The Bachelor in Shipping Management will teach you how to analyse the structures and institutions of Shipping, and how to manage and organise sea transport as well as all other aspects of Shipping. You will develop critical analytical skills and learn how to apply them in real life through the examination of real-life case studies.
By the end of the course, you will have a variety of career options, from working in the import and export business to ship management, freight forwarding, logistics, port management, trade and ship finance, and maritime regulation.
3. Principles of Management
4. Business Law
5. Marketing Management
6. Business English
1. Introduction to Shipping
2. Law of Sea Transport
3. Practice of Marketing
4. Maritime Geography
5. Marine Insurance
6. Business Information Systems
1. Maritime Logistics
2. Public Relations
3. The Shipping Company
4. Executive Leadership
5. Maritime Logistics
6. International Marketing
Entry requirements are flexible and vary, but we generally demand: –
For entry into Year 1 (Diploma):
(a) Foundation Certificate from CIM (BVI) / GBU-Europe
(b) Secondary School Leaving Certificate
(c) 5 GCSEs and 2 AS/A2s
(d) The equivalent in your country of education
(e) Equivalent certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally-recognised professional body (e.g. ABE)
(f) Proof of good use of English (IELTS/TOEFL/GCSE or equivalent)
For entry into Year 2 (Advanced Diploma):
(a) Diploma in Marketing Management from CIM (BVI) / GBU-Europe
(b) OND/BTEC or equivalent
(c) Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally-recognised body (e.g. ABE Diploma Level 4)
(d) 60 transfer credits in a relevant field from an internationally-accredited university
For entry into Year 3 (BSc):
(a) Advanced Diploma from CIM (BVI) / GBU-Europe;
(b) HND or equivalent;
(c) Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally-recognised body (e.g. ABE Diploma Level 5)
(d) Membership of the UK Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Chartered Insurance Institute, or any such internationally-recognised professional body
(e) 120 ECTS in a relevant field from an internationally-accredited university
One of the distinguishing features of GBU-Europe is that at the end of each year of our three-year Bachelor programme, we award separate certificates: at the end of the first year a Diploma; at the end of the second year an Advanced Diploma; and, finally, at the end of the third year, a Bachelor certificate. This offers students more flexibility and the freedom to start a degree without committing to the entire length of the course.
On completion of Year 1, successful students will be awarded the Diploma in Marketing Management.
On completion of Year 2, successful students will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Shipping Management.
Finally, upon completion of Year 3, successful students will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Shipping Management.
We welcome applications for exemptions on a subject-to-subject basis and based on evidence of credentials from recognised institutions. The maximum number of exemptions allowed is 12 (i.e. 2 years). If you would like to apply for exemptions, you will need to complete an Exemption Form and submit it to the Admissions Office for consideration, together with all your credentials and exemption fees.
Programme fees for Distance Learning students are set at:
€1500 for Year 1
€1800 for Year 2
€2100 for Year 3
On top of the programme fees, you will need to pay an application fee of €60 and examination fees (€90/95/100 per subject depending on year of study)
Examinations are held at approved examination centres around the world every June and January. In order to be eligible to take exams in January, students must submit their Examination Entry Form by 30 November; to take their exams in June, by 30 April.