The MSc in Shipping Operations & Management is unique, innovative, and global by design, world-class in quality, and affordable in cost. The program is unique in the region and possibly globally in being designed to cater to the needs of participants and employers through purely shipping-related courses.
Program’s Purpose and Objectives
The MSc in Shipping Operations & Management aims to equip students and shipping professionals with the knowledge, management skills and competencies required to pursue or enhance a successful career in shipping operations, and maritime management including maritime logistics.
The objectives of the course include:
To develop comprehensive knowledge in shipping using interdisciplinary insights.
To provide a global understanding of shipping and the maritime industry and to enable participants to apply the advanced knowledge gained to shipping operations and ship management
To develop the expertise and professional outlook required to foster a successful career in international shipping and maritime logistics.
The educational purpose and objectives of the program are related to the program’s key competitive advantages that differentiate it from other postgraduate shipping-related courses. The first advantage is that the program is focused solely on providing in-depth shipping-related education as reflected in the courses and their content. Unlike other programs that tend to mix shipping-related courses with general business, finance, or other subjects that are part of other programs in order to economize on resources, this program provides focused shipping education as required by the market.
The program also provides opportunities for candidates to develop a deep understanding of issues at the cutting edge of professional practice particularly with focused courses on shipping data analytics, crew management and leadership, ship operations management, and environmental topics in the shipping industry. Such innovative shipping-specific courses clearly differentiate the program from the competition.
Upon Graduation You Will Be Able:
Become up to date with the latest trends and issues in the shipping industry and be able to evaluate their impact on it.
Acquire a holistic view of international shipping, integrating commercial, legal technological, financial and dimensions of shipping operations and management.
Understand the complex shipping rules and regulations as well as the sources of risk that modern shipping companies face and identify the range of company strategies available in the context of industry constraints.
To employ sound principles of management, strategic planning, financial management, leadership and risk management in shipping and the maritime industries.
To utilize critical thinking and abstract reasoning skills in decision making in the management of ships, ports and maritime logistics.
To engage in critical inquiry and research in the fields of maritime economics, finance, shipping operations, and maritime management.
The entire program is taught online.
To graduate, students are required to successfully complete the program’s 9 core modules, (10 ECTS credits each), for a total of 90 ECTS credits.
Learning effort: attendance of 3 hours of online live sessions of lectures and Q&A per week plus weekly self-study, assignments, and/or exams.
Students complete the program in 15 months.
The program is offered at least twice a year, in January and September.