Maritime Business Administration, B.S.

A business degree for the sea, this program offers students the chance to learn the skills needed for the maritime industry in the heart of Galveston Bay. This major provides students with great course options, from international trade and port management to economics and accounting. Our graduates are well prepared for a successful career in an ever-growing industry.

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Maritime Business Administration Degree    

This degree program provides students with a specialized yet widely applicable degree in maritime business administration. The coursework is rigorous and is provided by professors who are industry experts, many of whom are industry veterans. Whether a student is more interested in the running of ports, working in a shipping company, or getting into accounting or logistics, this degree is perfect for driven individuals that want to land a great job.

Maritime Business Administration Classes    

Major Core Classes (Required)

ACCT 229 Intro Accounting
ACCT 230 Intro Accounting
ECON 202 Principles of Economics
ECON 203 Principles of Economics
FINC 341 Business Finance
BUSN 101 Freshman Business Initiative
BUSN 203 Statistical Methods
ISTM 210 Fundamentals of Information Systems
SCMT 364 Operations Management
MARA 205 Intro Ships & Shipping
MARA 212 Business Law
MARA 250 MGMT Info Systems
MARA 281 Seminar in UG Research Methods
MARA 301 Ocean transportation I
MARA 304 Marine Insurance
MARA 363 Management Process
MARA 373 Personnel Management
MARA 421 Admiralty Law
MARA 440 Global Economy and Enterprise Management
MARA 466 Strategic Management
MGMT 481 Seminar in Management
MKTG 321 Marketing
MGMT 311 Legal and Social Environment of Business

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  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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