MBA in Shipping

Programme Description

The MBA Programme in Shipping provides a general management post graduate and post experience education for those aspiring to or already at senior management level in organizations and equip them to perform effectively in managerial positions. Accordingly, the aim is not to pursue an academic theoretical study, but rather to enable theory to inform practice. It is a living degree which utilizes participants’ work experience, but at the same time instils new skills and provides new knowledge in a real-life business environment. Thus it will develop the participants’ ability to make informed decisions about their practice, broaden and deepen understanding of business and management function and processes; foster skills of business research, analysis, synthesis and creativity so as to enhance decision-making and promote organizational well-being within the context of a continually changing and competitive business environment; encourage innovation and awareness of the role of information and technology in innovation; develop awareness of ethical, social, environmental and global issues affecting management decisions.

The MBA in Shipping is a distinctive Programme that encompasses the study of market understanding, leadership, information technology, globalization, strategic planning, and related areas. The program adopts a holistic view of shipping, integrating commercial, technological, financial aspects, and leadership challenges. The Programme curriculum is designed to equip current and future maritime leaders with the skills, knowledge and tools they need in order to manage their business successfully.

Programme Studies Duration

The Programme studies duration is 1,5 years (18 months); to qualify for the “MBA in Shipping” degree, students will be required to complete a Programme of study totaling 90 ECTS over 18 months (1,5 years). The Programme will be delivered within 3 (three) semesters. During the 1st semester 5 modules will be provided, totaling 30 ECTS, during the 2nd semester another 5 modules will be provided, totaling 30 ECTS and during the 3rd semester 1 additional module will be provided, along with the MBA Dissertation, totaling 30 ECTS. The MBA Dissertation is obligatory and corresponds to 24 ECTS.

Learning outcomes

Graduates will:

  • use a variety of analytical techniques to identify a complex business problem, generate and compare alternatives and develop a solution
  • select and implement the appropriate research skills and tools (information technology and / or quantitative analysis) to solve problems.
  • integrate their functional knowledge in applied settings (e.g. case analyses, group projects, research papers).
  • demonstrate knowledge relating to the concept of value creation and the role played by each functional area of the firm.
  • define key components of the business operating environment(s) and explain how these components impact organizational performance and decisions.
  • demonstrate highly effective oral communication skills in professional settings, including: professional presentations and persuasive presentations. The ability to produce scientifically substantiated professional environmental assessment reports in accordance with the relevant standards.
  • cooperate and work effectively with others within the context of multidisciplinary and culturally diverse environments.
  • show the maturity, academic ability and expertise to be employed in the industry straight after graduation.

Language of instruction

The Programme is taught in the English and Greek language.

The Course Structure of the Μaster of Business Administration in Shipping (MBA in Shipping) is as follows:

CodeCourse Title
MBA570Operations Management & Human Resources Management
MBA550Financial and Managerial Accounting
MBA560Marketing Management & Business Communication
MBA580Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
SHIP540Shipping Management and Marine safety
MBA540Financial Management
SHIP510Maritime Business and Economics
MBA581Business Strategy
SHIP520Shipping Finance and Investment strategy
SHIP530Quantitative Methods in Shipping
SHIP550Transport Economics
DISS600Research Methods

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