Focus on Business Development in the Maritime Industry
The MBA Shipping Programme is focused on business development in the shipping industry and related industries. The programme provides the students with the necessary knowledge, analytical skills and competences regarded as essential for extraordinary managerial performance in the maritime industry. The course is taught and assessed in English.
Modules are taught in London, Athens/Piraeus and Dubai: Improve your intercultural competencies!
Experienced Lecturers from the Shipping Industry
Unique Mentoring Programme with many Networking Opportunities: The HSBA master’s students benefit from a special mentoring programme by the German Shipowners' Association (Verband Deutscher Reeder) and the network between HSBA and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
Interesting Financing Options: VDR Scholarship, HSBA Scholarship, other Scholarships
|Students||Generally approximately 20 per group|
|Degree||Officially recognised Master of Business Administration with the right to proceed into doctoral studies|
|Course Duration||24 months on the regular track and 12 months on the fast track, start is 1 October|
|Course Organisation||Part-time, contact hours during 6 full-time weeks per year for the regular track, and 12 full-time weeks for the fast track|
|Admission Requirements||Good bachelor´s degree and a minimum of 2 years of relevant management experience or an apprenticeship + a minimum of 6 years of relevant management experience + entrance examination, B2-level in English|
|Patronage and Mentoring||German Shipowners' Association|
|Financing||Grants of 25% to 50% of the study fees as well and a grant of 100% of study fees under a VDR scholarship|
|Study Fees||19.800 Euro (living and travel expenses not included) inclusive early-bird discount of 10% if the application is handed in by the 31 May.|
|Application Process||Written application, telephone interview, Admission Day. Applications are accepted until the maximum number of students is reached. We recommend to apply early as study places are allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.|
|Accreditation||The study course was awarded the Premium Accreditation of the FIBAA in 2018. HSBA is accredited by the science council.|
"With the competitive nature of today’s work environment, the experience and knowledge gained throughout my time at the HSBA has given me the edge in my field. Not only have I been able to leverage my degree, but the connections I’ve made during my studies have only strengthened with time."
MBA Shipping (Class of 2018 - Fast Track)
"The MBA Shipping covers the essential core areas of the shipping industry. Through study trips to London, Greece and Dubai, I have been able to develop my intercultural skills so that the programme not only has given me a better international presence in the maritime industry, but also entry into the offshore wind energy industry in Germany in March 2018."
MBA Shipping (Class of 2016)
"The network provided by the MBA Shipping is a great benefi t of the programme. The variety of nationalities and the professional backgrounds of the participants creates the perfect condition for learning and broadening one’s horizons."
MBA Shipping (Class of 2013)
"Only the scholarship of HSBA and the German Shipowners’ association has allowed me to join the MBA Shipping programme. I very much enjoyed the unique group experience in this multinational group."
MBA Shipping (Class of 2014)
Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas
"With its focus on Business Development in the maritime industry, the MBA Shipping is unique in Europe. Graduates of the programme have learned to ‘think of the future‘ and are prepared to meet the multi-faceted challenges of the sector."
Head of the Study Course MBA Shipping
Svante Matthias Fink
"I took the decision to join the programme because of its international character and its practice-oriented teaching concept. In particular, I learned a lot from the case studies and the lectures in maritime centres abroad."
MBA Shipping (Class of 2013)
60 ECTS can be acquired over the course of the study programme. The curriculum is structured in seven modules: two modules focus on maritime issues; five modules cover topics of the maritime industry. Courses take place in Hamburg (mainly), London, Athens/Piraeus and Dubai.
On the regular track, the course lasts 24 months (6 full-time weeks per year). On the fast track, the programme can be studied intensively in 12 months (12 full-time weeks per year). The course consists of 450 contact hours.