Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management) (J7N)
This business-oriented program equips students with a high level of understanding of the logistics and maritime industries. It provides the foundation for graduates to undertake senior management positions in these industries.
The Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management) is a complete management course for people wishing to acquire specific management skills appropriate for the maritime and logistics industries. The maritime and logistics industries are at the forefront of international trade and are exciting, dynamic and challenging industries in which to work. Our course equips managers to develop solutions for complex issues faced by both domestic and international business activities. It provides practical and applied knowledge suitable for both higher level professional and managerial roles. Units studied include both specialised units, such as port management and business logistics in addition to more traditional MBA units such as strategic management and finance. The course provides an opportunity to enhance your managerial knowledge, skills and analytical abilities to assist your career progression to more senior roles.
In addition to the MBA (Maritime and Logistics management) we also offer an Advanced MBA, which is a two year course (if studying full time); this enables you to increase your breadth of knowledge. Other specialised MBA’s are also available that focus on Marine Environment and Management, Maritime Technology and Management and Shipping and Maritime Management. Please refer to the tabs located above to find further information on these courses. All these courses are fully available by distance and on-campus modes of study, except for the Maritime Technology course, which requires some attendance on-campus for some of the engineering units.
The Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management) is designed to provide both existing and potential middle and senior managers with high level management knowledge and expertise in an international context. Besides applying business principles, such as management and finance to the maritime and logistics industries, a strategic perspective to international issues relating to ports and supply chains provides industry focused learning outcomes. With a focus on an applied approach to these critical industries, centred on a strategic and analytical thinking, a unique educational experience is provided. The degree aims to produce inter-culturally competent graduates who are able to contribute substantially to senior decision-making to maintain and enhance the sustainability of these industries.
The organisations connected with the maritime and logistics industries are very diverse, including for instance large private companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and government entities. The diversity creates many opportunities for your career progression, both globally and domestically. For example, the maritime industry includes ports, shipping companies, stevedores and tourism and the logistics industry encompasses warehousing, road freight, air freight, freight forwarding and distribution. Additionally, many organisations may have a primary focus on manufacturing or international business, which will necessitate that they have internal departments involved in logistics, supply chain management and international trade, creating more opportunities. With logistics the fastest growing industry globally, there are many possibilities for you to choose.
Graduates may be eligible for membership of professional industry bodies such as CILTA, SCLAA and ICS.
Students have a choice of coursework (completing twelve coursework units, including compulsory units listed below) or a Dissertation option. Students wanting to undertake the Dissertation option need to meet with the Course Co-ordinator prior to enrolment to discuss a suitable research topic and for the appointment of a research supervisor.
This unit introduces students to the concepts, applications and practice of management. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of management that are vital for the successful operation of any business. They will be exposed to a widely accepted body
Or 2 approved postgraduate level elective units. Students should consult the Course Coordinator regarding elective choices.
Candidates must select nine (9) postgraduate coursework units (including JNB508 Research Methods) plus a dissertation of approximately 20,000-25,000 words which is equivalent to three (3) units as listed below. Enrolment in the dissertation units must be undertaken over two semesters as a minimum. In addition, students are expected to have completed JNB508 prior to enrolling in the dissertation units.
Dissertation Part 1/3
Students undertake a major research study on a topic related to the maritime and logistics industries, which aims to make a significant contribution to maritime and logistics management knowledge.Students wanting to undertake the Dissertation option need to meet with the
An undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution and at least two years’ work experience
A Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Logistics Management
A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1 (Unlimited) or Chief Engineer and at least two years’ work experience.
If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the Department of Maritime and Logistics Management for consideration of their eligibility. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, other qualifications and current managerial responsibilities; a GMAT assessment may be required. International students with English as a second language will need to have an IELTS score of 6.0, with no band less than 6.0. For full details on the English requirements please visit:
Students who have commenced or completed the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Maritime and Logistics Management can move into the MBA (MLM) program with credit for units successfully completed, provided the MBA(MLM) course requirements are met.
Candidates can progress to a research program by applying for entry to the Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.