MBA – Máster en Gestión Marítima y Naviera

The MBA in Shipping and Maritime Management has been designed by the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO in order to provide the necessary knowledge and experience to managers and senior leaders in the maritime and maritime sector. The emphasis is on maritime and maritime management in an international and local environment, and the program is based on a body of knowledge and emerging evidence to enable comparisons between different countries and systems.

The program focuses primarily on education in transportation, business, administration and maritime science and technology, to develop the experience of the transportation industry, research and development.

The Maritime Studies program leads to obtaining the MBA degree in Maritime Administration and Shipping. An internship in the maritime industry, as well as field visits, complements the learning experience.

Students will be offered the opportunity to develop a career in global maritime management, freight forwarding or export and import. They will earn a distinctive business title that will allow them to work abroad, in a wide range of industrial positions, naval operations, marine sciences, maritime management and operation.

The diversity of support activities within the highly dynamic maritime industry and its various sectors, consisting of hundreds of large, medium and small employers, offers a wide range of opportunities in demanding and challenging positions. Graduates of this program will have a variety of career options including ship management, insurance, port agency, law firms, cargo transportation, ship finance, ship brokering, import and export business, as well as administrative positions in the public and private sectors.

The Department collaborates with several organizations and local shipping companies, such as port authorities, boat owners’ companies and shipping companies, in order to provide students with practical experience and excellent employment prospects.

The objective of this program is to equip students with in-depth knowledge of aspects of the maritime business, together with the business management skills necessary for them to meet the requirements of a management position within the maritime world and its associated industries.

To achieve this purpose, the program offers its students a unique combination of professional and academic courses. Practical training programs further enrich their studies and allow them to adapt quickly to the needs of employers and respond in an appropriate and imaginative way to emerging problems in a dynamic industry.

To achieve the objectives of the program, the following objectives were developed:

to provide students with a solid background in the standard core curriculum of business administration courses.
to provide students with a firm understanding of the economic, political and social forces that shape the globalizing trends of the world in the 21st century as seen in the structure and functioning of the shipping industry.
provide a fundamental and contextual approach to the appreciation of maritime law and related legal issues.
to explain the economic and commercial environment in which the maritime market is organized and to answer basic questions about how it works.
to provide an innovative, “practical” approach to instruction led by a faculty composed of experts in their fields.
to provide a good basis for a variety of careers in a variety of management functions.
At the end of this program, students should be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of maritime and maritime management, structure and operation.
Describe the functions of the shipping companies, analyze the daily operating costs and understand the dry cargo and tanker markets.
Identify the normative and legal shipping environment.
Understand the role of international organizations and associations.
Demonstrate knowledge of international law, including the sources of law, the coastal state and the jurisdiction of the flag state, the protection of the environment and the freedom of navigation.
Know the legal regime that applies to boats in different areas of maritime zones.
Understand the meaning of piracy and how it has been dealt with
Show detailed knowledge and understanding of the marine environment.
Identify, describe and analyze critically the main problems in the administration of ports, cargo handling and documentation involved;
Describe the responsibilities of the parties involved in the transport of goods and understand the main clauses of a part of the Charter that describe the responsibilities of the parties involved.
Know the importance of P
Feel comfortable with the Marine Glossary of Abbreviations and Terms.
Know the standard form of contracts, shipping documents and international agreements.
Demonstrate the ability to understand key legal concepts.
Identify and explain the context, challenges and opportunities involved in the formulation and implementation of the maritime and maritime management policy;
Understand the nature of maritime insurance, the importance it has in trade and commerce and demonstrate the basic concepts of the maritime insurance law.
Be comfortable with the standard terminology used in a contract and understand the use of Lloyd’s Law reports.
Analyze the charter procedures, the documentation involved and the actions

