More than 90% of the World’s trade is transported by ships. Shipping is one of the most important sectors in the global economy. Moreover, Greece is a country with a long standing tradition in shipping and the home of more than 700 shipping companies: the Greeks control the biggest fleet in the world in terms of both value and size. As a result there is a need for shipping graduates with advanced management skills and knowledge.
The MSc in Shipping Management program is designed to transform young graduates and early career professionals into seasoned professionals equipped with the skills, knowledge and expertise required for a successful career in the demanding and highly competitive world of shipping. A specialized program, providing students with a holistic and in depth knowledge of the most important issues in modern commercial shipping.
Key features of the program
The MSc in Shipping Management is Designed for:
You may find here more information about the Program's Intended Learning Outcomes.
Current Student Profile
A specialized shipping program: The MSc in Shipping Management provides a thorough and deep understanding of all the major theories and practices that can be encountered in a modern shipping company.
Academic rigor with practical know-how: The program balances academic rigor with practical experience in order to serve the needs of tomorrow’s ship managers in the most effective ways.
Internship opportunities: For eligible students with leading companies in the shipping industry.
Ideal location: Offered in Greece, a country with a long-standing tradition in shipping.
International Recognition: Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).
Links to the Industry: Strongly supported by the Greek shipping community: significant networking opportunities and participation in activities such as educational field trips abroad/cruise trips, visits to shipping companies, ports and commercial vessels. ALBA is a not-for-profit educational association of 89 Greek corporations including leading shipping companies like, Arcadia, Navios, Paragon, Star Bulk, Thenamaris and Top Ships . Moreover ALBA shipping programs are supported by WISTA Hellas, The Hellenic Seabroker Association, The International Propeller Club (Piraeus), the Master's and Mates Union of the Greek Merchant Marine and the Green Award, offering several partial scholarships and financial aid.
THE PROGRAM COMMITTEES
The MSc in Shipping Management Business Advisory Committee (BAC) comprises of a select group of professionals from Greece and abroad and ensures the practical aspects of the program and that the program’s content is in line with the most recent developments in the shipping industry.
The BAC consists of:
George Achniotis, CFO NAVIOS MARITIME HOLDINGS
Stamatis Bourboulis, General Manager - EURONAV Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd
Anna Bredima, Senior Policy Advisor on European Affairs/ Cyprus Union of Shipowners
Kostas Kanellopoulos, Managing Director NEREUS SHIPPING S.A.
John Kokarakis, Vice President Technology and Business Development BUREAU VERITAS
Ilias Ladas, DPA, HR and Training Manager DANAOS SHIPPING CO LTD
Dimitrios Mattheou, Managing Director ARCADIA SHIPMANAGEMENT CO LTD
Dimitris Patrikios, General Manager SPRINGFIELD SHIPPING CO. PANAMA S.A.
John Platsidakis, Chairman INTERCARGO Managing Director, ANANGEL
George Skrimizeas, General Manager ALL SEAS MARINE S.A.
Stratos Tsalamanios, Co-CEO MYLAKI SHIPPING AGENCY LTD and SEAVEN TANKER & DRY MANAGEMENT INC.
Kostas Vlachos, COO CONSOLIDATED MARINE MANAGEMENT INC.
Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director ATLANTIC BULK CARRIERS MANAGEMENT LTD
Ioannis Zafirakis, Director, Executive Vice-President & Secretary, DIANA SHIPPING INC and Director, COO & Secretary, DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC.
The MSc in Shipping Management program designed with the support of an international group of renowned academics that consists the Academic Advisory Committee (AAC) of the program.
The AAC consists of:
Kevin Cullinane - Professor of Marine Transport & Management, School of Marine Science & Technology, University of Newcastle, UK.
Ernst Frankel - Professor of Ocean Engineering, Emeritus, School of Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
Trevor Heaver - Professor Emeritus, Centre for Transportation Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada.
Anastasios Perakis - Associate Professor, SNAME Fellow, Office of Naval Research Distinguished Faculty Fellow, The Boeing Co Welliver Faculty Fellow, Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, USA.
Siri Pettersen Strandenes - Professor, Centre for International Economics and Shipping, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Norway.
The school reserves the right to reexamine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules
5th Period: Internship (upon availability) OR TWO Modules
The school reserves the right to reexamine the structure of all academic programs and proceed to any necessary changes in the total year schedules.
