, Political Sci-                         Director, San Joaquin Regional
                    ence, San José State University                          Transit District

                    MTM 214, “ Transportation Policy                         MTM 296D, “Public Transporta-
                    & Regulation”                                            tion in California”

                    Ph.D., Political Science, Ohio State                     M.S., Transportation Manage-
                    University                                               ment, San José State University
Hon. Rod Diridon, Sr.                            Peter J. Haas, Ph.D.
 Executive Director, Mineta Trans-                Education Director, Mineta Trans-
 portation Institute                              portation Institute

 MTM 290, “Strategic Management                   MTM 201, “Fundamentals of
 in Transportation”                               Transportation Management”

 M.S., Business Administration,                   Ph.D., University of North Caro-
 San José State University                        lina at Chapel Hill



Frances Edwards, Ph.D.                           Matt Raymond
 Professor, Political Science, San                Chief Communication Officer,
 José State University                            Los Angeles County Metropolitan
                                                  Transportation Authority
 MTM 296, “Emergency Manage-
 ment Issues for the Transporta-                  MTM 203, “Transportation Mar-
 tion Professional”                               kets & Business Development”

 Ph.D. CEM, Public Administration,                M.P.A., University of Colorado at
 New York University                              Denver, School of Public Affairs



Stan Feinsod                                     Gary Richards
 Passenger Rail Consultant                        “Mr. Roadshow” columnist and
                                                  transportation editor, San José
 MTM 296D, “Introduction to High                  Mercury News
 Speed Rail Management”
                                                  MTM 236, “Current Topics in
 M.S., Transport Planning, Poly-                  Transportation”
 technical Institute of Brooklyn
                                                  B.S., Political Science, Iowa State
                                                  University; Graduate courses in
Daniel C. Goodrich                                journalism.
 Research Associate, Mineta Trans-
 portation Institute
                                                 George Whaley, Ph.D.
 MTM 226B, “Security Issues in       No photo     Professor, Organization & Man-
 Transportation”                     available    agement

 M.P.A., San José State University                MTM 217, “Leadership & Manage-
                                                  ment of Transportation Organiza-
                                                  tions”

                                                  Ph.D., University of Colorado,
                                                  Boulder
How selected students have
succeeded in their careers

Many MSTM and Certificate Programs have many students and alumni who have
demonstrated great success in their transportation careers. Among out many
success stories are the following alumni.



Richard Tree                                               Jeff Spencer
The City of Porterville named Richard Tree Director of     Accepted new position with Federal Transit Admin-
Transportation for its Public Transit System. He cur-      istration in Washington D.C., as Sr. Transportation
rently serves as Transit Manager. This appointment         Specialist.
takes effect upon the retirement of current Director
Linda Clark. Richard credits his graduate studies as       Brandi Childress
the key for this promotion. Richard will be the second     Promoted to Public Information Officer, Santa Clara
member of the Tree family to graduate from the Mineta      Valley Transportation Authority, Santa Clara, CA.
Transportation Institute. His brother, Michael, gradu-
ated in 1999 and is currently the City Manager for the     Alva Carrasco
City of Twenty-Nine Palms.                                 Accepted a position as the Assistant Director of Trans-
                                                           portation at Montebello Bus Lines, Montebello, CA.
Sarah Swensson
Was selected to participate in the Green Field future of   Bruce Buck
Aviation security Workshop. DHS Science & Technol-         Who knew that within a year of taking an emergency
ogy and the Research Council of the United Kingdom         management class, I would be helping Nashville MTA
are sponsoring the 2½ day event. Young transportation      recover from the worst flood in Nashville in 100 years.
professionals from the US and the UK have been chosen      Thank you, Dr. Edwards for all of the information -
to attend the workshop. It will be held at the Stevens     it was REALLY handy when I was up to my waste
Institute of Technology (SIT) in Castle Point, New Jer-    in water!
sey, August 2-4, 2010.
                                                           Nina Rohlich
Matthew Sandstrom                                          Recently promoted to Freeway Service Patrol Program
Was promoted to Project Manager for the Clean Energy       Coordinator at the Metropolitan Transportation Com-
Coalition in Ypsilanti, Michigan.                          mission, Los Angeles.
Selected Academic Achievements
MTI graduate students also compete nationally for awards and scholarships from prestigious
institutions. Among them are the American Public Transportation Foundation, the Eno Foun-
dation Fellowship, CUTC, as well as the U.S. Department of Transportation Student of the Year
Award. The most recent winners include:

APTA - American Public Transportation Association
APTA is the leading force in advanc-   Kenneth Johannsen, Caltrans            Denise Patrick, Santa Clara
ing public transportation. APTA        District Eleven – APTA Foundation      Valley Transportation Authority –
servecs and leads its diverse mem-     Renewal Scholarship                    APTA Hall of Fame Award, $3000
bership through advocacy, innova-                                             continuation
tion and information sharing. APTA     Kenneth Johanasen, Caltrans
and its members and staff work to      D11 San Diego – American Public        Denise Patrick, Santa Clara
ensure that public transportation      Transportation Hall of Fame Schol-     Valley Transportation Authority –
is available and accessible for all    arship                                 Transit Leadership Executive Devel-
Americans in communities across                                               opment Program
the country.                           Ernesto Chavez, LA Metro –
                                       APTA Foundation Scholarship            Boris Deunert, Caltrans D4 Oak-
                                                                              land – Richard J. Bouchard Scholar-
                                                                              ship

ENO - Eno Foundation Scholarship

For the past 17 years, the Eno         Lisa Fabish, Booz Allen Hamilton       Lawrence Orcutt, Caltrans
Transportation Foundation has          – Eno Transportation Foundation        HQ Sacramento – Eno Leadership
sponsored a Leadership Develop-        Fellowship                             Development Conference
ment Conference, which builds
early professional development         Ernesto Chavez, LA Metro –             Andrea Glerum, Nolte Associ-
and leadership qualities among         APTA Foundation Scholarship            ates, Inc. – Eno Leadership Develop-
the most promising graduate                                                   ment Conference
students considering careers           Christina Watson
in transportation.



