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Our unique online certificate is designed to help working maritime and port professionals develop and sharpen their maritime and port management skills. You will be exposed to current topics in: 

  • international shipping and supply chain management
  • port planning, management, and operations
  • maritime law
  • port economics

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 continuing education needs of area public agencies and private business employees who comprise the maritime and logistics community. In research presented at the 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 certificate can be a valuable addition to your education, but 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$523 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-state Students$568 per credit hour

Rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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.

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You may be able to take up to four courses (12 credit hours) as a non-degree graduate student, before you are accepted into a specific degree program. 

Please contact us to discuss this option with an expert advisor.

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.