MBA Logistics & Shipping Management

Master of Business Administration in Logistics & Shipping Management)

Stream Merchant Navy
Course Type Master
Duration 2 Years

MBA in Shipping and Logistic Management is a Post Graduate (PG) specialized course in the domain of logistics management in relation to the shipping and cargo industry. The course is of 2 years duration with each year divided into 2 semesters making it a total of four semesters in two-year duration of the course.The fee for the course ranges from INR 90,000 to 10 Lacs across various colleges and universities across the country. The variation in fee is based on the location and nature of university (that is government, state/private/deemed etc.).

Admission to the course is generally based on Common Entrance Test (CET) like CAT, GMAT, XAT etc. which are held for admission of candidates in various disciplines of MBA course. Certain colleges/universities conduct their own exam apart from the common exams for selecting candidates for admission however, preference is given to the score of common exams (CAT, XAT, GMAT etc.) when it comes grant of admission.

The course is designed to provide specialization in the domain of cargo and logistics that form a crucial part of supply chain management in any business or production entity that is indulged in exporting and importing of commodities.A fresh MBA graduate in the respective discipline can look for job opportunities with Shipping companies, Ports and harbor trusts, government dockyards, Import-Export firms, Logistic supply chains etc.

A new recruit after completing his/her course can expect a starting salary in the range of INR 20,000 to 25,000. The variation in salary depends upon the placement record of college, candidate’s academic performance, status of the recruiting company and his/her performance in the selection rounds. However, the average comes out to be in between the above mentioned range.

MBA in Shipping and Logistic Management: Course Highlights

Course Level

 Post Graduate

Duration of the Course

2 years

Examination Type



Minimum score of 55% (Relax able for reserved category students) marks at UG level in any stream.

Admission Process

Entrance exam based

Course Fee

Between INR 90,000 to INR 10 Lacs

Average Starting Salary

Rs.20000 to 25000

Top Recruiting Companies

Shipping companies, Ports and harbor trusts, government dockyards, Import-Export firms, Logistic supply chains

Job Positions

Port manager, operations manager, Port planning and Development officer, Yard manager.


MBA in Shipping and Logistic Management: Eligibility

Candidate must have passed the UG or equivalent examination in any stream from a recognized state/private/deemed or central University with at least 55% (45% to 50% for reserved category candidates) of the marks:

He/She shall not be having any backlog or compartment in any of the subject/Subjects at UG level that is yet to be cleared at the time of taking admissions.

Apart from the above mentioned eligibility criteria’s various colleges and institutes may have their own additional criteria’s which the students would have to satisfy in order to take admission.

In case of reserved category students, they would have to present their reservation certificates issued by the competent authorities in order to avail the benefits applicable for them.

Most of the Institute give admissions through Common Entrance Test (CET) (like CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT etc). To get admissions in these institutes candidates would have to qualify the respective entrance exam by securing minimum qualifying marks.

The eligibility criteria’s mentioned above are common to most of the universities and colleges across the country that are offering this course to the students.

MBA in Shipping and Logistic Management: Admission Process

The admission process for this course involves a common entrance test based admission process (as seen across various Universities and colleges in the country).

Most of the Universities/Colleges conduct a common entrance test for admission into MBA courses or take admissions through commonly held entrance exam like CAT, MAT, XAT, GMAT etc.  Hence students would have to make an application for such exams.

Students have to qualify these exams (for which they should be eligible to appear) in order to get admission in the course.

After the conduct of the test, a merit list of finally qualified candidates is prepared and candidates are invited for counselling cum admission process by the respective university or college.

After admission process final allotment of seats to the candidate takes place and the candidate is asked to deposit the fee for the course and register for the respective academic year.

Admission process would mostly be same across all the B-schools and universities that are offering this course.

Top Colleges for Master of Business Administration [MBA] (Logistics & Shipping Management)







Entrance Exam - Master of Business Administration in Logistics & Shipping Management)
Exam Name Grade Level Exam Date
IMUCET UG/PG 11th June 2022