CUTC - Council of University Transportation Centers
The CUTC Awards Competition rec-       at the Annual CUTC Awards Recep-       Darren Grilley, SeaTac – CUTC
ognizes outstanding transportation     tion and Banquet. These individu-      Parker Award for Best Non-thesis
students, faculty and leaders for      als, who have been nominated by        Paper in Policy and Planning
their accomplishments in the field     educators from across the country,
of transportation research and edu-    have emerged as some of the best
cation. Each year nine individuals     and brightest minds in the industry.
(six students, two faculty and one     A list of past winners is available.
lifetime achievement) are honored
HERE’S WHAT OUR STUDENTS
AND ALUMNI ARE SAYING...
“Who knew that within a year of taking an emergency management class, I would
be helping Nashville MTA recover from the worst flood in Nashville in 100 years.
Thank you, Dr. Edwards, for all of the information. It was really handy when I was
up to my waist in water!”

                                                      Bruce Buck, Class of 2009
                                                             Maintenance Manager
                                                                   Nashville MTA.




                            “When I was interviewing for my new position, pursuing an advanced degree - and
                            particularly this program - is what helped to put me above the rest of the competi-
                            tion. I fully realized it when, just two days after my midterm, my supervisor asked
                            me the exact same question that was on the test.”

                                                                            Jaime Rodriquez, Class of 2006
                                                                                        Transportation Planner
                                                                                               City of Milpitas




“I believe management gave me favorable consideration for this position because I
am an MSTM student. They have been very supportive although this is just my first
semester.”
                                              Stephanie Watts, Class of 2011
                                    Acting Branch Chief, Transit Systems Analysis
                                                                          Caltrans




                            “I credit my MSTM degree with helping tremendously to move my application to the
                            top of the pile.”

                                                                                     Nick Deal, Class of 2006
                                                                                     Promoted to Senior Planner
                                                                                                       Caltrans
Board of Trustees
Founder                               Honorary Co-Chairs                     Chair

Hon. Norman Y. Mineta                 Hon. James Oberstar                    Mortimer Downey
Secretary (ret.)                      Chair                                  Chairman
US Department of Commerce             House Transportation and               PB Consult, Inc.
US Department of Transportation       Infrastructure Committee
Vice Chairman                         United States House of
Hill & Knowlton, Inc.                 Representatives                        Vice Chair

                                      Hon. John L. Mica                      Steve Heminger
                                      Ranking Member                         Executive Director
                                      House Transportation and               Metropolitan Transpor-
                                      Infrastructure Committee               tation Commission
                                      United States House of
                                      Representatives
                                                                             Executive Director

                                                                             Rod Diridon, Sr.*
                                                                             Mineta Transportation
                                                                             Institute



Thomas E. Barron            Jane Chmielinski             Will Kempton                 Dr. David M. Steele
President                   President/COO                General Manager              Dean, College of Business
Parsons Transportation      DMJM Harris                  Orange County Transporta-    San José State University
Group                                                    tion Authority (OCTA)
                            William Dorey                                             Paul A. Toliver*
Ignacio Barron de Angoiti   President/CEO                Cindy McKim                  President
Director, Passenger and     Granite Construction, Inc.   Acting Director              New Age Industries
High Speed Department                                    California Department of
International Union of      Nuria I. Fernandez           Transportation               Michael S. Townes*
Railways (UIC)              Sr. Vice President, Tran-                                 President/CEO (ret.)
                            sportation Business Group    William W. Millar*           Transportation District
Joseph Boardman             CH2MHill                     President                    Commission of Hampton
Chief Executive Officer                                  American Public Transpor-    Roads
Amtrak                      Rose Guilbault               tation Association (APTA)
                            Vice President                                            David L. Turney*
Donald H. Camph             American Automobile          Norman Y. Mineta             Chairman, President, CEO
President                   Association                  Secretary (ret.)             DRI Corporation
California Institute for                                 US Department of
Technology Exchange         Ed Hamberger                 Transportation               Edward Wytkind
                            President/CEO                                             President, Transportation
Anne P. Canby               Association of American      Stephanie L. Pinson          Trades Department
President                   Railroads                    President/CEO                AFL-CIO
Surface Transportation                                   Gilbert Tweed Associates,
Policy Project              Hon. John Horsley*           Inc.
                            Executive Director
                            American Association of
                            State Highway and Tran-
                            sportation Officials
                                                                                                * Past MTI Chair
For program information…      For an informational meeting…

Viviann Ferea                 Dr. Peter Haas
Education Program Assistant   Education Director
ferea@mti.sjsu.edu            haas@mti.sjsu.edu
(408) 924-7570                (408) 924-5691                  Or go to www.transweb.sjsu.edu

				
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