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The course of ship management is aimed at providing theoretical bases and practical tools related to the management of the ship and its business organization in a managerial perspective. The subject is based on the knowledge of the economics and management of firms applied to the different empirical contexts of shipping and allows to develop knowledge and technical-management skills in relation to the players, the related business models, collaborative strategies, the main underlying logics to revenues, costs and cash flows.
The course, paving on a managerial approach, aims to analyse the operations and strategies of firms operating in maritime sectors. The course focuses on main theoretical concepts and perspectives related to transport demand and segmentation, transport capacity deployment and management, marketing, as well as competitive and growth strategies. Emphasis will be given to multinational corporations operating in the transport sectors, diversifying risk and their business portfolio.
Attendance and active participation in the proposed training activities (lessons, business cases and business testimonials) and individual study will allow the student to:
There are no specific prerequisites for this course, taking into account its specificities respect to the overall educational programme.
Lessons, analysis of best/common cases and company testimonials. The course is based on frontal lessons, related to theoretical in-depth parts, and company testimonials focused on the operational management of the ship and the adoption of strategic decisions related to shipping companies. Working students and students with certified SLD (Specific Learning Disorders), disability or other special educational needs are advised to contact the teacher at the beginning of the course to agree on teaching and examination arrangements so to take into account individual learning patterns, while respecting the teaching objectives.
For them, the professor will provide guidance on textbooks, lecture notes and supplementary readings.
The course is aimed at acquiring the managerial know-how for the efficient management of shipping companies, considering the specificities of the different businesses in which the industry is articulated. The course, in particular, involves lessons held by Prof. Giovanni Satta.
The course program includes 8 parts:
Part I – The different sectors of the shipping industry: maritime services, ship types and port terminals
Part II – The actors of the maritime-port cluster: roles, business activities and responsibilities
Part III – Shipping operations: management profiles, processes and activities
Part IV – Corporate and business strategies in the shipping industry
Part V – Revenue generation in the shipping industry
Part VI – The cost structure of shipping companies
Part VII – Cash flow generation and control regarding the ship asset
Part VIII – Energy management and sustainability in the maritime and port industries.
Slides provided during the lessons and other teaching materials will be made available for students in the specific section on “aulaweb” dedicated to the course. For attending students, the notes taken during the lessons and the documentation made available on aulaweb constitute sufficient material for the exam preparation.
Professor will indicate the textbooks and additional teaching materials at the beginning of the lessons.
GIOVANNI SATTA (President)
GIAN ENZO DUCI
NICOLETTA BURATTI (President Substitute)
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
The exam consists of an oral exam. To participate in the oral test, it is necessary before the date of the examination to book a slot at the Unige site at the following url: https://servizionline.unige.it/studenti/esami/prenotazione.
The oral test will be aimed at verifying the actual acquisition of theoretical knowledge relating to the management of the ship and its business organization in a managerial key and the application of the main theoretical constructs examined in concrete case studies. Candidates have to demonstrate their ability in the correct use of industry terminology, they should be able to provide practical examples from the company's real life as well as apply conceptual and methodological tools to real managerial practice. During the exam, candidates will have to demonstrate their capability to critically analyze the management problems that characterize the context of shipping from an operational, strategic and economic-financial point of view.