MSc in Maritime Management

General information

This is Maritime Management

Norway, as one of the world’s largest, most innovative and knowledge based shipping nations, has one of the most complete maritime business sectors in the world, the so-called Norwegian Maritime Cluster. This cluster forms the basis for unique maritime competence and high potential for further innovations. Welcome to a unique study program in the most exciting maritime cluster in the World.

Why Maritime Management?

The Master of Science in Maritime Management program offers two alternative specializations, one technical and one commercial. The program is focused on important subjects within the context of the maritime industry. Some courses are addressing subjects which are fully maritime business related. Other courses are more generic in character. To some degree learning of management and leadership skills are addressed as specific topics. However, highest priority is given for the candidates to acquire a broad basis of knowledge and understanding of the important basic subjects as relevant for the maritime industry.

What kind of job will you get?

The industry, both in Norway and internationally, offers a great variety of jobs for candidates with a master degree in maritime management. The graduate candidates from the management program will be attractive for a wide range of companies such as shipowners, commercial management companies, financial institutions, insurance companies, shipping brokers, transportation and logistics companies, maritime equipment suppliers, shipbuilding and repair companies, engineering and contractor companies.

We will teach you

Commercial specialization courses:

  • Accounting and Financial Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Maritime Law

Technical specialization courses:

  • Ship Structures
  • Maritime Machinery
  • Electro, Automation and Telecommunication.

Maritime industry related courses
(common for commercial and technical branches):

  • Ship Operations
  • Ship Design
  • Maritime Economics
  • Strategy Analysis and Management
  • Management of Building Projects

Methods related courses
(common for commercial and technical branches):

  • Research Methods
  • Organization and Leadership
  • Development and Innovation Projects.

Collaboration with the industry

The Master of Maritime Management is a master program that was ordered from the maritime industry through a national program for maritime education and research. The industry was very active in developing the program and is still active participants as Professor IIs, guest lectures, company and yard visits and as supervisors. Also most master thesis is written in connection with industrial partners.

Study abroad

It is possible to include study abroad on the master program. However, this must be agreed with, and preapproved by, the faculty on an individual basis.

Further education

The graduate students will achieve a sound foundation for further doctoral degree studies (PhD) at universities all over the world.

Contact Person: Tine Viveka Westerberg (


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

0421 - Marine and maritime law", "0031 - Project management", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0311 - Maritime economy


Venue: Buskerud and Vestfold University College
Kongsberg, Norway

Faculty of Technology and Maritime Science


Open from
1 Sep 2016 to 15 Jan 2017


Finance. University College of Southeast Norway generally does not charge any tuition fees, but all students must pay a semester registration fee of up to 1000 NOK (110 Euros). If your are from outside EU/EEA and admitted to a program you must make a deposit in order to acquire a study permit.
The deposit is meant to prove that you are able to cover your expences in Norway.

Maritime Commercial Management MaritimeTechnical Management
Three year bachelor degree in business administration or Three year bachelor degree in engineering or
Three year maritime bachelor degree in shipping and logistics or (iii) corresponding education Three year maritime bachelor degree in nautical or machinery or
Corresponding education

Requirements for both specializations: 

  • A work-integrated educational program at bachelor level may qualify for admission provided that it contains minimum 120 ETCS credits specifically relevant for the program.
  • It is also required that the applicant has completed the qualifying bachelor degree with an average grade level of C or better.
  • Applicants to part-time alternative of the master must be full-time employed within the Nordic countries and qualified at date of application.
  • Applicants from countries where an English test is required  must pass one of the following tests:

          - IELTS: minimum overall score of 6.0 (Academic test)
          - TOFEL: minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 80 (internet based).

Application Procedure:

Application deadlines for 2017/2018

  • 15 January: Applicants outside EU/EEA
  • 1 March: Applicants within the EU/EEA
  • 15 April: Applicants with a bachelor degree from Norway

Application procedures

  1. You must apply through our online web application. It opens in September.
  2. Upload relevant documentation as instructed when you apply.
  3. If you have been accepted to a program you must apply for a visa/study permit if you need it. You will also receive instructions on practical matters such as how to apply for housing, first day of school etc.

All information on applications


Academic level: Master

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