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The transportation sector, and in particular the shipping sector, i.e., maritime transport and ports, is at the heart of countries' economies, facilitating the exchange of goods and people.

The key to fitting into this field of operation is a cross-disciplinary background in economics, business, mathematics/operations, and law. The key to being able to enter this field of operation is a package of cross-cutting knowledge, in economics, business, mathematics/operations, and law. Knowledge that allows one to best relate to a highly globalized world in which the ability to relate competently is significantly required by companies in the field.

For these reasons, the course instructors propose a training path articulated between economic, business, technical-operational and legal knowledge. The course, through a dialogue made up of studies, research, meetings and practical experience, provides the necessary skills for those who choose to try their hand at the modern challenges of transportation, typical of the maritime-port and transportation-multimodal-logistics sectors.

Choosing the EMMP Course means creating the preconditions for placing oneself in a steadily growing field of work with strong employment demand, including internationally.

What will you study

The course trains experts in economics, regulations, business and operational techniques, who can work in companies involved in maritime and multimodal transportation of goods and people, buying and selling and management of ships, port services, cruises, logistics operations, maritime and transportation insurance, maritime brokerage, acquisition and shipment of goods, and so on.

Provides face-to-face and laboratory lectures - some in English -, classroom testimonials from leading industry players, and participation in seminars and workshops. The curriculum includes an international experience in Barcelona and one on board a ship at sea. Visits to port terminals and other logistics facilities are scheduled.

The training is divided into four subject areas, with teaching also at students' choice and recognition of credits through internships at companies in the industry.

The teachings of this area study the founding characteristics of the economy of maritime-port regions, the ports-labor-economy relationship, and the role of transportation infrastructure, both with respect to the accessibility of territories and as key nodes through which the network of international trade is realized. These issues are addressed from a theoretical perspective and through the analysis of case studies.

In this area, the evolution of competitive and corporate strategies of shipowning companies (cargo: liner and tramp; ferries and cruises), terminal-port companies and Port Authorities are examined from a technical-business perspective. Strategic paths are framed in the context of transformations in international scenarios, transportation systems and respective cargo and passenger market segments. The essentials of business decisions and certain business functions such as production, marketing, finance, and management control are explored.

The objective of these courses is to teach the tools and methods of management science today needed to cope with the complex planning and management problems of maritime transportation of goods and people, with particular reference to marine terminals. The learning path involves the development of case study models using optimization and simulation software, spreadsheets, and data analysis techniques with statistical software.

In this area, we start with an examination of the basic rules governing international, EU and national maritime navigation, the use of ships and the management of port facilities, and then delve into topics such as the powers of states in different sea areas, marine pollution, safety of navigation, maritime insurance, the carrier's liability regime in the carriage of goods and persons by sea, cruises and tourist voyages, and the regulation of maritime contracts.

    After graduation

    The new EMMP graduate, thanks to his various contacts with practitioners and the operational world during his training, has in most cases a clear idea of his professional inclinations. He is aided in his choice by numerous internship offers.

    Who is he?

    The main employment outlets for graduates of Maritime and Port Economics and Management in the shipping and transportation sector are:

    • entrepreneurs and managers in companies and institutions in the industrial and service sectors, of public and private nature
    • freelance professionals, in the professions of the economic area
    • high-responsibility experts and consultants especially in the functions of administration, management, business organization, labor and production, marketing, finance, planning and management control, auditing and review, design and management of intra- and inter-organizational networks.

    What does he/she do?

    The EMMP graduate, thanks to a strong degree of international openness, highly specialized training, and a high level of interdisciplinarity, is increasingly in demand in the field of economics and management of logistics and maritime freight and passenger transport activities, intermodality, port management and policies, terminal enterprises, and high value-added services.

    In particular, the main functions of the professional figure of the master graduate in EMMP are:

    • analyze and represent complex situations and problems and define strategic market evolutions
    • define possible management interventions aimed at addressing contingent and prospective situations
    • take timely decisions in relation to changes in the industry
    • .

    Where do you work?

    The master's degree graduate in EMMP occupies positions of executive and management responsibility in:

    • maritime and intermodal transportation companies
    • port terminals and ancillary activities
    • direct and indirect induced industries of the shipping cluster
    • logistic services market
    • import/export sector
    • Auxiliary figures (freight forwarders, shipping agents, brokers, etc.)
    • Port authorities
    • public planning bodies and institutions of the transport sector
    • public emanations operating in the transport sector (Customs, Guardia di Finanza, other State Bodies).