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Bachelor Degree in Business with Specialization in Management for Yacht Captains

1.Online learning – work and study at the same time

 

2.Recognition of previous working experience of Captains for up to 50%

3.Graduate in a shorter time than in a traditional learning setting

 

4. The Bachelor Degree is valid in Europe with ease of recognition in 30 Commonwealth Countries

The “Bachelor Degree in Business with Specialization in Management for Yacht Captains” was designed with the aim to relaunch the skills and credibility in the global market of people who work in the maritime sector and to guarantee quality and protect the professionalism of captains and also of those who wish to enter this sector. A formation course that will allow certifying the managerial ability of the captain in all phases of the yacht’s life: from design and construction to refit.

Who can apply?

Captains – professionals of the maritime sector with years of experience in the field who have not earned a degree, but wish to do so without having to restudy everything they have already learned and have recognized up to 50% of their previous work experience as part of the degree program;

Freshersstudents entering their first-degree program in the area of ​​yachting management, experimenting with innovative learning approaches such as work-based learning to also acquire the skills and experiences required by the employment market and allowing them to be more effective in their professional integration

Graduates students who already have a previous degree and are looking for a career change and aspire to become acquainted with the yachting management sector

Why should you apply?

Given the notable presence of Maltese flags in yachting, GY Academy (with Headquarters in Malta) – in collaboration with the ISYL Foundation (Italian Superyacht Life) and NAVIGO, a nautical innovation and development company – has developed the bachelor’s degree with an innovative study program that implements new methods such as:

Recognition of Prior Learning

Students enrolled in the program have the possibility to request GY ACADEMY the recognition of previous knowledge and skill the student has  gained through formal learning (training, workshops, seminars, etc. ) and non – formal learning (workplace-related), allowing them to reduce the time of studying for the bachelor degree to up to 50% ( from 3 years to 1year  and half)

 

Work based learning

Students have the unique opportunity to experience in practice what has been learned during the bachelor as they will learn how to facilitate daily interactions, work and brainstorming while working on-site in shipyards with professionals. Furthermore, they will acquire not just a bachelor’s degree but also the work experience requested by the employment market and making them more successful in securing a job in the sector.

Employability in sectors beyond Yachting

By the end of the bachelor program, students may be employed in various professions such as shipyard manager, recreational tourism, marine consultancy, business or economic development, entrepreneur, project management, yacht management, business development, Pleasure Craft management, operations supervisor, security operations coordinator, sales manager

Flexibility

The course is held partly online and partly through specific work experiences: the future of higher education allows students to be more flexible and to work and study at the same time wherever they are.

 

 

 

GY Academy also offers the possibility of short courses, officially recognized, lasting between 6 months and 1 year:

These short courses are addressed to individuals who would like to acquire more knowledge in the Yachting sector either to advance in their career or to change career, without obtaining a bachelors degree. The courses provided are:

1. Undergraduate Certificate in Maritime Business (30 ECTS) 

It consists of the following study units:  Managerial Organization and Leadership; New Market Solutions – YARE;  Maritime English;  Maritime Economics;  Project and Operations Management;

Course duration: 6 months

2. Undergraduate Certificate in Martimie Entrepreneurship (30 ECTS)

It consists of the following study units:  Managerial Organization and Leadership; New Market Solutions – YARE;  Maritime English;  Entrepreneurship;  Marketing;

Course duration: 6 months

3. Undergraduate Certificate in Maritime Economy (32 ECTS)

It consists of the following study units:  Financial Accounting;  Introduction to Economica;  Maritime Economics;  New Market Solutions – YARE; Legal Concepts and Maritime Law; Maritime Economics;

Course duration: 6 months

4. Undergraduate Certificate in Maritime Marketing and Communication (32 ECTS)

It consists of the following study units:  Communication and Public Relations; Marketing; New Market Solutions – YARE;  Marketing;  Naval Architecture, Ship  and Yacht theory; Maritime English; People Management;

Course duration: 6 months

5. Undergraduate Diploma in Management for Yacht Captains (62 ECST)

It consists of the following study units:  Managerial Organization and Leadership; New Market Solutions – YARE;  Maritime English;  Maritime Economics;  Project and Operations Management; Saftey and Security Management in the Maritime Sector part 1; Safety and Security Management in the Maritime Sector part 2; Marketing; Naval Architecture, Ship and Yachting theory;

Course duration: 1 year

*New Market Solutions – YARE consists in the participation of the students to the event Yare (Yachting Aftersales and Refit Experience) – the International Superyacht Networking event where every year, a significant community of 100 international Superyacht Captains onboard yachts over 24 mt LOA, mingle with a large nautical community of companies in the refit and aftersales industry.  Students of the BBA will join the conference on the future of the market and the B2B sessions held in Viareggio (Italy), the heart of the largest productive Yachting District in the World.

Requirements

1.Completed secondary education (Level 5 EQF) matriculation examination or vocational qualification (level 5 MQF) possibly related to subjects like economy, business, finance as well as navigation; no particular grades are requested for such subjects but applicants might ask GY Academy relevant staff to assess their educational and professional profile in order to evaluate whether they have the right ability to succeed as well as recognition of prior learning, in line with GY Academy IQA and RPL Policy.

