The curriculum of the Department in the introductory semesters covers a wide scope of general scientific courses that equip students with a strong theoretical and applied background for the development of targeted and specialized knowledge in the fields of maritime entrepreneurship, port management and supply chain.

From the second and mainly third semester onwards, the courses are specialized and focused on the learning objective of the Department.


The curriculum contains 28 compulsory courses that focus primarily on three disciplines:

Adopting a modern interdisciplinary approach, the program offers basic knowledge on critical aspects of the maritime economy, such as environmental issues, coastal zone management, new technologies, innovation, international history and international relations. In this way, the graduates of the Department are fully aware of the parameters that co-shape port and shipping activities.

The dynamic structure and formation of the Curriculum allows flexible and up-to-date adaptation to current and future know-how needs, following the developments of the economy and society.

Furthermore, the curriculum becomes particularly attractive with the provision of a wide range of elective courses, from which, students are asked to choose twelve of those, to complete their studies. These courses have been selected to cover a wide, balanced and modern set of interdisciplinary fields, supporting the attributes of shipping and ports, while considering international developments in maritime transport and business administration.

This gives the students of the Department the opportunity to specialize in the direction they wish to focus on or even to choose courses that will contribute to the enrichment of their Curriculum with additional scientific fields.

The interdisciplinarity and flexibility of the Department’s Curriculum provide further interoperability with Postgraduate Programs focusing on the fields of shipping, ports, supply chain, maritime transport, blue growth and wider business.