What will I learn?

This business-oriented program equips students with a high level of understanding of the logistics and maritime industries. It provides the foundation for graduates to undertake senior management positions in these industries. Providing a two year study option will enable students to study and develop a wider range of specialist knowledge in these industries.

The maritime and logistics industries are at the forefront of international trade and are exciting, dynamic and challenging industries in which to work. Our course equips managers to develop solutions for complex issues faced by both domestic and international business activities. It provides practical and applied knowledge suitable for both higher level professional and managerial roles. Units studied include both specialised units, such as port management and business logistics in addition to more traditional MBA units such as strategic management and finance. The course provides an opportunity to enhance your managerial knowledge, skills and analytical abilities to assist your career progression to more senior roles.

Other specialised MBA's are also available that focus on Marine Environment and Management, Maritime Technology and Management and Shipping and Maritime Management. All these courses are fully available by distance and on-campus modes of study, except for the Maritime Technology course, which requires attendance on-campus for some of the engineering units.

Course objectives

The MBA(Advanced)(MLM) is designed to provide both existing and potential middle and senior managers with high level management knowledge and expertise in an international context. Besides applying business principles, such as management and finance to the maritime and logistics industries, a strategic perspective to international issues relating to ports and supply chains provides industry focused learning outcomes. With a focus on an applied approach to these critical industries, centred on strategic and analytical thinking, a unique educational experience is provided. The degree aims to produce inter-culturally competent graduates who are able to contribute substantially to senior decision-making to maintain and enhance the sustainability of these industries.

Career outcomes

The organisations connected with the maritime and logistics industries are very diverse, including for instance large private companies, entrepreneurial start-ups and government entities. The diversity creates many opportunities for your career progression, both globally and domestically. For example, the maritime industry includes ports, shipping companies, stevedores and tourism and the logistics industry encompasses warehousing, road freight, air freight, freight forwarding and distribution. Additionally, many organisations may have a primary focus on manufacturing or international business, which will necessitate that they have internal departments involved in logistics, supply chain management and international trade, creating more opportunities. With logistics the fastest growing industry globally, there are many possibilities for you to choose.



Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (17,66,595) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022


Australian Maritime College

Launceston Campus,

Maritime Way,



7248, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$33,000.00 (17,66,595) per year
Start date

Expected July 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent standard in any other institution; or Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Studies at the University of Tasmania, or an equivalent qualifying Graduate Certificate; or Completion of an AQF Level 6 qualification and a minimum of three (3) years senior managerial experience. (A qualifying Graduate Certificate is any Graduate Certificate from an Australian higher education institution, or the equivalent from any other institution.) English language requirement: UTAS Access Level 7 with a minimum overall score of 65% and no individual skill below 60%; or an IELTS score with an overall Band of 6.5 and no band less than 6; or a TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 88 (no individual skill must be lower than: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; and, Writing 22) or a PTE Academic overall score of 58 with no score lower than 50.

For international students

An undergraduate degree of an Australian higher education institution or the equivalent
standard in any other institution and at least two years' work experience; or,
A Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management; or,
A professional qualification such as a Certificate of Competency as a Master Class 1 (Unlimited) or Engineer Class 1/Chief Engineer (Unlimited) and at least two years' work experience
If a first degree or professional qualification is not held, candidates may apply to the
Department of Maritime and Logistics Management for consideration as a candidate. These applicants are assessed on their work experience, current managerial responsibilities and any other qualifications; a GMAT assessment may be required.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.