Course Code
Theory / Lab / Tutoring / Exercises Sessions
3 / - / - / -
6th or 8th
Instruction & Examination Language
Available for Erasmus Students
Course Category
Course Type
Background knowledge
ECTS Credits
A. Pantouvakis, Ι. Theotokas
Course Objectives - Contents
  1. Distinctive features of the shipping industry and shipping companies
  2. Functions of a shipping company
  3. Organization of a shipping company
  4. Defining factors of organizational structure
  5. Segmentation of shipping companies
  6. Human resource management on land and at sea
  7. Safety management in shipping companies
Learning Results

The basic purpose of the course is to combine the theories and tools of management, organization, and organizational behaviour, and to adapt these to the specific setting of shipping companies in order to analyse their organizational and management characteristics. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of practical applications and examples. The course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and methodological tools in business administration and to enhance their knowledge of specific areas of business administration for shipping companies. Course materials include case studies and examples from the shipping industry which aim to deepen students’ analysis and understanding of the course.

More specifically, on successful completion of the course students will:

  •  have knowledge of the philosophy and content of the basic theories of management in the shipping industry (knowledge);
  •  be able to adapt the theoretical tools and concepts of management to the specific environment of shipping companies (application);
  •  be able to describe the special characteristics of shipping companies, to understand the way they operate and to compare their distinctive features as regards their management with those of companies in other sectors (knowledge, understanding, evaluation);
  •  understand and analyse the challenges of the internal and external environment within which modern shipping organizations operate (understanding and evaluation);
  •  be aware of, identify, and describe the basic functions of shipping companies (knowledge); and
  •  be familiar with concepts such as segmentation in shipping companies, human resources and how it is managed and finally safety (knowledge).


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