B.Sc. Shipping

Business College Athens BCA, Athens, Greece
The BSc in Shipping course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in shipping to broaden their horizons and raise expectations also provides students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the key subjects relevant to a career in shipping.

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English Language Requirements

To study at this university, you have to speak English. We advise you to

take an IELTS test.
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Requirements

Below you will find a list of admissions requirements and the application material you need to collect:

1) Application form 2) A certified photocopy of your high school certificate (apolytirion) or International Baccalaureate Diploma
3) A reference letter 4) A photocopy of your identity card
5) 5 colour photographs
6) Those who wish to attend our undergraduate programs in English are required to submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 4.5 (with a minimum score of 4.0 in each part of the test)
  • TOEFL: a minimum score of 450, or of 133 in the computer based test
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): Grade C and above
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate (CEA): Grade D and above
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade E and above.
  • A relevant score in the BCA English Language Placement Test

Applicants can be admitted to the second year of undergraduate studies (Certificate Level) as long as the grade of their high school certificate (apolytirion) is 16 or above. Those who wish to attend second year modules in English should also submit one of the following certifications:

  • IELTS: a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.0 in each part of the test)
  • TOEFL iBT: a minimum score of 550, or of 213 in the computer based test
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): Grade B and above.
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade C and above.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade D and above.
  • A relevant score in the BCA English Language Placement Test

International Baccalaureate Diploma Graduates

Applicants can be admitted to the second year of undergraduate studies (Certificate Level) as long as the grade of their Diploma is 28 and above. Those who wish to attend second year modules in English should also submit one of the following certifications:

  • I.B. Diploma Standard Level in English: a minimum score of 4.
  • IELTS: a minimum score of 5.5 (with a minimum score of 5.0 in each part of the test)
  • TOEFL iBT: a minimum score of 550, or of 213 in the computer based test
  • Cambridge First Certificate (FCE): Grade B and above.
  • Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade C and above.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade D and above.
  • A relevant score in the BCA English Language Placement Test.

In order to complete the process of your admission to BCA, you have to submit all the necessary documents to our offices. As far as the application form is concerned, please note that you can fill it in, if you wish, at the BCA offices.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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Description

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The BSc in Shipping course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in shipping to broaden their horizons and raise expectations also provides students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the key subjects relevant to a career in shipping.

Your degree course will enable you to study a number of leading-edge shipping subjects as well as allowing you to explore innovative and contemporary themes relevant to the modern-day shipping business environment. The Course is taught and assessed in either English or Greek only in the first year, from the 2nd year onwards is taught in English.

In the first year (foundation level) of your course you will be introduced to the major subjects of shipping business as well as the general business principles. In the second (certificate level) of your course you will be introduced to the major subjects of shipping. In your third year (intermediary level) you will continue to study the major subjects of shipping and you will build upon knowledge gained in the first years. This will provide important foundations for your degree course. The course has been designed to be flexible in the choice of option subjects that you can study in year four (honours level). A number of designated themes have been established that will enable you to pursue clearly defined shipping disciplines. The subjects

Main Educational Aims of the Course

The principal aim of the Shipping course is to provide a contemporary and dynamic programme of study which gives students knowledge and understanding of core subjects relevant to shipping business and management. The purpose of the course follows that set out in the QAA Benchmarks for Business and Management courses:

  • the study of shipping and related organisations, their management and the changing external and global environment in which they operate;
  • preparation for and development of a career in shipping;
  • enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large.

The Shipping course is designed to be flexible in the choice of option subjects offered to students. A number of designated themes have been established that enable students to pursue clearly defined shipping areas. In this way, it is envisaged that students will be able to specialise in areas of interest. The designated themes/pathways include operations, insurance & maritime law, shipping investment & finance.

