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Info 2024/2025

Duration 2 years
CFU 120
Class LM-77
Classe delle lauree magistrali in SCIENZE ECONOMICO-AZIENDALI (MANAGEMENT)
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Language Italian
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme ENRICO MUSSO
Taxes and fees From 0 to 3,000 a year. Find out if you qualify for grants ed exemptions
Student exchange International destinations and partners
Contacts Read more here

The course in brief


The course stands out for the peculiarities of its educational offer, characterised by specialised contents in the business, economic, quantitative and legal disciplines related to the shipping, port and logistics sector. The course combines the historical economic vocation of Genoa and Liguria in the sea transport sector with an openness to national and international experiences and relations in order to train specialised professional figures, who are increasingly in demand in the maritime and port sector, both in the transport of goods and people.

The course is characterised by a high degree of interdisciplinarity, based on business, economic, legal and quantitative content. A further factor of excellence is the teaching staff, which boasts consolidated experience and specialisation in the field of transport and logistics, as well as close collaborative relationships with companies in the sector and institutions in the area.

Learning by doing

The traditional lectures are flanked by participative and innovative training activities: individual and group project work, preparation of business plans, use of software for planning and optimisation of processes as well as for data analysis. Testimonials from experts in the field, seminars and workshops with companies and institutions, visits to terminals, logistics centres and other experiences in the area are an integral part of the teaching offer.

The course is enriched by the possibility of numerous internships in companies operating in the port, logistics, and shipping sectors. In addition, students can spend a period of study abroad at prestigious universities that are part of international exchange agreements.

Professional outlets

EMMP graduates are employed regionally, nationally and internationally. They hold operational and management positions in maritime and intermodal transport and related companies, including shipping companies, port terminals, forwarding agents, logistics operators, as well as maritime and port system authorities and other public bodies.

What you will learn

Management of port maritime cluster enterprises

Managerial Strategies and Organisational Aspects

Innovation strategies and processes

Digital Technology Innovations and Solutions

Planning and problem solving techniques

Decision-making models for operations

Budgeting Systems

Business plan and performance monitoring tools

Maritime-port legislation

National, Union and international regulations

Software and data analysis

Tools and advanced techniques for data analysis

Did you know that...

EMMP graduates are in high demand throughout the country and also abroad

Over 90% of the students were overall satisfied with the course and the relationship established with the lecturers

Thanks to an agreement with the Escola Europea de Short Sea Shipping in Barcelona (Spain), you will be able to include in your curriculum and participate in the training course on maritime port logistics at the School

The Agreement with the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (Cartagena de Indias, Colombia) will allow you to join the Double Degree programme and also obtain a degree in Finanzas y Negocios Internacionales

With the Erasmus+ Study mobility programme you can spend a study period abroad at prestigious European universities and get a bonus in calculating your degree grade

The course lecturers collaborate with key players in the shipping, port and logistics industry, as well as with local and national institutions. Visit the Consulta to meet key industry representatives who support the course



The Master's degree course in Maritime and Port Economics and Management is aimed at creating professional figures specialised in the shipping, port and logistics sector.

The course of study is characterised by a strong international outlook in terms of the topics covered, the teaching methods and the opportunities to study abroad. This will enable students to understand the complexity of the sector and the main global challenges, with particular reference to innovation and sustainability.

The course is divided into interdisciplinary educational activities in the fields of business, management, economics, quantitative (statistical-mathematical) and law, which will provide you with an advanced and comprehensive preparation for assuming leadership and management responsibilities in maritime-port logistics companies and institutions.

The route

The EMMP training pathway emphasises the economic specificities of the regional context and its historical maritime vocation, while being characterised by a strong national and international openness. Part of the teaching is delivered in English in order to improve students' preparation to operate in an international context and to foster cultural exchange thanks to the increasing participation of students from European universities within the Erasmus+ programme.

The first year is devoted to the study of the economic, managerial, quantitative and legal foundations of maritime freight and passenger transport, intermodality, logistics and port services.

The second year delves into more specific and innovative topics through lectures, seminars and other training activities held by lecturers and industry professionals, as well as through field trips and visits to maritime companies, port terminals and logistics centres. In order to respond to students' interests and desires for specialisation, the study plan may be customised through the choice of alternative courses. This will make it possible to define a pathway more oriented towards maritime transport of goods and logistics or passenger transport and cruises. Students will also have the opportunity to develop their knowledge in a European and international perspective thanks to the international mobility programme, i.e. periods of study in foreign universities where they will attend courses on the themes of ports and shipping, and, more generally, of logistics and the supply chain.

The final exam will be an opportunity to carry out research activities and/or company internships, during which they will apply the knowledge they have acquired and gain greater awareness of the dynamics of the sector.


8708_Enrico Musso

Welcome to the Master's Degree Course in Maritime Port Economics and Management!

The course trains future players and experts in the field of maritime port logistics. We will provide you with the interdisciplinary skills to work in this dynamic and international sector. You will have the opportunity to customise your training so that you acquire the skills necessary to build a career that reflects your passions and interests.

Enrico Musso

Where we are

Department of Economics
Via Vivaldi 5 (Darsena)
16126 Genova

Read more

Student Desk
Dock Building
Via Vivaldi 5 - 2nd level
Student Desk - DIEC website