MBA in Shipping

SEA...YOUR FUTURE
Duration: Full Time (12m) & Part Time (24m) / Evening classes
Application Deadline: June 30, 2017
Start Date: September
Fees: € 19,750

OVERVIEW

By taking a strategic perspective on the shipping industry, the MBA in Shipping Program prepares aspiring and seasoned shipping professionals for a future full of challenges in the shipping industry. The program, designed in collaboration with the Greek shipping community (the Business Advisory Committee for the Shipping programs of ALBA), provides significant networking opportunities along with a challenging and unique educational experience delivered by world-renowned academics and distinguished industry practitioners in the field. Apart from specialized shipping courses and workshops, the MBA in Shipping program invests heavily in leadership and strategic management competencies, which are particularly relevant both as personal advantages and as essential resources for companies in this sector.

 

Key features of the program

  • Weekday classes between 18:00 – 22:00 (occasionally weekends), twice a week on average for part time mode. 
  • A 12-month program (24-month program for part-time mode).
  • 20 core modules and 3 workshops
  • Assessment: group reports/presentations, case study analysis, mid-term tests, final exams (18 – 21:00)
  • Capstone course: International Field Consulting Project in Shipping Industry.

 

The MBA in Shipping is designed particularly for: 

  • Highly motivated professionals with at least 3 years of solid working experience and a clear aim to advance their career in management positions in the broader maritime industry.
  • Members of family shipping businesses with at least 3 years of solid working experience preparing to take on increasing responsibility in their companies.
  • Officers of the Merchant Marine (Master or Chief Engineer) serving both at sea & onshore.

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

 

Current Student Profile

HIGHLIGHTS

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

Highly-Accessible World-Renowned Faculty : Teaching combines research-lead and technically advanced methods and is delivered by world renowned academics providing a challenging and eye-opening educational experience.

Leadership Development: Through classroom teaching and personal coaching, students embark on a journey of self-awareness and personal development, identifying strengths and areas of improvement and putting their aspirations into a coherent and dynamic learning plan for the future.

Specialized Shipping Workshops: Delivered by distinguished industry speakers in conjunction with professional bodies/institutions.

International Recognition: Accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA), 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 MBA in Shipping 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 MBA in Shipping 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

Total Year Schedule 2016 -2017 (Full time mode) - 38 credits

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
Maritime Economics 28 | 2 Credits
Leadership Development 14 | 1 Credits
Business Statistics 14 | 1 Credits
Managing People & Organizations 28 | 2 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills Workshop 14 | 1 Credits
Team Building - | 0 Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Accounting 14 | 1 Credits
Business Decisions with Data Models 28 | 2 Credits
Ship Technology 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Analysis 14 | 1 Credits
Maritime Law 28 | 2 Credits
Production & Operations Management 28 | 2 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Shipping Finance 28 | 2 Credits
Business Risk Management in Shipping 28 | 2 Credits
Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea 28 | 2 Credits
Management Accounting 28 | 2 Credits

5th Period | May – July

Courses Hours | Credits
Negotiations 14 | 1 Credits
Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility 14 | 1 Credits
Leadership Development II 14 | 1 Credits
Liner Shipping & Ports 28 | 2 Credits
Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis 28 | 2 Credits
Strategic Management for Shipping Services 28 | 2 Credits

6th Period | July –September

Courses Hours | Credits
International Field Consulting Project 56 | 4 Credits

PART TIME

Total Year Schedule 2016 -2018 (Part time mode) - 38 credits

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
Maritime Economics 28 | 2 Credits
Leadership Development 14 | 1 Credits
Business Statistics 14 | 1 Credits
Business Writing & Presentation Skills Workshop 14 | 1 Credits
Team Building - | - Credits

2nd Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Accounting 14 | 1 Credits
Business Decisions with Data Models 28 | 2 Credits

3rd Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Financial Analysis 14 | 1 Credits
Production & Operations Management 28 | 2 Credits

4th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Shipping Finance 28 | 2 Credits
Business Risk Management in Shipping 28 | 2 Credits

5th Period | May – July

Courses Hours | Credits
Negotiations 14 | 1 Credits
Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility 14 | 1 Credits
Liner Shipping & Ports 28 | 2 Credits

6th Period | September – October

Courses Hours | Credits
Managing People & Organizations 28 | 2 Credits

7th Period | November – December

Courses Hours | Credits
Ship Technology 28 | 2 Credits

8th Period | January – February

Courses Hours | Credits
Maritime Law 28 | 2 Credits

9th Period | March – April

Courses Hours | Credits
Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea 28 | 2 Credits
Management Accounting 28 | 2 Credits

10th Period | May –July

Courses Hours | Credits
Leadership Development II 14 | 1 Credits
Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis 28 | 2 Credits
Strategic Management for Shipping Services 28 | 2 Credits

11th Period | July –September

Courses Hours | Credits
International Field Consulting Project - | 4 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
Professor of Accounting, University of Cyprus view more
Legal Consultant & Lead Trainer, Visiting Lecturer ALBA view more
Executive Advisor on European Affairs: Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners' Association view more
Dionysis Dionysiou Academic Director of the MSc in Strategic Human Resources Management
Associate Professor of Organization and Management view more
Director of DYNAMARINe Co. view more
Professor of Operations Management, University of Cyprus view more
Business Consultant & Entrepreneur view more
Lecturer, DEREE-The American College of Greece view more
Professor of Organizational Behavior view more
Maria Moragianis Director Career and Alumni office
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Professor, Boston College view more
Shipbroker - Maritime Education expert view more
Professor, Technical University of Denmark (DTU) view more
Managing Partner at London Maritime Arbitration Legal Services Ltd. view more
Assistant Professor of Decision Sciences view more
Professor of Operations Management, University of Cyprus view more
Associate Professor, World Maritime University view more
Lecturer,Department of Commerce, Finance and Shipping, Cyprus University of Technology view more
Professor of Ship Finance and Risk Management, World Maritime University view more
Adjunct Associate Professor of Decision Sciences view more
Assistant Professor of Strategy 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 MBA in Shipping programm you will:

  • Have a deep understanding of the international business environment of shipping, as well as its rules and regulations.
  • Exhibit leadership and provide solutions to complex problems and issues faced by the maritime industry.
  • Empirically apply tools and methods in commercial decisions of shipping companies.
  • Be able to apply an all-around academic knowledge into business practice.

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)

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;
  • Have a minimum of three years substantial work experience (military service not included);
  • 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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