Why study Maritime Management?
Norway is among the largest and most innovative shipping nations in the world. The maritime industry is very strong in Norway and provides the basis for maritime competence worldwide, as well as opportunities for innovation and strengthening of a keyindustry both at sea and in land-based positions.
The programme offers two alternative specializations, one technical and one commercial. The program focuses on key challenges and issues within the maritime industry. Some courses focus exclusively on the maritime industry, while other course units are more generic. The programme also covers management and leadership skills. The programme is designed toprovide a broad understanding of topics that are specifically related to the maritime industry.
Semester exchange to USN
This programme offers exchange opportunities for students from partner universities. The application deadline is 15 April for the autumn semester, and 15 October for the spring semester.
The maritime industry, both in Norway and internationally, offers a wide variety of jobs for candidates holding a master’s degree in maritime management. The graduate candidates from the management program will be attractive to companies such as ship owners, commercial management , financial institutions, insurance , shipbrokers, transportation and logistics , maritime equipment suppliers, shipbuilding and repair , engineering and contractors.
Working with the local business community
The Master of Maritime Management is a programme that was procured from the maritime industry through a national program for maritime education and research. The USN had a number of industry members closely involved in developing the programme and many still participate as Professors, guest lecturers, company and yard visits, and supervisors. Additionally, most master’s theses are written in connection with industrial partners.
What you will learn
The two specializations have different learning outcomes in this master’s programme. In the commercial specialization, you will learn about accounting and financial management, supply chain management and maritime law.
Alternatively, in the technical specialization you will learn about ship structures, ship machinery, electro, automation and telecommunications.
In addition, there are several common topics covered, such as ship operations, ship design, maritime economics, strategic analysis and leadership, management of construction projects, methodology, organization and management, entrepreneurship and innovation.
The programme provides a solid foundation for graduate students intending to take further doctoral degree studies (PhD) at universities all over the world.
You can take parts of maritime management abroad. Studying or taking an internship abroad can give you the opportunity to expand your international competence, language skills, personal qualities and adaptability. It can also make you more attractive in the job market. We have agreements with foreign universities, colleges and internships adapted to your studies.