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Diploma in Maritime Business Management

The essential knowledge and skills needed to manage a business in the international maritime industry

Commences: 16th May 2017

Delivered by tutored distance learning

To triumph in this industry, aspiring or existing managers must have a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the forces and frameworks which drive and shape the maritime industry, as well as the key administrative and leadership skills needed in globally competitive organisations.

Designed for anyone in the maritime industry who wants to move into a new or more senior management role, or who has worked in management but has never had any formal management qualifications, this professional development Diploma in Maritime Business Management provides both the industry knowledge and management skills needed to lead a successful business in the shipping and maritime logistics field.

At the end of the Diploma you will be able to:

  • Identify the role and organisation of the shipping industry within the context of global trade
  • Comprehend maritime sector commercial practices and terminology
  • Explain key management functions within companies and relate them to everyday practice within the maritime sector
  • Explore the management interrelationship between a shipping company, their crew and vessels
  • Explain the regulatory environment and the legal and insurance principles applying to the maritime sector
  • Assess the management of resources and operations within the maritime logistics chain
  • Create and present professional written business reports

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 16th May 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees:  £3199 / US$4479 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment.
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The course opened me up to management and managerial decisions. What I enjoyed most was the case study as I was able to research in depth in real time issues.

Michael Davis,

 Marine Technical Superintendent, GO Asia

The Diploma in Maritime Business Management is designed for anyone in the maritime industry who wants to move into a new or more senior management role, or who has worked in management but has never had any formal management qualifications.

From ship-board officers looking to a shore-side management role, to shore-based employees aiming to broaden their skills and enhance their career prospects; from maritime professionals seeking to broaden their employment horizons, to shipping companies who wish to develop their experienced staff and enhance the management efficiency of their business.

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Katerina Konsta Dip Fin, BSc, MSc, PhD (cand)

Katerina has worked for a number of years in shipping and currently is working as Director of SeaWorks Training & Consulting Ltd. She is with the University of Middlesex as Project Supervisor in the MBA Shipping & Logistics and MBA Oil & Gas and serves as an examiner for the Institute of Charted Shipbrokers. Through SeaWorks she also collaborates with the University of Athens, Kapodistriako.

Find out more about Katerina and the highly qualified course authors.



Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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The best thing about this course is that it is 100% applicable knowledge for the Shipping Industry.

Frederick Ozone, Officer, Meditteranean Shipping Company (Mauritius) Limited


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Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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