MBA Port & Shipping Management

Transportation is an industry that’s incredibly influential to the growth of India’s economy, and one of the significant aspects that has contributed to this growing influence is the field of shipping.

This MBA program specialises in Port Shipping Management and is specifically designed to develop the managerial skills required to combat the pressing challenges in the shipping industry. Students will figure out the optimum way to identify and manage the various developmental and operational needs of this port and allied infrastructure.


Duration: 2 years



  • Minimum 50% marks at Higher &Senior Secondary level (10th & 12th)
  • Graduation with minimum 50% marks from a recognized University.

Career Prospects

  • Port Operations
  • Container Yard Management
  • Chartering Management
  • Agency & Brokerage Management
  • Port Planning & Development
Intake : 20 Seats
Semester I Semester II


  • Economics & Management Decisions
  • Quantitative Techniques
  • Business Communication
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operations & Materials Management,
  • Principles & Practices of Management

Domain Course

  • Port & Terminal Management
  • International Maritime  Transport

Domain Taiolred Course

  • IT Applications in Port & Shipping
  • Port & Shipping Industry Accounting


  • Marketing Management
  • Research Methodology & App. Statistics
  • Human Resource Management
  • Executive Communication Pro

Domain Course

  • Maritime Economics
  • Liner & Multimodel Transportt Management
  • Ship Brokering & Chartering

Domain Tailored Rank

  • Port & Shipping Financial Management

Program Elective I

Open Elective I



  • Industrial Visit
Semester III Semester IV


  • Strategic Management
  • Econometrics
  • Executive Communication Pro

Domain Course

  • Port Planning
  • Ship Agency Management
  • Bunkering Management
  • International Trade Operations & Documentation
  • Project Management & Contract Administration
Open Elective II

Program Elective II

Program Electives I, II

  • Crew Management
  • Marketing of Shipping Services
  • Supply Chain & Logistics for Port & Ship
  • Maritime Enterprise Management
  • Marine Insurance 


  • Dissertation – I
  • Summer Internship


Domain Couses

  • Customer Relationship Management
Domain Course
  • Marine Insurance and Law
  • Maritime Insurance and Law


  • Dissertation – II

MBA admissions through UPESMET

Admissions through UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET) Candidates who have secured a minimum of 50% marks in Class 10th and Class 12th can seek admission to UPES MBA programs by taking the 2018 UPES Management Entrance Test (UPESMET).

The University reserves the right to make any changes in curricula, degree requirements, course offerings, student intake, and academic regulations. They also reserve the right to change the location of the test at any time without specifying any reason or prior notice. The said change applies to both prospective and enrolled students.

Scheme of Tests

Sections No.of Questions
General English: Reading Comprehension, Verbal Reasoning, Verbal Ability 35
Quantitative: Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency 35
General Awareness: General Knowledge, Current Affairs, Business Scenario 35
Analytical & Logical Reasoning 35
Total no. of Questions 140

MBA admissions through National Level Tests

Candidates must fulfil our eligibility criteria (Minimum 50% marks in class 10th and 12th, as well as in graduation – “Appeared but Result Awaited” can also apply) and have any of the following test scores:

  • A minimum score of 80% in Sept MAT 2017/December MAT 2017
  • A minimum score of 80% in Feb MAT 2018/May MAT 2018
  • A minimum score of 80% in CMAT 2018
  • A minimum score of 75% in XAT 2018/CAT 2017
  • A minimum score of 140 in NMAT 2017

** Up to 50% of available seats shall be filled through the National Level Tests category. In case the candidates for such seats are not available, UPES reserves the right to fill these seats through the UPES Entrance Test.

** The University reserves the right to change the test date or cancel the test altogether. The university also reserves the right to conduct further tests for admission, after March 2018.

Reservation of Seats

For Uttarakhand Bonafide resident candidates: 15% of the seats in all programs will be reserved for residents of Uttarakhand, subject to the "Sthai Niwas Praman Patra certificate." However, if these seats remain unfilled by the stipulated date in the category mentioned above, then the same shall be treated as unreserved.

Note: Candidates applying under this category would be required to produce the original “Sthai Niwas Praman Patra” during the day of admission, failing which their candidature shall stand cancelled.

Fee structure for the academic year 2018 - 20

1st Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
206,630 68,870 275,500
2nd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
206,630 68,870 275,500
3rd Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
227,250 75,750 303,000
4th Sem
Tuition Fee Academic Service Fee Total
227,250 75,750 303,000


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