appropriate with regard to the problems that arise from the disputes.
Review the types of policies, situations and problems in the field of maritime and maritime management, planning and policy formulation;
Appreciate and evaluate the maritime financial sector.
Use the right tools to perform a financial analysis for investment purposes in the shipping industry.
Apply knowledge and skills in selected areas of maritime and maritime management;
Comply with accepted modes of professional behavior and work as a team in an appropriate role; develop the concepts and methodologies developed during the program through the completion of a dissertation;
Evaluate economic activities whose main objective is to promote, restore or maintain maritime and maritime management services;
Describe the function and apply selected economics techniques for financial planning of maritime and maritime management;
Describe and use the concepts of organization and structure, methods of planning and management of resources and systems to review and evaluate services.
Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of good governance and professional ethics;
Communicate effectively, work in groups, prioritize and manage the workload effectively;
Develop their capacity for independent learning and continuous professional development;
Describe and analyze critically the contemporary problems of the maritime and maritime management sector reforms and their relevance for the development of financial resources;
Analyze contemporary approaches to the management of financial resources and develop a strategic development approach for the maritime and maritime management sector;
Describe and criticize the current concepts, models and theories of maritime and maritime management;
Understand the role of management and leadership roles in maritime and maritime management
Have a conceptual understanding of management thinking and leadership that allows students to reflect and critically evaluate current research and its application to the practice of leadership in maritime and maritime management;
Introduce students to the main scientific disciplines that contribute to modern maritime and maritime management services.

Degree program

The MBA program has a duration corresponding to 90 ECTS according to the ECTS cycle study system of intensive full-time study (180 UK credit equivalents).

In order to obtain 1 ECTS academic credit, in accordance with current regulations, the student must complete 25 hours of activity. These are structured in video lessons, tasks, videoconferences, didactic and research activities in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous distance learning educational methodology. The Master is composed of 6 units of academic core modules and a Research Dissertation.

The academic degree awarded in accordance with the higher education legislation in Italy is University Master.

Erasmus Mundus Internship and Opportunities

Students can also use the Erasmus Mundus mobility program, coordinated by the International Mobility Office of the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO. The Office is responsible for promoting exchanges of mobility of students and teaching staff with other Universities, both in Europe and in non-European countries. The Office coordinates the local Erasmus activities and the Erasmus Mundus projects in which the University participates.

Instruction languages

At the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO students can attend their Programs in one of the languages ​​offered. The official languages ​​of the University Programs are:

Italian, English, French, Arabic, Polish and Greek.

The MBA in shipping and shipping management is offered in English and Greek. In the near future, Russian and Chinese will be added as official languages ​​at the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO.


.Principles of Maritime and Shipping Management.
.International law of the sea
.Marine geography and oceanography
.Operations and management of port and maritime cargo
.The Law of Transport of Merchandise by Sea
.marine insurance
.Marine environment and pollution
.Search methods

Academic faculty

The MBA in Maritime Management and Shipping is part of the Academic Programs of the Faculty of Economics. The Faculty has undergraduate and graduate programs, while qualified students can also study for a Ph.D. Doctorate and conducting post-doctoral research.

Didactic things

The didactic activity is carried out through the Internet, in the corresponding section of the portal:, the first portal in the world where teaching is taught in six languages: Italian, English, French, Arabic, Polish and Greek . The adopted psychopedagogical model implements the change:

from the central role of the teacher to that of the student;
from the transmission of knowledge to the construction of knowledge;
From passive and competitive learning to active and collaborative learning.
Students play an active role in their learning progress and can study whenever and wherever they want. In the course of their learning, students are guided by an online tutoring system, which is able to facilitate their learning and web-based communication process and to provide them with the tools to successfully carry out the study of their particular topic.

Online tutoring is organized in classes for students, with an advanced agenda system that can recognize each individual and obtain follow-up of the didactic activities and the quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the learning process of each student.


The didactic activity on the Internet is developed within the macro-area WEB known as the Didactic Cyberspace. In didactic cyberspace, the learning and development process is implemented and access is differentiated through session initiation and passwords based on the three different roles of those involved in the learning process: teachers, tutors and students. The three categories of those who use the service can access the information related to each teaching subject.

In particular, the Teacher and the Tutor can modify or substitute the didactic materials and add new ones during the teaching period, while the student has its own area where data, information and personal notes can be inserted. The student can access to:

the page of the designated teaching teacher
The Tutor’s Page.
Within these pages, learning environments are inserted and it is possible to access:

Didactic materials
The contents of the course are constituted: digitized video-lessons with markers allow the hypertextual and multimedia link to books, selected bibliographical references, texts of the exercises, lists of selected websites. The dynamic marker system gives the Internet-based video lessons a hypertextual character that allows different levels of navigation: from one lesson to another, between the topics of a single lesson, among the materials that refer to the same topic.

