The design and content of the Masters of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics programme provides an integrated balance of management theories with their underlying practical business and maritime industry-specific applications. The MBA is the result of exhaustive research and has been developed in conjunction with maritime and logistics industry leaders, shipping executives, well-regarded academics and the next generation of management.
MBA in Shipping & Logistics Programme Syllabus
The MBA begins with a compulsory two week induction providing students with the opportunity to access and familiarise themselves with our state of the art online learning portal and other resources available throughout the programme. There are some compulsory short exercises during this period to allow introductions to the subject, the faculty and fellow peers.
Shipping Business and International Trade (20 Credits)
The first module will develop the students’ advanced understanding of the context in which the maritime world operates. It will lay the foundation for the programme and will focus on:
Business Strategy (30 Credits)
This module aims to equip students with a detailed understanding of the key developments in, and thinking derived from, the study of strategy. The contents of the module will;
Executive Leadership (30 Credits)
Focusing upon the critical issue of people and their performance in the particular context of the maritime industry, the module will:
Advanced International Marketing (20 Credits)
Exploring marketing and communication strategies in the context of shipping / logistics organisations, this module will:
Finance and Risk Management (20 Credits)
This highly topical module looks at the critical issues of finance and risk. Designed to build and enhance the knowledge of students in the financing of ships and the management of the major risks in shipping. In particular this section will:
Optimising Business Performance (30 Credits)
The final taught module will focus upon the development of shipping within the logistics supply chain. It will build student skills in projects mastery, research and development (R&D) and innovation within the context of shipping logistics. The objective is to provide awareness, knowledge and insight into the organisations need for constant attention to technical, cultural, social and environmental change in the global shipping and logistics sectors. In particular this module will:
Business Transformation Project (30 Credits)
Written to the same standard as a dissertation, the project will provide students with a means of developing further the skills and knowledge gained on the MBA, by application to a specific organisational issue or problem. It enables students to demonstrate proficiency in the design of a business enhancement project, application of appropriate methods of investigation, management of the change process and maintenance of vision in the face of the vicissitudes of business realities.
For full details of the programme syllabus download the MBA in Shipping and Logistics prospectus by clicking here.
This is a Middlesex University programme and qualification, jointly developed, delivered and assessed by Middlesex and Lloyd's Maritime Academy, and quality assured by Middlesex University.