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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 Mineta Transportation Institute Dr. Peter Haas Education Director

2 Mineta Transportation 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 New Technology and Research Dedicated to surface-transportation policy research, education and information transfer Overseen by a world-class Board of Trustees Reauthorized under TEA 21 & SAFETLU at three times the original funding

3 Why Our Program??? Only graduate program dedicated to transportation management Senior/executive staff retiring in record numbers More than 50% of the state and federal transportation agency workforce eligible to retire within ten years Affordable and convenient

4 Focus on Transportation 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

5 Alumni & 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

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 core classes - OR 3 core classes and 1 elective Transportation Security Certificate (CTS) - 2 security classes, 2 core classes High-Speed Rail Management Certificate - 2 HSR classes, 2 core classes

7 Core Courses MTM 201: Fundamentals of Transportation Management MTM 202: Introduction to Transportation 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 of Transportation Organizations

8 Typical Elective Courses MTM 296E: Introduction to High Speed Rail Management MTM 296D: Multi-modal Transportation in California MTM 226A: Emergency Issues for Transportation Professionals MTM 226B: Security Issues for Transportation Professionals MTM 236: Contemporary Issues in Transportation

9 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

10 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

11 Accelerated Format Earn your Master of Science in Transportation 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)

12 Master of Science in Transportation Management Target Requirements - Degree from an accredited college/university GPA GMAT - TOEFL (if undergraduate degree program was in a language other than English)

13 Certificates in Transportation Management & 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 GPA - No GMAT

14 Frequently Asked Questions Do I really have to take the GMAT? Yes, to be admitted into the MSTM program - unless you already have a Master’s degree in a related field. Can a GRE or LSAT substitute for GMAT? No, the GMAT is required.

15 Frequently Asked Questions Can I transfer graduate units from another institution into the CTM or MSTM? MSTM  up to six units CTM  no Can I transfer units from CTM into MSTM? Six units may be transferred from the CTM into the MSTM provided all MSTM admissions requirements are met.

16 UPCOMING CLASS SCHEDULE Monday*MTM 203 Transportation Marketing & Communications Management” Oct 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28 Dec 5, 12, 19 Matt Raymond Tuesday*MTM 215 Transportation Systems Planning & Development Oct 11, 18, 25 Nov 1, 8, , 29 Dec 6, 13 Nick Compin Thursday+MTM 230 Multi Modal Transportation in California Oct 13, 20, 27 Nov 3, 10, 17 Dec 1, 8, 15, 22 Donna DeMartino Spring Session A 2012 Monday+MTM 283 Independent Research Note: Instructor Approval Required Jan 9, 16, 23, 30 Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Mar 5, 12 Peter Haas Tuesday*MTM 202 Introduction to Transportation Funding & Finance Jan 3, 10, 24, 31 Feb 7, 14, 21, 28 Mar 6, 13 Alix Bockelman Wednesday+MTM 226A Emergency Issues for Transportation Professionals Jan 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mar 7 Frances Edwards

17 For More Information Peter Haas, Education Director - To set up an informational meeting, Viviann Ferea, Education Program Assistant - For program information, Visit our web site at

18 The Road to Successful Transportation Careers Offered by The College of Business at San Jose State University Sponsored and supported by Mineta Transportation Institute Dr. Peter Haas Education Director


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