Through the MSc in Shipping Management program, you will:
You can secure pre-approval of your scholarship, before you apply for admission to the MBA or MSc program of your choice.
Those candidates who bring GMAT score from 700 and above, will be granted a scholarship of 60% of the total tuition fees for all MBA and MSc's (Excluding the Executive MBA, Double Masters for Lawyers and the MSc in ISF Programs). Candidates with high GMAT bellow 700 are also eligible for smaller scholarships.
SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises) offers five (5) partial scholarships for graduate studies at ALBA.
Scholarships are open only for the academic year 2018 – 2019, will cover 40% of total fees and are addressed exclusively to Small and Medium Enterprises – members of SEV, offered as rewarding services to the members of the Federation.
Applications can be submitted online here with the indication “SEV scholarship” noted at the field Scholarship-Financial Aid.
Note that the evaluation of applications and the final selection will be made from ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece.
All applicants need to meet the eligibility criteria of the program they apply for and to go through the standard admission procedure and personal interview.
For any additional information applicants can contact Ms. Antonina Kalkavoura at 210 8964531 (ext. 2253) or through e-mail at [email protected]
ALBA Graduate Business School offers three partial scholarship for any of the Academic Programs at ALBA (Executive MBA, MSc in ISF and Double Masters for Lawyers candidates are not included) to a member of the next generation of a family business.
The ALBA Hub for Entrepreneurship and Development offers the “Next Generation Family Business Scholarships” in an effort to encourage growth of and succession in family businesses in Greece. It aims to support upcoming business leaders so that they can excel in such a demanding role.
The Scholarships are awarded to a member of the family business’ next generation that is expected to assume a leading role within the upcoming years. Both the academic background, as well as the applicant’s aspirations and plans for the business’ future will be taken into account.
FPower offers one partial and merit based scholarship for any of the postgraduate degrees offered by ALBA for academic period of 2018/19. This scholarship complements FPower’s activities, and aims at supporting female leadership by giving access to knowledge and skills.
The scholarship is available to interested applicants from FPower’s community, who aspire to assume leadership roles and introduce innovative solutions in terms of both career and society.
Applicants interested in receiving this scholarship need to inform FPower by:
Following a positive response, prospective students need also to apply for the postgraduate degree they wish to study for at ALBA. Applicants should meet the overall criteria for the degree program they will be applying for.
The scholarship recipient will be selected among the applicants who have been successfully gone through the academic evaluation process by a joint FPower and ALBA
Recognizing the continuous increase and importance of women working in the maritime sector, WISTA Hellas offers 2 partial scholarships in the form of financial aid to two women working in the maritime sector.
The “Women in Shipping Scholarship Series” coincides with one of the main objectives of WISTA Hellas, to support women that wish to pursue a professional career in the maritime sector and promote the continuing education and networking opportunities of women involved in shipping.
Who should apply - Admission Criteria: The following persons are entitled to apply for the Scholarships:
Priority Criteria: Upon complying with the minimum standards given above, for candidates of equal qualifications, priority will be given to:
The Green Awards offers Green Award Companies and Ships a 10% Scholarship on post-graduate degree programs and executive development courses. The offer applies to all employees and their offspring of all certified companies / vessels.
More information here
The Hellenic Shipbrokers Association offers 2 partial scholarships for the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management Programs to two graduates of the S.G.C.(SHIPBROKING GNOSIS CERTIFICATE).
Master's and Mates Union of Greek Merchant Marine offers 4 partial scholarships for the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management Programs to its members and their offspring.
The Fraternity of the Athenian Hydriots in collaboration with ALBA offer two partial scholarship that covers 50% of the tuition fees for the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management Programs. The final selection will be made from ALBA based on a ranking of candidates and in collaboration with The Fraternity.
Note that results will be announced by the end of July.
50% scholarship for one of our shipping programs to all members of the winning team of the “Economia” competition
To be considered for admission, candidates must:
Candidates must submit:
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Spyros Vougious is the Director of the MBA in Shipping and the MSc in Shipping Management programs and Co-Director of the MSc in International Shipping and Finance program which runs in collaboration with the University of Reading. He has an extensive working experience in the design, management and running of academic programs in shipping (undergraduate/graduate level) in collaboration mainly with British and other foreign Universities.
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