Logistics & International Trade (LIT)
In July 2019, UDC School of Business and Public Administration received the first National Science Foundation Grant Award #1912070: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1912070&HistoricalAwards=false.
The NSF-Targeted Infusion Project: STEM-Business Focused Logistics and International Trade (LIT) Analytics is a collaborative project between the School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA) and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Principal Investigator for this NSF-TIP grant is Dr. Anshu Arora, Associate Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management at the UDC-SBPA. Co-Principal Investigators are Dr. Mo Sepehri, Dean of UDC-SBPA; Dr. Amit Arora, Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management at UDC-SBPA; Dr. Pradeep Behera, Chair of Civil Engineering Department at the UDC-SEAS; and Dr. Lei Wang, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, UDC-SEAS.
The goal of this program is to equip and expose students to STEM-Business LIT education through the NSF-Funded Logistics and International Trade (LIT) Analytics Center of Excellence @ UDC. In addition, the program goal is to foster student scholarship and research. In order to achieve these goals, we strive to conduct outreach to the local community, via conferences, undergraduate research, high school recruitment events, and social media outreach.
To provide STEM-Business focused Logistics and International Trade curriculum to UDC engineering and business undergraduates to become transformative leaders in government, nonprofit sectors, industry, and beyond.
LIT Analytics Center’s vision is to help students achieve their highest levels of human potential for future LIT related employment, promote faculty research and development opportunities, and develop a unique global network with collaborating institutions.
LOGISTICS AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE (LIT) ANALYTICS CONCENTRATION CURRICULUM
FOUR COURSES REQUIRED: 1 REQUIRED COURSE FROM STREAM 1; AND SELECT ANY 3 FROM STREAM 2
|COURSE CODE||COURSE NAME||CREDIT HOURS|
GLOBAL LOGISTICS STREAM 1 –
|BGMT 313||Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management||3|
INTERNATIONAL TRADE STREAM 2 –
PICK ANY THREE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:
|MKTG 308||International Marketing||3|
|FINA 318||International Finance||3|
|BGMT 311||Spreadsheet Analytics||3|
|MKTG 404||Marketing Research||3|
|BGMT 407||Multinational Corporate Management||3|
(* New Course in 2022)
|Study Abroad Course in STEM-Business LIT||3|
|MATH 381||Probability and Statistics||3|
|MECH 406||Engineering Economics||3|
Dr. Anshu Arora (PI for NSF Grant #1912070), Dean (Dr.) Mohamad Sepehri, and Dr. Amit Arora from UDC-SBPA; and Dr. Pradeep Behera, and Dr. Lei Wang from UDC School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (UDC-SEAS) presented their article titled “Strengthening Undergraduate Research in Interdisciplinary Logistics and International Trade Analytics at the University of the District of Columbia” at the 2021 Virtual National Science Foundation (NSF) HBCU-UP CREST PI/PD Annual Meeting, February 5, 2021, Washington, DC.