Shipping (MBA) Content

Hapag Lloyd

Study Structure

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. 

Plan of Studies

Basic Modules

# Module ECTS Contact Hours
1. Management & Finance 10 80
2. Maritime Business 7 60
3. Maritime Law & Insurance 10 80
  Total in the Basis Module 27 220

Advanced Modules

# Module ECTS Contact Hours
4. International Business Clusters 5 80
5. Maritime Economics & Management 5 80
6. Ship Finance 5 40
7. Development Strategies 3 30
  Total in the Advanced Module 18 230

MBA Thesis

# Module ECTS Contact Hours
8. MBA Thesis 15 -


Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas

Prof. Dr. Orestis Schinas
Head of Department Maritime & Logistics, Course Head for Maritime & Logistics, MBA Shipping

  • Maritime Policy
  • Ship Economics
  • Development Strategies
Prof. Dr. Sönke Hartmann

Prof. Dr. Sönke Hartmann
Professor for Operations Research and Logistics

  • Logistics and Networks
Prof. Dr. Max Johns

Prof. Dr. Dirk Max Johns
Professor at HSBA

  • Ship Finance

Dr. Carolin Schmeding
Partner, Ehlermann Rindfleisch Gadow Rechtsanwälte, Partnerschaft MBB

  • Maritime Law
  • Insurance
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