Why ODU for Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management Certificate?

ODU's unique maritime, ports, and logistics management online certificate helps working maritime and port professionals develop and sharpen their skills. Your classes will include discussions in: 

  • international maritime transport
  • port operations management
  • port planning and economics
  • maritime security and risk analysis

You will also apply your knowledge through an independent study under the direction of ODU expert faculty. 

Old Dominion University's Maritime Institute focuses on the professional knowledge and continuing education needs of area public agencies and private business employees who comprise the maritime and logistics community. In research presented at the global 2011 Annual Conference of the International Association of Maritime Economists, ODU's maritime business program was ranked 8th in the world in port research over 1980-2009, a 30-year time period.

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Required Courses

  • 12 credit hours (four courses)

If you want to pursue an MBA from ODU, this Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management certificate can be a valuable addition to your education. Core MBA classes cannot be used toward this certificate.

Online Learning Environment

Access course materials online from any location. Many classes don't have a scheduled meeting time, so you can fit class into your personal schedule. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$571 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$595 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2022 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Bright Outlook

Employment of logisticians is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than average.
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, March 2023

Careers in Maritime, Ports & Logistics Management

Note: earning a degree from ODU does not guarantee employment in the positions listed above. Explore more career information on our Career Coach website.

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How to Apply

To apply, you should have a bachelor's degree (or equivalent). You will apply to ODU as a non-degree seeking graduate student.

Meet Your Team

You'll have a dedicated academic advisor for this program.

Contact us if you have questions about admission requirements, transferring credits, or application deadlines.