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12 - 24 Months
Full time
Scholarships available
On campus
September 2022

Program description

MBA in Shipping

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.

Duration for this course is Full Time (12m) & Part Time (24m) / Evening classes

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.

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.

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Program content

1st Period

  • Maritime Economics
  • Leadership Development
  • Managing People & Organizations
  • Business Writing
  • Presentation Skills Workshop
  • Team Building

2nd Period

  • Financial Accounting
  • Business Decisions with Data Models
  • Ship Technology

3rd Period

  • Financial Analysis
  • HR in Shipping
  • Maritime Law
  • Production & Operations Management

4th Period

  • Shipping Finance
  • Business Risk Management in Shipping
  • Marine Insurance & Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Management Accounting
  • Maritime Accounting Workshop
  • International Field Consulting Project

5th Period

  • Negotiations
  • Business Ethics & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Liner Shipping & Ports
  • Ship Chartering & Charter Party Analysis
  • Strategic Management for Shipping Services
  • International Field Consulting Project

Scholarships & funding

Partial scholarships are available for international students. Please send us an information request or visit Alba’s website by clicking the visit webpage button above

Program delivery

Duration: Full Time (12m) & Part Time (24m) / Evening classes

Tuition fees

Tuition fees: € 19,750


Through the MBA in Shipping program 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.

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About this institute

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

Alba Graduate Business School, the American College of Greece is one of the top graduate business schools in Europe, located in Athens. It is accredited by AMBA, NECHE and EPAS (EFMD) and it is famous for being innovative (AMBA innovation...

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Why study at Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

  • Alba Graduate Business School is listed in the QS Global 250 Business Schools Ranking list.
  • Alba Graduate Business School won the 2015-2016 AMBA Innovation Award
  • The MSc in Tourism Management is ranked at TOP 80 - Global ranking - EDUNIVERSAL
  • MSc in Shipping Management is ranked in Maritime Management, Worldwide (TOP 50 - Global ranking EDUNIVERSAL) - Top Academic research of Alba faculty

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Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece

Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
Xenias 6-8
11528 Athens

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