Formed in 2004, the International Maritime Business (IMB) department has been serving the needs of the global maritime industry by producing graduates well-versed in the foundations of both business and maritime worlds.
The International Maritime Business (IMB) major prepares graduates to enter the maritime shipping and transportation industry as a business professional. The program includes elements of international business, logistics, and transportation.
The curriculum includes introductory courses in vessel familiarization and business computations; cognate courses in such areas as admiralty law and port terminal operations; and courses in economics, finance, accounting, business of shipping, global logistics, chartering and brokerage, marine insurance, international business, negotiations and organization management. 46 credits of general education form an integral part of the curriculum. It also includes a capstone seminar in international maritime business during the senior year.
The practical component of the curriculum includes one sea term and two internships. The IMB program requires the students to complete the two co-ops typically during their junior and senior years. A summer session co-op, mid June thru August, and a winter session co-op, late December thru February, typically run for 6-8 weeks. The IMB co-op program provides the students with excellent opportunities to gather practical experience in their chosen field in keeping with the 'learn-do-learn' philosophy of the institution and develop future employment prospects.
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