Coupled with the Management degree, the Maritime Management Concentration will prepare the student for a career in general management in the maritime industry. Particular focus is on the oil and gas sector and requirements of the shipowner, as well as periphery businesses. The student will receive exposure to commercial, legal and financial areas unique to this sector of the shipping industry.
The Maritime Management Concentration is the only business program in the state designed specifically to address the needs of the oil and gas sector of the maritime industry. Funded and developed by regional maritime related firms, the program is designed to create additional value for both students and employers. While the program has a focus on maritime issues, it is incorporated into the four year management degree. As a result, students maintain flexibility in pursuing careers in not only the maritime industry but also in those that support the industry and the business world in general.
In addition to the more traditional courses in the management degree, students will enroll in courses specifically designed to address issues faced by firms competing in the maritime industry. The courses include:
Introduction to Maritime Management
Economics of Shipping
Marine Accident Prevention
The summer internships are developed and approved by the College of Business and firms in the industry. They are designed to provide students with relevant hands-on experience in the field.
Maritime Concentration Degree Plans:
“Nicholls will be Louisiana’s first university with a program to develop future leaders in the maritime industry. This program will offer Nicholls students a competitive advantage in an industry that they will likely be directly or indirectly involved in anyway.” Robert Clemons, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Seacor Marine, LLC.
“The maritime industry of Louisiana is anxiously awaiting those Nicholls graduates who have taken this dedicated track in maritime management.” Joe Orgeron, Chief Technology Officer, Montco Offshore, Inc.
For more information contact:
Dr. Ken Chadwick
146 Powell Hall
P.O. Box 2015
Thibodaux, LA 70310