The maritime sector is undergoing a complete overhaul in the recent years and due to various developments and Government reforms initiated in India, including Sagarmala Project, subsidy schemes, Green Channel, Major Ports Authority bill among others, the sector is poised to experience renewed growth.
GMU, cognizant of this need, envisaged the course MBA – Shipping and Logistics as a means to develop experts of distinguished caliber. For this GMU has partnered with the reputed Copenhangen Business School.
The inputs in terms of a conducive learning environment, top-class infrastructure and learning facilities, adept faculty members with a rich history of contribution to industry and academics and the exposure offered to sub-national, national and international contexts through partnerships, helps forge the management professionals with the most sought-after capabilities here, at GMU.
The program is divided into a semester pattern of two semesters per year, with sufficient time given to students for pursuing internships, projects and extra-curricular activities.
Introduction to Maritime Management: The course covers the planning, organizing, staffing leading, coordinating and controlling functions that are critical for the current and future success of the shipping companies.
Introduction to Global Maritime industry: This course provides an overview of the fundamentally different types of shipping that make up the global maritime supply chain
Shipping Finance: provide a good understanding of maritime and shipping economics, ship economics, and the economics of specialized shipping markets.
Marketing of shipping services: Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of marketing and advanced topics in strategic marketing and international marketing.
Logistics and supply chain management: This course examines the planning and management of logistics services and supply chain operations. The course would also cover the combination of multiple transport modes in the context of intermodal and multimodal transportation.
The digital transformation of shipping industry: This course would provide the students an understanding of the Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security and Block-chain solutions deployed in shipping and logistics.
Human resources management: The course would enable learners to place an increased focus on human capital with developing and retaining talented work, negotiate empowerment and inclusion.
In addition to the above-mentioned courses, the student would also learn advanced topics covered through electives including Maritime Law, Chartering, Port operations, Marine Insurance among others based on their interest.
The course MBA – Shipping and Logistics has been designed based on the industry demand for specialized courses unlike other programmes. We exist to cater to a very specific industry need of highly trained professionals in terms of quality and sectoral knowledge matching international standards who would be comfortable working in any environment. The following key global and national developments towards a renewed “Blue Revolution” would offer a plethora of opportunities to management professionals in the sector:
Name of Subject
|1||Introduction to Global Maritime Industry||SMM 4101|
|2||Maritime Organizational Behaviour||SMM 4102|
|3||Statistics for Maritime Management||SMM 4103|
|4||Fundamentals of Economics||SMM 4104|
|5||International Business Communication||SMM 4105|
|6||Financial Statements and Analysis||SMM 4106|
|7||Maritime Financial Management||SMM 4107|
|8||Law for Maritime Managers||SMM 4108|
|9||Marketing for Maritime Industry||SMM 4109|
|1||Financial Management II||SMM 4201|
|2||Operations Management||SMM 4202|
|4||Data Analysis & Analytics||SMM 4204|
|5||Management Information System||SMM 4205|
|6||Legal & Business Environment-II||SMM 4206|
|7||HR Management||SMM 4207|
|8||Statistics for Maritime Management-II||SMM 4208|
|9||Global Economic Environment||SMM 4209|
|1||Shipping Markets and Maritime Business and Economics||SMM 5311|
|2||Investment and Finance||SMM 5312|
|3||Basics of Marketing of Shipping Services||SMM 5313|
|4||Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management||SMM 5314|
|5||Logistics and Supply Chain Management||SMM 5315|
|6||The Digital Transformation of Shipping Industry||SMM 5316|
|7||Introduction to Strategic Management||SMM 5317|
|8||Port Management and Strategy||SMM 5318|
|9||Shipping Demand and Supply Analysis and Shipping Freight Mechanism||SMM 5319|
Semester IV (Project/Dissertation + 5 out of the following Electives)
Electives- (Port & Shipping)
|1||Safety and Environmental Management in Shipping||SMM 5491|
|2||Maritime Law – Carriage of Goods by Sea and Marine Insurance||SMM 5492|
|3||Maritime Law – Chartering and Bills of Lading||SMM 5493|
|4||Principles of Chartering||SMM 5494|
|5||Port Demand, Supply and Pricing||SMM 5495|
|6||Ship Management||SMM 5496|
|7||Port Economics and Management||SMM 5497|
|8||Energy Economics and Trading||SMM 5498|
|9||Maritime Logistics and Intermodal OperationsShipping Strategies||SMM 5499|
The courses mentioned in Semesters II to IV are subject to review and revision by the appropriate authorities and experts to meet the industrial requirements.
GMU shall explore offering an externship for students desirous of completing part of their credit requirement towards the course in Denmark at Copenhagen Business School at an additional cost. The students will be given the choice of opting in for Global Externship at the end of their first year wherein a part of the credit requirements for the award of their degree would be met by undertaking courses or short-term projects at Copenhagen under the direct guidance and supervision of CBS. The cost of the Global Externship including the tuition fees would be borne by the student on actual basis.
