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Maritime and Air Transport Management

Maritime and Air Transport Management - Program


1. Curriculum

You can tailor this program to your background, specific needs and interests: You choose between the options Management Fundamentals and Research Fundamentals and you choose between two majors: maritime transport or air transport.

Management Fundamentals

The option Management Fundamentals is designed for students who want to upgrade their knowledge and abilities in transport business and economics. It mainly prepares you for a management career in the maritime or air transport sector.

Core Courses

  • Transport Business Economics and Policy
  • Business Environment
  • Advanced Managerial Economics
  • Global Leadership Skills
  • Technology and Innovation or Capital Budgeting and Financing
  • Master project portfolio
    • Master Dissertation in Transport Management
    • Project Methodology

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Research Fundamentals

The option Research Fundamentals offers you a more methodological and quantitative training. You will receive an excellent preparation for a career in for example consulting, policy or research in the maritime or air transport sector. Moreover, this option can lay the groundwork for further academic pursuits such as a PhD.

Core courses

  • Transport Business Economics and Policy
  • Technology and Innovation
  • Research Methodology
  • Advanced Industrial Economics
  • Welfare Economics
  • Transport Modeling
  • Master Dissertation in Transport Research

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2. Majors

Major Maritime Transport

  • Port Economics and Business
  • Maritime Economics and Business
  • Maritime Supply Chains

Major Air Transport

  • Air Transport Economics and Business
  • Airport Management
  • Air Transport Pricing Strategies

3. Global Leadership Skills

At AMS you embark on a personal development journey through which you will grow as a person and future leader. With the Global Leadership Skills track, we challenge and coach you to become more aware of who you are, how you cooperate with others, and what kind of career you want to pursue.

Throughout this journey, we will focus on these three levels of learning by working with a mixture of exercises, self-analysis instruments, moments of reflection, individual follow-up, collective sessions and peer coaching. We will offer you relevant frameworks that help you understand who you are and how you relate to others. We will support you in understanding your strengths and needs, and defining your areas for growth. We will challenge you in developing a personal leadership claim that entails a global and sustainable perspective.

Global Leadership Skills development is more than a ‘nice to have’, it is a basic prerequisite for career success and recruiters will be assessing this when you apply for a job. Today’s employers are looking for an impressive set of soft skills when selecting young graduates. These include: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, the capacity to adapt to new situations and to develop new skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, multicultural awareness, and long-term and system thinking, to name just a few. This course aims to support you in developing these skills and in finding a match between who you are and what the world of employment needs; between your career ambitions and what employers are looking for.

4. AMS bootcamp

Once you’ve registered for this program, you can register for our AMS bootcamp, which will be organized the week before the start of your program. You can expect courses in academic writing, professional English, business research methods and financial management. This summer school is not mandatory, but highly recommended. Not only do we offer you courses of academic rigor, we also offer you a trip to one of Belgium’s oldest cities Bruges, and of course it is an ideal opportunity to get to know your fellow students.

5. Faculty

Function academic director Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management
Function Holder of the BNP Paribas Fortis chair on transport, logistics and ports
Function SD Worx Chair Next Generation Work: Creating Sustainable Careers
Function Coordinator of EIT Urban Mobility in Lisbon University at University of Lisbon
Function Post-doctoraal onderzoekster
Function professor at the Department of Transport and Regional Economics

A question about this program?

Eva Peeters

Phone: +32 3 265 40 11


A question about this program?