Human Resource Management and Leadership
A successful leader needs to develop and improve a range of definable skills that are pivotal to successful management practice and to effective leadership. These include critical thinking and decision-making skills, HR management techniques, team working and interpersonal skills and others associated with developing personal effectiveness and credibility.
Research and Project Proposal
This unit develops the students’ research and academic study skills and introduces them to the research process. It details the theoretical underpinning philosophies of research along with the methodological options for both data gathering and data analysis. It focuses on the identification and preparation for a discipline-specific research project.
Maritime Operations and Transport
Maritime transport is driven by supply and demand of both natural resources and manufactured goods which in turn dictate the trade routes utilised and the markets within which they operate. In order to facilitate this trade there are a wide range of vessel types with specialist operational and regulatory requirements. This unit is aimed at delivering a highly intensive programme of study that will review specific requirements for these different vessels and the factors that influence the trade routes and drive the markets. Sustainability and protection of the marine environment will also be addressed
Information and Data Analytics
Understanding the strategic importance of information technology to support the successful management of an organisation and its day to day decision making is vital.
The aim is for students to be statistically aware by concentrating on the conceptual and practical application of statistics rather than the theoretical and numerical underpinnings
Management of Strategy and Organisational Change
Examine advanced strategic concepts within an international corporate context focusing on maritime organisations. Develop the ability to recognise the increasing competitiveness and volatility in an ever changing global business environment whilst seeking to critically assess these challenges to make well-reasoned decisions contributing to the success of organisations.
The unit considers the issues of strategic International Marketing within the complex environment that enterprises operate, where opportunities and constraints are continually developing and changing. The emphasis will be on business-to-business marketing strategies and on how these can create competitive advantage for a shipping business.
Economics of International Trade and Shipping
Students will appreciate and comprehend the fundamental principles of international trade and establish the transferable skills and the problem-solving techniques that they will need if they are to give appropriate advice or recommendations on practical commercial problems.
Finance and Business Risk
This unit requires students to critically reflect on the relevance and integration of finance theories, in terms of how they can be applied to contemporary real world issues. Examples and cases from international financial markets and corporations will be used to develop students’ knowledge and critical understanding of complex financial relationships within the wider maritime business environment.
International Maritime Law
This unit provides the opportunity for the student to critically evaluate the development, aims and applications of International Maritime Law. Special attention is given to problem-solving through the use of a negotiating exercise. The unit investigates the allocation of rights and duties concerning the exploitation of natural resources in the marine environment, and international and European regulation of shipping and the marine environment.
Independent Maritime Business Research Project
The unit provides the opportunity to develop and carry out research applied to an area relevant to the programme of study and in an area of personal interest to the student and which is also relevant to a student’s future career