Bologna Program Information


The current global fleet roughly weights at 104 thousand gross tones with a million university graduates being employed in these ships. The current fleet value stand at approximately 1,5 trillion USD. Further maritime shipping constitutes at least 80% of world trade. On the other hand revenues that only include freight and transportation is at 400 billion USD in annual terms. The conditions set in figures indicate that in parallel there is a further requirement needed in investing in companies at shore. Whether it is maritime companies, forwarders, brokerage firms, port operations, or a wide range of companies which provide all kinds of services to ships it has become essential to have an understanding in maritime knowledge, economics and basic sector specific seamanship. Demand in highly capable academicians in this field, and educated leaders is also growing.

What are the main outcomes that the program aims to have developed for the individual?

- Show interest in current financial issues and technological developments
- Understand the interrelation between business processes the financial industry and the industrial sector, and be able to guide these relations in the future
- To adapt the theoretical knowledge provided in the program to sectoral applications

What are the possible career paths and emplyment areas?

- Shipping companies
- Companies which provide brokerage and forward services to maritime firms
- Ship rations and other services providing companies
- Port and marines
- Firms specialized in marketing and promotion in the maritime field
- Insurance companies
- P&I Clubs
- Lloyd’s
- Financial firms specialized in maritime financing
- Firms specialized in valuation of ships, facilities and other maritime related assets
- Companies operating in ship-building and related sub industries
- Marine tourism companies


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