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School of Graduate Studies (2011/2012)
15.2 Program

The Master of Maritime Management (MMM) is a comprehensive academic program that provides a broad understanding of the structure and operation of organizations and the factors that influence business decisions in the context of maritime-based organizations. It provides a maritime management focus through the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of technical operations and the factors that have an impact on their success, as well as the ability to apply these concepts within their organizations.

The program is offered online and requires successful completion of either (i) 24 credit hours of course work, including specialized maritime-management courses, courses from the Faculty of Business Administration's Master of Business Administration program, and a comprehensive project and report (6 credit hours), or (ii) 30 credit hours of course work. Candidates will typically register on a part-time basis, but any who register for full time study may complete the program in three semesters.

15.2.1 Admission Requirements
  1. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. To be considered for admission to the program an applicant will normally possess a second class or better undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing and will normally have:

    1. a Memorial University of Newfoundland Bachelor of Maritime Studies or Bachelor of Technology, or a comparable undergraduate degree with appropriate maritime sector and business management course work; and

    2. an appropriate technical knowledge and relevant marine sector employment experience.

  2. The deadlines for submission of applications for candidates wishing to enter studies are as follows:

    • Fall (September) semester: June 15
    • Winter (January) semester: October 15
    • Spring (May) semester: February 15

    Applications received after listed deadlines will be considered as time and resources permit.

15.2.2 Program of Study
  1. Candidates for the Master of Maritime Management shall be required to complete a minimum of either:

    1. Twenty-four credit hours of course work and a major project and report (6 credit hours). Course work includes four compulsory core courses (12 credit hours); and four elective courses (12 credit hours). Students on the project route will complete MSTM 6101 Project in Maritime Management (6 credit hours).

        • Core Courses (Four to be completed):
        • BUSI 8104 Organizations: Behaviour and Structure
        • BUSI 8209 Leadership and Interpersonal Skills for Managers (Prerequisite: BUSI 8104)
        • MSTM 6041 Marine Policy
        • MSTM 6042 Business of Shipping/Transportation of Goods
        • Elective Courses (Four to be completed: one course from each of Category A and B and two courses from Category C):
        • Category A
        • BUSI 8106 Marketing
        • BUSI 8107 Managing Ethics and Responsibility
        • BUSI 8109 Accounting for Management
        • BUSI 8204 Human Resource Management (Prerequisite: BUSI 8104)
        • Category B
        • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management
        • MSTM 6034 Project Management
        • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
        • Category C
        • MSTM 6027 Coastal and Ocean Environmental Policies
        • MSTM 6043 Marine Law
        • MSTM 6044 Marine Environment Law and Pollution Control
        • MSTM 6045 Port Operations and Management
        • MSTM 6046 Information Systems in the Marine Environment
        • MSTM 6047 Maritime Security and Event Investigation
        • MSTM 6048 Emerging Issues in International Marine Transportation
        • MSTM 6049 Maritime Risk Analysis and Management
        • Project in Technology Management
        • MSTM 6100 Project in Technology Management (6 credit hours)
        • Students will choose a topic in consultation with the Academic Director and will work independently to carry out an in-depth study of a problem or application within the area of maritime management and fully document and present their findings. Preferably the problem will be directly related to a workplace situation.
    2. Thirty credit hours on a course-based route. Course work includes four compulsory core courses (12 credit hours); and six elective courses (18 credit hours).

      • Core Courses (Four to be completed):
      • BUSI 8104 Organizations: Behaviour and Structure
      • BUSI 8209 Leadership and Interpersonal Skills for Managers (Prerequisite: BUSI 8104)
      • MSTM 6041 Marine Policy
      • MSTM 6042 Business of Shipping/Transportation of Goods
      • Elective Courses (Six to be completed: one course from each of Category A and B and four courses from Category C):
      • Category A
      • BUSI 8106 Marketing
      • BUSI 8107 Managing Ethics and Responsibility
      • BUSI 8109 Accounting for Management
      • BUSI 8204 Human Resource Management (Prerequisite: BUSI 8104)
      • Category B
      • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management
      • MSTM 6034 Project Management
      • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
      • Category C
      • MSTM 6027 Coastal and Ocean Environmental Policies
      • MSTM 6043 Marine Law
      • MSTM 6044 Marine Environment Law and Pollution Control
      • MSTM 6045 Port Operations and Management
      • MSTM 6046 Information Systems in the Marine Environment
      • MSTM 6047 Maritime Security and Event Investigation
      • MSTM 6048 Emerging Issues in International Marine Transportation
      • MSTM 6049 Maritime Risk Analysis and Management
  2. Up to three relevant elective courses (9 credit hours) may be transferred from other graduate programs within the School of Graduate Studies or from other post-secondary institutions recognized by Senate, subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Academic Director.

  3. Those having already completed an M.B.A. degree at this University, or a degree recognized as equivalent by the Dean of Graduate Studies, may be granted advanced standing and fulfill the requirements for this degree by completing either (i) the two required MSTM courses, three electives chosen from Categories B and C, and the Project in Maritime Management (MSTM 6101) or (ii) the two required MSTM courses and five electives from Categories B and C.

15.2.3 Evaluation
  1. Candidates for the Master of Maritime Management degree must obtain a grade of B or better in all program courses.

  2. Candidates who receive a grade of less than B in any course will be permitted to remain in the program provided the course is repeated and passed with a grade of B or better. Alternatively, the candidate may, on the recommendation of the Academic Director, and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, substitute another graduate course. Only one course repetition or substitution will be permitted during the candidate’s program after which the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the program.