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Diploma in Maritime Business Management

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

Starts 25 February 2021

Maritime Business Management

 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.

When:  25 February 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months

Ideal for: 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.

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

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • The Shipping Business
  • Management Concepts
  • Maritime Law
  • Ship Operations and Crew Management
  • Maritime Regulation and Industry Bodies
  • Marine Insurance
  • Chartering Policy of Shipping Companies
  • Marketing Strategy of Shipping Companies
  • Financial Management in a Maritime Business
  • Maritime Logistics
  • Case Study: Pervasive Issues in Maritime Business Management

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

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

Course Director

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Dr. Simon D. Norton

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.

Find out more about Dr. Norton

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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Continue your studies to Master's level

The credits gained on completion of your Diploma allow you to continue your studies with Middlesex University to gain a postgraduate qualification. You can study an MBA in Maritime Business Management, or gain advance standing onto the industry leading MBA in Shipping and Logistics. This continuation route has only been recognised for graduates of Lloyd's Maritime Academy Diplomas.

Read more about the MBA Continuation
Read more about the MBA in Shipping and Logistics

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