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Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management)

University of Tasmania
Program overview
1.5 years
Full time
MBA
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Launceston
33,000 AUD
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Launceston
33,000 AUD
Inquire for more information

Program description

Master of Business Administration (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.

The Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management) is a complete management course for people wishing to acquire specific management skills appropriate for the maritime and logistics 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.

In addition to the MBA (Maritime and Logistics management) we also offer an Advanced MBA, which is a two year course (if studying full time); this enables you to increase your breadth of knowledge. Other specialised MBA's are also available that focus on Marine Environment and Management, Maritime Technology and Management and Shipping and Maritime Management. Please refer to the tabs located above to find further information on these courses. All these courses are fully available by distance and on-campus modes of study, except for the Maritime Technology course, which requires some attendance on-campus for some of the engineering units.

Course objectives

The Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management) 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 a 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 or

A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Logistics Management or

A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1 (Unlimited) or Engineer Class 1/Chief Engineer (Unlimited) 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 of their eligibility. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, other qualifications and current managerial responsibilities; a GMAT assessment may be required. International students with English as a second language will need to have an 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 at least one of the following units:

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

Additional 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.

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.

About this institute

University of Tasmania

Tasmania is a place unlike any other.  Our island is a living laboratory where environment, industry and society are uniquely connected.  With 45% of the island being National Park or World Heritage listed it is a stunning place to get...


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