MSc in Global Shipping

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 16:23

Shipping is a cornerstone of the world commerce that supports global economic and social growth; a very demanding and highly competitive industry defined by increasing commercial, operational and technical complexities.

The Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Global Shipping offered by the University of Greenwich constitutes of a blend of global management courses along with specialised shipping courses to provide the graduates with a thorough knowledge of shipping management and the necessary insight to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

The programme is particularly tailored to develop managerial shipping professionals with the necessary academic knowledge and skills base to operate effectively in various functions of the maritime industry and to progress towards a top executive career in Shipping.


Strategy and Management provides an in-depth understanding of the strategic vision and the decision making process as well as a solid understanding of value chain, commercial management, strategic planning, corporate culture and corporate governance.

Advanced Principles of Supply Chain Management covers all aspects of logistics and supply chain management including a critical appreciation of Information Technology tools.

Technical Elements of Ships, Maritime Policies, Conventions & Regulations and Maritime Security provides fundamental knowledge in: i) the vessels’ technical description and characteristics, ii) the Legal framework of operation as established by Policies, Conventions & Regulations and iii) the ever increasing threat of maritime security risks.

Commercial Management of Ships covers all aspects of the commercial exploitation of vessels, such as the sale & purchase, the chartering in all common forms and types, as well as specific types of operations and niche cargo markets, and finally the impact of national, EU and International sea transport policies.

Marine Engineering Law and Maritime Insurance provides a broad yet specific knowledge on legal, regulatory and insurance topics enabling the student to navigate within the fundamental principles and jargon of the elements of English law applicable to the maritime industry and marine insurance so that s/he can efficiently deal with situations of claims and litigation.

Maritime Economics and Global Business Management, that covers a variety of maritime economics and global business management and business subjects surrounding the global maritime industry, so that the student develops an in-depth appreciation of how the world markets operate and how specific financial management tools promote success and facilitate growth in this global industry.

Accounting, Finance and Business Planning for the Shipping Industry, provides the students with the necessary knowledge and skills that are related to the financial management of a ship-owning and a ship-management company, from the basic nature of production of accounting reports to more complex issues of budgeting and advanced financial aspects including ship finance options and hedging market risks.

And finally, the Independent Project Work, where the student shall demonstrate an independent thinking consistent with the expected research content of a Masters level project and shall present in lay terms the concepts underpinning the work and results.


Nikolaos K. Kotakis

Naval Architect & Marine Engineer