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Maritime business

Individual course

If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

This course is one of the obligatory courses in the Smart and sustainable maritime business minor.

This course is a “capstone” type of course and strives to integrate the learnings from the other courses in the module. Therefore, it takes place through four seminars, final conference and various assignments over a period of 1 year.

The aim of the course is to provide a system-wide understanding of how the maritime industry works and what the industry’s technological, economic, environmental and regulatory premises and opportunities are. Upon successful completion of the module the student will be able to:

  • Analyze how different actors create and capture value in the maritime business ecosystem
  • Point out and analyze basic operational problems in shipping over time
  • Match technological needs and developments with commercial opportunities in shipping
  • Explain basic socio-technical phenomena in the context of smart and sustainable maritime business
  • Relate sustainable development needs to maritime business

More information on Åbo Akademi’s course page.

Responsible teacher

Åbo Akademi
Magnus Hellström

Contact person for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Industrial engineering and management
Course code:
Study credits:
0 €
Course level:
Teaching period:
Start in January 2022, exact dates will be decided during fall 2021
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Åbo Akademi University
Who can apply:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching method:
Place of contact learning:
Teaching language:
General prerequisites:
Bachelor's degree
Course suitable for:
Master's level students in engineering, business or for example in biology, geology and social sciences. Professionals already working in industry
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