Master of Business Administration (Marine Environment and Management) (27D)

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Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1.5 Years, up to a maximum of 4 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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 1.4 MB) for courses that are offered to international students

Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
This course provides a platform for students who wish to combine the knowledge and skills delivered through the Maritime and Logistics Management MBA program with marine environment and management specific units such as Marine Resource Economics, Protected Area Management, and Fisheries Management. It includes a major that has a minimum of four distinct units focusing on this specialisation and six maritime and logistics management units. The remaining two units can be chosen from the range of degree electives available. In this way you can customise your course to suit your career plans and personal interests.

This course is designed to provide both existing and potential middle and senior managers with management knowledge and expertise, including its application to the marine environment. With the focus on an applied approach to this critical industry, and its marine environment, centred on strategic and analytical thinking, a unique educational experience is provided.

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

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. 

COURSEWORK OPTION

Four Core Units

This unit introduces you to the concepts, applications and practice of management. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of management that are vital for the successful operation of any business. You 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

The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the type of financial information that you, as a manager, can expect to receive and to the techniques that you can use to analyse this information for decision making and…

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

This unit is more suitable for students in final year of their master program. In this unit, students will apply relevant research methods and knowledge gained from other units to carry out an industry research project. Students will work independently…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

PLUS one of the following units:

This unit aims to expose you to contemporary management practices in ports. The design of this unit is suited to meet the needs of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their organisations. You will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is divided into 12 modules of study. Module 1 provides an introduction to sources of maritime law in Australia and gives an overview of relevant concepts of national law and international law as they are pertinent to shipping.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The objective of this unit is to provide a basic understanding of contemporary issues in maritime economics from the managerial perspective. The main focus is on economic relationships and policies concerning ship owners, shippers, policy makers and other stakeholders in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

International Maritime Policy will bring you into contact with disparate issues, including legal, regulatory and policy issues, in contemporary integrated oceans management. The underlying theme is one of integrated policy, planning and management covering all uses of the sea. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

PLUS two additional MLM Business Units (exclusive of any units complete to satisfy above):

Research Methods is designed to serve both theoretical and practical purposes. The unit begins by introducing you to the philosophy, logic and nature of research. The unit asks you to reflect on how we come to know certain things through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

The aim of this unit is to explore HRM and employee relations concepts, themes, policy and practice within an international context. To assist your study of IHRM, this unit is divided into six sections. Modules 1 and 2 introduce the…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit is divided into 12 modules of study. Module 1 provides an introduction to sources of maritime law in Australia and gives an overview of relevant concepts of national law and international law as they are pertinent to shipping.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The objective of this unit is to provide a basic understanding of contemporary issues in maritime economics from the managerial perspective. The main focus is on economic relationships and policies concerning ship owners, shippers, policy makers and other stakeholders in…

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 technological disruption. Study will encompass…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit aims to expose you to contemporary management practices in ports. The design of this unit is suited to meet the needs of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their organisations. You will…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of strategic management, focusing on strategic thinking and decision making. Throughout your study you will be asked to place yourself in the position of a strategic manager and to use your…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.To a casual observer, supply chain management would…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

International Maritime Policy will bring you into contact with disparate issues, including legal, regulatory and policy issues, in contemporary integrated oceans management. The underlying theme is one of integrated policy, planning and management covering all uses of the sea. The…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to provide an introduction to shipping markets, and to illustrate the strategies, principles and practice of commercial ship management. The unit is arranged in 12 modules. It starts by examining shipping freight markets. Ship…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Plus three Marine Environment units chosen from the following:

Environmental scientists increasingly need to deal with complex and large quantitative data sets collected from a variety of sources (i.e. remote sensing, moored instrumentation arrays and autonomous vehicles). As a result, computational and data analysis skills are highly desirable and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with a detailed understanding of fisheries biology and population dynamics. Biological concepts include how morphology, behaviour, habitat preferences and life history strategies affect the exploitation of fisheries taxa. The unit also covers the logistical and quantitative…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of major economic theories of marine resource management. Students will gain knowledge in basic resource economic theory as well knowledge of the economic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Fisheries assessment is a critical component of monitoring and managing fishery harvests. This advanced unit provides students with a detailed understanding of the quantitative techniques employed in the assessment of fished stocks. The unit covers fishery dependent and fishery independent…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This advanced unit provides the student with the opportunity to apply strategic management and planning processes to a fisheries case-study. On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to critically appraise issues for the management of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with understanding of aquatic animal health issues. Disease diagnosis and treatment are discussed with the main emphasis placed on health management. Host, environment and pathogen relationships are examined. The unit covers immunology of aquatic animals. Problem-solving…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides an overview of aquaculture recirculation, cage, pond, tank and raceway systems and their associated technologies such as aeration, water conditioning, biofiltration, fish pumps, graders, counters, feeding systems etc both in Australia and overseas; specifically their working principles,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Plus two additional units chosen from the MLM Business units or Marine Environment units listed above.

DISSERTATION OPTION

In the Dissertation option students do not study JNB728 as listed in Core above and instead must study JNB508  Research Methods and the 3 dissertation units listed below and one less Marine Environment unit. Enrolment in the Dissertation units must be undertaken over two semesters as a minimum. 

Research Methods is designed to serve both theoretical and practical purposes. The unit begins by introducing you to the philosophy, logic and nature of research. The unit asks you to reflect on how we come to know certain things through…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The Dissertation units are designed to provide high-level business research skills to final year MBA students who have a personal interest in research. The dissertation builds on a number of disciplines studied in the MBA program and on the awareness…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The Dissertation units are designed to provide high-level business research skills to final year MBA students who have a personal interest in research. The dissertation builds on a number of disciplines studied in the MBA program and on the awareness…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The Dissertation units are designed to provide high-level business research skills to final year MBA students who have a personal interest in research. The dissertation builds on a number of disciplines studied in the MBA program and on the awareness…

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 in one of the following discipline areas: environmental management, wildlife management, marine biology, environmental science, environmental or ecological economics, environmental law or policy or related disciplines.
  • Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment)
  • If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the AMC for consideration as a candidate. These applicants are assessed on their learning and work experience in aquatic or marine science/management.

International students with English as a second language will need to have an IELTS score of 6 (with no band less than 6). For full details refer to English Language Requirements.

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

  • J5N Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management
  • J5T Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Marine Environment)
  • J6N Graduate Diploma of Maritime and Logistics Management
  • J6T Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment)

On successful completion of an MBA (Marine Environment and Management) program, which includes a dissertation component, applicants may pursue a program of research by applying for a Master of Philosophy, leading to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

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

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $ 52,278 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $34,450 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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