Master of Business Administration (Shipping and Maritime Management) (27F)

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

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 1.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2, Spring school (November)
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 shipping and maritime management specific units such as Maritime Safety, Marine Surveying and Inspection, Marine Superintendency. 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 maritime industry operations. With the focus on an applied approach to this critical industry, 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

Shipping and Maritime Management

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. 

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 (at least)

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.

Two additional MLM Business Units (exclusive of any units completed 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

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 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 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.

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

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 3 Maritime Industry units chosen from the following:

This unit is a specialist unit for the Graduate Certificate/Graduate Diploma/Masters of Applied Science (Specialisation) Courses. It delivers a detailed knowledge of maritime safety and related Australian regulatory regime, application of international conventions, codes and recommendations, together with their impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

On completion of this unit students will be able to:apply the principles of risk management in the context of maritime management and administration;identify key risks for maritime and related organisations;analyse the effectiveness of risk management strategies;analyse the incidence of maritime…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops the student's knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Marine Superintendent and the management skills that are required for ensuring that the maintenance of all shipboard machinery and equipment is carried out to standards specified by…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops the student's knowledge of the role and responsibilities of Marine Surveyors and the skills that are necessary for carrying out marine survey work and the preparation of subsequent survey reports. It also considers a number of different…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the work flow processes in shipyard related workshop and on-board operations. The former will include: all major workshops such as steel works, mechanical engineering, piping and electrical. On-board work will cover machinery, space, pumping operations, hull repairs,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces the overall shipyard service delivery process and the knowledge required to manage the commercial and production functions within shipyards to maximise results. The areas covered include: marketing principles of shipyards, preparation of tenders in accordance with technical…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to the best management practices for dealing with the ship-shore interface and will provide the skills and knowledge necessary to assume an operations management role. Topics covered include: the role of port authorities and legislative matters;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

PLUS Two Degree Electives - 2 additional units from MLM Business Units or Maritime Industry Units listed above.

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.

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 and at least two years' work experience; or

A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as Master Class 1 (Unlimited) or Master Class 2 (Unlimited), Engineer Class 1/Chief Engineer (Unlimited) or Engineer Class 2/2nd Engineer (Unlimited) and at least two years' work experience; or

AMC's 3 year J2U Advanced Diploma of Nautical Science or J2W Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering (or equivalent) and significant industrial experience; or

Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (Specialisation) or a Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management or a Graduate Certificate of Maritime Studies; or

If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may still 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.

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 this course via the following programs:

  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Science (Specialisation)
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies
  • Graduate Diploma of Maritime and Logistics Management
  • Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Specialisation)
  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime Studies

On successful completion of an MBA (Shipping and Maritime 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): $ 41,655 AUD *.

Course cost based on a rate of $27,450 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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