Last Thursday Professor Orestis Schinas of the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) presented in the Piraeus Marine Club, a new fully accredited postgraduate programme in Shipping. HSBA is offering the MBA-Shipping, a part-time course aiming to address the needs of the maritime industry.
This two-year long MBA-Shipping programme intends to train the managers and leaders of the future, and is primarily focused on business development. Applicants should possess substantial business experience; a University degree is not necessary, though desired. Lectures are delivered in Hamburg and the field trips in Piraeus, London and Dubai form an integral part of the programme. Students should attend lectures only six weeks per year in the regular track (one week every second month). Every lecturing-week builds on seminar blocks and case studies, delivered by both academics and business-experts. As a result, students can update or further improve their academic knowledge, and apply fresh ideas at work from the very first month.
The programme enjoys the support of the German and Hellenic shipping communities; the German Shipowners’ Association (VDR), the Hellenic Shipbrokers’ Association, and the numerous shipping companies cooperating with the HSBA safeguard the quality and business-orientation of the delivered class.
There were questions which Professor Schinas responded and afterwards a drinks and dips reception took place attended by all delaagtes, where, amongst others we spotted shipbroker John Pachoulis, president of the HSA and his predecessor Nicholas Pentheroudakis, solicitor Yanna Pavopoulou and her uni children Danae and George Maltezos, shipowner and former president of the PMC John Xylas and many members of the press, prospective students and members from the PMC secretariat.
For more information on the HSBA and its specialist cources, viewers can log on www.hsba.de and or email Mrs. Annegret Morgenstern on Annegret.Morgenstern@hsba.de who can assist with inquiries and the application procedure.