|Degree:||Advanced Master (AdvM)|
Aviation & Aeronautical Engineering
|University website:||Maritime and Air Transport Management|
Ready to become a top-notch executive or researcher in the field of maritime and air transport management? Follow the Master of Science in Maritime and Air Transport Management. You will become truly submerged in industry practice and attain the skills to become a true expert in transportation management.
The profile of the programme which combines academic specialization with a practice-oriented approach and site visits to relevant institutions and companies in de Port of Antwerp and abroad. The programme consists of clear tracks which prepare students for careers in industry or for further study. Most of the staff are recognized researchers in their field. Experts from the industry are involved in the programme through guest lectures. The content-related coherence within each course and the assessment methods used are well monitored. The employability rate of alumni is high.
After this course, you have knowledge of basic concepts in maritime shipping, port and hinterland markets. You will have a view on the diversity in equipment, market players and market organisation and have understanding of how to apply the basic concepts in follow-up courses and real life. On the agenda: Economics fundamentals, Ship(ping) fundamentals, Seaport fundamentals, Hinterland transport fundamentals and an excursion to the Port of Antwerp: terminal, shipyard, hinterland connections.
Students will be able to provide an overview of contemporary technological and innovation trends with links to sustainability, explain what is and which types of innovation are developed in the maritime supply chain and logistics and how they can be used. You will learn what are potential innovation processes steps, objectives and effectiveness of new technologies and innovation used in ports, intra- and inter-port communication and information exchange, logistics planning, airplane or technology providers. Students gain knowledge on how innovation networks contribute to innovation development and it offers academic insights with regard to innovation systems and innovation objectives.
Towards the end of Semester 2, put your knowledge into action by visiting Rotterdam and experiencing the biggest port in Europe. Visit the Dry Dock of Rotterdam, Futureland (the future of the Rotterdam Port), take a guided tour of the city and port and experience some of the biggest shipping companies up close.
After following this program, you will be able to:
understand the industrial context in which the maritime stakeholders operate
understand the operational and strategic drivers behind the business models of the respective stakeholders in the maritime value chain
get acquainted with both managerial and analytical tools to handle day-to-day and strategic issues related to the maritime industry
get accustomed to the cultural differences in doing business within an international and globalized industrial context
Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.