Maritime Management (Master programme)

This is a three-semester course, two of which are theoretical and one practical. It is a full-time, non consecutive course. In the first semester the basics of economics, law, and methodology will be covered. In the second semester studies take on an individual profile as the students become part of a current research project. The Master thesis which completes the course is normally written in cooperation with a company, a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Course Plan

Sem. Maritime Management (M.Sc.)
1 Maritime Law

6 CP
Theory of Science

6 CP
Enterprise Inform. Management

6 CP
International Management

6 CP
Conception of Management*

6 CP
2 Cost & Yield Management

6 CP
Crisis Management

6 CP
Investment and Financing

6 CP
Maritime Logistics

6 CP
Case Studies

6 CP
3 Master Thesis

30 CP

* in co-operation with Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
CP = credit points / ECTS points

Admission requirements

A seven-semester bachelor degree (or equivalent) with 210 ECTS in relevant subjects is required. Relevance depends on whether the previous studies constitute an adequate basis for our Master’s programme. Among these are bachelor or diploma qualifications in Maritime Economics and Port Management, International Logistics Management, Nautical Science, Shipping Company Logistics, Economics and Industrial Engineering. Degrees awarded by universities of applied sciences and universities will be equally recognised.

If applicants have completed a bachelor degree with less than 210 ECTS, or a six-semester course of studies in economics at a university, they can be admitted on condition that they can make up the shortfall in exam credits or in work experience phases in a company within the shipping or logistics industry. New entry in both summer and winter semesters.

Career Prospects

As above-average growth in the field of international transport is expected to continue long term, excellent career opportunities worldwide will be open to Maritime Management graduates. There is already great interest among

  • port and business enterprises
  • logistics departments of industrial and trading companies
  • maritime service companies
  • senior maritime administrators such as the maritime emergency taskforce
  • consulting firms