Master of Business Administration (Advanced) (Maritime and Logistics Management) (27C)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (November)

Full Fee Paying places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (November)
This business-oriented program equips students with a high level of understanding of the logistics and maritime industries. It provides the foundation for graduates to undertake senior management positions in these industries.  Providing a two year study option will enable students to study and develop a wider range of specialist knowledge in these industries.

The maritime and logistics industries are at the forefront of international trade and are exciting, dynamic and challenging industries in which to work. Our course equips managers to develop solutions for complex issues faced by both domestic and international business activities. It provides practical and applied knowledge suitable for both higher level professional and managerial roles. Units studied include both specialised units, such as port management and business logistics in addition to more traditional MBA units such as strategic management and finance. The course provides an opportunity to enhance your managerial knowledge, skills and analytical abilities to assist your career progression to more senior roles.

Other specialised MBA's are also available that focus on Marine Environment and Management, Maritime Technology and Management and Shipping and Maritime Management.  All these courses are fully available by distance and on-campus modes of study, except for the Maritime Technology course, which requires attendance on-campus for some of the engineering units.

The MBA(Advanced)(MLM) is designed to provide both existing and potential middle and senior managers with high level management knowledge and expertise in an international context. Besides applying business principles, such as management and finance to the maritime and logistics industries, a strategic perspective to international issues relating to ports and supply chains provides industry focused learning outcomes.  With a focus on an applied approach to these critical industries, centred on strategic and analytical thinking, a unique educational experience is provided.  The degree aims to produce inter-culturally competent graduates who are able to contribute substantially to senior decision-making to maintain and enhance the sustainability of these industries.

Knowledge Critically apply a broad, coherent and in-depth knowledge of business management theories, concepts, practical principles, and processes to the maritime and logistics industries.
Communication Effectively interpret, justify and communicate complex business ideas and data applicable to the maritime and business industries.
Problem solving Exercise judgement to critically analyse and recommend appropriate solutions for business management activities in the complex contexts of the maritime and logistics industries.
Global perspective Recognising and appreciating the global/international context and multicultural nature of the maritime and logistics industries.
Social responsibility Evaluate relevant ethical and legal considerations in an impartial way for business management in the maritime and logistics industries.

Career outcomes

The organisations connected with the maritime and logistics industries are very diverse, including for instance large private companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and government entities. The diversity creates many opportunities for your career progression, both globally and domestically. For example, the maritime industry includes ports, shipping companies, stevedores and tourism and the logistics industry encompasses warehousing, road freight, air freight, freight forwarding and distribution. Additionally, many organisations may have a primary focus on manufacturing or international business, which will necessitate that they have internal departments involved in logistics, supply chain management and international trade, creating more opportunities. With logistics the fastest growing industry globally, there are many possibilities for you to choose.

Professional Recognition

Graduates may be eligible for membership of professional industry bodies such as CILTA, SCLAA and ICS.

Course structure

Compulsory Units

Students have a choice of coursework (completing twelve coursework units, including compulsory units listed below) or a Dissertation option. Students wanting to undertake the Dissertation option need to meet with the Course Co-ordinator prior to enrolment to discuss a suitable research topic and for the appointment of a research supervisor. 

This unit introduces students to the concepts, applications and practice of management. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of management that are vital for the successful operation of any business. They will be exposed to a widely accepted body…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to introduce students to the type of financial information that, as a manager, can expect to receive and to the techniques that can be used to analyse this information for decision making and control purposes. Also, this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and an understanding of the key concepts and tools used by logistics managers. It enables you to examine the key components of an integrated…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one of the following:

This unit exposes students to contemporary management practices in ports. The unit covers a broad range of topics including port governance, port-centric logistics and supply chains, investment and finance, strategic port planning, performance measurement, marketing strategies, regulatory framework, environmental sustainability,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Maritime Law is a key unit for those interested in the legal underpinnings of world trade, commerce and development.Maritime law examines the fundamental legal framework for the conduct of international and domestic maritime trade and commerce. Maritime law has ancient…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers contemporary issues in maritime economics from the managerial perspective. The main focus is on economic relationships and policies concerning shipowners, shippers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the maritime industry.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

International Maritime Policy is a key foundation unit for anyone interested in challenge of the informed management of the world's oceans and seas.International Maritime Policy is concerned with the development of public policy at the national, regional and international levels…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Optional Coursework Units

