Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics

The CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (AKA: The Blue MBA) has a world-class reputation in the maritime industry and has been specifically designed for high-potential shipping executives.

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About the CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics

The CBS Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics will give you unrivalled insight into shipping economics and modern management theories and their application in the maritime sector. As of 2022, the programme has 304 graduates sitting in decision making positions all over the world. 

A unique holistic approach to shipping and logistics

Throughout the programme, you will learn to adopt a holistic view of shipping that integrates commercial, technological and financial aspects as well as maritime law, supply chain management and leadership challenges. Upon graduation, you will have developed a complete understanding of the challenges in this sector and have a full understanding of the industry's needs 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 and the decarbonisation of shipping 
  • Strategic planning

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

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Celebrating 20 Years 

This year has been a special year for the Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics (The Blue MBA) because it marks the 20th Anniversary of the programme! We celebrate our Founding Programme Director, Irene Rosberg, because through her unassailable work ethic and dedication the programme has maintained a vital relevance to the sectors served. So far the programme has graduated 315 candidates – from 45 countries – who all hold senior management positions globally and here in our Danish capitol which is one of the leading hubs of shipping innovation. Irene recruits classes as diverse as possible both geographically and industry specific, and she has helped bridge the gender gap by encouraging female executives. She emphasises the essential “human element” to the digitalisation of the industry and ensures that participants learn from each other, their tutors, and are integrated into a lasting and close network of professionals so that lifelong learning is made possible. It is for these reasons and so many more that the Blue MBA is the #1 Shipping and Logistics MBA in the world.

20th Anniversary of the Blue MBA

The page was last edited by: Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics // 01/14/2022

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"The Blue MBA has a ‘buzz’ which I really enjoy. It is a great programme for bright young managers who have made shipping their business and want the professional tools to succeed. Teaching mid-career students with the knowledge and experience to participate is an exciting challenge and the one-week module system provides the ideal framework.”   

Martin STOPFORD Managing Director Clarkson Research Studies