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.

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.

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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

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Career Opportunities    

Love What You Do

The unique flexibility of courses and the unparalleled access to top quality professors, industry experts, and the sea puts our students in a great position to succeed in any number of paths.

Career Paths

Ship’s Agent
Shipping Management
Port & Waterways Management
Operations Manager
Accounting
Logistics Management
Brokerage and Chartering
Safety and Security Expert

Hiring Agencies

Shipping Companies
Ports
Insurance Companies
Accounting Firms
Security Companies
Logistics Company

Salary Ranges

Port Manager:  $75,000 on average
Shipping Manager:  $74,000
Operations Logistics: $52,000 – $98,000
Shipping Agent: $40,000 on average

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Thinking of Future Education?    

At Texas A&M University at Galveston we offer a comprehensive array of degrees which 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.

Only current students attending Texas A&M University in Galveston that are majoring in Maritime Business Administration can apply to the 3+2 Master of Maritime Business degree using this application https://www.tamug.edu/mara/pdf/MARA-3-2-Application-new.pdf 
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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