MBA is a PG course. Technically, it is a postgraduate management education program.
MBA programs are available in two main formats in India- general management course (general MBA) and specialization (sector-specific MBA) course. MBA in Shipping and Logistics Management is a sector/industry-specific course.
General MBA course covers general management subjects. Industry or sector-specific management course covers general subjects as well as specialization subjects.
MBA in Shipping and Logistics Management course is one such industry/sector-specific management education course. This course focuses on two sectors- shipping and logistics management.
In simple terms, logistics means the commercial activity of transporting goods to customers. Logistics management applies principles of management and administration to it, making logistics operations much more efficient.
Logistics management is a part of supply chain management. This discipline deals with planning, implementing and controlling the efficient flow (forward and backward) and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption (customer).
Shipping sector plays an important role in transporting goods from one place to another. Shipping industry is an integral part of logistics operations taking place around the world.
Type of course
MBA in Shipping and Logistics Management is a PG management education course.
The academic program is 2 years long.
Though GP Ratings course covers aspects of deck crew training, separate deck crew training courses are also available. The pre sea training course lasts 6 months.
It is a PG course. Graduate Degree (in any discipline) from a recognized institute/university is the minimum qualification required to pursue this course.
Reputed institutes rely on merit based admission process. Deserving candidates are selected through entrance test and interview. Some relevant entrance tests are- CAT, XAT, MAT, ATMA, JMET and other institute-wise entrance tests.
Career prospects and job opportunities
MBA in Shipping and Logistics Management course has been designed to meet the requirements of the shipping, logistics and supply chain management sectors. The main aim of this course to to churn out skilled management professionals who are capable of managing logistic operations and organizations.