MSc in Shipping Management

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Duration: Full Time (12m) & Part Time (24m)/Evening classes
Application Deadline: July 28, 2017
Start Date: September
Fees: € 12,500

OVERVIEW

More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships. Shipping is one of the most important sectors in the global economy. Moreover, Greece is a country with a long standing tradition in shipping and the home of more than 700 shipping companies: the Greeks control the biggest fleet in the world in terms of both value and size. As a result there is a need for shipping graduates with advanced management skills and knowledge.
The MSc in Shipping Management program is designed to transform young graduates and early career professionals into seasoned professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of shipping. A specialized program, providing students with a holistic and in depth knowledge of the most important issues in modern commercial shipping.

 

Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice or three times per week on average
  • A 14-month program
  • 12 core modules and 4 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams
  • Dissertation or Internship or Coursework (3 courses)
  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00, twice a week on average 

 

The MSc in Shipping Management is Designed for:

  • Recent graduates looking for a career within the shipping industry.
  • Shipping professionals who wish to enrich their know-how and improve their professional status.
  • Officers of the Merchant Marine serving both at sea & onshore.
  • Members of family businesses in shipping preparing to take on increasing responsibility in their companies.
  • Young professionals with the determination to enter the shipping industry.

You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.

 

Current Student Profile

HIGHLIGHTS

A specialized shipping program: The MSc in Shipping Management provides a thorough and deep understanding of all the major theories and practices that can be encountered in a modern shipping company.

Academic rigor with practical know-how: The program balances academic rigor with practical experience in order to serve the needs of tomorrow’s ship managers in the most effective ways.

Internship opportunities: For eligible students with leading companies in the shipping industry.

Ideal location: Offered in Greece, a country with a long-standing tradition in shipping.

International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).

Links to the Industry: Strongly supported by the Greek shipping community: significant networking opportunities and participation in activities such as educational field trips abroad/cruise trips, visits to shipping companies, ports and commercial vessels. ALBA is a not-for-profit educational association of 89 Greek corporations including leading shipping companies like, Arcadia, Navios, Paragon, Star Bulk, Thenamaris and Top Ships . Moreover ALBA shipping programs are supported by WISTA Hellas, The Hellenic Seabroker Association, The International Propeller Club (Piraeus), the Master's and Mates Union of the Greek Merchant Marine and the Green Award, offering several partial scholarships and financial aid.  

 

ADVISORY BOARD

Advisory Board

THE PROGRAM COMMITTEES

The MSc in Shipping Management  Business Advisory Committee (BAC) comprises of a select group of professionals from Greece and abroad and ensures the practical aspects of the program and that the program’s content is in line with the most recent 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 MSc in Shipping Management 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.

FULL TIME

MSc in Shipping Management Program Total Year Schedule 2016 -2017

The school reserves the right to reexamine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules

