The Department of International Business and Logistics (IBL) offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration / International Business and Logistics.

The department also offers two minors to Cal Maritime students, Business Administration and Law.

The mission of the program in Business Administration/International Business and Logistics is to graduate students who are readily employable and highly qualified for further education. Using a practical balance of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning, the degree program prepares students for general management positions in international business as well as careers in the more specialized fields of logistics, transportation management and port operations.

Career Opportunities for Majors

The institution enjoys an excellent reputation among employers; graduates of the business program work primarily, but not exclusively, for global businesses and in the logistics and transportation industries. Recent employers of our graduates include Maersk, C.H. Robinson, General Dynamics, NASSCO, GlobeRunners, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Divine Intermodal, Enterprise, APL, Tokio Marine Insurance and the Ports of Oakland, Seattle and Tacoma.

Department News

June 2021:
Congratulations to Associate Professor Josh Shackman, who recently earned tenure.


May 2021:
IANA Scholarship Awards
:  Congratulations to the following IBL students awarded IANA scholarships for 2021: Irene Boncato, Christopher Eastman, Wen Xiang Li, Lillian Maier, Jorge Castillo Marroquin, Katherine Nguyen, Thanaphorn Supakit, and Nathaniel Young.  

Maritime Business Review:  Co-Authors Quinton Dai, Josh Tobin, Baxter Schumacher-Dowell (recent Cal Maritime graduates) and Associate Professor Joshua Shackman received notification their manuscript "The Interrelationship Between Ocean, Rail, Truck and Air Freight Rates" was accepted for publication in the Maritime Business Review.  The manuscript was based on a group project in Professor Shackman's Quantitative Methods course.  


April 2021:
Learn more about our new Inventory Watch program:



March 2021:
IBL students interested in careers in the intermodal transportation industry are eligible to apply for the 2021 scholarship from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). These scholarships are primarily for juniors and seniors who meet the GPA and needs criteria, and demonstrate their interest in a career in the intermodal industry.  The application can be accessed via the Cal Maritime AcademicWorks website .  The application deadline is April 19th.  Update:  Deadline extended until May 3rd!


October 2020:
Congratulations to Nathaniel Young, recipient of the 2020 “Women in Logistics” (WIL) scholarship.  Read more about the scholarship.


 July 2020:
IBL students interested in careers in the intermodal transportation industry are eligible to apply for significant and possibly renewable scholarships from the Intermodal Association of North America (IANA). Intermodal operators create the most efficient and effective transportation systems using ship, rail, and truck modes. These scholarships are primarily for juniors and seniors who meet the GPA and needs criteria, and demonstrate their interest in a career in the intermodal industry to IANA representatives and Cal Maritime faculty. IBL students are consistently awarded scholarships by Women in Logistics, along with the other scholarships that are available.


April 2020:
Congratulations to Dr. Nipoli Kamdar, who was elected as a member of the Board of Commissioners of the IACBE.  View the news release PDF.