What you study

Semester 1 1. Academic Research Methods 6 cps
2. International Maritime Law 6 cps
Semester 2 3. Enterprise Information Management 6 cps
4. Maritime Business 6 cps
5. Green Shipping 6 cps
Semester 3 6. Cost & Yield Management 6 cps

7a & b. Maritime Management Applications

Choose two of the following:

    Green Ship Design and Technology

    Human Factors in Shipping

    International Marine Insurance

    Maritime Logistics

2x 6 cps
Semester 4 8. Case Studies 12 cps
Semester 5 9. Master Thesis 30 cps
Total 90 cps
Please click on a unit to open a description with learning objectives and contents.

Our qualification targets

Upon completion of the co-operative work and study programme of International Maritime Management M.Sc., you will possess 

  1. ample and up-to-date knowledge about the maritime economy and international maritime law. The knowledge acquired during your under-graduate studies will be enhanced and extended,
  2. competencies which allow you to manage maritime projects. These competencies will be a major focus of the Case Studies learning units whereby you will autonomously develop problem-solution skills under consideration of societal, economic and ethical aspects,
  3. skills to interpret, assess and present results, key indicators and models. In presentations, you will demonstrate your ability to draw conclusions from current research and applied solutions and to communicate your conclusions and the pertinent information basis to an expert and lay audience,
  4. the capability to reflect on experience acquired in your professional environment in a thoroughly academic manner. Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to relate academic findings with issues that arise from your own professional area in an inter-disciplinary manner,
  5. skills to organise your own life-long learning process. Upon completion of your studies, you will be able to acquire knowledge and skills autonomously and to apply these to your own professional environment, and
  6. a comprehension of the demands and possibilities of inter-cultural relations and international co-operation. You will study in heterogeneous teams and demonstrate your ability to assume responsibility in an inter-cultural work environment.

The general qualification targets are integrated collectively into the degree course's curriculum. The following table shows which qualifications are primarily targeted by the different learning units. The capability to organise a life-long learning process (qualification target 5) is supported by the didactic concept embedded into all learning units of the co-operative degree course.

At a learning unit level, more specific targets are implemented in a competency-oriented manner. These more specific qualification targets are listed in the description of each learning unit.

Learning unitQualification targets
Academic Research Methods3, 4
International Maritime Law1, 6
Enterprise Information Management2, 3, 4
Maritime Business1, 4
Green Shipping1, 4
Cost & Yield Management2, 3
Maritime Management Applications2
Case Studies2, 3, 4
Master Thesis3, 4