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MBA in Shipping

Course Description

Through a combination of academic rigor with practical knowledge, the ALBA MBA in Shipping progra provides students with the ability to make sound and timely decisions and to cope under pressure in the rapidly changing shipping environment. More than that, the 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.

The ALBA MBA in Shipping Program is designed for:

Highly motivated professionals with a clear aim to advance their career in management positions in the broader maritime industry
Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs with a vision to create value in shipping
Members of family businesses preparing to take on increasing responsibility in their companies
Professionals with the determination to enter the shipping industry

The MBA in Shipping Program starts in September every year and has a duration of 12 to up to 48 months.

Participants who wish to attend in full-time mode will conclude their studies in 12 months and will attend classes every day, during weekdays.

Working professionals who wish to attend in part-time mode, will conclude their studies in 24 months the earliest (can be extended to up to 48 months) and will attend classes usually twice per week, during weekdays between 18:00 to 22:00.

The core curriculum provides students with the knowledge and skills developing required to gain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of management. The specialized shipping courses, both core and electives are devoted to develop a comprehensive understanding of the shipping industry and to strengthen the analytical skills required for a successful career in shipping. Specialized workshops run in parallel
and increase awareness in contemporary shipping issues.

Highlights of the Program

International Recognition: The program is accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) and validated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).
Ideal Location: The program is offered in Greece, a country with long-standing tradition in shipping operations. Students benefit from
the close links between ALBA and the Greek shipping community.
Specialized courses in Shipping: Business Risk Management in Shipping, Maritime Economics & Policy,Chartering Policy &
Charterparty Analysis, Maritime Law, and International Commodity Trade & Transport are just a few of the specialized courses delivered
by world-renowned academics in the field.
Specialized shipping Workshops: Delivered by distinguished industry speakers in conjunction with professional bodies/institutions, these workshops provide in-depth insight into the cutting edge of shipping practice.
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.
Entrepreneurship: ALBA is one of the elite European Business Schools in entrepreneurship, as demonstrated by the exceptional
performance of our student teams in the European Business Plan of the Year Competition (EBPYC). Students spend four months
working on a business plan for a new venture, either to grow an existing business or to create a start-up, and are expected to deliver
attainable results.

Applicants who meet all the above criteria but are currently without a job, or currently have a job but intend to discontinue their employment after entering the Program, are strongly discouraged from applying and should consider the regular Full-Time MBA Program.

Entry Requirements

We are looking for highly motivated individuals already employed in the shipping or transport industries or seeking to gain management positions within organizations involved in the international shipping and transport sectors. Applicants should meet all the following criteria: Be currently employed or self-employed Have full-time work experience of at least three years (military service not included) Hold a Bachelor's Degree in a relevant discipline (Maritime Studies, Marine Engineering,Transport, Law, Business or Economics) or an equivalent professional qualification from an educational institution. Have completed Military Service (where applicable)

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