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Diploma in Ship Finance

Essential Ship Finance distance learning course

Starts 1 May 2019

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Shipping Commercial Management

The professional development Diploma in Shipping Commercial Management is ideal for anyone in the maritime industry who wants to develop their knowledge of the financial, contractual and practical aspects of running a shipping business. It’s a popular course for people who want to move into a new or more senior role, or possibly aspire to be a shipowner themselves one day.

The syllabus addresses the entirety of the lifecycle of commercially running a shipping business including what it takes to be a shipping entrepreneur, a ship owner or manage a shipping business.

When: 1st May 2019 
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College

Ideal for:The Diploma in Shipping Commercial Management is designed for anyone in the industry who wants to move into a more senior management role, or who wants to get the financial and practical skills needed to start their own shipping business. The course is ideal for potential shipowners and shipping entrepreneurs who need a deeper insight into the finances involved in the lifecycle of the shipping business. It is also perfect for lenders, banks, investment organisations, consultants, and asset managers who want to understand the mechanisms behind the business.

Course Modules | Courses Fees | Meet the Experts | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to Vessel Ownership and Ship Finance
  • Buying and Financing a Ship
  • Purchasing Newbuild Vessels
  • Purchasing Second-hand vessels
  • Earning Revenue from Ships
  • Operating Costs for Ships
  • Captial Costs of Shipowning
  • Accounting for Shipowners
  • Running the Ship
  • Running the Ship
  • Case Study: Creating a shipping company in today’s market place

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course.

Distance learning is a flexible, cost-effective way of studying without the
need to take time off work or away from home

Course Director

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Dr. Simon D. Norton
Lecturer, Cardiff Business School

Dr. Norton holds a Master's Degree in Maritime Law and a Doctorate in Shipping finance. He is currently a lecturer in constitutional law and bank regulation at Cardiff Business School.

Dr. Norton has extensive experience in the Maritime Industry where he has worked for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and has lectured extensively in the West Indies.

Dr. Norton is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.

Progress your career with this industry recognised qualification
compiled by leading academic and maritime specialists

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