MSc in Shipping Management

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Duration: Full Time (12m) & Part Time (24m)/Evening classes
Application Deadline: June 30, 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
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
Quantitative Methods for Business 28 | 2 Credits
Ship Management 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
International Shipping Policy 28 | 2 Credits
Maritime Law 28 | 2 Credits
HR in Shipping 14 | 1 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Accounting 7 | 0.5 Credits
Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea 28 | 2 Credits
Shipping Finance 28 | 2 Credits

5th Period | May – June

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis 28 | 2 Credits
AND
Dissertation 56 | 4 Credits
OR
Internship 56 | 4 Credits
OR
Liner Shipping & Ports 28 | 2 Credits
AND
Strategic Management for Shipping Services 28 | 2 Credits

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
Quantitative Methods for Business 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Law 28 | 2 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Accounting 7 | 0.5 Credits
Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea 28 | 2 Credits

5th Period | May – July

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis 28 | 2 Credits

6th Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Economics 28 | 2 Credits

7th Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Management 28 | 2 Credits

8th Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
International Shipping Policy 28 | 2 Credits
HR in Shipping 14 | 1 Credits

9th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Shipping Finance 28 | 2 Credits

10th Period | May –July

Courses Hours | Credits
Dissertation 56 | 4 Credits
OR
Internship 56 | 4 Credits
OR
Strategic Management for Shipping Services 28 | 2 Credits
AND
Liner Shipping & Ports 28 | 2 Credits

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
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.

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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.

More information here 

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

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

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