Taught course

International Maritime Management (MBA)

Southampton Solent University · School of Maritime, Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Honours degree at 2:1 or overseas equivalent, or a good recognised professional qualification. A minimum of four years’ management experience, a significant proportion of which should be in the maritime sector. If your first language is not English, you must have an IELTS score of 6.5 (6.0 writing), or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

Information for international students

IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking. TOEFL IBT 92 with minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 19 in reading, listening and speaking - TOEFL is only valid for EU students.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12500 full-time/£6250 part-time
International students
£12500 full-time/for part-time fees please contact us for more information

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Enquiries team
023 8201 3039