5th Period: Internship (upon availability) OR TWO Modules

1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Economics
28 | 2 Credits
Sea transportation has been an important catalyst of world trade and economic growth. Globalization of the world economy, increased competition and rapid technological change has resulted in lowered transport costs. High volatility in prices, uncertainty, capital concentration and global competition of the shipping markets, have made effective economic skills a requirement for shipping organizations. The aim of this course is to provide the maritime economic principles and theory required for the effective management of a shipping company, which operates in the global competitive shipping environment, under the appropriate policy perspectives. The students will be able to understand the economic organization of the shipping market, to analyse the shipping market cycle and the shipping markets, as well as the supply and demand conditions and the trade patterns in seaborne transportation.
Ship Technology
28 | 2 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills
14 | 1 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Fundamentals
7 | 0.5 Credits
This short course introduces the basic concepts and tools of Accounting and Finance to non-finance specialists enabling them to communicate effectively with departments of accounting and finance and also understand the financial implications of their decisions and actions. After the completion of this course participants should be able to understand what the objectives of the firm are, read and comprehend the basic financial statements produced by the firm, understand the difference between an expense and an investment, realize the importance of cash flows,  access the financial health of the company, understand how the financial markets operate and how the value of a company is calculated, learn about the basic sources of finance, the cost of capital, the working capital, and the economic value added of the firm.
Quantitative Methods for Business
28 | 2 Credits
This course is preparatory; designed to help students familiarize themselves with aspects of mathematics necessary for the comprehension of modern MBA courses. It covers three main areas: Firstly, the basics of derivatives and optimization of differentiable functions, mainly with a view to assist the student with applications to follow in the economics courses. Secondly, the basics of probability, random variables, and their distributions in order to provide a working background for statistical and financial applications. Finally, the basics of descriptive statistics, that will assist the students in comprehending statistical reports. Inferential statistics will be mentioned, albeit briefly, in order for the student to connect the basic notions discussed in probability and descriptive statistics with quantitative research methods that will be covered later on in the programme.
Ship Management
28 | 2 Credits
Ship management is a complex function calling for a variety of skills that will enable the individual to communicate with, understand and supervise a number of very different fields within the company. The structure of this module follows the structure of a typical shipping company which retains most of its operations in-house. A ground up approach is followed starting with making sure that everything taught stands on a solid theoretical fundament, which in turn calls for a certain degree of familiarity with areas as diverse as ship chartering, post fixture, ship maintenance, classification and upkeep, management of human resources, elements of maritime law and dispute resolution. While most of the subjects touched upon will be dealt with in greater detail within the MSc program, it is essential that the attending student obtains a clear idea of the greater picture from the outset. A ship manager should be in position not only to understand and evaluate the problems, but also to make decisions, delegate responsibility and ensure the issue is finally resolved in a manner consistent with the company’s rules and within the law.To this end students will be encouraged to work in teams among themselves, as well as with the instructor, and discuss issues and cases - brought in for analysis.

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
International Shipping Policy
28 | 2 Credits
The course will give an overview of major issues in respect to contemporary State action, supervision and support towards the maritime industry and its cluster. The course instructor(s) will primarily elaborate on the triangular interactions between the Shipping community (ship-owners and mariners), the State and Society. Students will analyze complex policy issues, study governmental as well as interagency processes and explore the conflicts that often arise due to competing interests of various national, regional and international stakeholders in the maritime industry. A detailed examination of relevant instruments and documents will support the comprehension of domestic regulatory frameworks and policies on an international, European and national level. Regulatory examples from several countries will be used in order to compare and contrast national aspirations and strategic visions towards the shipping industry and its activities. All seminars will encourage students to think critically about the theory and practice of maritime politics and how they affect the everyday life of a shipping company and the maritime world at large.
Maritime Law
28 | 2 Credits
The course enables students to understand the basic concepts of the law relating to shipping, so as to bolster their prospects of professional, commercial or business employment. Notions such as the ship, admiralty jurisdiction, arrest, ship mortgage, maritime lien, marine insurance shall be examined and analysed. Furthermore, it is opted to enhance students’ interpretational skills when examining legal instruments. Finally, students are expected to develop other skills, such as problem solving, legal research, independent study and critical evaluation. Successful students shall demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of various concepts of shipping law. They should be in a position to apply the relevant law to hypothetical problems, to evaluate critically legal situations and reach reasoned conclusions.
HR in Shipping
14 | 1 Credits
The maritime labor industry is a highly competitive and regulated sector, while the management of multinational crew and the transferability of seafarers from ship to office positions require for advanced human resource management practices. The aim of this course is to provide the principles of managing maritime human resources, both the seagoing and shore-based personnel, considering the today’s market conditions. The course will provide an overview of key concepts related to Crew and Human Resource Management, including Human resource planning in shipping; Recruitment and selection of ship’s and shore- based personnel; Performance evaluation of maritime human resources; Compensation and rewards of seagoing labor and Management of multicultural crews. Further, the course will discuss the profile of the world maritime labor market, selection criteria of the seafarer’s profession that affect retention, outsourcing of manning and the new Maritime Labor Convention (MLC2006).

