International Maritime Management (MSc Distance Study)

General information

The master in International Maritime Management is ideal for those interested in a qualification which allows them to be promoted to an upper management level at a maritime company (e.g. shipping companies, terminal operators, maritime banks and insurers) or in the public administration sector. The programme starts in September 2015 until August 2017, as a test phase. The regular study programme will start in September 2017.

You are interested in a qualification which allows you to be promoted to an upper management level at a maritime company (e.g. shipping companies, terminal operators, maritime banks and insurers) or in the public administration sector.

The flexibility of the programme enables you to arrange your studies very flexibly. You can reduce or extend your work load in line with your professional and family situation. The programme integrates distance education and on-campus education into a blended learning concept. This enables you to study:

  • independently from an Internet access
  • wherever and whenever you want
  • at your own speed and
  • in a way which integrates your individual work experience.

Your studies of IMM include three meetings in Elsfleth altogether. These meetings are offered twice a year, every weekend before 1 March and 20 September. The objectives of these meetings are: getting to know each other, grouping, familiarising with the virtual classroom (learning management system – lms) and the library, getting in touch with senior students, preparing and sitting examinations. 

Curriculum
There are 9 learning units that have an identical structure. The teaching material is offered as printable PDF and as eBook files for mobile devices like tablet computers and mobile phones. Each course comprises theoretical concepts followed by practical applications with reference to your individual jobs.

With our flexible concept we enable you to arrange your studies very flexibly. You can reduce or extend your work load in line with your professional and family situation. As a minimum, you can study one unit per semester or interrupt them in busy times. The whole programme takes 2.5 years in part-time or 1.5 years in full-time. This equals 90 credit points and a total of nine units.

All learning units have an identical structure. We offer our teaching material as printable PDF and as eBook files for mobile devices like tablet computers and mobile phones. Each course comprises theoretical concepts followed by practical applications with reference to your individual jobs. While you are learning you communicate with your fellow students and with us via a bulletin board.

Semester 1 1. Academic Research Methods 6 cps
2. International Maritime Law 6 cps
3. Enterprise Information Management 6 cps
4. Maritime Business 6 cps
5. International Management 6 cps
Semester 2 6. Cost & Yield Management 6 cps
7. a & b. Maritime Management Applications
Choose two of the following:
Efficient Propulsion Technologies
Green Shipping
Human Factors in Shipping
Maritime Losistics
2x 6 cps
8. Case Studies 12 cps
Semester 3 9. Master Thesis 30 cps
Total Credits 90 cps (ECTS)

The design of our degree programme meets the specific demands of your workplace.

  1. Limited Internet access: As your access to the Internet is not always given on a sea-going vessel we offer the teaching material off-line
  2. Times of absence and holidays: As your work phases and leisure times on a sea-going vessel are irregular we organise very flexible on-campus attendance phases in Elsfleth (Germany) with three meetings throughout your studies.
  3. Different time zones: As you are located around the globe you are living in different time zones. We exchange information via asynchronous means of communication so that you will be able to follow all discussions.
  4. No disruption of employment: Our maritime programme of work and study enables you to achieve the M.Sc. degree without interrupting your professional career.
  5. Combination of work and study: Our concept combines your studies with your work and leads to mutal benefits.
  6. English language: We teach and communicate completely in English. This is in line with the international character of the maritime industry and leads to multi-cultural teams you also find in your professional environment.

Our concept meets your demands. We integrate distance education and on-campus education into a blended learning concept. This enables you to study:

  • independently from an Internet access
  • wherever and whenever you want
  • at your own speed and
  • in a way which integrates your individual work experience.

During the whole programme, we will meet you three times at our faculty in Elsfleth. We offer on-campus learning phases every six months (in March and September) for various purposes:

  • getting to know each other
  • communicating face-to-face and learning from each other
  • learning about the characteristics of a distance degree course
  • getting to know the learning management system
  • handling administration matters and
  • preparing and organising examinations.
Objective:

Upon completion of the co-operative work and study programme of Maritime Management Online 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.
Contact Person: Mr. Peter John (peter.john@jade-hs.de)

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0311 - Maritime economy", "0312 - Policy and governance", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0031 - Project management

Venue

Venue: Jade University of Applied Sciences
Elsfleth, Germany

Distance study with 3 times visit in Elsfleth, at the Department of Maritime Studies (10 days in total).

Application


Cost:

The testing phase is free of charge. Tuition fees and unit fees will apply on the regular programme that starts in September 2017.


Prerequisites:

You work at a company in a maritime or logistics context, e.g. nautical officers, assistants of the management, consultants, surveyors etc.

To enrol in this programme:

  1. You must have completed a bachelor's degree programme or equivalent.
  2. An employment in the maritime field can facilitate your studies.

Every undergraduate programme with a maritime or logistics setting is appropriate. Also the alumni with an under-graduate degree in economics, engineering and legal study courses are enabled to apply for the distance degree course. Independently from your certificate you should at least have earned 180 credit points during your undergraduate course. Exceptions are possible.

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Assessment:

Finishing a unit requires to pass three tasks. The two theoretical parts are completed by passing self-assessments in the learning management system. This gives you a feedback on your learning process. You can do them at any time, and they are automatically corrected for an instant response. The practical part is based on a task which refers to your job. It may consist of a homework, a presentation or a written exam.


Qualification: Master of Science

Credits:
Scheme: 
ECTS
Value: 
90
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