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Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management

Enhancing the Quality of Shipping operations

Shipping is a sector with global impact, characterised by continuous introduction of new supporting technologies and a very tight regulatory framework that is subject to on-going review and improvement. Ensuring safety and security at all times is essential for shipping and for maintaining the good reputation for any organization, institution or company concerned with activities at sea.

Rules, management systems, trends and current technological developments are only as effective as the people dealing with them on a daily basis. Complying with regulations is a first step, but integrating, understanding and implementing them, in order to bring them to life for all the people involved, is the only way to make them an effective and helpful tool.

The programme addresses current topics of critical importance in the maritime industry through a distance learning approach. 

To provide the necessary insight, the World Maritime University (WMU), founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations, and DNV GL, the world’s largest ship and offshore classification society have come together to offer this exceptional new programme. The partnership between WMU, offering academic and research expertise, and DNV GL, contributing experience of best practices in the industry, makes this programme truly unique.

In 2020 both partners, WMU and DNV GL, decided to retire this programme due to new educational plans. Students that have started until autumn 2019 will be allowed to finalise their studies and receive a Postgraduate Diploma issued by the WMU.