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Global Trd & Transp Mgmt - GTTM


While no outlines currently exist for this course, below are the course learning outcomes/competencies.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Determine the significance of transportation services in the economy.
    • Identify the economic value of goods due to transportation.
    • Recognize the impact of transport on the Canadian economy.
    • Interpret the trends in transportation services.
  • Discuss the demand for freight and passenger services.
    • Describe the measurement of freight and passenger demand.
    • Explain the elasticity of demand for transport.
    • Explain the characteristics of transport demand.
    • Identify problems due to non-uniform demand.
  • Discuss economic costs and their implications in price determination.
    • Distinguish between accounting, economic and social costs.
    • Distinguish between cost-of-service and value-of-service pricing.
    • Discuss pricing factors, strategies, and techniques in transportation.
  • Apply cost-benefit principles to choose among alternate investment proposals.
    • Identify tangible vs. non-tangible costs.
    • Identify when to use cost benefit analysis vs. other selection techniques.
  • Analyse the cost/economic characteristics of transport carrier operations.
  • Describe the impact of international economic activities on transport decisions.
    • Identify the impact of government intervention.
    • Compare the impact of economic regulation vs. deregulation of transportation.

Effective as of Fall 2021

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