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2020/2021  MA-MMBSO1009U  Shipping as a Business and a Market

English Title
Shipping as a Business and a Market

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 4.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Quarter
Start time of the course Autumn
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Bent Petersen - Department of International Economics, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Globalisation and international business
  • International political economy
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 02-07-2020

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Learning objectives
  • Identify drivers of demand and supply in the international shipping industry
  • Compare and explain differences in the main markets for ships and shipping services
  • Explain how changes in the structure and institutions of international shipping alter the nature of decision-making for ship-owners and policy makers
  • Explore possible data sources and solve a problem
  • Conclude with a clear understanding of structure
  • Reflect on other perspectives that will occur if different theories are applied in a given issue
Shipping as a Business and as a Market:
Exam ECTS 4,5
Examination form Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2
Size of written product Max. 20 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Autumn
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

This course provides an introduction to shipping economics and combines a historical introduction to shipping with discussions of current issues shaping the future of the shipping industry. It aims at giving a broad overview of the various shipping segments, shipbuilding and other essential areas of maritime activity such as insurance, broking, classification, financing.



Description of the teaching methods
The course will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations. Reading material will be provided to the participants in beforehand for preparation for the module. Participants will be encouraged to think of a relevant work-related project where they can apply the theory they have learned throughout the module in order to translate theoretical learning into practice.
Feedback during the teaching period
The feedback
Feedback is given to the student together with the grade when written and oral exams have been evaluated.

The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 27,5 hours
Preparation and Exam 96,25 hours
Last updated on 02-07-2020