This unit aims to provide a thorough understanding and appreciation of the nature and processes of research. It is specifically designed to help those students engaged in research for the first time. This unit will help develop skills as a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with a framework for understanding the field of international trade. The unit examines the environment for international trade and investment, particularly political, social, economic, technological, environmental and other factors that influence strategic firm-level plans and senior…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Effective human resource management is an important means of creating value and developing, through the employees, a competitive advantage for organisations in the 21st century. This unit will introduce students to the general theories and practices of managing people in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit explores the need for knowledge to be managed in an organisation, and the tools and strategies that can be used to effectively manage the knowledge assets of that organisation. The unit starts with the identification of knowledge assets…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (November)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Maritime Law is a key unit for those interested in the legal underpinnings of world trade, commerce and development.Maritime law examines the fundamental legal framework for the conduct of international and domestic maritime trade and commerce. Maritime law has ancient…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit covers contemporary issues in maritime economics from the managerial perspective. The main focus is on economic relationships and policies concerning shipowners, shippers, policy makers and other stakeholders in the maritime industry.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Transformational Leadership is designed to enable students and those already employed in industry to further develop knowledge of what it is to lead and be led in an organisational environment characterised by rapid change and growing uncertainty. Studies will encompass…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit exposes students to contemporary management practices in ports. The unit covers a broad range of topics including port governance, port-centric logistics and supply chains, investment and finance, strategic port planning, performance measurement, marketing strategies, regulatory framework, environmental sustainability,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides students with a framework for managing the strategic thinking and operation of an organisation and to help develop skills in thinking and acting strategically. To steer an organisation towards the fulfilment of strategic purpose requires a combination…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Supply chain management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline which can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. This unit develops the student's supply chain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

International Maritime Policy is a key foundation unit for anyone interested in challenge of the informed management of the world's oceans and seas.International Maritime Policy is concerned with the development of public policy at the national, regional and international levels…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces shipping fleet management processes and develops the knowledge and skills required to manage such processes. The areas covered include: supply and demand in the world shipping fleet; the organisation of coastal, international and liner shipping operations; fleet…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The Industry Research Project enables students to demonstrate application of their knowledge, research skills and problem-solving expertise. The unit involves original research and can be focused on an industry issue, a workplace project or another equivalent project with the prior…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Or 2 approved postgraduate level elective units approved by the Course Co-ordinator

Dissertation Option

Candidates must select thirteen postgraduate coursework units (including JNB508 Research Methods) plus a dissertation of approximately 20,000-25,000 words which is equivalent to three (3) units as listed below. Enrolment in the dissertation units must be undertaken over two semesters as a minimum. In addition, students must have completed JNB508 prior to enrolling in the dissertation units.

Students undertake a major research study on a topic related to the maritime and logistics industries, which aims to make a significant contribution to maritime and logistics management knowledge.A dissertation is equivalent to three units of coursework. The dissertation is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertake a major research study on a topic related to the maritime and logistics industries, which aims to make a significant contribution to maritime and logistics management knowledge.A dissertation is equivalent to three units of coursework. The dissertation is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students undertake a major research study on a topic related to the maritime and logistics industries, which aims to make a significant contribution to maritime and logistics management knowledge.A dissertation is equivalent to three units of coursework. The dissertation is…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

  • An undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent
    standard in any other institution and at least two years' work experience 1.; or,
  • A Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management; or,
  • A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1
    (Unlimited) or Chief Engineer and at least two years' work experience; or,
  • If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the
    Department of Maritime and Logistics Management for consideration as a candidate. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, current managerial responsibilities and any other qualifications; a GMAT assessment may be required.

NOTE: An applicant lacking the requirement of at least two year’s work experience will normally need to complete J5N before being admitted to 27C. In some instances, however, students may be admitted directly to 27C but will still need to successfully complete all four units in their first semester of enrolment (i.e. the equivalent of J5N) in order to be allowed to continue in the course.


International students with English as a second language will need to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0.

For full details refer to International General Entrance Requirements.

Students will be able to articulate into the MBA(Adv)(MLM) from the following programs and receive advanced standing as shown:

J5N Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management (up to 4 units of credit)
J6N Graduate Diploma of Maritime and Logistics Management (up to 8 units credit)
Vocational Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) (up to 4 units credit)

Students will also be able to articulate from the MBA (MLM) to the MBA(Adv)(MLM) with up to 12
units credit if they wish to transfer to the longer course. However they will not be entitled to receive
both awards.

The MBA(Adv)(MLM) will articulate into the Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

Domestic students enrolled in certain postgraduate coursework programs may not be eligible for student payments through Youth Allowance and Austudy. Visit the Department of Social Services website to find out more about eligibility for Centrelink support and the list of eligible courses

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $72,141 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $35,450 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost. "For domestic students this course is offered on a full fee paying basis.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost..

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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