Executive Diploma in Shipping

Educational Model

ZEBS Real World Skills MBA

The MBA programme’s length is 12 months. ZEBS and GMC use the top modern business learning model with both synchronous and asynchronous sessions and give you not only access to all traditional subjects of an MBA (leadership, strategy, finance, digital marketing etc.) but also to practical and hands-on knowledge required in the shipping industry. We help you differentiate from the rest of common shipping MBA graduates, increase your performance in the daily business and excel in your career.

Being one of the most innovative Business Schools, we have integrated into our MBA programme courses from world-leading universities such as HARVARD, MIT, Imperial and University of Maryland. Students also receive certifications from these universities.

The MBA is comprised of 22 compulsory courses (physical and online, live and self-paced). Some of the live sessions take place at the weekends in order to make it easier to working professionals to participate. Courses contain assessments during or / and at the end of each course. In addition, diverse exercises and activities take place which are not assessed, they rather help students engage with the MBA and increase their learning and application curve.

During the courses students delve into each topic and deepen their knowledge through a variety of modern tools such as live sessions, recorded videos, state-of-the-art case studies, group projects, quizzes, chats, and other modern educational tools. So that each student is given enough time to complete the courses, with the flexibility to study at times that best suit her/his personal and professional life. The students receive support from ZEBS and GMC tutors.


ZEBS’s and GMC’s educational method is a top modern approach in shipping education. It immerses participants in the challenging process of professional growth and intellectual development while providing them the flexibility to work towards completing the programme within a hybrid model (physical and virtual).

ZEBS and GMC also offer LIVE lectures given by shipping executives and managers from all over the world. These live interactive presentations expose the student unit body to real-world business experience and open exchange of methodologies and information.

Upon completion of the program, students receive their UK-accredited MBA degree (UK Level 7, 120 UK credits/60 ECTS) from Zurich Elite Business School. In addition, they receive world-class certifications from Harvard University in Leadership, MIT in Innovation, Imperial College London in Creative Thinking, University of Maryland in Digital Marketing and GMC certifications in shipping specialisations.

Students, who have already gained the Executive Certificate in Shipping and/or the Executive Diploma in Shipping get their credits transferred into the MBA and have to attend only the remaining courses of the MBA.