.Remote tutoring
Students enrolled in the master’s course can be followed at every step of their study path by the telematic teacher-tutor, who represents a guide and a constant presence during their learning process. Long-distance tutoring activities can be carried out in two ways:

synchronously, by using chat rooms, video chat rooms, video and audio conference systems activated in didactic cyberspace, but also the three-dimensional classroom created on the UTIU knowledge island in Second Life.
in a diachronic way, through tools such as email and Internet discussion forums. The discussion forums, related to the topics of a given teaching topic, allow you to broaden the dialogue and activate a collaborative learning and organize your thoughts regarding the topic of discussion and the study activity in which you are involved.
.The virtual classroom at UNINETTUNO Island of Knowledge in Second Life

In UNINETTUNO (University of International Telematics) Island of Knowledge, we conducted a 3D Auditorium dedicated to the Master’s course. This is where the avatar of the students and the avatars of the teachers / tutors interact in the three-dimensional world of UNINETTUNO with their voice. Practical works, evaluation tests and videoconferences are carried out with the protagonists of the European Union that attend through their avatars, as well as direct practice activities guided by the avatars of the teachers / tutors. In the virtual classroom of Second Life on the Island of Knowledge of UNINETTUNO, students and teachers / tutors teach and learn collaboratively and cooperatively, develop and share knowledge with people belonging to different political, cultural and religious realities, dialogue They compare cultural differences, activate socialization processes and create new knowledge.


To complete the Program, a successful evaluation of all the Academic Modules is required, as well as in the final Dissertation.

More specifically, students are evaluated as follows:

For each academic module:
Written assignments or assignments are required, which are marked by the coordinating teacher of the module. The written assignments are sent electronically, through the special personal portal that each student has, on a specific date (the teachers give special instructions during the course, while the expired assignments are not accepted by the electronic system. students wanting to request an extension must submit a special application and justification well in advance of the due date).
Oral or face-to-face written / face-to-face examination that takes place at the University of Rome facilities, or at a place abroad organized by the University, or at one of the Technology Poles of the University abroad, or in the premises of the Italian embassies. The evaluation of the tasks and the written exams and the organization of the exams are carried out exclusively by the academic and administrative staff of the University.
In the case of a failed evaluation, the student has the right to repeat the test.

Students can not pass to the last stage of their studies, writing their Dissertation Thesis, if they have not previously been evaluated successfully in all assignments and oral / written exams.

For the thesis of final / dissertation of Prova:
evaluation of the thesis dissertation of the professors of the University.
Oral face-to-face / face-to-face examination of the Dissertation Thesis by the Committee of University Professors who supervised and evaluated the dissertations and the Special Review Commission. The final exam is done in English and is held in Rome or in a place abroad organized for the occasion by the University, or in one of the Technological Poles of the University abroad, or in the facilities of the embassies Italian, or by supervised teleconference. The Teachers Committee and the Examination Committee, apart from the evaluation of the oral / live thesis exam, have the jurisdiction to ask questions for all the academic modules of the Program. After the final exam, the Examination Commission ratifies the final grade of each student.
For written assignments and Dissertation, students must use the Harvard System to refer to their sources, while in the case of plagiarism they will be expelled from the Program.

Entry requirements
The MBA in Maritime Management and Shipping is aimed at future students who have a first degree or a recognized equivalent academic degree. In addition, knowledge of the English language and information technology skills are required. Relevant professional experience is also desirable.

The credits granted by previous studies could be transferred to the MBA Program subject to the approval of the Scientific and Academic Committee of the Program.

The International Telematic University UNINETTUNO has a strict equal opportunity policy for all future students.

Registration Procedures

Enrollment at the International Telematic University UNINETTUNO can be done through our online procedure. It is necessary to have an email account that will be requested at the time of registration. To access the registration procedure, it is necessary to act as follows:

Enter the administrative secretariat
Execute the registration of the new account through the procedure guided by the system. At the end of the procedure, a username and password will be generated; These must be used in the restricted area.
Access the restricted area of ​​the student secretariat using the username and password generated by the registration procedure.
Execute the online registration procedure by entering the data that will be necessary. When all the data is entered, you will be asked which mode of payment you prefer. It is possible to pay the tuition fee by paying online with a credit card or by bank transfer.