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Accounting
7 | 0.5 Credits
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students to the theoretical aspects of maritime accounting and cover in detail the most important maritime accounting issues. The overall aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of the problems, issues and alternative methods involved in the accounting management of shipping companies. The course focuses on the critical evaluation of the various accounting methods used in modern shipping practice. The goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to conduct accurate accounting analysis in a maritime organization. At the end of the course, students will be able to develop, appraise, and choose among alternative accounting methods in shipping.
Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea
28 | 2 Credits
The first part of the course is to introduce students to the issues involved in insuring the various interests that may arise in vessels and their cargoes. The course examines the types of policy available, the legal issues that arise in the placement and claims processes and the risks covered by the standard form of marine insurance wordings available. The second part of the course is to provide the principles of law governing the carriage of goods by sea and admiralty jurisdiction. It further focuses on liability in terms of the cargo transported and claim implications. The aim of the course is to enable students to understand, analyse and critically evaluate the processes which affect a shipping company in relation to marine insurance issues and to the law of carriage of goods by sea.
Shipping Finance
28 | 2 Credits
Due to the fact that the shipping industry is a capital intensive and volatile industry, the course focuses on the critical evaluation of the various financial methods under risky and uncertain situations. The course focuses on the general principles of financial management by ship owning and ship operating companies and the impact economic variables on the financial operations of shipping business organizations. The aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of the problems, issues and alternative methods involved in shipping finance. The end goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to conduct accurate financial analysis for investment purposes in the shipping industry. At the end of the course, the students will be able to develop, appraise, negotiate and choose among alternative investment proposals in shipping.

5th Period | May – June

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis
28 | 2 Credits
The aim of this course is to provide in-depth and holistic understanding of charter markets, chartering practice and charter party analysis in dry cargo and tanker shipping. Content includes the procedures and practices in chartering merchant ships in the dry cargo and tanker markets, their commercial employment under various forms of chartering and the detailed calculation of financial (freight) performance, voyage planning and lay time estimations. The module provides an in-depth analysis of charter party forms and adopts a legal and commercial perspective to analyze significant clauses and to explain various specialized terms in dry cargo and chartering contracts. The market structure of dry cargo and tanker industries are also analyzed and an overview of the practitioners involved (brokers, owners, charterers) is provided as are the sources of data and information required to initiate, negotiate, agree, execute and assess a successful charter party contract in the dry bulk and tanker markets.
AND
Dissertation
56 | 4 Credits
The Dissertation is a research project of a student’s special interest in a faculty member’s area of expertise. The students will have the opportunity to construct a detailed plan of a research project; to review specific literature on the selected topic; to identify relevant research questions from the literature; to be able to turn general research questions into empirical ones; to select and justify an appropriate research design; to select and employ suitable methods or techniques to investigate the empirical questions; to analyze financial or social data and to write a report covering a review of the relevant literature, the research questions, an explanation and justification of the design, a description of the conduct and analysis of the research, and a discussion of the findings in relation to the literature and methodological issues.
OR
Internship
56 | 4 Credits
An Internship brings together the academic with the business world, providing benefits both to students and to companies.  It has the status of a course, hence it is an obligatory requirement for the fulfilment of the M.Sc. Degree, it carries credits and it is graded.  The expected duration is three (3) months, from beginning May to end July.  The benefits for students include the opportunity for the blending of academic and on-the-job learning; the use of the explicit knowledge gained during the program, the attainment of tacit knowledge, the development and diversification of skills, the acquisition of work experience, the identification and/or refinement of career goals, the creation and/or development of a professional network.  The benefits for companies include the opportunity to meet some company needs with highly qualified and motivated students, the identification of talent for potential future employment, the enrichment of current perspectives and practices with the intern’s novel ideas, the enhancement of social responsibility activities.
OR
Liner Shipping & Ports
28 | 2 Credits
Approximately 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is moved by containers stacked on transport ships.  Containerization has brought a big change in the way trade is done. It has greatly reduced the expense of international trade and has increased its speed, especially of consumer goods and commodities. Liner shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going ships that transit regular routes on fixed schedules. Meanwhile, seaports play a tremendous role in the transportation chain. This course intends to give an insight of the liner shipping industry and the way that seaports operate.
AND
Strategic Management for Shipping Services
28 | 2 Credits
The effective and daily strategic management of companies operating in the shipping service sector is of the most paramount importance. Managers, thus, are in need of strategic making skills as ever. Strategy is the set of objectives and policies that set to define how a shipping service provider positions itself to gain competitive advantage and increase returns for its owner and stakeholders. Two questions are of importance, then: “What business should we participate in” and “How should we compete?” In answering these questions, the external environment and the internal company resources and capabilities take a central role. Through case studies and assignments, participants learn to use tools for analyzing, creating and, communicating strategies in the shipping industry.

