Goal

This Master's degree programme is for those who are active within the maritime field and who wish to deepen their knowledge and become more attractive for different management duties within the maritime industry.

The programme has a special focus on building an overall understanding of the maritime field. The studies include management in general, maritime management and for the maritime industry distinctive financial and logistical features

The target is to achieve state of the art competence and knowledge in the area of the programme.

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Structure of Studies and Research Focus

The Master's degree programme in Maritime Management comprises 60 ECTS and the degree title is Master of Engineering or Master of Maritime Management, depending on your previous Bachelor's degree.

The programme has a special focus concerning the management and business administration in maritime operations.

The studies include 6 courses of relevant subjects each of an extent of 5 credits. Following subjects are covered:

  • Studying in the master’s programme and introduction to Research and research methods
  • Management Accounting and Maritime Business
  • Financial management and maritime business
  • Human resources management
  • The Shipping Business
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Thesis, 30 ECTS

Our working methods within the program ensure that you practice your project management and leadership skills and improve your professional communication skills in English.

The studies are optimised for flexible learning and studying, parallel with full-time employment ashore or at sea. The meetings are used for lecturing, working with assignments, problem solving, and keeping presentations.

The major part of the studies is conducted online, in combination with self-studies and team work. The thesis work is realised as a research and development project related to working life.

 

The studies are optimised for flexible learning and studying, parallel with fulltime employment ashore or at sea. The studies are arranged at site and online with the lecture materials, as well as the assignments to be completed online, in the system Moodle.

We use Microsoft Teams for communication in the group, both students and teachers. For study administrative things the Peppi system is used. It is recommended but not mandatory for you during the studies to attend some sessions in person at campus.

It can namely also be good to meet and network with your peers and thesis supervisor. The lectures that take place on campus will be recorded. We meet on average two days a month. The thesis work is usually realized as a research and development project related to working life.

It is mandatory to visit Finland to show the student Admission the original certificates used in the application and to strengthen one’s personal identity.

Moving to Finland is not necessary for the studies. Moreover, such a thing would be something between Finnish Immigrations Service and the student. It is recommended but not mandatory for you during the studies to attend some sessions in person at campus.

Master of Engineering / Master of Maritime Management, Maritime Management

  • Field of study: Technology and Seafaring
  • Extent: 2 years 60 Credits
  • Location: Turku
  • Application period: 4-18 January 2023

Previous Knowledge

You can apply for Master of Engineering/Master of Maritime Management, Maritime Management if you have completed

  • Bachelor's degree and/or master's degree
  • Minimum 24 months of work in a related field after completion of Bachelor's degree

 

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

The studies are free for EU citizens.

Tuition fee-paying (non EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship. Read more about scholarships on the Admissions Services pages.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 10000 euros per academic year (Master's). Read more about scholarships on the Admissions Services pages.

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Degree Project

The master's thesis is a demanding development project or research work which combines theory, practice, and the creation of new knowledge. The thesis subject and aim are based on the requirements and needs of the maritime field.

The theme of the thesis (30 ECTS) must be related to the field(s) of study, preferably agreed upon with an industry representative. Thus, the thesis works as a bridge between study and work, giving students the opportunity to apply theoretical thinking to practical problems.

Additionally, alternatives to a thesis can be, for example:

  • reports (e.g. investigations, surveys, analyses and/or evaluations)
  • development work (e.g. development of working methods or activities)
  • product development (e.g. a prototype or a model)
  • a plan, a product or an artistic work (e.g. an event, a collection, an artistic production, a course, design of material such as guides/manuals or handbooks)
  • a portfolio

Constructing a thesis subject and the potential collaboration with an organisation is at the responsibility of the student.

Continuing Education Opportunities

With a Master’s degree, students are able to continue to university post-graduate (licentiate/doctoral) studies, however universities may at their own discretion have specific admission requirements for post-graduate studies that must be met in addition to a completed Master’s degree.

Career Opportunities

After completing the programme, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates should be better suited for work within shipping companies, maritime authorities, ports, and a wide range of related organisations such as transport companies, maritime insurance companies, marine technology providers, education, and research. These fields have a constant need for employees, and the fast development within the maritime industry brings more opportunities with it.

Internationalisation

If you choose to participate in our international activities, you will gain experiences and memories for life.

Students can participate in international activity by:

  • studying as an exchange student for a semester or academic year at one of our partner schools around the world
  • completing an internship abroad
  • participating in intensive courses and projects, together with international students
  • serving as a tutor and liaison for incoming exchange students

Additionally, since the language of instruction is English, there are possibilities to work at an international scale, both during and after the studies.

For example, the thesis project can be conducted abroad or in an international business setting.

We aim at strengthening our international profile in the EU primarily in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Novia UAS is actively involved in various programs and builds a network of strategic partner institutions and other stakeholders in Europe.

Language of Instruction

The studies are conducted in English.

Collaboration With Other Actors

Novia UAS and Aboa Mare, the unit for maritime education, cooperate with several universities both nationally and internationally.

Cooperation takes place within RDI projects, student and/or staff exchanges, as well as within continuing education to name a few areas. International maritime actors visit Aboa Mare on a regular basis.

Aboa Mare’s location, in the same building as many representatives of maritime authorities, ensures smooth co-operation with them.

Novia UAS and Aboa Mare have a long tradition in cooperation with marine installation manufacturing companies, such as ABB, Kongsberg, and Wärtsilä, regarding training and consulting services.

Continuing Education Opportunities

With a master’s degree, students are able to continue on to university post-graduate (licentiate/doctoral) studies. However, universities may, at their own discretion, have specific admission requirements for post-graduate studies that must be met in addition to a completed master’s degree.

Read more about applying to Novia UAS on the Admissions Services pages.

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Career Opportunities

After completing the programme, you will be qualified to pursue a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates should be better suited for work within shipping companies, maritime authorities, ports, and a wide range of related organisations such as transport companies, maritime insurance companies, marine technology providers, education, and research. These fields have a constant need for employees, and the fast development within the maritime industry brings more opportunities with it.

Head of Degree Programme
Thomas Finne

Thomas Finne

Senior Lecturer

Hertig Johans parkgata 21, 20100, ÅBO

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