Getting Started

You can get started at any time. Our semesters begin in March and in September, but you can contact us or apply when it suits you best.


  • for the semester beginning in September: 1 June to 15 July
  • for the semester beginning in March: 1 December to 15 January

Admission requirements

To enrol in our programme,

  • you have a bachelor's degree or equivalent,
  • you have professional experience of at least one year,
  • you have acquired your bachelor's degree or practical experience in a maritime/logistics context,
  • you have appropriate English skills.

Apply here

International students...

If you have aquired an undergraduate degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) outside of Germany, please file your application via uni-assist. You may contact us via mail to in order to prepare your application.

Former students of Jade University...

Your former student account will be reactivated. Please fill in this form and send it to You may also contact us via email to in order to prepare your application.

Former students from other German universities...

If you have aquired your undergraduate degree (B.Sc. or equivalent) at another German university, please apply via the Jade eCampus. You may contact us at to prepare your application.


You can find further information in the list of required application documents.

Begin to study

Start your studies by reading the guideline how to study IMM.


German documents:

Student Voices

“I really enjoyed studying IMM, particularly due to its flexibility and the focus on the practical, professional aspects of management in the marine industry. The course allowed me to gain a broader and more business oriented perspective on the sector and its stakeholders, and it surely was also a key factor in my assignment as Director of the Swiss Maritime Navigation Office (SMNO)."

Roger, Swiss Maritime Navigation Office

"I highly appreciated the flexibility of the study program, which gave me the opportunity to study from all over the world. The curriculum comprises a wide range of knowledge for anyone working in the management of a maritime company and is an excellent complement to any practical maritime education. The course material provided was very helpful and the support of the tutors was extraordinary."

Anna - Lawyer for Maritime Law and Insurance Law

“I really enjoyed the IMM course. I completed studies relevant to my career at my own pace. This was very important as a ship master of a Ro-Pax ferry on a busy short sea route arriving and leaving port eight times daily. The M.Sc. was a significant factor in my early promotion to Senior Master. Highly recommended to any who wish to further their career prospects in a short period.”

Paul, Captain of a Ro-Pax ferry, Ireland

“IMM is an excellent opportunity to compile my experiences as a seaman with the will to transform ideas into research. The flexibility of being able to study, research and work, has been one of the strengths of this Master Course. The university has given the tools for seafarers to develop their creativity. The Jade Elsfleth team had an excellent initiative. It's a pleasure to be part of Jade’s team.”

Arthur, 2nd Mate, Dynamic Positioning Operator, Brazil

“I am studying IMM in order to gain qualifications next to my job and being a mom. This study course enables me to reconcile job, family and education and helps me to foster my professional network by various group works. My personal goal is to find a new job with new challenges by this master’s degree.”

Claudia, Youth Information Officer, German Navy

“I was attracted by the different IMM modules, because they perfectly fit my needs. Studying in parallel to my job, family, and other activities was hard work sometimes, but it was worth the effort! Just before finishing the last test, I received a new job offer due to the study course!”

Britta, Assistant to Managing Director, Germany

“What I love about the IMM programme is its flexibility. I can decide myself when I want to study and easily combine my work routine and personal life with it. Besides, I can study from wherever I am. If I want to interact with fellow students or professors, all I need is an Internet connection.”

Fillip, Logistics Service Coordinator, Brazil