ICMA Centre (University of Reading)

ICMA Centre (University of Reading)

International Shipping and Finance

This course is designed to address the increasing demand from shipping and transportation companies as well as finance and consulting firms for personnel with shipping specific, practical financial management skills and knowledge; students gain an in-depth understanding of how shipping and financial markets interact and complement each other; students explore strategy and policy issues along with the operations of maritime business organisations and 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; students also gain exposure to the structure and operations of financial markets and institutions, securities trading, corporate transactions, valuation and investment strategies. The degree is jointly delivered by the ICMA Centre at Henley Business School, UK and ALBA Graduate Business School in Greece; upon graduation studunts are awarded 2 degrees from each institution.

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent from an overseas institution in any discipline; applicants must have a satisfactory existing level of numeracy; GMAT may be required; for students whose 1st language is not English an IELTS score of 7.0 with no less than 6.0 in each individual components is required.

Course modules

Modules include: securities, futures and options; fixed income and equity investments; maritime economics and business; international maritime trade; introductory quantitative methods for finance; careers in shipping (masterclass); overview of shipping markets (masterclass); technical aspects of ships and cargo handling (masterclass).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,900 per Whole course (England) 9 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,900 per Whole course (International) 9 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,900 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,900 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,900 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
ICMA Centre Reading RG6 6BA South East

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