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New maritime management studies from Nelson Mandela Business School

Home Business Management Education & Training New maritime management studies from Nelson Mandela Business School

THE Nelson Mandela University Business School will offer a Master of Maritime Management (MMM) degree from next year. The postgraduate programme will provide business skills for maritime and supply chain professionals, including offshore and land-based activities.

Dr Sam February Director of the Nelson Mandela University Graduate School said the MMM programme is designed to help professionals deal more effectively with the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution to ensure  organisations in the maritime industry remain at the forefront of developments in this growing and ever-changing industry.

“The MMM will provide managerial competencies and allow participants to contribute to research that could transform the maritime industry for the region and the continent.”

“This programme offers research opportunities that relate to technology, globalisation and sustainability to mention a few. We are excited about this programme as it will create a new, significant and outstanding breed of maritime leaders able to efficiently deal with current and future challenges in the sector,” February said.

All-female crew

Dr Jessica Fraser who has industry experience at leading international firms such as Siemens, Procter and Gamble, and Deloitte, has joined an all-female team of local and international lecturers. “Women are under-represented in the maritime industry, and putting the right building blocks in place will work towards women being role models for the next generation. Maritime business is considered the last frontier for women,” said Fraser.

“The qualification is a complete formal degree that unbundles international trade from an emerging economy perspective. It focuses on ethical, sustainable and innovative management practice, and will position graduates with the necessary skills and confidence to lead the way. It is designed to show students the global perspective and help professionals to grow the economy and, in turn, create jobs,” said Fraser.

Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences Dean, Prof Hendrik Lloyd, said the new qualification will be of great value to the national and provincial economy. “The programme adds to the high-level strategic management and leadership competencies provided by the business school with a strong focus on innovation and sustainability,” said Lloyd.

Candidates are subject to selection based on five years of work-related experience or three years of maritime business-related or management experience. The degree is offered over a minimum period of 18 months, and is a combination of theoretical and applied research methodology modules and practical experiences from industry leaders.

Applications open on 1 June and close on 30 September 2022. For more information about the qualification, email:

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