PART TIME

MSc in Shipping Management Program Total Year Schedule 2017 -2018

The school reserves the right to reexamine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules.

1 credit = 3 ECTS

1st Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Technology
28 | 2 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills Workshop
14 | 1 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Fundamentals
7 | 0.5 Credits
This short course introduces the basic concepts and tools of Accounting and Finance to non-finance specialists enabling them to communicate effectively with departments of accounting and finance and also understand the financial implications of their decisions and actions. After the completion of this course participants should be able to understand what the objectives of the firm are, read and comprehend the basic financial statements produced by the firm, understand the difference between an expense and an investment, realize the importance of cash flows,  access the financial health of the company, understand how the financial markets operate and how the value of a company is calculated, learn about the basic sources of finance, the cost of capital, the working capital, and the economic value added of the firm.
Quantitative Methods for Business
28 | 2 Credits
This course is preparatory; designed to help students familiarize themselves with aspects of mathematics necessary for the comprehension of modern MBA courses. It covers three main areas: Firstly, the basics of derivatives and optimization of differentiable functions, mainly with a view to assist the student with applications to follow in the economics courses. Secondly, the basics of probability, random variables, and their distributions in order to provide a working background for statistical and financial applications. Finally, the basics of descriptive statistics, that will assist the students in comprehending statistical reports. Inferential statistics will be mentioned, albeit briefly, in order for the student to connect the basic notions discussed in probability and descriptive statistics with quantitative research methods that will be covered later on in the programme.

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Law
28 | 2 Credits
The course enables students to understand the basic concepts of the law relating to shipping, so as to bolster their prospects of professional, commercial or business employment. Notions such as the ship, admiralty jurisdiction, arrest, ship mortgage, maritime lien, marine insurance shall be examined and analysed. Furthermore, it is opted to enhance students’ interpretational skills when examining legal instruments. Finally, students are expected to develop other skills, such as problem solving, legal research, independent study and critical evaluation. Successful students shall demonstrate a satisfactory knowledge of various concepts of shipping law. They should be in a position to apply the relevant law to hypothetical problems, to evaluate critically legal situations and reach reasoned conclusions.

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Accounting
7 | 0.5 Credits
The purpose of this course is to familiarize the students to the theoretical aspects of maritime accounting and cover in detail the most important maritime accounting issues. The overall aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of the problems, issues and alternative methods involved in the accounting management of shipping companies. The course focuses on the critical evaluation of the various accounting methods used in modern shipping practice. The goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to conduct accurate accounting analysis in a maritime organization. At the end of the course, students will be able to develop, appraise, and choose among alternative accounting methods in shipping.
Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea
28 | 2 Credits
The first part of the course is to introduce students to the issues involved in insuring the various interests that may arise in vessels and their cargoes. The course examines the types of policy available, the legal issues that arise in the placement and claims processes and the risks covered by the standard form of marine insurance wordings available. The second part of the course is to provide the principles of law governing the carriage of goods by sea and admiralty jurisdiction. It further focuses on liability in terms of the cargo transported and claim implications. The aim of the course is to enable students to understand, analyse and critically evaluate the processes which affect a shipping company in relation to marine insurance issues and to the law of carriage of goods by sea.

