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A unique course in Italy to understand the logics of operation of companies operating in the different sectors of transport, logistics, shipping and ports, based on a balanced mix of teachings belonging to different scientific fields, general and specialized, delivered by professors who carry out research in the field.

The interdisciplinary nature of the course stems from listening to the needs of shipping, transportation, and logistics companies, which need specialized skills in the areas of logistics and supply chain, transportation economics, strategic and operational planning, urban mobility, transportation law, and require mastery of quantitative decision-support tools, such as operations research.

You will be able to gain an international projection by choosing to do a study period abroad at one of several partner universities or by choosing to undertake the Double Degree with the University of Augsburg.

The structure is modern, with spacious classrooms, computer labs, and study rooms in which to collaborate with other students in a community atmosphere. It is set within the Darsena, the beating heart of Genoa's harbor.
You will be able to participate in the life and various initiatives of the Department of Economics, which include seminars, workshops, conferences and classroom testimonials. You will come into contact with managers, entrepreneurs, and national and international experts, thus inserting yourself into a professionalizing and stimulating network.

What will you study

The first year is devoted to basic education with which you begin to understand the logic of businesses, organizations and the markets in which they operate. The economics teachings help you understand how economic systems work, whether at the general level (macroeconomics), at the level of individual firms or consumers (microeconomics), or from a historical perspective. Business economics teaching, on the other hand, introduces you to the business world.

In the second year you delve into the characteristics, administrative accounting aspects, strategies and marketing of businesses operating in the world of transportation. Throughout the two-year period you also study the legal aspects and mathematical tools to understand and use different economic and management models.

The third year is devoted to the acquisition of specialized content with the possibility of modulating the curriculum according to your inclinations. Delve into the logic and techniques of management control, finance and strategic management of transportation enterprises. The teaching of operations research provides you with models and tools for optimizing decisions, and that of transportation law complements the study of the legal environment within which companies move. You can also choose to focus on production and logistics management or the economics of urban mobility.

The course can be customized with: 

  • other workshop training activities
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  • specialized teaching in English language
  • other foreign languages, such as French, German, Spanish and Chinese culture
  • in-company internships with credit recognition
  • study periods abroad
  • the pathway IANUA-ISSUGE -University of Genoa High School.

After graduation

The Maritime Business Economics graduate


Who is it?

The graduate in Economics of Maritime, Logistics and Transportation Companies has expertise in the field of enterprises operating in transportation - road, rail, air, sea, freight and passenger, etc. - in intermodal services, logistics services and high value-added services related to the supply-production-distribution cycle of goods.

What does it do?

In private enterprises operating in logistics, transportation, shipping, and ports, the graduate can work within various functions:

  • logistics and supply chain
  • accounting administration and budgeting
  • strategic and operational planning
  • management control
  • finance
  • marketing and commercial
  • supplies

In public administrations, he can access various operational roles and responsibilities related to the focus areas of transportation, intermodality, shipping and logistics.

In consulting firms, he can specialize in the businesses covered in the course or research related to the areas of interest.
Finally, he/she can carry out entrepreneurial activities in the field.

Where does he work?

  • Private logistics, transportation (rail, road, air, intermodal) or shipping and port-related companies
  • national or international public institutions operating in the sector
  • consulting firms
  • on their own