Got a passion for shipping? Hoping to advance your career in the maritime industry? Solent University’s MBA International Maritime Management programme will help you to develop your industry awareness, focusing on management practices, day-to-day operations and the international markets that drive this exciting industry.
The course combines traditional MBA content with focused elements unique to the world of shipping and maritime business. Throughout your studies, you’ll develop a greater understanding of the diverse and multi-faceted maritime industry, along with the complex interactions that occur on a global level between the numerous organisations, such as shipping companies, port authorities, businesses and governments.
In keeping with an MBA programme, you’ll study key management-related areas such as human resource management, data analysis and finance and business risk, building upon your existing knowledge. These core management modules are combined with specialist maritime studies including international maritime law, maritime operations and transport and economics of international trade and shipping.
You’ll also enhance your research and analytical skills on a specialist research unit. The unit prepares students for a major research project, where you’ll carry out original research into a specific area of the maritime industry. This project is a good opportunity to develop specialist knowledge, with many graduates using their research as a springboard for future careers.
The course is designed to help you develop a wide range of employability skills, and you’ll be encouraged to participate in extra curricula activities such as attending the Schools research seminars series, open lectures and visits to industry-related sites.
Students are taught by an international team of academics and industry professionals highly experienced in both business and the maritime industry.
What does this course lead to?
If you are a junior manager and have some experience of the shipping industry, this master’s course is ideally suited to build upon your existing skills and knowledge. Students graduate with the industry specific knowledge and problem solving experience required to work towards senior management roles.
Who is this course for?
This programme aims to develop and enhance the skills and knowledge of junior managers who have some experience of the maritime and shipping industry, in order to help them achieve their full potential and to become future leaders of the industry.
Suitable roles for graduates include:
Ship and shipping company management
Marine accident investigation
Voyage operations management
Marine client management
Solent University is only a short distance from the Port of Southampton, the UK’s second busiest commercial shipping port. Being in the heart of such an important area for UK shipping helps students to see the real-world applications of theories learnt in the classroom.
Maritime courses at Solent University are taught by a team with extensive industry experience and a wide range of industry contacts.
Students develop their business and management skills to the highest standard with a curriculum that emphasises real world learning. Students are also encouraged to attend optional events including research seminars, open lectures and visits to industry-related sites.
Full-time students are able to take part in activity weeks, undertaking group learning projects and self-directed activities related to the coursework.