5th Period | May – July

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis
28 | 2 Credits
The aim of this course is to provide in-depth and holistic understanding of charter markets, chartering practice and charter party analysis in dry cargo and tanker shipping. Content includes the procedures and practices in chartering merchant ships in the dry cargo and tanker markets, their commercial employment under various forms of chartering and the detailed calculation of financial (freight) performance, voyage planning and lay time estimations. The module provides an in-depth analysis of charter party forms and adopts a legal and commercial perspective to analyze significant clauses and to explain various specialized terms in dry cargo and chartering contracts. The market structure of dry cargo and tanker industries are also analyzed and an overview of the practitioners involved (brokers, owners, charterers) is provided as are the sources of data and information required to initiate, negotiate, agree, execute and assess a successful charter party contract in the dry bulk and tanker markets.

6th Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Economics
28 | 2 Credits
Sea transportation has been an important catalyst of world trade and economic growth. Globalization of the world economy, increased competition and rapid technological change has resulted in lowered transport costs. High volatility in prices, uncertainty, capital concentration and global competition of the shipping markets, have made effective economic skills a requirement for shipping organizations. The aim of this course is to provide the maritime economic principles and theory required for the effective management of a shipping company, which operates in the global competitive shipping environment, under the appropriate policy perspectives. The students will be able to understand the economic organization of the shipping market, to analyse the shipping market cycle and the shipping markets, as well as the supply and demand conditions and the trade patterns in seaborne transportation.

7th Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Management
28 | 2 Credits
Ship management is a complex function calling for a variety of skills that will enable the individual to communicate with, understand and supervise a number of very different fields within the company. The structure of this module follows the structure of a typical shipping company which retains most of its operations in-house. A ground up approach is followed starting with making sure that everything taught stands on a solid theoretical fundament, which in turn calls for a certain degree of familiarity with areas as diverse as ship chartering, post fixture, ship maintenance, classification and upkeep, management of human resources, elements of maritime law and dispute resolution. While most of the subjects touched upon will be dealt with in greater detail within the MSc program, it is essential that the attending student obtains a clear idea of the greater picture from the outset. A ship manager should be in position not only to understand and evaluate the problems, but also to make decisions, delegate responsibility and ensure the issue is finally resolved in a manner consistent with the company’s rules and within the law.To this end students will be encouraged to work in teams among themselves, as well as with the instructor, and discuss issues and cases - brought in for analysis.

8th Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
International Shipping Policy
28 | 2 Credits
The course will give an overview of major issues in respect to contemporary State action, supervision and support towards the maritime industry and its cluster. The course instructor(s) will primarily elaborate on the triangular interactions between the Shipping community (ship-owners and mariners), the State and Society. Students will analyze complex policy issues, study governmental as well as interagency processes and explore the conflicts that often arise due to competing interests of various national, regional and international stakeholders in the maritime industry. A detailed examination of relevant instruments and documents will support the comprehension of domestic regulatory frameworks and policies on an international, European and national level. Regulatory examples from several countries will be used in order to compare and contrast national aspirations and strategic visions towards the shipping industry and its activities. All seminars will encourage students to think critically about the theory and practice of maritime politics and how they affect the everyday life of a shipping company and the maritime world at large.
HR in Shipping
14 | 1 Credits
The maritime labor industry is a highly competitive and regulated sector, while the management of multinational crew and the transferability of seafarers from ship to office positions require for advanced human resource management practices. The aim of this course is to provide the principles of managing maritime human resources, both the seagoing and shore-based personnel, considering the today’s market conditions. The course will provide an overview of key concepts related to Crew and Human Resource Management, including Human resource planning in shipping; Recruitment and selection of ship’s and shore- based personnel; Performance evaluation of maritime human resources; Compensation and rewards of seagoing labor and Management of multicultural crews. Further, the course will discuss the profile of the world maritime labor market, selection criteria of the seafarer’s profession that affect retention, outsourcing of manning and the new Maritime Labor Convention (MLC2006).

