Founded in 1945, Henley Business School was the first business school in the UK and is one of the oldest and most respected schools in Europe. Henley is among the very few business schools in the world to hold triple-accredited status from the UK, European and US accrediting bodies (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB) and is consistently ranked among the top 50 Business Schools worldwide. The ICMA Centre within Henley Business School is among the largest schools of finance in Europe and the first active collaboration between the finance industry and a University finance department. The Centre is rated among the top 25 globally for its Finance Masters.
Dr George Alexandridis, Associate Professor and Director of Shipping programmes at the ICMA Centre, established the MSc in International Shipping and Finance in 2011 in order to address the educational needs of the rapidly evolving, highly competitive and capital intensive shipping industry, by bridging the gap between academic theory and business practice. The programme is designed to provide a unique educational experience that combines research-led, technically advanced teaching by world-renowned academic faculty and senior industry practitioners while the shipping industry is highly involved in the career development of its participants. The fact that more than 95% of the programme’s graduates have secured full time employment six months after the completion of their studies reflects the success of the programme and its recognition within the sector.