Recognising the strong industry demand for local talent with specialised knowledge in maritime business & operations, SMU introduced the Maritime Business and Operations Track (MBOT) under LKCSB in January 2019.
The MBOT has been developed to equip our students with a deep understanding of the maritime sector and focuses on the key aspects of operations of the maritime value chain. It replaced the Maritime Economics Track (MET) which was offered from 2013 to 2018 and was introduced as SMU identified that efficient business operations played an increasingly important role in the modern maritime sector.
The MBOT is delivered through a holistic curriculum that includes a mix of credit courses, non-credit electives and various experiential learning opportunities organised by ITI@SMU.
An information session was organised to help the students address their queries about the maritime sector and the MBOT. In a lively engagement, questions that were addressed included "What are the career opportunities that await a graduate from the ITT and MBOT?", "How does the programme prepare you for a career in the trading and maritime sector?" "If I take the MBOT, am I only limited to maritime careers?", "What is a typical day in the trading and maritime industry?", and "What does it take to build a successful career in this field?"
The session ended with a panel discussion where the students had the opportunity to engage with SMU alumni and their employers.
A career fair awaited the students after the session where companies shared with them about the available internships and full-time opportunities in their organisations.
To find out more about the MBOT, please click here.
To find out more about the various maritime career options in Singapore, please click here.