9th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Shipping Finance
28 | 2 Credits
Due to the fact that the shipping industry is a capital intensive and volatile industry, the course focuses on the critical evaluation of the various financial methods under risky and uncertain situations. The course focuses on the general principles of financial management by ship owning and ship operating companies and the impact economic variables on the financial operations of shipping business organizations. The aim of this course is to give students an appreciation of the problems, issues and alternative methods involved in shipping finance. The end goal is to provide students with the tools necessary to conduct accurate financial analysis for investment purposes in the shipping industry. At the end of the course, the students will be able to develop, appraise, negotiate and choose among alternative investment proposals in shipping.

10th Period | May –July

Courses Hours | Credits
Dissertation
56 | 4 Credits
The Dissertation is a research project of a student’s special interest in a faculty member’s area of expertise. The students will have the opportunity to construct a detailed plan of a research project; to review specific literature on the selected topic; to identify relevant research questions from the literature; to be able to turn general research questions into empirical ones; to select and justify an appropriate research design; to select and employ suitable methods or techniques to investigate the empirical questions; to analyze financial or social data and to write a report covering a review of the relevant literature, the research questions, an explanation and justification of the design, a description of the conduct and analysis of the research, and a discussion of the findings in relation to the literature and methodological issues.
OR
Internship
56 | 4 Credits
An Internship brings together the academic with the business world, providing benefits both to students and to companies.  It has the status of a course, hence it is an obligatory requirement for the fulfilment of the M.Sc. Degree, it carries credits and it is graded.  The expected duration is three (3) months, from beginning May to end July.  The benefits for students include the opportunity for the blending of academic and on-the-job learning; the use of the explicit knowledge gained during the program, the attainment of tacit knowledge, the development and diversification of skills, the acquisition of work experience, the identification and/or refinement of career goals, the creation and/or development of a professional network.  The benefits for companies include the opportunity to meet some company needs with highly qualified and motivated students, the identification of talent for potential future employment, the enrichment of current perspectives and practices with the intern’s novel ideas, the enhancement of social responsibility activities.
OR
Strategic Management for Shipping Services
28 | 2 Credits
The effective and daily strategic management of companies operating in the shipping service sector is of the most paramount importance. Managers, thus, are in need of strategic making skills as ever. Strategy is the set of objectives and policies that set to define how a shipping service provider positions itself to gain competitive advantage and increase returns for its owner and stakeholders. Two questions are of importance, then: “What business should we participate in” and “How should we compete?” In answering these questions, the external environment and the internal company resources and capabilities take a central role. Through case studies and assignments, participants learn to use tools for analyzing, creating and, communicating strategies in the shipping industry.
AND
Liner Shipping & Ports
28 | 2 Credits
Approximately 90% of non-bulk cargo worldwide is moved by containers stacked on transport ships.  Containerization has brought a big change in the way trade is done. It has greatly reduced the expense of international trade and has increased its speed, especially of consumer goods and commodities. Liner shipping is the service of transporting goods by means of high-capacity, ocean-going ships that transit regular routes on fixed schedules. Meanwhile, seaports play a tremendous role in the transportation chain. This course intends to give an insight of the liner shipping industry and the way that seaports operate.

