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Maritime and Air Transport Management

Maritime and Air Transport Management - Why

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1. Rankings & accreditations

The AACSB and NVAO accreditations awarded to Antwerp Management School clearly demonstrate AMS’ permanent attention to quality education. AMS is also listed in the Financial Times Rankings and the School takes into account the principles of responsible management education as presented by PRME. Our masters are highly ranked in Eduniversal Rankings en QS World University Rankings.

The Master of Science in Maritime and Air Transport Management is ranked nr 17 in the Eduniversal worldwide rankings.

2. Collaboration with C-MAT

This program is a collaboration between Antwerp Management School (AMS) and the Centre for Maritime and Air Transport (C-MAT) of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp.

The transport and logistics industry is under increasing pressure to provide sustainable solutions to global challenges such as climate change. To meet this demand, the industry can now rely upon the joint Center of Excellence of AMS and the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Antwerp. More than ever before, Antwerp will thus become the hub of top-notch academic research and future-proof master's programs on supply chain, transport and logistics.

AMS and C-MAT complement each other perfectly, in terms of topics, approach and network.

3. Strong relationship with the industries

This program has strong ties with the Belgian and international port and air transport sector. The program includes one or two-week specialization courses designed to address current industry challenges and academic research questions. These courses can also be followed by industry representatives and other interested parties. Trend-setting events, conferences and research are made possible thanks to the strong alliances with excellent universities, leading international enterprises and various public organizations.

Numerous excursions and company visits are organized as part of the program. During those visits you can expand your network in the industry and get an insight into state-of-the-art industry practices.

4. International experience

You will become part of a very international group of students (often more than 15 nationalities in the group) and an extensive international alumni network. You will be working with people from all over the world and expand your network internationally.

5. Kickstart your international career

Throughout the academic year, several activities will be organized at AMS by the Career Management Services which can inspire and help you in making a good career decision, including job interview trainings, career fairs, networking events, case evenings. Individual and peer coaching is offered to help you explore your talents, interests and needs, relate these to what companies offer in terms of jobs and career opportunities, and prepare yourself for job interviews and assessments.

Graduates from this program work in a variety of companies and industries worldwide:

Accenture, Atlas Copco, BNP Paribas Fortis, Caterpillar Inc, Decathlon International, European Chamber, HSBC, Huawei IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Kronos Group, Nike, UNESCO, …

6. Antwerp, the heart of Europe

Antwerp is world famous for fashion, diamond and its port. Antwerp is a creative city for investors and entrepreneurs, always open for new ideas and concepts.

7. Personal development journey: Global Leadership Skills

Your personal development is a core element in the journey you will undertake during your year at Antwerp Management School.

At AMS, we look beyond the mere transfer of technical knowledge. As our mission statement explicitly mentions, we also want to stimulate your personal development. Our approach is straightforward: the better you feel as a person, the more confident you are when dealing with complicated business situations. The more accurate your self-image, the better you are able to work with other people and lead others in a responsible manner that commands respect.

Through the Global Leadership Skills, we build upon the three mission pillars of Antwerp Management School: Self-Awareness, Global Perspective and Societal Consciousness.

  • Self-Awareness: leads to stronger cooperation with others.
  • Global Perspective: leads to a developed global mindset, allowing you to find better solutions to problems and complex issues.
  • Societal Consciousness: leads to sustainability in essential economic processes, a fundamental value in business.

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 exactly the same set of soft skills you will develop during the Global Leadership Skills: self-awareness, the ability to work collaboratively with others, leadership skills, openness to and respect for different perspectives, and multicultural awareness.

8. Official & internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) degree

After successful completion of the program, you will receive an official and internationally accredited Master of Science (MSc) degree issued by Antwerp Management School ; ‘Master in Maritime and Air Transport Management.

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Michael Sewell

Phone: 0032 (0)3 265 98 60


A question about this program?