1 THE BUSINESS SCHOOL FOR FINANCIAL MARKETS MSc International Shipping and Finance YOUR ROUTE TO SUCCESS. YOUR ICMA CENTRE.
2 02 ICMA CENTRE MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND FINANCE A truly unique programme» Two leading Business Schools» Two distinctive locations» Accredited by both the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)» Internship opportunities for outstanding graduates» Delivered by world renowned faculty and industry practitioners» Strong support from the shipping industry» State-of-the-art facilities including three dealing rooms It is clear that this programme has a vision to produce tomorrow s leaders in the shipping industry and therefore has our full support. Angeliki Frangou Chairman & C.E.O. Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.
3 MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND FINANCE ICMA CENTRE 03 Fast-track your career in shipping and finance The MSc in International Shipping and Finance is designed to address the needs of the rapidly evolving, highly competitive and capital-intensive shipping industry. Advancing globalisation and the sustainable expansion of seaborne trade constantly create new opportunities and challenges within the shipping sector that require regular corporate strategy adjustments. The process of ship financing has evolved considerably due to the size of shipping projects and the rapid technical and environmental developments that trigger an ongoing need for investment. In addition, the volatile and cyclical nature of the shipping business has led to significant developments in shipping related risk management strategies and investment activities. As a result, there is increasing demand from shipping and transportation companies, as well as investment banks, shipping related funds and consulting firms for personnel with shipping specific financial management skills and knowledge. The degree is delivered at the ICMA Centre in the UK and ALBA Graduate Business School in Athens, Greece and is designed to provide a unique educational experience that combines research-led teaching and technically advanced training by world-renowned academic faculty and selected industry practitioners. As a student, you will benefit from hands-on sessions, bespoke simulations, specialised workshops, distinguished guest speakers, and careers events. You will also have the opportunity to spend two months in Greece, a country with a long standing tradition in shipping and the largest merchant fleet in the European Union and second largest in the world. While at ALBA, you will attend specialised shipping courses and participate in other activities, such as visits to shipping companies, vessels and ports, accompanied by information sessions from shipping practitioners. Upon graduation you will be awarded two full time MSc degrees in International Shipping and Finance, one from each institution. In addition, internship opportunities with leading companies in the shipping industry will be available to outstanding graduates. We believe this is a truly unique programme that will provide you with the technical expertise and skills required for a successful career in the wider shipping and finance industries. We hope you will take advantage of this valuable opportunity and look forward to welcoming you in due course. Dr George Alexandridis Programme Director, ICMA Centre Dr Ilias Visvikis Programme Director, ALBA
4 04 ICMA CENTRE MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND FINANCE Degree overview You will gain an in-depth understanding of how shipping and financial markets interact and complement each other. You will explore strategy and policy issues along with the operations of maritime business organisations. In addition, you will specialise in the analysis and selection of alternative shipping finance and investment methods, as well as in developing, appraising and implementing shipping related risk management strategies. You will also gain exposure to the structure and operations of financial markets and institutions, securities trading, corporate transactions, valuation and investment strategies. Accreditations The degree has received accreditation by both the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI). Graduates are eligible for exemptions from the ICS Qualification and CISI Diploma examinations. The Centre itself holds CISI Centre of Excellence status, which provides a range of other benefits to our students. Part One ICMA Centre, Reading (Oct-Dec) Compulsory» Overview of Shipping Markets Workshop» Securities, Futures and Options (including Simulated Trading Sessions)» Fixed Income and Equity Investments» Maritime Economics and Policy» Financial Markets» Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Finance Part Two ICMA Centre, Reading (Jan-Feb) Compulsory» Shipping Finance and Investment» Corporate Finance» Shipping Portfolio Simulation Challenge Electives Choice of two from the following:» Strategic Planning and Budgeting» International Securities Markets» Enterprise Valuation» Mergers and Acquisitions» Commodity Derivatives» Essentials of Financial Engineering» Stock Index Futures» Real Estate Finance ALBA, Athens (Mar-Apr) Compulsory» Derivatives and Risk Management in Shipping» Chartering Policy and Charterparty Analysis» Maritime Accounting Workshop» Shipping Strategy Workshop Optional attendance» International Commodity Trade and Transport» Marine Insurance and Carriage of Goods by Sea Students will return to Reading for exams in May. The degree comprises a total of 180 credits: 80 credits at Part One and 100 credits at Part Two. All modules are 20 credits except the Part Two optional modules, which are all 10 credits. Those marked with an are not for credit. Please note that all teaching is in English.