2. Should demonstrate at least 1 year of ‘seagoing service’ [reference:  STCW Convention, International Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers, 1978, point 26] with official documentation (e.g. for Malta or the UK the “Seamen’s Discharge Book”; for Italy the  “libretto di navigazione e estrattomatricola”; etc); for those students who already have a previous degree and are looking for a career change and aspire to become an entrepreneur. GY Academy relevant staff will assess the documentation compliance in order to evaluate whether they have the minimum navigation experience needed to complete the Bachelor programme.

3.Level of English requested is B2;  the level of English can be assessed by an independent commission composed by language experts or, alternatively, can be proved with independent English evaluations certificates (e.g.  IELTS, TOEFL)

Bachelor Degree Course Details

Program Length:

  • Full time: 3 years

Degree Level:

  • MQF Level 6 

Credits needed to earn the bachelor’s degree:

  • 180 ECTS 

Delivery:

  • partly online and partly through specific work experiences 

Study Plan

First Year – 60 ECTS

  1. Applied Mathematics (7 ECTS)
  2. Financial Accounting (7 ECTS)
  3. Introduction to Economics (6 ECTS)
  4. Managerial Organization and Leadership (8 ECTS)
  5. Communication and Public Relations (4 ECTS)
  6. Entrepreneurship (5ECTS)
  7. Business Law (5 ECTS)
  8. New Market Solution – YARE (3 ECTS)
  9. Marketing (10 ECTS)
  10. Naval Architecture, Ship and Yachting Theory with management of pleasure craft (5 ECTS)

Second Year -60 ECTS

1.Maritime English (4 ECTS)

2.Legal Concepts and Maritime Law (7 ECTS)

3.Maritime Economics (8 ECTS)

4.Information and Technology Management (5 ECTS)

5.People Management (6 ECTS)

6.Project and Operations Management (7 ECTS)

7.Safety and Security Management in the maritime sector part 1 (12 ECTS)

8.Safety and Security Management in the maritime sector part 2 (6 ECTS)

9.Search and Rescue  (5 ECTS)

Third Year – 60 ECTS

  1. General Data Protection – GDPR (3 ECTS)
  2. Business Process and Management Techniques for Operations (6 ECTS)
  3. Work-Based Learning (17 ECTS)
  4. Academic Research (4 ECTS)
  5. Dissertation  (30 ECTS)

Program Learning Outcomes

By attending this program, the students will gain the following skills, knowledge and competences:

Skills

  1. Students develop Entrepreneurial, Business, Leadership and Management skills;
  2. The students develop an entrepreneurial mindset and a commercial way of thinking on how to apply new ideas, methods, and perspectives to yachting businesses and projects;

  3. Students will gain a managerial sense and business approach through their knowledge of advanced quality processes and general principles of performance management, yachting oriented

  4. • The students learn to apply logical and rational methods in complex and variegated business-related situations in the field of yachting and management as they attain analytical and problem-solving skills;

Knowledge

  1. Students will be exposed to standard and innovative strategies and their implementation, as well as how to adapt leadership approaches/practices in a various business and organizational context, yachting field-oriented;
  2. Students will be exposed to Safety and Security management issues at an advanced level to face any possible situation from a professional and ethical perspective.
  3. Students will critically define markets and creatively apply marketing concepts and principles using a customer focus to effectively sell products and services.
  4. • Students will gain a managerial sense and business approach through their knowledge of advanced quality processes and general principles of performance management, yachting oriented;

Competences

  1. Students will be equipped with all the necessary tools for success in approaching complex safety and security maritime challenges, identifying, analysing and evaluating situations, ideas and information in order to figure out any possible problem.
  2. • Students will be able to share leadership and responsibility, work cooperatively, and get along with co-workers having acquired proper Yachting Management tools and mindsets;
  3. Manage a business project, responsibly and autonomously, in their own organization as entrepreneurs or in a different one as intrapreneurs.
  4. Students manage a yachting project from conception to launch through having a complete vision

Career Perspective

This BBA in Business Administration with specialization in Captain Yachting Management is targeting the “ entrepreneurial generation” who would desire to work in the Yachting sector or in other business-related activities as they may be employed in various occupations included but not limited to

  • ShipYards Manager;
  • Leisure Tourism;
  • Consultancy in the Maritime Sector;
  • Business or Economic development;
  • Business Owner or Operations;
  • Project Management;
  • Yacht Management;
  • Business Development;
  • Pleasure Craft Management;
  • Operations Supervisor;
  • Operations Coordinator;

Furthermore, entrepreneurial skills are valued in many occupations, if not all, and thereby this course will be of benefit to the future of all participating students.

Teaching and Assesment

Teaching methods

GY academy will utilise a flipped methodology whereby learners are directed to self-study and follow online instruction material on the platform. This will ensure that all material is covered adequately.

