Taught course

International Maritime Management

Solent University · School of Maritime, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • Ideally a minimum of 2 years’ management experience, a significant proportion of which should be in the maritime sector
  • A UK first degree at 2:1 or overseas equivalent or a good recognised professional qualification
  • A candidate without a good first degree or equivalent may be accepted onto the programme with a minimum of 4 years’ management experience

Months of entry


Course content

Got a passion for shipping? Hoping to advance your career in the maritime industry? Solent University’s MBA International Maritime Management programme will help you to develop your industry awareness, focusing on management practices, day-to-day operations and the international markets that drive this exciting industry.

This interdisciplinary course combines traditional MBA content with elements that are unique to the world of shipping and maritime business. Students study all aspects of the maritime industry, exploring the global business environment and developing a greater understanding of the complex interactions between shipping companies, port authorities, businesses and governments.

Business modules cover a range of topics including advanced strategic planning, international marketing and scalable project management methodologies. Students will then apply this newly gained knowledge to a group consultancy project, working in teams to solve real workplace issues. Maritime units look at global supply chain and logistics management, using this as a context from which to explore fundamental principles of international trade; investment risk; finance and maritime law.

Students will also enhance their research and analytical skills on specialist research units. These units prepare students for a major research project, where they will carry out original research into a specific area of the maritime industry. This project is a good opportunity to specialise knowledge, with many graduates using their research as a springboard for future careers.

The course is designed to help you develop a wide range of employability skills, and you’ll be encouraged to participate in extra curricula activities such as attending the Schools research seminars series, open lectures and visits to industry-related sites.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 writing), or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
023 8201 3039