5 MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND FINANCE ICMA CENTRE 05 Business Advisory Committee The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) consists of an international group of select senior professionals that support the programme and ensure that its content is in line with the most recent developments in the shipping industry. Members Philippe Van Den Abeele Managing Director, Castalia Fund Management (UK) Ltd. Filimon Antonopoulos Head of Sales, Treasury & Capital Markets, Marfin Egnatia Bank Nikolaos Arachovas Vice President, Finance, Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. Guy Campbell Managing Director, Dry Cargo Chartering, H Clarksons & Co Ltd. Duncan Dunn Senior Director, SSY Futures Ltd. Tony Foster Managing Director, Marine Capital Ltd. Emmanuel Hatzakis Vice President, Investment Management Division, Goldman Sachs & Co. Costas Karamanis Managing Director, Allied Chartering Isabella Kurek-Smith Director, Head of Energy and Freight, LCH. Clearnet Ltd. Christoph Matthews Head of Commodity Sales - Shipping Clients, HSH Nordbank AG. Michael McClure Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. Scott Moncrieff Director, Merrill Lynch Commodities (Europe) Ltd. Ted Petropoulos Founder and Head, Petrofin Research, Petrofin Ship Management Inc. John Platsidakis Managing Director, Anangel Maritime Services Inc. John Tsatsas President, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA) Christos Varsos Chief Financial Officer, Goldenport Holdings Inc. Hinrich Wischer Fund Conception, MPC Capital Maritime GmbH. Ioannis Zafirakis Director, Executive Vice-President & Secretary, Diana Shipping Inc. and Director, Chief Operating Officer and Secretary, Diana Containerships Inc.
6 06 ICMA CENTRE MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND FINANCE Careers and admissions After completion of the programme you will be well equipped with the knowledge for a successful and rewarding career in the shipping industry, as well as in the wider finance sector. Indicative career paths for our graduates are finance and risk management departments of ship owning and transportation companies, as well as ship broking firms, shipping divisions of investment banks and consulting firms, finance arrangers and shipping-related investment funds, among others. The wide curriculum of the programme will also enable you to consider careers in the global investment banking and securities markets. The mission of the Career Development Unit at the ICMA Centre and the Career and Alumni Office at ALBA is to provide students with a full range of career advisory and professional development services, essential to succeed in today s global maritime and financial markets. Students will benefit from a series of workshops designed to develop the key interpersonal skills that are sought by all major employers. Alumni of both the ICMA Centre and ALBA Graduate Business School work in prestigious organisations all over the world. These firms recruit our graduates for their rich practical knowledge and strong technical skills. Entry Requirements Minimum 2:1 or equivalent from an overseas institution. Must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy. The degree does not require any previous knowledge or work experience that is shipping related. English Requirements IELTS (British Council International English Language Test): Score of 6.5 overall with no significant weaknesses in any component of the test. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): Score of 570, with TWE of 5 for the paper-based version of the test, 230 for the computer-based and 88 for the Internet based test. How to Apply You can apply online at or via our printed application form. We advise applications to be submitted by July. Scholarships Awards of up to 17,000 are available to students on the basis of academic excellence. Internships Internship opportunities with leading companies in the shipping industry will be available to outstanding graduates. Accommodation and Visas Successful applicants can apply for accommodation in halls of residence at the University of Reading. Arrangements for accommodation in furnished apartments near ALBA, for the part of the programme that takes place in Athens, will be facilitated during the first term. For detailed information on accommodation and Visas please visit
7 MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING AND FINANCE ICMA CENTRE 07 Two leading business schools ICMA Centre ALBA Graduate Business School Part of world-ranked, triple accredited Henley Business School; the ICMA Centre has become one of the largest specialist university finance departments in Europe. The Centre is the first active collaboration between the securities industry and a University finance department. Offering a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education, as well as professional and policy development research and consultancy, the ICMA Centre s aim is to deliver the highest standard in financial markets focused teaching, learning and research. Teaching is delivered by world-renowned faculty, including distinguished industry practitioners. The practical application of finance theory is one of the ICMA Centre s key advantages and is why students and financial institutions alike choose the Centre for their education and training needs. This integration of theory with practice is achieved through the use of the Centre s state-of-the-art dealing rooms. All equipped by Thomson Reuters, the terminals run the latest industry simulation software, as well as the Centre s own simulation software platform; ICTrader. The Centre maintains excellent industry links and is highly regarded by leading institutions in the financial markets. It holds Centre of Excellence status from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment (CISI) and is one of only thirteen CFA Program Partners in the UK. ALBA Graduate Business School is a leading European Business School, founded by and operating under the auspices of the Greek business community. It currently has 90 institutional and corporate members, including major banks, industrial, retailing and shipping companies. The school s faculty include world-renowned academics with a strong track record in research, leading visiting scholars from top business schools worldwide and distinguished industry practitioners. ALBA specialises in postgraduate business education and is also among the leaders in high quality executive education in South-East Europe, accommodating the needs of several large corporate clients. Its EFMD/EPAS accredited MSc in Finance is the only CFA Program Partner in Greece and is included in the Financial Times Masters in Finance listing. In addition, its very successful, AMBA accredited, MBA in Shipping is one of the few in the world and is validated by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), while the school s MBA students have won the largest number of awards in the European Business Plan of the Year Competition since
8 For more information For more information regarding the MSc International Shipping and Finance please or call +44 (0) View website For admissions information please We have several open days during the year dates and timetables are available at You can also book individual appointments if these dates are not convenient. Designed by goode.co.uk More from the ICMA Centre: BSc Finance and Investment Banking MSc Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance MSc Corporate Finance MSc Financial Engineering MSc Financial Research MSc Financial Risk Management MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking MSc Investment Banking and Islamic Finance MSc Investment Management MSc Real Estate Finance Corporate Finance Executive MBA with Henley Business School PhD Finance A range of Executive Education for the financial markets ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6BA, UK T: +44 (0) F: +44 (0) E: The ICMA Centre is supported by the International Capital Market Association, the trade association and market regulator for member organisations active in the global securities market.
