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Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (The Blue MBA)

Master (2 years) of , 60 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting

Institution Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Campus Frederiksberg Campus
Duration Two years of part-time study
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 45000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 43000 EUR


Copenhagen Business School is recognised as having the only part-time Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics in the world. The mission of this unique MBA is to give high-potential executives in the shipping industry an up-to-date insight into modern management theories and their application in the maritime sector. The programme is divided into eight week-long modules and runs over 22 months, allowing participants to join from anywhere in the world.

The programme adopts a holistic view of shipping, integrating commercial, technological and financial aspects as well as maritime law, supply-chain management and leadership challenges.

Participants will be taken 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. The following governing themes are evident throughout the programme:
  • Market understanding
  • Leadership
  • Information technology
  • Globalisation
  • Environmental issues
  • Strategic planning

Teaching takes place in state-of-the-art facilities in Denmark, Germany, and the UK.

Career opportunities 

The Executive MBA Programme in Shipping and Logistics aims at fulfilling the needs of the entire maritime sector in terms of relevant top management education based on maritime-related cases.

The programme is ideal for managers within the shipping community, but equally relevant for those who deal with shipping either as customer or supplier. Participants come from different countries and represent shipowners, ship operators, logistics providers, financial institutions, insurance companies, shipbuilding and ship repair enterprises, brokers, maritime lawyers, transport consultants, classification societies, maritime administrations, ports, ship equipment producers.

As previous participants will testify, participating in the programme allows you to build an unrivalled, global network of peers which you can enjoy and leverage off for the rest of your career.


The programme starts every other year in September and applications are considered on a rolling basis.

  • 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.

To apply, please click here.


The tuition fee is 320,000DKK, payable in three installments. Please visit to learn more.

This fee does not include course material, travel and accommodation costs.

For Further Information

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You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) was established in 1917. Today, with 20,000 students and 1,500 employees, CBS is one of the largest business schools in Europe and one of the 8 Danish universities

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