This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Starting 20 February 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 20 February 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Essential knowledge and skills needed to manage a business in the global shipping industry

Designed for maritime professionals moving to new or more senior management.

In Partnership with North Kent College


If you have questions or you would like to talk to one of our Education Consultants, get in touch! Contact +44 (0) 20 8052 2710 for extra details.

Diploma in Maritime Business Management

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - The Shipping Business
  • Module 2 - Management Concepts
  • Module 3 - Maritime Law
  • Module 4 - Ship Operations and Crew Management
  • Module 5 - Maritime Regulation and Industry Bodies
  • Module 6 - Marine Insurance
  • Module 7 - Chartering Policy of Shipping Companies
  • Module 8 - Marketing Strategy of Shipping Companies
  • Module 9 - Financial Management in a Maritime Business
  • Module 10 - Maritime Logistics
  • Case Study - Pervasive Issues in Maritime Business Management

What you'll learn

  • Identify the principles of global trade, maritime economics and shipping market cycles
  • Comprehend and identify the various types of plans used by shipping companies and learn how to apply basic planning rules
  • Examine the legal framework of the maritime industry
  • Explore the management interrelationship between a shipping company, their crew and vessels
  • Summarise the key regulations and codes that affect shipping and seafarers
  • Understand the basis of marine insurance policies and clauses
  • Appraise the chartering policy of shipowners in the bulk and liner market
  • Discuss the role of marketing as a tool for the improvement of chartering policy
  • Comprehend budgeting, costing and forecasting processes
  • Explore port management and operations
  • Integrate learning from across the course to a topical case study situation

Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector.  

MBA (Maritime Business Management) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Maritime Business Management has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University.

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs