The dual Maritime Management degree (called Shipping & Ship Finance until 2011) offers a practice-based business administration degree with a special focus on the maritime industry alongside organised company training. In addition to the fundamentals of business administration, the course teaches selected industry-specific contents and covers specific shipping-related topics such as Maritime Law and Ship Management. The partner companies are generally companies from the maritime industry.
The dual programme integrates phases of theory at the university (on average 32 weeks a year) and practical phases of training in their training company (on average 20 weeks a year).
The tuition fees are EUR 620 per month. The companies generally pay most of the course fees, at least if the student remains with the company after finishing his/her degree. In addition, students generally receive traineeship remuneration, the amount of which depends on the industry and company in question.