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MSc in International Trade and Shipping Management

Structure and Courses

Qualification Requirements

To successfully complete the Master's Programme the student must complete a total of 90 ECTS. The required courses amount to 48 ECTS, while 12 ECTS are allocated to elective courses and the remaining 30 ECTS are allocated to the Master's Dissertation.

The Programme operates during the evening hours (6-9 pm) in order to accommodate working students. Each module is block-delivered within a two week period, providing a total of 36 contact hours over twelve days, plus a midterm exam and a final examination. Three required and one elective modules are offered during the first and second semesters. The third semester is taken up with work for the Dissertation.

In summary, the content of the MSc. International Trade and Shipping Management consists of the following components:

Module GroupECTS
Required Modules48
Elective and Concentration12
Master's Dissertation30
TOTAL90

Required Modules

The student must successfully complete 48 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 ITSM501INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND SHIPPING MANAGEMENT83
2 ITSM502INTERNATIONAL MARITIME LAW AND CARRIAGE OF GOODS83
3 ITSM503LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT83
4 ITSM505SHIP MANAGEMENT83
5 ITSM506RESEARCH METHODS83
6 ITSM507COMMODITY TRADES83

Elective and Concentration

The student must successfully complete 12 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 ITSM512COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT OF SHIPS63
2 ITSM513BANKING AND FINANCE63
3 ITSM514ECONOMICS OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE AND TRANSPORT63
4 ITSM515GLOBAL TRADE REGULATIONS AND PRACTICE63
5 ITSM518COMMODITY TRADING AND RISK MANAGEMENT63
6 ITSM519OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT63

Master's Dissertation

The student must successfully complete 30 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1 ITSM520DISSERTATION300

 

MSc also offers you the opportunity to focus on one (1) of the following elective groups, and earn a 'concentration' that best serves your career development:

Concentration: COMMERCIAL SHIPPING AND TRADE PRACTICES
ITSM515 Global Trade Practices
ITSM512 Commercial Management of Ships
 
Concentration: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
ITSM513 Banking and Shipping Finance
ITSM514 Economics of Sea Transport and International Trade
 
Concentration: OIL AND GAS MANAGEMENT
ITSM518 Commodity Trading Basics
ITSM519 Oil and Gas Management
 
Transcripts for students who complete the concentration requirements will indicate the Concentration discipline.