POSTGRADUATE DEGREES GUIDE 2016 NEW EDITION Know more. Do more. Welcome to Griffith University Griffith is a top-ranked university with a welcoming atmosphere. We re one of the leading providers of higher
Postgraduate s from Bristol Business School www.uwe.ac.uk/bbs Practical Learning for the real world Staff and students from diverse cultural backgrounds bring a global perspective to the overall learning
BUSINESS SCHOOL MBA PROGRAM CONTENTS 1 Welcome from the Head of School 2 Why Undertake an MBA at the University of Adelaide Business School? 4 How does the Adelaide MBA work? 5 Study Options 6 Frequently
MASTER YOUR CAREER GROWTH COURSE PROSPECTUS 2015 CONTENTS 02 03 04 06 08 09 10 12 13 26 27 33 36 37 MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL OUR CAMPUSES WHY STUDY WITH SYDNEY BUSINESS SCHOOL? RANKINGS
MBA & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS Learn something new every day. MBA & POSTGRADUATE PROGRAMS CERTIFICATE AND DIPLOMA PROGRAMS CORPORATE TRAINING SHORT COURSES PARTNER PROGRAMS CONTENTS WHY CHOOSE CHIFLEY 2 CONNECTED
National Research University Higher School of Economics London Metropolitan University Dual Degree Master of Public Administration This joint master s degree is an excellent example of what can be achieved
2015 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Business Management Business Management with Industrial Placement Business Management with Communications International Business Full-time Olga Serena Graduate, Class
BUSINESS Postgraduate courses 2013 Welcome to Business at QUT Business can be considered the engine room of the economy it drives recovery in hard times and growth in good times. Postgraduate study provides
2012-2013 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management Part-time Helyn Kng Zhiwei Student Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Management The University of Manchester, UK The programme is developed and awarded
Criteria for the Accreditation of MBA Programmes 1 2 1 INTRODUCTION Framework & Eligibility 1.1 This document sets out the criteria for MBA programme accreditation. While setting the standards that accredited
EU University Certified Course COFIT 2015 CERTIFICATE OF FINANCE IN INTERNATIONAL TRADE ( Undergraduate Programme) The Certificate of Finance in International Trade gives you the edge in your financial
Undergraduate Program Guide 2016 Business, Economics and Innovation Commerce Economics Finance Innovation and Entrepreneurship Life experience through Global Learning All students will have the opportunity
Table of Contents 1 Introduction Joint and postgraduate opportunities 2 Choosing the right course 3 Entry requirements 4 Applications Interviews 5 Typical modules 6 Day in the life 7 Marketing at DMU 1
Nationally ranked. Internationally focused. Practice oriented. Kevin Brown, EMBA 11 Vice President Digital Strategy Citi Graduate Degree Programs 2012 Full-time or part-time Wall Street or White Plains
University of South Wales Online Courses in partnership with UNIC 2 There are lots of reasons why so many EU and international students choose the University of South Wales including Quality Courses, Employment
College of Computer Training (CCT) Prospectus www.cct.ie Welcome to the College of Computer Training (CCT) Welcome to the College of Computer Training (CCT) As a committed and dedicated organisation, it
TAYLOR S BUSINESS SCHOOL TAYLOR S UNIVERSITY, MALAYSIA BRISTOL BUSINESS SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL PROGRAMME GUIDE 2011 for the TU/UWE Dual Award Programmes DISCLAIMER This publication
MBA PROGRAM 2013-2014 ABOUT UBIS The University of Business and International Studies (UBIS) features English-language-based programs that meet both the US standards and the Bologna accord standards thus
Mannheim Part-Time MBA Contents 01 Welcome.... 3 02 Your Mannheim Advantage... 4 03 Your Program... 7 The Part-Time Concept... 8 04 Your Challenge.... 11 Team Experience... 12 Beyond Hard Skills The Social
MBA Courses 2014/15 Learn today Lead tomorrow Contents A Word from the Dean 4 Welcome to the Smurfit MBA 5 Why choose an MBA? 6 Why the Smurfit MBA? 7 Our courses: Full-time MBA 9 Executive MBA 15 Careers