International Maritime Management: Serving the seafarers of tomorrow and their educational needs
The paper presents the findings of a survey conducted on the didactic element of the distance-education, post-graduate Master's degree course: International Maritime Management. This degree course targets both nautical officers on board sea-going ships and logistics professionals working in junior management positions. A series of didactic elements (e.g. reflection questions, clearly defined learning objectives, etc.) have been defined to provide a visible learning process. The conducted survey shows that students appreciate all didactic elements to varying degrees, while some key areas are identified for further improvement of the didactic concept. The paper ranks the different elements surveyed and provides some answers to pertaining issues of continuous improvement.