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Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece

Shipping and Port Management - MSc

Degree title: Master of Science in Shipping and Port Management.
The title is awarded directly by the University of York.
Duration: 1 year (full time) or 2 years (part time)
Mode of delivery: Classes take place on weekday evenings
Language of instruction: English

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Why choose this course?

  • Degree from one of the worlds top universities, the University of York.
     
  • Opportunities for placements and internships assisting students to embark their career while studying.
     
  • Expert teaching team, comprised of seasoned academics and industry experts with professional experience.
     
  • Programme led by internationally acknowledged expert, manager and academic in the fields of freight transport, logistics and port, Dr Sotirios Theofanis
     
  • Graduates may pursue careers in many domains such as international trade and commerce, shipping, port operations and port management, logistics and dockyard management. 
     
  • Specialised programme of studies focusing on latest shipping and port management theory and practices.
     
  • A pathway to a successful career in Europe and abroad.

 

Dr Sotiris Theofanis presents the MSc in Shipping & Port Management

 

Recognition of degress Accreditation and recognition The Department

This Master’s programme provides an integrated holistic approach in shipping, ports, and freight logistics, thus giving students a sound academic and business oriented global trade understanding of the overall transport and supply chain needs, based on the market requirements. Business and research informed analysis of trends and latest developments, technology advances, and industry practice in these sectors are introduced by faculty having a unique combination of high level academic and practice expertise, being in the forefront of the shipping, ports and international logistics industries.

The challenges of global trade growth including geopolitical changes and new international regulations, the fierce competition along with the increasing requirements for environmental, social and economic sustainability, the climate change adaptation needs and the technological evolution prospects form the backbone of this programme. Thus, it takes a unique, integrated and holistic approach to equip students with the knowledge and expertise required to effectively manage shipping operations and ports as well as to respond to the overall transport and supply chain needs in this dynamic and complex environment.

The programme equips students with in- depth knowledge and understanding of the critical issues, challenges and opportunities in these sectors and the key skills and competences that will enable them to provide solutions to complex management problems. In addition to subject specific skills, the programme equips students with transferable skills and competences.

The programme carefully balances academic rigour with professional and consultancy expertise in the teaching, learning and assessment methods.

 

Entry requirements

View the application and admission requirements of the programme.

 

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this programme you may view details of the application process.

 

Tuition fees

Below you will find information about the tuition fees for this programme offered by CITY College in Thessaloniki.

 

Programme Location of studies Duration of studies

Tuition Fees 2021/2022

(in euros)

Full Tuition Fees

EU Tuition Fees

 

(for European Union applicants)
MSc in Shipping and Port Management Thessaloniki

Full-time (1 year)

€10.290 (for the full programme)

€6.800 (for the full programme)

Part-time (2 years) €5.875 per year €3.400 per year

Important Notes:

  • For students coming from outside of Greece and/or the European Union, country-specific partial scholarships may be available. Candidates who wish to be informed about our early-bird discounts (if applicable), scholarship opportunities and other types of fee reductions, are encouraged to contact us directly at admissions@york.citycollege.eu or contact our local Country Managers for further details.
  • Through our Corporate Discount Programme, qualifying companies and employers may enjoy corporate funding opportunities for their employees Masters Studies. To find out more, please contact admissions@york.citycollege.eu
  • For students who wish to study to other locations, please contact our local country managers for further details.

 

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about this programme, contact our Admissions Team at
admissions@york.citycollege.eu

 

 

 

 

Global Trade and Shipping
The unit covers advances and latest developments in the Global Maritime Trade; advances in Global Supply Chains; a thorough analysis of the Global Shipping Industry in terms of commodities, patterns, and vessels, including a special analysis of the Liner Shipping Industry; the role of concentration in the Shipping and Port Industries, including the role of Global Terminal Operations; sustainability challenges for the Shipping Industry; and the role of Technology for the Shipping Industry. Back to top

Ship Operations and Management
This unit offers a thorough knowledge and understanding of ship operations and management required for shore-based positions. It covers concepts, terminology, processes and management theories adjusted to the needs of the shipping sector. The unit will focus on the structure of shipowning and shipping operations, the organizational structures of shipping companies, key processes and functions and voyage estimating and costs. In addition, emphasis will be given on the understanding and analysis of corporate social responsibility of shipping enterprises. Back to top

Accounting and Finance for Managers
Analysis of three key aspects of accounting practice. Management accounting involves the provision of information internally to facilitate processes of management control. Financial strategy concerns processes of capital investment and treasury management. Back to top

Managing People in Organisations
This unit involves critical exploration of core concepts in current organisational theory with comprehensive analysis of the new managerial implications and practices. Recent developments in human resource management are discussed in depth, while structural changes in organisations of different sizes and sectors are analysed. Back to top

