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Master of Business Administration (Advanced) (Maritime and Logistics Management)

University of Tasmania
2 years
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Program description

Master of Business Administration (Advanced) (Maritime and Logistics Management)

This business-oriented program equips students with a high level of understanding of the logistics and maritime industries. It provides the foundation for graduates to undertake senior management positions in these industries. Providing a two year study option will enable students to study and develop a wider range of specialist knowledge in these industries.

The maritime and logistics industries are at the forefront of international trade and are exciting, dynamic and challenging industries in which to work. Our course equips managers to develop solutions for complex issues faced by both domestic and international business activities. It provides practical and applied knowledge suitable for both higher level professional and managerial roles. Units studied include both specialised units, such as port management and business logistics in addition to more traditional MBA units such as strategic management and finance. The course provides an opportunity to enhance your managerial knowledge, skills and analytical abilities to assist your career progression to more senior roles.

Other specialised MBA's are also available that focus on Marine Environment and Management, Maritime Technology and Management and Shipping and Maritime Management. All these courses are fully available by distance and on-campus modes of study, except for the Maritime Technology course, which requires attendance on-campus for some of the engineering units.

Course objectives

The MBA(Advanced)(MLM) is designed to provide both existing and potential middle and senior managers with high level management knowledge and expertise in an international context. Besides applying business principles, such as management and finance to the maritime and logistics industries, a strategic perspective to international issues relating to ports and supply chains provides industry focused learning outcomes. With a focus on an applied approach to these critical industries, centred on strategic and analytical thinking, a unique educational experience is provided. The degree aims to produce inter-culturally competent graduates who are able to contribute substantially to senior decision-making to maintain and enhance the sustainability of these industries.

Admission requirements

  • An undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent
    standard in any other institution and at least two years' work experience 1.; or,
  • A Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management; or,
  • A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1
    (Unlimited) or Chief Engineer and at least two years' work experience; or,
  • If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the
    Department of Maritime and Logistics Management for consideration as a candidate. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, current managerial responsibilities and any other qualifications; a GMAT assessment may be required.
  • International students with English as a second language will need to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0.

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Program content

Compulsory Units

  • Management
  • Finance for Decision-Making
  • Business Logistics

Plus one of the following

  • Port Management and Strategy
  • Maritime Law
  • Maritime Economics for Managers
  • International Maritime Policy

Optional Coursework Units

  • Research Methods
  • International Trade
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Maritime Law
  • Maritime Economics for Managers
  • Transformational Leadership
  • Port Management and Strategy
  • Strategic Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • International Maritime Policy
  • Commercial Ship Management
  • Industry Research Project

Dissertation Option

  • Dissertation Part 1/3
  • Dissertation Part 2/3
  • Dissertation Part 3/3

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge - Critically apply a broad, coherent and in-depth knowledge of business management theories, concepts, practical principles, and processes to the maritime and logistics industries.
  • Communication - Effectively interpret, justify and communicate complex business ideas and data applicable to the maritime and business industries.
  • Problem solving - Exercise judgement to critically analyse and recommend appropriate solutions for business management activities in the complex contexts of the maritime and logistics industries.
    Global perspective - Recognising and appreciating the global/international context and multicultural nature of the maritime and logistics industries.
  • Social responsibility - Evaluate relevant ethical and legal considerations in an impartial way for business management in the maritime and logistics industries.

Career opportunities

The organisations connected with the maritime and logistics industries are very diverse, including for instance large private companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and government entities. The diversity creates many opportunities for your career progression, both globally and domestically. For example, the maritime industry includes ports, shipping companies, stevedores and tourism and the logistics industry encompasses warehousing, road freight, air freight, freight forwarding and distribution. Additionally, many organisations may have a primary focus on manufacturing or international business, which will necessitate that they have internal departments involved in logistics, supply chain management and international trade, creating more opportunities. With logistics the fastest growing industry globally, there are many possibilities for you to choose.

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University of Tasmania

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