Master of Science in Shipping Business @ MCL

Master the art of Shipping Business and get prepared for a managerial career on shore!

  • Duration
    FULL TIME
    1 year

    PART TIME
    2 years
  • Format
    Online
  • Language
    English
  • Start date
    August
    November
    February


Master of Science in Shipping Business @ MCL

Master the art of Shipping Business and get prepared for a managerial career on shore!

  • Duration
    FULL TIME
    1 year

    PART TIME
    2 years
  • Format
    Online
  • Language
    English
  • Start date
    August
    November
    February
Overview

The Online Master of Science in Shipping Business 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 Master of Science in Shipping Business degree was the first Master’s degree in Europe focusing in the art of Shipping Business, an art which we aim to pass on to the next generation of maritime Managers.

  Format
Online + live video sessions + physical teaching twice per year in Manilla

INTERNSHIP
Optional internship in Greece for top 1% scorers

  Enrolment Periods (3 per academic year)

For the Academic Years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, all applicants that meet the qualifications and requirements for the online Master of Science in Shipping Business course, may select one of the following enrollment periods:

ENTRY PERIOD CLASSES START
Summer 2022 16th August 2022

Overview

The Online Master of Science in Shipping Business 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 Master of Science in Shipping Business degree was the first Master’s degree in Europe focusing in the art of Shipping Business, an art which we aim to pass on to the next generation of maritime Managers.

  Format
Online + live video sessions + physical teaching twice per year in Manilla

INTERNSHIP
Optional internship in Greece for top 1% scorers

  Enrolment Periods (3 per academic year)

For the Academic Years 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, all applicants that meet the qualifications and requirements for the online Master of Science in Shipping Business course, may select one of the following enrollment periods:

ENTRY PERIOD CLASSES START
Summer 2022 16th August 2022

Curriculum

The courses within this degree provide balanced learning of advanced theories and practical knowledge. We have designed this program to be flexible and can be tailored to focus on specific job areas through the selection of modules offering both advanced understanding of international shipping, as well as practical skills and knowledge of the current issues facing the shipping industry.

Curriculum

The courses within this degree provide balanced learning of advanced theories and practical knowledge. We have designed this program to be flexible and can be tailored to focus on specific job areas through the selection of modules offering both advanced understanding of international shipping, as well as practical skills and knowledge of the current issues facing the shipping industry.

What you’ll learn

Our Master of Science in Shipping Business degree will prepare you for an on-shore managerial position, in any of the world’s top international shipping centers.

How each department within a Shipping company works

Become a manager and lead

How & When to apply theory in real-life situations

you may face on the job, practical knowledge, and skills

to tackle current issues facing the shipping industry

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Based on the Programme Specification, students are formally assessed through the submission of coursework. The forms of coursework depend on the characteristics of each module and may include the following types
of assessments: case study, essay, report, dissertation, market analysis,project output, valuation, etc.

In addition each module incorporates multiple self-assessment tests. Selfassessment tests are not part of the formal assessment but completion is strongly encouraged as students will be able to monitor and evaluate their learning process and identify areas requiring improvement.

INTERMEDIATE AWARD

Postgraduate Certificate in Shipping Business – 60 credits
Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping Business -120 credits

FINAL AWARD

A Degree in MSc Shipping Business – 180 credits
As per university regulations.

What you’ll learn

Our Master of Science in Shipping Business degree will prepare you for an on-shore managerial position, in any of the world’s top international shipping centers.

How each department within a Shipping company works

Become a manager and lead

How & When to apply theory in real-life situations

you may face on the job, practical knowledge, and skills

to tackle current issues facing the shipping industry

ASSESSMENT STRATEGY

Based on the Programme Specification, students are formally assessed through the submission of coursework. The forms of coursework depend on the characteristics of each module and may include the following types
of assessments: case study, essay, report, dissertation, market analysis,project output, valuation, etc.

In addition each module incorporates multiple self-assessment tests. Selfassessment tests are not part of the formal assessment but completion is strongly encouraged as students will be able to monitor and evaluate their learning process and identify areas requiring improvement.

INTERMEDIATE AWARD

Postgraduate Certificate in Shipping Business – 60 credits
Postgraduate Diploma in Shipping Business -120 credits

FINAL AWARD

A Degree in MSc Shipping Business – 180 credits
As per university regulations.

Master of Science in Shipping Business

Applying to the Online Master of Science in Shipping Business programme takes only 4 simple steps.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for admission in the Online Master of Science in Shipping Business programme, it is essential that applicants fulfil the following entry requirements:

Minimum Academic Qualifications Required:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution (accredited University, College)
  • GPA 2.75 and above or equivalent qualification, or
  • a Merchant Marine Academy diploma (Certificate of Competence)

Applicants can sit through BCA’s online English test. See a sample test here. There is no need for a test if you possess one of the following:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Pass at C1 level
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C and above
  • Cambridge English: First (FCE): B and above
  • Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): P (Pass) and above
  • Pearson Academic (PTE): 53 (with a minimum score of 51 in each component of the test)
  • Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Working Experience:
Relevant experience may be considered accordingly (3 years of experience at managerial level in a shipping or shipping related company is normally required).

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Before completing the Online Application, please make sure that you possess the following documents for your own convenience:

  • Proof of Academic Qualification
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Photocopy of identification card or Passport
  • One passport-size photograph
  • Proof of Work Experience (where necessary)
  • CV or resume

Master of Science in Shipping Business

Applying to the Online Master of Science in Shipping Business programme takes only 4 simple steps.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

In order to be considered for admission in the Online Master of Science in Shipping Business programme, it is essential that applicants fulfil the following entry requirements:

Minimum Academic Qualifications Required:

  • Undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education institution (accredited University, College)
  • GPA 2.75 and above or equivalent qualification, or
  • a Merchant Marine Academy diploma (Certificate of Competence)

Applicants can sit through BCA’s online English test. See a sample test here. There is no need for a test if you possess one of the following:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.5 in each component of the test)
  • Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Pass at C1 level
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): C and above
  • Cambridge English: First (FCE): B and above
  • Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE): P (Pass) and above
  • Pearson Academic (PTE): 53 (with a minimum score of 51 in each component of the test)
  • Other English language qualifications may be considered.

Working Experience:
Relevant experience may be considered accordingly (3 years of experience at managerial level in a shipping or shipping related company is normally required).

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS

Before completing the Online Application, please make sure that you possess the following documents for your own convenience:

  • Proof of Academic Qualification
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Photocopy of identification card or Passport
  • One passport-size photograph
  • Proof of Work Experience (where necessary)
  • CV or resume

FAQs

Upon successful completion of the Masters degree, you shall receive a Masters Degree from the University of West London, as well as a Certificate of Completion from BCA College

Your tuition shall cover more than 100 hours-worth of HD learning videos, access to the world’s largest Maritime databases ( BIMCO, CLARCKSONS) , plus physical teaching twice per year, per global location

The required prerequisites include a good command of the English language, a Bachelors degree from an accredited educational institution or a Maritime Academy degree.