Port and Terminal Operations and Management
The unit provides a unique thorough coverage and understanding of the principles and developments of the global port industry, along with port governance, port planning, port handling technologies and operations for the different types of port activities and different cargo types (containers; dry bulk, liquid bulk, general cargo). In addition, the unit covers port leadership and management strategies, along with the latest practices employed in the sector, port sustainability, port safety, principles of port security and the role of technology and Information in the port sector, including up to date developments. Other topics include, human resources management in the port industry, ports and intermodal transport; and port – city relationships. Back to top

Contemporary Issues in Shipping and Port Management
This unit offers an excellent opportunity to study a range of contemporary issues relevant to the industry including a series of guest lecturers directly from industry experts on key topics in maritime law, chartering, insurance, Sustainability, Innovation and Technology trends. Back to top

Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Traditional Business and Logistics courses have dealt with the individual processes associated with developing new products, buying materials, transforming them, and shipping them to customers, none have dealt with the integration of information and material flows across multiple organisations. The integration of organisations within a single supply chain is becoming recognized as a core competitive strategy that will distinguish the winners from the losers beyond the year 2000. As organizations seek to continuously service customers faster, cheaper, and better, managers have come to realize that they cannot do it alone, but that they must align themselves with the best organizations upstream and downstream in order to jointly reap the rewards. The existing experiences must be synthesized to create a managerial perspective of the core tasks and challenges required to effectively develop supply chains in the future. Because supply chains involve members from every single function within organizations, engineers, purchasing managers, operations managers, logistics managers, sales personnel, financials etc, the unit philosophy is intended to provide insights into what a supply chain is, why it is becoming important, and the future challenges that lie ahead for managers. Back to top

Research Methods
This unit provides a series of lectures on academic presentation, writing skills and an introduction to research issues and methods. The unit examines a wide range of research methodologies, both qualitative and quantitative, with reference to their philosophical base and practical application in marketing, management, banking and the leisure industry. The aim is to help students design, implement and apply their own research as well as to equip them to be able to critically evaluate published material. Back to top

Dissertation
The dissertation represents a piece of individual and original research based on an approved topic of the student’s choice related to the course and selected in consultation with tutors. The term ‘originality’ here does not necessarily imply that the dissertation will develop new theoretical insights or models but that it clearly demonstrates the development of new insights and knowledge in the candidates own mind and work. Back to top

The Business Administration & Economics Department (BAED) of CITY College, University of York Europe Campus aims at providing all students with an intellectually stimulating and supportive environment that allows them to acquire important skills and competencies for their professional and personal life.

Business matters at BAED. Our undergraduate and postgraduate courses in management related disciplines are designed to challenge students’ thinking and inspire them to develop the advanced knowledge and analytical skills they will need to succeed in business.

Our academics continually work with international, national and regional businesses as part of their research and use their experiences to make their teaching relevant and up-to-date.
More about the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

Research at the Business Administration & Economics Department

The academic staff of the Business Administration & Economics Department

Contact the Business Administration & Economics Department

 

A degree in this field will help graduates pursue a career in many domains such as international trade and commerce, shipping, port operations and port management, logistics and dockyard management. Some organisations that will need skills developed during this degree include shipping companies, port authorities, clearing and forwarding companies, export and import firms, and agency houses. The intermodal character of the freight transport, creates also significant job opportunities in countries that are not surrounded by sea but have a significant role in the operation of dry ports and logistics facilities.

Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre

The Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre, focuses on helping students to set attainable career goals. It offers advice on CVs and cover letters, and on how to effectively handle job interviews. Through career fairs, and different internship programmes, the department aims at constantly bringing students in contact with prospective employers. 

Every spring we organize the Annual Career Fair presenting with an opportunity to get a first feel of job seeking. During the event students and alumni have interview opportunities with corporate recruiters and present their skills and abilities to potential employers. Large companies, organisations and multinationals from different industries across S.E. Europe participate every year in our Career Fair and offer employment and internship opportunities to our students and graduates.
More about our Career Services.

Contact the Career, Employability and Enterprise Centre at careers@york.citycollege.eu

 

Dr. Sotirios Theofanis - Programme Lead, MSc in Shipping and Port ManagementDr. Sotirios Theofanis
Professor of Practice
Programme Lead, MSc in Shipping and Port Management

Dr. Sotirios Theofanis is Professor of Practice at CITY College, University York Europe Campus; Member of the Board of Directors, Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A.; and Affiliated Faculty, Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation, Rutgers University, New Jersey. He is an internationally acknowledged expert, manager and academic in the fields of freight transport, logistics and ports. He has a unique blend of industry and academic background, with extensive administrative, high level managerial, consulting / advisory and academic experience in the fields of port planning, management and operations, as well as in freight logistics, intermodal and maritime transport.

 

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