MSc in Shipping Management

ALBA Graduate Business School

Program Description
EFMD Epas Accredited

MSc in Shipping Management

ALBA Graduate Business School

MSc in Shipping Management

More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships.
Shipping is one of the most important sectors in theglobal economy.As a globally competitive industry,it isnot influenced by the current situation in the Greek economy.


The MSc in Shipping Management is designed to develop professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of Shipping.


The program provides students with aholistic and in depth knowledge of the most important issues in modern commercial shipping.Students will gain solid foundations of ship management, maritime economics, ship technology, chartering, maritime law, insurance, risk and strategic management, which are particularly relevant for companies in this sector.


Full Time and Part Time mode: The program commences every September and is offered on a full-time (12 months) and part-time (24 months) basis. All courses -for the full-time and the part-time participants- are held in the evening.

The MSc inShipping isdesigned for:


• Recent graduates looking for a career within the shipping industry

• Shippingprofessionals 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 preparing to take on increasing responsibility in their companies

• Young professionals with the determination to enter the shipping industry


Highlights of the Program


A generic shipping program: Rather than being 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.Holistic knowledge of the operations of a shipping company is of primary importance for those who want to start their careers in shipping.


Academic rigor with practical know-how:The program balances academic rigor withpractical experience in order to serve the needs of tomorrow’s ship managers in the most effective ways. Specialized shipping workshops will be delivered by distinguished industry speakers providing in-depth insight into the cutting edge of shipping practice.


Ideal location: The program is offered in Greece, a country with a long-standing tradition in shipping. Greek ship-owners control more than 16% of the world merchant fleet and hold a leading position in the global maritime shipping market. More than seven hundred Greek shipping companies are situated in Piraeus and the surrounding areas.


Links to the industry:the program is strongly supported by the Greek shipping community. Students will benefit from the close links between ALBA and the Greek Shipping community.


Through the MSc inShipping ManagementProgram, 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

• Developglobal viewpoint and acritical way of thinking


The MSc inShippingManagementApplicant Profile


In order to apply for the MSc inShipping Management candidates should have a goodhonours degree in any discipline. Students with no economic background may be advised to attend a preparatory course in economics. In addition, since English is the language of instruction, it is essential that all participants have excellent command of the English language and to be currently employed (valid for the part time program only).


Candidates to be considered for thisProgram must submit the following documents:


• ALBA application form, including recent photograph in jpeg format (or two photos in print)

• Two letters of recommendation

• Official transcripts as well as certified copies of degrees from each undergraduate, graduate or professional degree earned. Applicants, who cannot obtain an official transcript in a reasonable time, may send a photocopy of unofficial transcripts as a temporary substitute in order to expedite the evaluation process

• Proof of competence in the English language.Candidates are required to either hold the Proficiency or take the TOEFL (100 minimum score-ALBA code 0942), or the IELTS(7.0 minimum score), unless their Bachelor's degree has been awarded from an English speaking academic institution

• Three Essays

• A minimum GMAT score of 550 is expected

• Receipt of the non-refundable application fee's [€60] deposit

Applications with one or more missing documents will not be processed until these documents are received. Admission to the Program is decided by the Admissions Committee on the basis of the qualifications and the applicant's personality and commitment.


*Tuition Fees for the entry year September 2015: €12,500 paid in installment. Special scholarships up to 40% on tuition fees and up to 50% on accommodation for International students.




Deadline for the Next Round of Admissions: May 2015

ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates areencouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the programwill not be reviewed for the current intake, butwill certainly be reviewed for next year's intake.


ALBA accepts applications all year round & candidates areencouraged to apply as soon as possible. However, applications received after the beginning of the programwill not be reviewed for the current intake, butwill certainly be reviewed for next year's intake.



This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Greek


Last updated January 27, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
12 - 24 months
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Full time
Price
Price
12,500 EUR
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Start date Sept. 2016
Place
Greece Athens
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Duration 12 - 24 months
Price 12,500 EUR