The specific aims of the course are to:

  • offer a contemporary course relevant to a career in shipping in its widest context. The course will provide students with the opportunity to explore and examine in-depth many subjects relevant to shipping;
  • develop students
  • foster an awareness of the decision-making process of shipping and shipping related organisations and the social, cultural and ethical environment in which they operate;
  • provide students with an opportunity to engage in leading edge themes of shipping business including sustainability, leadership, globalisation, corporate social responsibility, knowledge management and risk management;
  • provide students with the theory and application of key shipping business management concepts, approaches and techniques so as to provide knowledge and understanding suitable to the development of a professional career in shipping;
  • develop students
  • ensure that students develop a range of intellectual attributes expected from graduate students, as well as the skills relevant to students

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline October 3
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date October 2015
Credits (ECTS) 180 ECTS
Duration full-time 35 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

BSc Shipping with Operations and Management

Foundation Year

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Maritime Geography
  • Microeconomics
  • IT Skills
  • English Language I
  • Shipping Practice
  • Marine Cargo Operations
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • English Language II

Single Honours Course

Certificate Level

  • Maritime Business Environment
  • Introduction to Shipping Law
  • Shipping Management
  • Maritime Accounting & IT
  • Maritime Economics
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Chartering Practice
  • Shipping Operations

Intermediate Level

  • Human Resource Management in Shipping
  • Marine Insurance
  • International Commodity Trade & Transport
  • Shipping Marketing
  • Statistical Analysis for Shipping
  • Shipping Investment & Finance
  • Port Management & Shipping Logistics
  • Maritime Policy

Honours Level

  • Strategic Shipping Management I
  • Ship Sale & Purchase: Theory & Practice
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Shipping Management II
  • Maritime Environmental Management
  • Economics of International Shipping
  • Shipping Dissertation Project

BSc Shipping with Insurance & Maritime Law

Foundation Year

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Maritime Geography
  • Microeconomics
  • IT Skills
  • English Language I
  • Shipping Practice
  • Marine Cargo Operations
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • English Language II

Single Honours Course

Certificate Level

  • Maritime Business Environment
  • Introduction to Shipping Law
  • Shipping Management
  • Maritime Accounting & IT
  • Maritime Economics
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Chartering Practice
  • Shipping Operations

Intermediate Level

  • Human Resource Management in Shipping
  • Marine Insurance
  • International Commodity Trade & Transport
  • Shipping Marketing
  • Statistical Analysis for Shipping
  • Shipping Investment & Finance
  • Port Management & Shipping Logistics
  • Maritime Policy

Honours Level

  • Strategic Shipping Management I
  • Ship Sale, Purchase & Finance
  • Shipping Law
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Shipping Management II
  • The Law of International Trade & Transport
  • Maritime Environmental Management
  • Shipping Dissertation Project

BSc Shipping with Shipping Investment & Finance

Foundation Year

  • Introduction to Shipping
  • Maritime Geography
  • Microeconomics
  • IT Skills
  • English Language I
  • Shipping Practice
  • Marine Cargo Operations
  • Macroeconomics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • English Language II

Single Honours Course

Certificate LevelTitle

  • Maritime Business Environment
  • Introduction to Shipping Law
  • Shipping Management
  • Maritime Accounting & IT
  • Maritime Economics
  • Carriage of Goods by Sea
  • Chartering Practice
  • Shipping Operations

Intermediate LevelTitle

  • Human Resource Management in Shipping
  • Marine Insurance
  • International Commodity Trade & Transport
  • Shipping Marketing
  • Statistical Analysis for Shipping
  • Shipping Investment & Finance
  • Port Management & Shipping Logistics
  • Maritime Policy

Honours Level

  • Strategic Shipping Management I
  • Shipping Investment Policy
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Research Methods
  • Strategic Shipping Management II
  • Shipping Finance Policy
  • Shipping Risk Management
  • Shipping Dissertation Project

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Business College Athens BCA, Greece

Greece BCA was founded in 1971 and was the first college in Greece to cover the educational gap that existed at the time in growing sectors with great demand such as economy and management, tourism studies and computer studies. At the same time, BCA was the first educational institute with branches in Switzerland and Italy, the first education institute to introduce studies that were closely connected to the job market with professors professionals of the sector.