This 10/12 month program seeks to address the needs of the rapidly evolving, highly competitive and capital-intensive shipping industry by bringing the gap between academic theory and business practice. Those needs have led to increase demand from ship-owning and transportation companies, ship broking firms, shipping divisions of investment funds, among others of personnel with shipping specific, practical financial management skills and knowledge.
The MSc in International Shipping and Finance Program is accredited by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), the chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).
Graduates from the Program are eligible for three exam exemptions from the ICS Professional Qualification.
THE PROGRAM COMMITTEES
The Program's Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) consists of international renowned academics who ensure that the Program meets the highest possible quality standards and the latest developments in the shipping industry.
The BAC consists of:
GEORGE ACHNIOTIS, CFO NAVIOS MARITIME HOLDINGS
ANNA BREDIMA, Vice President European Economic and Social Committee, Director International/European Affairs Union of Greek Shipowners
JOHN KOKARAKIS, Vice President Technology and Business Development BUREAU VERITAS
ILIAS LADAS, DPA, HR and Training Manager DANAOS SHIPPING CO LTD
DIMITRIS PATRIKIOS, General Manager SPRINGFIELD SHIPPING CO. PANAMA S.A.
JOHN PLATSIDAKIS, Chairman INTERCARGO Managing Director, ANANGEL
GEORGE SKRIMIZEAS, General Manager ALL SEAS MARINE S.A.
STRATOS TSALAMANIOS, Co-CEO MYLAKI SHIPPING AGENCY LTD and SEAVEN TANKER & DRY MANAGEMENT INC
PANOS ZACHARIADIS, Technical Director ATLANTIC BULK CARRIERS MANAGEMENT LTD
IOANNIS ZAFIRAKIS, Director, COO and Secretary, DIANA SHIPPING INC & DIANA CONTAINERSHIP INC.
The program designed with the support of an international group of renowned academics that consists the Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) of the program.
The AAC consists of:
KEVIN CULLINANE - Professor of Marine Transport & Management, School of Marine Science & Technology, University of Newcastle, UK.
ERNST FRANKEL - Professor of Ocean Engineering, Emeritus, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
TREVOR HEAVER - Professor Emeritus, Centre for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada.
ANASTASIOS PERAKIS - Associate Professor, SNAME Fellow, Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellow, The Boeing Co Welliver Faculty Fellow, Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, USA.
SIRI PETTERSEN STRANDENES - Professor, Centre for International Economics and Shipping, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norway.
After completion of the programme you will be well equipped with the knowledge for a successful career in the shipping/ transportation industries, as well as in the wider finance sector. On average more than 90% of our graduates are in work or further education 6 months after graduation. Indicative career paths for our graduates are ship-owning and transportation companies, ship-broking/chartering firms, shipping divisions of investment banks, shipping analysis/consulting firms, ship-finance arrangers, port operators, and shipping-related investment funds, among others. The wide curriculum of the programme will also enable you to consider careers in the global investment banking and securities markets.
The ICMA Centre offers a range of Masters scholarships to help encourage exceptional students from across the globe to pursue their interest in finance.
Learn more here .
ALBA and the International Propeller Club Piraeus offer to the participants of the Propeller Club Amver Awards Dinner 2016 (and their relatives) the opportunity to pursue one full scholarship for the MSc in International Shipping and Finance (ISF) program in collaboration with the University of Reading in U.K.
Admissions requirement for the MSc in International shipping and Finance (only):
* Please note that due to increasing competition for places on our Masters programmes our entry requirements may change.
We operate a rolling admissions system and you are therefore advised to apply early in order to be sure of your place on our programmes. We experience high levels of demand, and it is possible we might have to close applications to some programmes once places are filled.
If English is not your first language, you may be required to take one of the following:
Please note that students not attending a Pre-Sessional course will need to pass IELTS with an overall score of 7 and no component less than 6.0. For more options please see the International Study and Language Website or email a member of the Postgraduate Admissions team.
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Director of Shipping Programs at ICMA center
Spyros Vougious is the Director of the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management programs and Co-Director of the MSc in International Shipping and Finance program which runs in collaboration with the University of Reading. He has an extensive working experience in the design, management and running of academic programs in shipping (undergraduate/graduate level) in collaboration mainly with British and other foreign Universities.
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