Executive and Professional Development Courses (EPDCs)

WMU has led numerous Executive and Professional Development Courses (EPDCs), training thousands of maritime professionals in various locations around the world. Providing mid-career professional updating on a wide range of topics, and delivered in Malmö, or at a location chosen by the client, the EPDCs offer participants the opportunity to meet the challenges of a fast-changing industry.

WMU’s educational expertise, high caliber instructors, international environment, and close relationship with the customer, ensure the effective achievement of executive course objectives. Participants not only acquire critical knowledge, but also strengthen relationships with colleagues in their organization. The customized executive courses promote interactivity in order for participants to be able to think critically about themselves and about their role in the organization.

A close relationship is established between the customer and WMU’s executive education staff from the initial design stage of a course. Joint efforts are made to ensure that the problems encountered by the organization are thoroughly analyzed and the key issues clearly identified. This allows for the teaching objectives and learning outcomes to be well formulated, corresponding programme curricula drafted, and the most suitable instructors selected. 

Indicative list of Customized Executive Courses requested by clients (can be delivered in a 5-day schedule):

  • Alternative Fuels and Future Technologies 
  • An Introduction to the Natural View of Science 
  • Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers, IMO Model Course 3.12 
  • Ballast Water Management Convention and Its Implementation
  • Capacity Building for Sustainable Development in the Maritime Sector
  • Contemporary Environmental Issues in the Maritime Industry
  • Decarbonisation of International Shipping
  • Digital Disruption in the Maritime Sector: Impact and Strategy
  • Econometric Modelling for Maritime Market 
  • Energy Efficient Ship Design and Operation 
  • Energy Management in Ports
  • Energy Management in Shipyards
  • Essential Maritime Economics 
  • EU Maritime Transport Law
  • Financial Risk Management in Shipping 
  • Gender and Organizational Changes in the Maritime Sector
  • Global Maritime Logistics and Supply Chain Management 
  • Handling, Stowage and Carriage of Maritime Dangerous Goods 
  • IMO Liability and Compensation Conventions
  • Instructional Delivery in Maritime Education and Training Institutions, IMO Model Course 6.09 
  • Introduction to Governance for Sustainable Oceans 
  • Introduction to Ocean Science 
  • ISPS Code for Maritime Professionals 
  • Knowledge Management and Organizational Learning in Maritime Transport 
  • Law of the Sea and Maritime Boundary Delimitations 
  • Legal and Operational Aspects of Maritime Security 
  • Managing Marine Litter and Sargassum in Small Island Developing States: Perspectives from the Eastern Caribbean 
  • Maritime Boundary Delimitation in a Changing Ocean 
  • Maritime Business and Strategy 
  • Maritime Casualty Investigation 
  • Maritime Corruption and How to Address It
  • Maritime Education and Training and Industry 4.0 
  • Maritime English for Instructors
  • Maritime Labour and Safety 
  • Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006 
  • Maritime Policy Formulation and the Repercussions for National Economies
  • Maritime Safety Optimization and Leadership 
  • Port Market Analysis and Development Strategy 
  • Rebuilding Maritime Governance in Conflict-stricken Zones
  • Ship Finance & Investment 
  • Simulator Training and Assessment (based on IMO Model Course 6.10) 
  • Tactics in the Pursuance of Maritime Claims at International Level 

The pricing depends on, among other things, content, level of customization, location, length of course, number of participants, and number of instructors. The price of the course will be negotiated directly with the client. In addition to course fees, the customer will also be required to cover:

  • Travel costs for the instructor(s)
  • Transportation by private car from the airport to the hotel and return
  • Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) in accordance with the UN rate per instructor

For more information contact pdc@wmu.se.