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Bachelor in Maritime Business



offered in collaboration with Europe’s oldest Maritime College specialised in the art of Greek Ship Management  

The Italian Shipping Academy together with BCA GIME to develop the education into the maritime industry


Fondazione Accademia Italiana della Marina Mercantile (Italian Shipping Academy) at the forefront together with the Athenian BCA GIME institute for the high-level training of seafarers and officers of the merchant navy.

Bachelor in Maritime Business

Rivolto a professionisti del settore marittimo con esperienza lavorativa ma senza
una precedente laurea triennale, questo corso di laurea offre l’opportunità di una più ricca comprensione teorica del settore della gestione navale.

Il Bachelor in Maritime Business può essere completato in un anno e funge da trampolino di lancio per i diversi percorsi Master.

Sviluppato esplicitamente come corso di laurea a distanza, questo Bachelor è stato progettato per soddisfare le esigenze dei professionisti che non possono frequentare le lezioni regolari, ma che desiderano ottenere una preparazione teorica sulle principali questioni che riguardano il settore della gestione navale.

Il corso ha durata annuale (full-time) o biennale (part-time). Tutte le lezioni sono digitali e registrate e possono essere visionate in ogni momento.

La lingua d’insegnamento è l’inglese. Per ciascun anno accademico, ci sono tre finestre per iniziare il Corso: febbraio, giugno e ottobre.

REQUISITI DI ACCESSO:  Il BCA-GIME è l’unico responsabile dell’ammissione dei candidati. Le candidature vengono esaminate per verificare la sussistenza dei requisiti d’accesso.
– Laurea triennale EQF6 (Bachelor) / Diploma triennale ITS EQF6 (Coperta/Macchina)
– Diploma ITS EQF5 (o 2 anni di percorso ITS) + 2 anni di esperienza lavorativa
– Diploma quinquennale Scuola media superiore EQF4 + 3 anni di esperienza lavorativa

COSTI: 6.000 euro se iscritti a tempo pieno, 6.250 euro se iscritti a tempo parziale

CONTATTI: Per informazioni Cristiano Galluccio (Relazioni internazionali)

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Maritime Business Management

Students will be introduced to the discipline of Management and its four functions (planning, organizing, leadership, control) along with the foundations and modern methods of business planning. Management planning tools and techniques for decision making will be utilized and applied in ship operations, technical, crew, compliance, communications, and financial management. People Management principles are also explored as applied to a shipping business. Moreover, the basic principles of safety and quality management systems will be analyzed and applied to the shipping industry. ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) principles are applied to a shipping business within a management system approach incorporating industry best practices guidelines with a clear emphasis on the Environmental pillar in accordance with IMO 2050 targets.

International Maritime Policy and Regulations

Laws, Rules and Regulations are the tools, through which Policies are being implemented. In the shipping industry, IMO is the main Policy Maker globally, but its resolutions have to become national laws, in order to be applied. Other Maritime Policy Makers (through establishment of Rules and Regulations) are the European Union, the USA and other major countries. But regarding Rules and Regulations these are not the only ones. International Organisations (ILO, ISO) and Industry Organisations (OCIMF, RightShip) are also key players both in establishing regulations and ensuring compliance with them.

Maritime Law

The module offers an introduction to shipping law and the key legal elements to be encountered. Students will have the opportunity to get familiar with the shipping law and practice through both theory as well as case-study examples. They will learn the core laws that govern the marine affairs, the basic shipping conventions, the legal risks and implications of a casualty and what insurance products are available to counter these risks, i.e., essential knowledge both for preventions as well as handling/mitigation purposes.

Financial Management

The module provides students with the knowledge regarding the financial policy of shipping companies with emphasis on investment programmes, capital structure, cost of capital and pay out policy. Furthermore, it focuses on topics such as: leasing, financing expansion, collaterals used in finance, cash flow analysis, syndicated loans, project finance for new ships, financing new ships – commercial funds, financing second – hand vessels and conversions, financial appraisal of new projects, the importance and the role of using foreign currencies. Additionally, it analyses the capital markets, the equity (ipo’s) and debt finance. Furthermore, modern types and methods of financing shipping companies (e.g. Islamic Finance) are discussed and assessed. The nature of the risk in shipping industry is also identified and analysed along with the significance of financial risk management including the following: freight rate risk, ships value at risk, bunker price risk, interest rate risk and exchange rate risk.

Maritime Business Research Project

The module exposes students to contemporary perspectives in academic research, and in particular focuses on developing a range of skills affecting the identification and formulation of project titles. Special focus is placed on the critical review of available literature and information resources, the use of online databases and other sources. Emphasis is given to the methods used in scientific research, reviewing a range of statistical and non-statistical methods of analyses appropriate for projects in terms of both qualitative and quantitative research. Finally, students will become aware of any research issues associated with conducting research.

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