Fee Structure for fully residential two-year MBA in Shipping & Logistics for the Academic Year 2020-21 is as below:
|Particulars||Year – 1||Year – 2||Total (Rs.)|
|Sem- 1||Sem – 2||Sem – 3||Sem- 4|
|Total Programme Fees* (Rs.)||1,25,000||1,25,000||1,25,000||1,25,000||5,00,000|
|Cost of Externship Programme||On Actual Basis||On Actual Basis||On Actual Basis||On Actual Basis||On Actual Basis|
*Programme fee structure is subject to the final approval of the Fee Regulatory Committee
Admission to the fully residential two-year MBA program is open to graduates from any discipline provided he/she fulfils the eligibility criteria and qualifies through the selection process.
A total of 30 Seats are available for admission under the MBA Program in Maritime Management (with specialization in Shipping & Logistics Management) at Gujarat Maritime University (GMU)
The candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline with at least 50% marks or equivalent CGPA (45% marks in case of SC/ST/SEBC/EWS Category candidates), awarded by any of the Universities incorporated by an act of the Central or State legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a university as per the UGC Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of Education, Government of India. (Formerly Ministry of Human Resource Development)
Candidates appearing for the final year of bachelor’s degree/equivalent qualification examination and those who have completed degree requirements and are awaiting results can also apply. If selected, such candidates will be allowed to join the programme provisionally, only if he/she submits a certificate from the Principal/Registrar of his/her College/Institute within one month of commencement of classes stating that the candidate has completed all the requirements for obtaining the bachelor’s degree/ equivalent qualification on the date of the issue of the certificate.
GMU accepts CAT /XAT / MAT / CMAT/GMAT score for application to its programmes.
The candidates shortlisted on the basis of aggregate CAT /XAT / MAT / CMAT/GMAT score will be required to appear for Group Discussion / Personal Interview (PI) for confirming his/her admission.
*Amid the COVID19 breakout, GMU will not hold physical GD / PI. Instead the GD/PI this year (A.Y. 2020-21) shall be done online. Any candidates who fails to score more than 25% marks in PI, will not be considered for Merit and shall be further waitlisted.
Gujarat Maritime University (GMU) further reserves the right to conduct further online / offline examination for admission to its MBA Program in Maritime Management, in addition to the dates already announced.
GMU offers admissions under State Quota seats, administered by the Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) and All-India seats for which the admission processes are described below: State Quota Seats (50%): For admission under the State quota seats, a candidate has to apply at Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) website (http://www.jacpcldce.ac.in/) and follow the instructions therein. The Admission Committee for Professional Courses (ACPC) shall prepare a merit list, out of the students who have applied for the course. Candidates are to follow the document and fee submission deadlines as specified by the ACPC. All India Seats (50%): A candidate seeking admission under the All India seats quota shall apply on-line at the University website www.gmu.edu.in under the admissions section and fill the requisite application forms. The application forms and the fee payment links will be available from 12th August 2020, 10:00 am onwards.
The candidates who appeared for CAT / XAT / MAT / CMAT/ GMAT and have a valid score at the time of admission will be offered admissions in the GMU’s Maritime Management Program.
Application fees will be charged from the students as below which need to be paid while filling out the online application forms.
Applicants are required to note the application ID generated on successful submission of the application form. The application ID is to be used for all communication with the university officials during the admissions stage. On successful submission of the application form, the candidates will be redirected to the admission fee payment page. Candidates may choose the mode of payment from the available options and pay the fees as applicable. The application forms and the fee payment links will be available from 12th August 2020, 10:00 am onwards.
Gujarat Professional Technical Educational Colleges or Institutions (Regulation of Admission and Fixation of Fees) Act, 2007 and in reference to the Master of Business Administration Course (Regulation of Admission and Payment of Fees) Rules, 2020, the seats shall be reserved towards admission in Government Seats who are of Gujarat origin and falling under the following categories and in following proportion;
|Sr. No.||Reservation Category||Weightage (% Seats)|
|3.||Socially & Educationally Backward Classes||27%|
|4.||Economically Weaker Section (EWS)||10%|
Over and above, three percent of the seats will be reserved for students belonging to the Differently abled Category.
Students are required to submit relevant valid proof documents to support the reservation of seats are required to be submitted during the time of admission.
Providing inaccurate or incomplete information or malpractice of any kind or canvassing will result in disqualification of the Candidate.
Please note that admission to any category of candidate is subject to meeting the selection criteria as specified by GMU. In case of any dispute, the jurisdiction will be the competent court of Gandhinagar only.
Ragging is totally banned in GMU and anyone found guilty of ragging and/ or abetting ragging is liable to be punished as per the GMU Anti-Ragging Policy.
The candidates are to note that since the programme is in the first year of commencement, the fee structure is subject to revision by the fee regulatory committee. In case of an upwards revision the institute will be authorized by the fee regulatory committee to collect the excess fees. In case of a downward revision, the difference will be refunded to the students.