B.Sc. in Shipping Management

Distance Learning (3 years)

Shipping has always been – and continues to be – critical to the development of world trade. It is also a field of business that is in today’s world thriving more than ever before.
Our BSc in Shipping Management will offer you a comprehensive and integrated overview of Shipping. At the same time, it will give you the specific skills required by managers in the maritime business.
During your studies for this course you will become familiar with the main theories and practices of international Shipping, Transport, and Trade. You will learn to describe and critically analyse the structures and institutions of managing and organising sea transport. And you will develop critical analytical skills and learn how to apply them in real life through the examination of real-life case studies.
As a Shipping graduate, 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.

Course Structure

Year 1

1. Statistics
2. Economics
3. Business Organisation
4. Business Law
5. Marketing Management
6. Business English

Year 2
1. Introduction to Shipping
2. Law of Sea Transport
3. Practice of Marketing
4. Maritime Geography
5. Marine Insurance
6. Computers & Information Systems 

Year 3
1. Maritime Logistics
2. Public Relations
3. The Shipping Company
4. Executive Skills
5. Customs & Ship Documentation
6. International Marketing

One of our distinguishing features is that at the end of each year of our three-year Bachelor programmes, 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 successful completion of Year 1, you will be awarded the Diploma in Marketing Management.
On successful completion of Year 2, you will be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Shipping Management.

Finally, upon successful completion of Year 3, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Shipping Management.


Entry Requirements
Entry requirements are flexible and vary, but we generally demand:

For entry into Year 1 (Diploma):
(a) Secondary School Leaving Certificate with a good mark
(b) 5 GCSEs and 2 AS/A2s
(c) the equivalent in your country of education
(d) Foundation Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally recognised professional body

(e) 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);
(c) Certificate from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or from another internationally recognised professional body;
(d) 40 transfer credits from an internationally accredited university in a relevant field

For entry into Year 3 (B.Sc.):
(a) Advanced Diploma from CIM (BVI);
(c) 120 ECTS from an internationally accredited university in a relevant field;
(d) Diploma in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing or equal Diploma from an internationally recognised professional body
(e) Membership of the UK Institute of Certified Chartered Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Bankers, the Chartered Insurance Institute, or any such internationall recognised professional body

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 (2 years). Students interested in applying to exempted from modules must complete the appropriate Exemption Form (AEX 60) and submit it to the Admissions Office for consideration with all their credentials and the appropriate exemption fees.

The decision of the Board regarding admissions will be final. No reason for acceptance or rejection will be given to candidates or to anyone else. CIM (BVI) reserves the right to vary its admission criteria from time to time. The Academic Registrar is responsible for the interpretation of the admission criteria and may impose other conditions to be satisfied before admission.

Commencement of Course
Students may apply for admission and start their studies anytime in the year.

This will vary depending which year you are admitted in, but for the full B.Sc. the minimum period is 36 months.

Examination Dates
Exams are held at approved Overseas Centres EVERY JUNE and JANUARY. Students wishing to enter for the examinations must complete an examination entry form (EEF79) and send it to the Institute at least by 30th November for the January Examination session and 30th April for the June Examination session.

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**Please note that the Institute reserves the right to change the fees, syllabus and regulations at any time. Students re-sitting or re-taking a course or changing their centre of study assume full risk of such changes and of any additional fees applicable at the time.

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