July 25, 2018

From the desk of Capt. Jeff Monroe, MM, AMPE

International Association of Maritime and Port Executives




A special offer for MPE certified professionals.

Massachusetts Maritime Academy will offer its new Master of Science in Maritime Business Management (MSMB) program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy beginning this October.


The mission of our Master’s Degree Program is to challenge you to think and act on a broader and higher plane.  These skills should directly help you to succeed in your personal and professional career.

The 31-credit, 11-course executive style program is presented over a seventeen-month, alternating weekend format.  Classes are held every other weekend beginning Friday evening and ending Saturday afternoon. The graduate program classes are based at the Conference Center at Waltham Woods in Waltham, Massachusetts. Our next MSMB class begins with orientation in October 2018. The current program cost is $31,808.00 and is broken down as follows:



The Instructional Facility Fee is the prorated cost of The Conference Center at Waltham Woods. The Operational Expense Fee is our administrative overhead cost and the Technology Fee is our cost for the use and access of Blackboard.


The price includes:

  • Any specialized software

  • Textbooks

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • All coffee breaks

  • Friday night hotel accommodations



Each class in our Executive-Format program meets for 3 weekends, with the exception of Capstone Seminar, which meets for 4. Classes are held Fridays from 5:00pm - 10:00pm and Saturdays from 8:00am - 5:00pm. Our schedule for next year is as follows:




If you are interested in applying, the best place to start is our online application. In addition to that you will need:


  • Two recommendations, using the link provided. Recommendations should be submitted by the recommender. [Recommendation Page]

  • One official transcript from each undergraduate college/university attended and one official transcript from each graduate college/university attended (not required for MMA transcripts).

  • A written statement of professional objectives, both long and short term, indicating how the graduate program for which you are applying will help you achieve them.

  • An up-to-date resume.


You may also need to take the GMAT (www.mba.com) or GRE unless you have a 3.0 GPA or higher in your undergraduate degree or you have successfully completed more than one graduate course.


Financial Aid & VA Benefit information can be found here: https://www.maritime.edu/financial-aid-graduate-students


Please feel free to contact any of us in Graduate Programs with any questions or concerns!


MPE Benefit Offer


If you have an MPE already Mass Maritime will offer the MSMB tuition free.  

Other costs including accommodations, software, textbooks and meals are covered by the student.


Dr. James McDonald Ed.D

Dean Graduate Programs

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Capt. Jeffrey W. Monroe, MM, MTM, AMPE
Director: Education, Standards and Training Programs
International Association of Maritime and Port Executives
11 Katahdin Road. Portland, ME 04107-2828 USA
Phone: (207) 741-7000, Cell: (207) 615-7989    





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The IAMPE is working with the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy and the Graduate Program at Massachusetts Maritime Academy  to improve professional development for the maritime and port industry. Eligible students can receive up to 4 graduate credits for completing the MPE/IMPE program towards either of the graduate programs.

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