CBS Executive MBA in shipping & logistics

22 måneder
Startdato: september 2023 - København
320.000 DKK Momsfri

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CBS Executive MBA in shipping & logistics

A unique industry needs a unique MBA! Join Scandinavia’s largest business school and study alongside inspiring leaders from around the globe. Their unrivalled MBA programme is designed for high-potential shipping executives.

The Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics (AKA: The Blue MBA) will take you to the top international level in business administration, reflecting the needs of the industry in a world where globalisation, enhanced competition and the speed of technological change place ever-increasing demands on executive management skills.

Why choose the CBS executive MBA in shipping & logistics? 

  • Unrivalled international network
  • 1/5 women - helping to close the gender gap
  • Triple-accredited programme
  • World-class industry reputation
  • Industry relevant content
  • Diverse student body representing all the segments of the industry

Content and structure: 

Understanding the industry
Module 1 will give you a basic understanding of the shipping industry. Focus will be on the role of shipping in the global economy and an introduction to shipping economics.

Understanding the global environment
Modules 2 and 3 will give you a background for understanding, how the world economy works. This will include the drivers for globalisation, trade patterns, supply chain management and the logistical implications of this development.

Focus on maritime issues
Modules 4 and 5 are devoted to industry specific issues, reflecting the holistic view of the business; they cover maritime law, ship design, and technical operational management, including the important aspect of information and communication technology development.

Core management issues
Modules 6, 7 and 8 will focus on central topics of business management, dealing with investment analysis, finance and risk management, organisational theory and company strategy.

The Integrated Strategy Project (ISP)
The last part of the programme is the writing of the thesis, following a three-step process, where each step is concluded by an oral presentation, and the final presentation serves as the oral defense of the ISP/thesis. The aim is to demonstrate an ability to analyse a practical problem in detail, drawing upon all the knowledge from the programme. An introduction to each of the three steps will be given during the last module.

The CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics is a modular programme with eight week-long modules scheduled over the course of 22 months. Learning is supported by a virtual platform, where individual/group assignments and group discussions enhance the learning process. Teaching takes place in Denmark, Germany and the UK. (Venues subject to change.)

Where and when: 

The demand for advanced education within professional fields of study has grown in recent years. This demand has urged a shift towards industry-driven programmes where senior and mid-career managers seek higher competencies.



  • A bachelor’s degree from a recognised academic institution or equivalent;
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or similar documented qualification;
  • Minimum five years of work experience in a relevant field;
  • Two personal recommendations.

Prior to admission, applicants are interviewed and an individual assessment of the suitability of the applicant is made based upon the above requirements and the result of the interview. For long distance applicants the interview may be conducted by telephone.


Eksamen og diplom

There will be an assignment focusing on a challenge related to your own business for each module, ending with an oral defence. During the last part of the programme you will work on your Integrated Strategy Project (ISP) /Thesis through a three-step process. The final presentation serves as the oral defense of the ISP/thesis. The aim is to demonstrate an ability to analyse a practical problem in detail, drawing upon all the knowledge from the programme.


Financing your MBA in Shipping and Logistics

About 60% of all the participants in the Executive MBA Shipping and Logistics Programme are sponsored by their employers.

Fee details:
The tuition fee of the programme is DKK 320,000 (Danish Kroner) – or approx. EUR 43,000 - to be paid in four equal instalments of DKK 80,000 at the beginning of each semester.1. DKK 80,000 – September 2023 (DKK 25,000 non-refundable registration fee and 55,000 based on an agreement after receipt of the acceptance letter)

Non-EU participants must pay an additional admissions fee of approx. DKK 15,000.
This fee does not include course material, travel and accommodation costs.

The Danish Maritime Fund

The Danish Maritime Fund supports initiatives that serve to develop the Danish maritime industry, and as an Executive MBA participant working in the industry, you may be eligible for funding.Learn more on their website.

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