Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics, MMAL

We aim to push students interested in maritime business administration to the next level by giving them the skills necessary for tomorrow’s leaders in the maritime industry. Completing the Master’s in Maritime Business Administration and Logistics places students in a prime position for successful leadership roles within the field of maritime business administration.

Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics Degree    

This highly competitive and rewarding program gives students the opportunity to elevate their learning and better prepare them for the mantle of leadership within a steadily growing industry. The coursework is a culmination of experienced experts sharing and the latest advances within the industry, in which our program is heavily connected. We offer several routes to completion of this degree, including an on-campus track that offers a License Option, a five-year combined undergraduate-graduate program, a thesis option, and an online degree option. Whichever you choose, you’ll be putting yourself on course for an exhilarating and rewarding career.


License Option Available    

Students with an interest can elect the License Option, which will allow them to become a Third Mate deck officer (unlimited oceans, unlimited tonnage) upon graduation. Participation in the Corps of Cadets is necessary for this option.

Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics Classes    

Major Core Classes (Required)
Major Core Classes (Required)

MARA 610 Maritime Strategic Management
MARA 612 Strategic Human Resource Management
MARA 623 Maritime Economics Theory and Applications
MARA 625 Maritime Law and Policy
MARA 627 Marketing of Maritime Services
MARA 641 Maritime Financial Management
MARA 664 Maritime Production, Operations and Logistics Management

Major Electives
Major Electives

MARA 604 Marine Natural Resources Economics
MARA 616 Port, Terminal, and Harbor Management
MARA 624 Port Development and Intermodal Freight
MARA 636 Maritime Managerial Decision Making
MARA 640 Global Logistics
MARA 645 Maritime Cybersecurity
MARA 650 Supply Chain Management
MARA 652 Marine Transportation System Design and Policy
MARA 658 Port Design, Planning and Security
MARA 660 Risk Assessment and Marine Insurance
MARA 665 Maritime Business Analytics
MARA 670 Coastal and Inland Waterways Transportation
MARA 672 Global Maritime Trading System
MARA 673 International Maritime Industry Graduate Management Experience
MARA 675 Leadership in Maritime Industry
MARA 678 Service Operations Management
MARA 684 Internship Maritime Industry
MARA 685 Directed Studies
MARA 689 Special Topics in Maritime Administration
MARA 691 Research in Maritime Business Administration

License Option Required Classes
License Option Required Classes

MART 103  Basic Safety and Lifeboatman Training
MART 115  Seamanship I
MART 201  Vessel Structure and Ship Knowledge
MART 202  Ship Stability and Trim
MART 204  Terrestrial Navigation
MART 208  Marine Meteorology
MART 210  Integrated Navigation I: Radar/ARPA/ECDIS
MART 212   Marine Dry Cargo Operations
MART 215   Seamanship II
MART 303   Celestial Navigation
MART 307   Global Marine Distress Safety System
MART 310   Integrated Navigation II: Electronic Navigation
MART 313   Marine Liquid Cargo Operations
MART 321   Navigation on Rules, International and Inland
MART 410   Integrated Navigation III
MART 498   Maritime Medical Care
NVSC 200   Naval Science for the Merchant Marine Officer
MART 200   Deck Sea Training I: Basic Communications, Navigation and Seamanship
MART 300  Deck Sea Training II: Intermediate Communications, Navigation and Seamanship
or MART 350   Deck Sea Training II: Commercial Internship
MART 400  Deck Sea Training III: Advanced Communications, Navigation and Seamanship

Application Deadlines    

Spring 2022

October 1

Fall 2022

May 1

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At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees that are geared to make the most of our ideal location on the edge of the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With programs ranging from marine biology to maritime business administration led by enterprising professors at the top of their fields, we’re full of the opportunities you’re seeking. See below for more information about the Maritime Business Administration degree programs at the graduate level:

3+2 Master of Maritime Business Administration Degree

Only current students attending Texas A&M University at Galveston that are majoring in Maritime Business Administration can apply to the 3+2 Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics degree using this application  The 3+2 applications must be turned into the Maritime Business Administration Department in CLB 221 to Jossette Chimes, the MARA business coordinator. For further questions, she can be reached by phone at 409-740-4474 or by email at Submission deadlines for these applications are as follows: Spring applications are due on October 1st. Fall applications are due May 1st. 

Master of Maritime Business Administration and Logistics 

All other students can apply for the thesis (research) or non-thesis (professional) track using the GraduateCAS application which can be found by clicking the "Admissions Information" box below. Non-thesis master’s students may also apply for the License Option. Please see the Graduate CAS Application Procedure by clicking the "Admissions Information" box below for detailed instructions. Submission deadlines for these applications are as follows: Spring applications are due on October 1st. Fall applications are due May 1st.

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