A Guide to MBA Shipping Finance

Merchant Navy is a dedicated sector that offers an experience unlike any other. You can start a career in the Shipping Industry as soon as you complete 10th but if you are one of those who want to go for higher education, a degree in MBA would be the best decision for you.

There are many MBA courses available that you can choose to increase your knowledge, transform your work within the maritime sector etc. Those wanting to pursue a career in Finance in the Shipping Industry can pursue MBA (Master of Business Administration) in Shipping Finance.

This program is designed to prepare students to acquire knowledge and skills to secure a career in the Finance department in shipping and logistics companies.  Subjects related to Finance Management along with subjects related to the maritime industry helps to get a good understanding of the concepts.

Many universities and institutes provide study program in MBA in Shipping Finance but you have to choose the right one. The institutes you select to pursue this course should be approved by DG Shipping and help you in placement with shipping companies. To know about affiliated institutes that offer MBA in Shipping Finance you can visit the Indian Maritime University website where you will get the right information.


2 years


This is a 3-year graduation degree from a recognized Board or University with 50 % marks in any discipline or Seafarers holding the subsequent professional qualification obtained after a minimum period of study and training of six years after completing 12th standard leading to:

  1. A) Master Foreign Going Certificate of Competency
  2. B) First Class Motor or Steam or Combined (Chief Engineer)

Certificate of Competency issued by the Directorate General of Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India or its associate nations.


Maximum 25 years

Admission Test:

CAT / MAT ATMA / XAT / JMET scores will be accepted. If a candidate has not taken any of the above tests then he or she will have to appear for AMET Entrance Exam.

Mode of Selection:

Personal interview and Group discussion

A career in the Merchant Navy is full of adventure and challenges. You get to explore many new places and meet new people along with earning some handsome money all this while doing a job you love.


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