Detailed Overview    

The entrepreneurship minor will foster the development of a creative, visionary mindset and spirit and prepares students to be opportunity seekers and creators that identify, evaluate, and implement innovative, value-added solutions. This minor requires a total of 15 credit hours that consist of 6 hours of foundational courses plus 6 hours of discipline-specific courses and a selection of any 3-hour capstone experience (out of the current three proposed for the minor). This entrepreneurship minor will fill the growing need by offering students a strong grounding in the field of maritime business administration and logistics. This minor is conceptualized with a critical framework: the coursework encourages students not only to take an interdisciplinary approach to understand current trends in logistics, but also to critically reflect upon the methods of study they employ, and the future of maritime business administration as a field. Our department has modified services available to students enrolled via distance education, at branch campuses, or at other instructional locations.

 

Maritime/Marine Entrepreneurship Minor Classes    

Foundational Courses (select 6 hours):
Foundational Courses (select 6 hours):

MARA 345 Maritime and Marine Entrepreneurial Ventures
MARA 346 Maritime and Marine Business Plans

Discipline-specific Courses (select 6 hours):
Discipline-specific Courses (select 6 hours):

MARA 301 Ocean Transportation I
MARA 424 Intermodal Transportation

Capstone Courses (select 3 hours):
Capstone Courses (select 3 hours):

MARA 466 Strategic Management
MARA 484 Management Internship
MARA 491 Research in Maritime Administration

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You are highly encouraged to declare your proposed minor a year before graduation because it will be more difficult to get it added to your transcript as graduation approaches. Declaring a minor with a time period shorter than a year before graduation will still be possible, however, we recommend not waiting until the last minute. For those who have any questions about the declaration process or if anyone is experiencing difficulty with declaring this minor please get in touch with the advisor for the Maritime Business Administration Department.

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Thinking of Future Education?    

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 https://www.tamug.edu/mara/pdf/MARA-3-2-Application-new.pdf.  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 jchimes@tamug.edu. 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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