FACULTY

The Professors

Course Faculty
Director - Maritime Finance, Eurofin Group view more
Evangelia Baralou Academic Director of the MSc in Tourism Management
Senior Lecturer in Organisation Studies, Open University, UK view more
Director of Naftika Chronika view more
Legal Consultant & Lead Trainer, Visiting Lecturer ALBA view more
Executive Advisor on European Affairs: Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners' Association view more
Business Consultant & Entrepreneur view more
Director of DYNAMARINe Co. view more
International Assembly representative at ACCA view more
Shipbroker - Maritime Education expert view more
Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) view more
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences view more
Managing Partner at London Maritime Arbitration Legal Services Ltd. view more
Associate Professor, World Maritime University view more
Director of Shipping Programs view more
Stefanos Zarkos Academic Director of the MSc Programs: MSc in Finance; MSc in International Business & Management; MSc in Business for Lawyers; MSc in Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor in the Practice of Finance view more

CAREER

Through the MSc in Shipping Management program, you will:

  • Acquire an in depth knowledge of the concepts and the processes involved in the management of a shipping company.
  • Become familiar with technical terms and particularities of ocean-going vessels.
  • Be able to identify and discuss legal issues which rise in international transport transactions.
  • Become up to date with the latest trends and issues in the shipping industry and be able to evaluate their impact on it.
  • Understand the sources of risk that modern shipping companies face and identify the range of company strategies available in the context of industry constraints.
  • Develop global viewpoint and a critical way of thinking.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Scholarships Scheme

You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.

Apply for scholarship

GMAT Scholarships

 Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.

AHEAD Scholarships for Micro Enterprises

The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development (AHEAD) offers one partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA aimed at prospective students from competitive micro enterprises. (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included). Scholarship is  open to entrepreneurs, involved family members and managers from micro businesses with less than 10 employees.

Next Generation Family Business Scholarship

ALBA Graduate Business School offers two partial scholarship  for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business. It aims to encourage growth and succession in Greek family businesses, and support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.

Hellenic Shipbrokers Association

The Hellenic Shipbrokers Association offers 2 partial scholarships  for the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management Programs to two  graduates of the S.G.C.(SHIPBROKING GNOSIS CERTIFICATE). 

Master's and Mates Union of Greek Merchant Marine (Π.Ε.Π.Ε.Ν.)

Master's and Mates Union of Greek Merchant Marine offers 4 partial scholarships  for the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management Programs to its members and their offspring.

WISTA Hellas "Women in Shipping Scholarship Series"

Recognizing the continuous increase and importance of women working in the maritime sector, WISTA Hellas offers 2 partial scholarships in the form of financial aid  to two women working in the maritime sector  (academic year 2015-16)

23th Economia Competition

Partial scholarship to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition for any of the below stated MSc Programs:

  • MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management
  • MSc in International Business and Management
  • MSc in Finance
  • MSc in Marketing
  • MSc in Business for Lawyers
  • MSc in Shipping Management
  • MSc in Tourism Management
  • MSc in Entrepreneurship

Green Award

The Green Awards offers Green Award Companies and Ships a 10% Scholarship on post-graduate degree programs and executive development courses. The offer applies to all employees and their offspring of all certified companies / vessels.

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The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots

The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots in collaboration with ALBA offer two partial scholarship that covers 50% of the tuition fees for the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management Programs. The final selection will be made from ALBA based on a ranking of candidates and in collaboration with The Fraternity.

Note that results will be announced by the end of July.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for admission, candidates must:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree; - Provide evidence of excellent command of the English language;
  • Need to be currently employed or self-employed (valid for the part time mode only) GMAT tests are optional unless the Academic Committee requires the applicant to take them: in any case, scores of 550 or more (GRE >155) can strengthen your application and help you secure a scholarship.

Candidates must submit:

  • The completed application form, including one recent photograph in jpeg format;
  • Two letters of recommendation in Greek or in English language.
  • Official Academic Transcripts as well as Certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned;
  • Proof of competence in the English language (unless schooled in English), e.g. Proficiency or TOEFL or IELTS.
  • Three Essays, as indicated in the Application form;
  • Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

Click here to download the details for admission.

To learn more about academic policy, course credit policy, fees policy and rules for student conduct read the Academic Regulations.

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Spyros Vougious

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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Marilia Koukou Program Manager

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Tel.: +30 210 89.64.531-8

Fax: +30 210 89.63.302

e-mail: shipping@alba.edu.gr 

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