Online Degrees in Ship Management

 

offered in collaboration with Europe’s oldest Maritime College specialised in the art of  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.
 
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Programmes

Advance your Ship management knowledge and assume leadership positions within your maritime organisation

Master in Ship Management

Master in Marine Engineering Management

Classes start every October, February and June

Benefits

Developed by BCA, the first maritime college to offer Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Ship Management in Greece

Delivered online, to meet the needs of graduates, maritime professionals and seafarers who are unable to attend regular taught classes

The courses provide a balance between learning of advanced theories and practical knowledge, while using BCA practical e-books and 100+ hours of HD video content

The professors are preeminent maritime professionals who offer a practical approach to learning

Over 50 years of experience in Ship Management education, guiding seafarers and executives for a successful career in Ship Management.

The BCA Career Office has placed 8.000 alumni in 300+ ship management companies

Internship and work opportunities in Greece and abroad upon successful completion of degree

Deck officers holding Master’s degrees better prepared for a high-rewarding career ashore

Final degree awarded in collaboration with the esteemed University of West London

The Online Learning Experience

HD Video Lectures

Customized Learning Platform

Specialized e-books

Physical teaching sessions in Italy

Access to LLoyds, Clarksons, BIMCO databases

Monthly Live Lectures

24 hour Q&A Support

Laptop provided for study while on-board

MSc Shipping

The Online Shipping Master’s Degree programme is ideal for achieving a high caliber career in the ship management industry.

Developed specifically as a distance learning program, it is designed to meet the needs of graduates, maritime professionals and seafarers who are unable to attend regular taught classes, but wish to obtain an in-depth knowledge of the managerial operations of Ship Management companies. Our Masters degree in Shipping was the first Masters degree in Europe focusing in the art of Ship Management, an art which we aim to pass on to the next generation of maritime Managers.

DURATION
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

TUITION
• Full price 9.600€
– payment in 2 or 4 instalments depending on the number of annuities

• Reduced price 8.600€
– payment in one solution
– FAIMM Graduated

Curriculum

Maritime Economics

The Maritime Economics module aims to enhance students’ ability to apply micro economic theory in various shipping environments including dry bulk, tankers and liner markets. Focused primarily on the analysis of the factors affecting market equilibrium, the Maritime Economics module aims at providing the necessary insight for successful evaluation and forecast of the short term freight movement in the market.

Maritime Legal Aspect

The module offers both an overview of shipping law as well as a more in-depth understanding of the key legal elements to be encountered. Students will have the opportunity not only to learn but also to master shipping law and put their newly-acquired knowledge to practice through case-study examples.

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.

Commercial Shipping Management

This module provides students with an all-round practical insight to Shipping Management of Commercial Shipping Companies as well as knowledge for strategy and operational related matters in the shipping industry.

HR and Crew Management in Shipping

The module begins by examining the Historical review and revolution of Human Resource and Crew Management. Follows, the structure of Crew department and its cooperation with other departments in a Shipping Company. Its daily operation is exhibited in details.

Dry Bulk Operations

The module introduces the responsibilities, the important role of operation department, preventive and corrective actions need to be taken, including pre-fixing and post fixing process, including explanatory and precautionary measures, actual documents as of the ship’s commercial management, but not limited and to vessel’s monitoring, third parties involvement as of the commencement of the charter (both t/c and v/c) throughout the currency of her fixture.

Maritime Technology

This module provides students with an all-round practical insight to Maritime Technology and knowledge for working within a systems engineering context as well as on the levels of assurance required for safety and environmental protection aspects of technological development.

Shipping Finance and Investment

This module offer comprehensive understanding of shipping finance in theory and practice. International shipping industry with 1 trillion US Dollar assets of worth is the typical example of a capital intense industry, therefore it is crucial to understand the various aspects of shipping finance.

Chartering Practice and Methods

The module provides an insight to charter party types and clauses. The relevant chartering procedures are effectively presented and students have the possibility to apply such knowledge in a simulated environment.

Carriage of Goods by Sea

This module intends to enhance students’ understanding of specific legal topics concerning the Carriage of Goods by Sea. Special emphasis is given to the implications of legal decision on charter party wording. Moreover students will learn how and when to apply the Hague/Visby and Rotterdam Rules in contracts of carriage of goods by sea, enabling them to critically implement legal issues in shipping practice by the end of the module.

Marine Insurance

The module is an international “journey” about demonstrating knowledge and understanding of essential elements of marine insurance contracts, marine hull and associated liability risks and protection and indemnity insurance.

MSc Marine Engineering Management

This unique degree, the only offered globally under this structure, is addressed both to engineers either with Polytechnic studies (i.e., Naval Architects, Marine and Mechanical engineers, etc), and to graduates from Merchant Marine Academies having basic sea experience (i.e., being certified as competent Chief & 2nd Engineers, but also Masters & Chief Officers), planning their career for next employment in the Technical and Marine Departments of reputable Shipping Companies. (based in Greece and abroad).

Duration
Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

TUITION
• Full price 9.600€
– payment in 2 or 4 instalments depending on the number of annuities

• Reduced price 8.600€
– payment in one solution
– FAIMM Graduated

 

Curriculum

Foundations of Technical & Procurement Management

The module examine the procedures, task and responsabilities for all the procurement activities for a ship, as shared between the Technical Department and the Supply/Purchasing Department.

Project Management - New Constructory & Dry Docking

The module approaches how the different shipbuilding and repairs yard’ respond, perform and plan their major project for newbuildings and dry-dockings convertions.

Decarbonisation of Shipping

The module covers the most current decarbonisation concepts and definitions and continues to explain the current shipping regulatory framework (international and regional) and the various private initiatives.

Maintenance an Inspections Management

The module examines the various maintenance systems designed to prevent problems and damages aboard a vessel, as well as the issues of repairs, inspections and certification.

Quality and Safety Management

The module covers in detail quality management rules and practices applicable to Marine Operations Management onboard and ashore.

HR and Crew Management in Shipping

The module begins by examining the Historical review and revolution of Human Resource and Crew Management. Follows, the structure of Crew department and its cooperation with other departments in a Shipping Company.

Maritime Data Analytics

This module is designed for participants who want to understand how data leads into actionable insights, and in turn, to better decisions. We cover a wide range of analytics tools and delve into the entire process of creating value from analytics: from identifying opportunities to analysing the right data to overcoming the implementation challenges.

Maritime Technology

This module provides students with an all-round practical insight to Maritime Technology and knowledge for working within a systems engineering context as well as on the levels of assurance required for safety and environmental protection aspects of technological development.

Trusted by

 
royal caribbean
eenma
Steal marine
dynacom
Minerva
Costamare
v ship
 

Testimonials

I am Deck Officer, and I started the Bachelor Degree course in February. The path is interesting, it leaves you a lot of freedom to organize yourself for the study, in addition to the time to perform the assignments. It is very handy for those who work or are busy with the family, and besides, the recorded videos are clear and understanding

Mira M. Dümmel

The possibility of following these educational paths, although it is difficult to reconcile professional activity with study, represents a valid opportunity for professional growth

Mario Carlino

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