Maritime Financial Management

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Maritime Financial Management

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Financial Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    AF 2006 Financial Accounting
    EC 1000 Principles of Microeconomics
    FN 2127 Introduction to Finance or FN 3105 Foundations of Corporate Finance 

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    The shipping finance market. Models of ship (asset) valuation. Sources of ship financing. Debt/equity structure decisions of a shipping company.

    RATIONALE: 
    This course provides a practical understanding of the shipping industry, and capital markets and a fundamental understanding and knowledge of the pertinent issues involved in the capital structure choice of the shipping firm.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:
    1. Explain the shipping finance market (analysis)
    2. Compare and contrast different sources of ship finance (evaluation)
    3. Assess a ship finance transaction (evaluation)
    4. Solve problems relating to the conclusion and operation of ship finance transactions (application)

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    - Class lectures and seminar-style class discussion of key terms and concepts with appropriate examples. Use of case studies.
    - Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions, see their exam paper, and/or go over lecture material.
    - Use of blackboard site, where instructors post lecture notes, assignments instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.