Master in Maritime Economics and Logistics

Master of Science in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MSc)

The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow's leaders in business and government.

The programme prepares experts with modern economic and management tools for efficient decision-making, providing them at the same time with methods; concepts; and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, the complexities of global maritime supply chains. In this way, MEL graduates are expected to be able to act and make decisions, with managerial style and determination, under complex and uncertain conditions, in a global economic and societal environment.

Career opportunities

75% of MEL students secure prestigious employment contracts in less than three months after graduation. A number of students even receive job offers before they graduate. This record compares favourably with that of the best MBAs.

Education objectives

Understand, analyse and appraise:

  • the role of the MEL sector(s) in the economy, trade, society and welfare;
  • the interconnectedness, implications and impacts of stakeholder decision-making along the global maritime supply chain.

Analyse and critically assess theories and trends in Maritime Economics and Logistics.

Target audience

The MEL Programme is open to candidates from a wide variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Candidates need to have earned a bachelor's degree. Professional experience in the field of Maritime Economics and Logistics is a distinctive advantage in the selection process, while the combination of both an educational and professional background is ideal.

Admission criteria

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent professional experience. Previous academic records are closely examined;
  • Work experience is a distinctive advantage in the selection process;
  • Demonstration of proficiency in English;
  • Two letters of recommendation;
  • A letter of motivation.

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Applications are assessed on a continuous basis as they are received. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, qualities of leadership and professional maturity are valued in our selection. The Admissions Committee reserves the right to interview applicants prior to making the final decision. We would also like to make use of the interview to seek additional understanding of your professional and personal aptitudes. Some of the interviews may take place by phone or through MEL alumni in your country. We will also schedule interview appointments at the request of the applicants. The deadline for applications is 30 June. In exceptional circumstances applications submitted after the deadline may be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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