ABOUT THE PROGRAMME
The ICS Professional Maritime Programme is an 1-year professional course which has been designed to meet the international shipping industry’s needs. The curriculum is taught by professionals of the shipping market and provides the participants with an excellent basis for career development and immediate implementation to the working environment.
Through the Course, participants sit for the ICS Professional Qualifying Examinations, which lead to ICS Membership, the only internationally recognized professional qualification within the shipping sector.
Shipping Professionals – shipbrokers, operators, charterers, maritime lawyers, agents, finance executives, etc – who wish to upgrade their theoretical and practical background and certify their expertise.
Officers of the Merchant Marine– willing to enhance their sea-going experience and practice with the commercial knowledge.
Graduates and Professionals of finance, management, legal and engineering background who wish to enter into the shipping industry.
The training approach of the syllabus is covered from a practical point of view with analysis of case studies, workshops and real-life examples. As shipping is operating in challenging business environment, through the course, participants gain the practical insight of the curriculum and the covered modules, which enable them to enter into the shipping industry and/ or apply the knowledge gained to their day-to-day business. Course Books & reading material are the basis of the learning experience and have been written by leading practitioners in their field and updated annually.
Participants will go through a wide range of topics which cover the whole spectrum of the shipping market within one academic year (Sept to May or Jan to Nov). Compulsory modules will give a comprehensive overview of the shipping business, the practitioners involved, the maritime legal aspects and maritime economics. The elective modules will provide participants with an in-depth knowledge of specialized topics which play a vital role of the everyday commercial business i.e. Chartering, Ship Operations, Marine Insurance, S&P, Shipping Finance, Port Agency, Shipping Law, etc.
The Course is delivered by distinguished industry professionals and each of them is an expert at the field of his practice. Through the learning process and advanced teaching methods, lecturers provide participants with an eye-opening experience and transmit their extensive professional experience. All Lecturers are Members of the Instituted of Chartered Shipbrokers and accredited tutors.
With a reputation for providing a first-class education and professional development to the shipping profession, the ICS Professional Maritime Programme and ICS Membership is a unique hallmark of professionalism in the industry. The Course is internationally recognized and it opens doors all over the world.
As shipping is a global business, participants of the Course and ICS Members are part of an international network of 26 Branches located in key shipping areas worldwide. 7,000 members and 550,000 students in 170 counties, participants have access to the global shipping markets.
A 9-month program (September to May & January to Sept) taught over 2 semesters
Classes during weekdays (2 times per week) from 19:00 to 21:30
7 modules: 4 compulsory and 3 electives from a list of 12 optional subjects
7 Examinations over 5 years
Exemptions from ICS examinations based on candidates professional & academic background
All lecturers are ICS Members, active shipping professionals, having an excellent academic and professional background
Fully subsidised by the Greek Manpower Employment Organisation (LAEK 0, 24% Subsidy).