Lectures could mix theory and action learning methodologies such as term project assignment, i.e. case studies, papers, analytical works and so on.

Peer learning” will be strongly encouraged and proper virtual environment will be available to this end, provided by the online learning platform. Moreover, Learners will be able to be supported, tutored or supervised by teachers (or supervisors or tutors), according to what the single teacher will consider as most profitable for her/his specific module or discipline.

Assessment

Each module could employ one or more of the followings:

  1. Portfolio:A portfolio is a collection of student works that exhibits her/his efforts, progress and achievements assessed on individual basis.

  2. Projects assignments: a project, a work (e.g. a numerical analysis on a spreadsheet) or a paper could be assigned to a student on an individual or team basis and evaluated individually.
  3. Examinations: classical evaluation form to assess individual outcomes. Each teacher could define proper details according to the particular discipline and teaching method.

Portfolios as well as Projects, Work or Paper assignments will be designed with a formative assessment perspective in order to support students to achieve relevant learning outcomes;

 

 

For more information regarding the program or for requiring the application form kindly contact us through our page or via email at info@gy.edu.mt

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1. TO WHOM IS THE BACHELOR’S IN BUSINESS WITH SPECIALIZATION IN  MANAGEMENT FOR YACHT CAPTAINS ADDRESSED TO?

Experienced Yacht Captains who have not earned a degree but wish to do so without having to re-study everything they have already learned.

Students who are approaching for the first time the course of study in Business Management – Yachting area, interested in experimenting with new forms of learning and acquiring useful skills and experiences in the labour market, allowing them to be more effective in their professional integration.

Graduates looking for a career change and who aspire work in the yachting management sector;

2. I AM A CAPTAIN WITH MANY YEARS OF NAVIGATION. IS MY PREVIOUS TRAINING RECOGNIZED?

The purpose of this Bachelor program is to recognize the work experience already accumulated and relevant to the contents of the Bachelor and transform it into academic credits (ECTS). To achieve this, it is necessary to request GY – Higher Education Institution the application for the “recognition of prior learning”. This is an official and in-depth process conducted by a nominated ad-hoc commission of experts and academics, that allows for a maximum recognition of up to 50% of the bachelor’s degree. The remaining part of the Bachelor will integrate the missing components.

3. I AM A CAPTAIN WITH MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, BUT I HAVE NEVER EARNED A DEGREE. WHAT CAN THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE OFFER ME?

For the first time, and in line with innovative educational policies that are increasingly applied internationally, it is possible to have the qualified work experience gained over the years, recognized at university level. This process called “Recognition of Prior Learning” will allow a Captain, who already has technical and managerial experience, to obtain a bachelor’s degree with European recognition by integrating the academic credits deriving from their work experience with contents that complement managerial skills and facilitate the continuation of their career making it even more interdisciplinary, as required by the job market.

4. AFTER MANY YEARS ON BOARD, I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE THE CAREER OF CAPTAIN FOR OFFSHORE SERVICES. WHAT ARE THE OPPORTUNITIES OFFERED BY THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE?

The bachelor’s degree responds to two fundamental and proven needs of the labour market, both sectorial and general, both local and international, namely: integrating interdisciplinary skills and continuing education for the professions so that they can survive the sudden changes of recent years.

The bachelor’s degree recognizes the important managerial value that over the years has led the profession of Captains to be more complex and sophisticated, and on this basis integrates some elements that allow the updating, integration and strengthening managerial skills thus helping to finalize the transformation of the figure of the commander into a 360-degree administrator profile.

5. WHY SHOULD I REGISTER? WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course was structured and designed together with the industry as a one of a kind. If you are a young person with one year of sailing (minimum entry requirement) and at the beginning of your career, this bachelor’s degree allows you to propose yourself in an innovative way in a changing sector, specializing with a managerial profile linked to the figure of the Yacht Captain.

If you have good experience in navigation, and in the sector, and you would like to have it recognized in academic credits, thus integrating it with managerial aspects related to the figure of the captain and usable in nearby contexts, you will find in this bachelor’s degree an opportunity for international recognition and visibility in the industry.

If you are a Captain, this bachelor’s degree is designed to recognize the value of the work you had and are still conducting, and which has partly university value. The figure of the Captain has a growing managerial and guiding role for the entire industry, therefore, this bachelor’s degree aims to offer a strengthening of contents and image. In support of this bachelor’s course, access and membership facilities are provided for those who are Captains.

6. WHAT IS THE VALUE OF THIS BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN BUISNESS WITH SPECIALIZATION IN MANAGEMENT FOR YACHTING CAPTAINS?

The bachelor’s degree issued by GY Academy – Higher Education Institution (License number 2019 -005) is an official document recognized by the competent authorities of Malta, and therefore it has European value (issues 180 ECTS). Furthermore, the degree obtained with GY Academy has facility of recognition in 30 Commonwealth countries as well. It corresponds to level 6, therefore in Italy is a first level degree, while level 7 is a Master (or specialist) degree.

7. ARE THERE  OTHER COURSES OF SHORTER DURATION AND CERTIFIED TRAINING?

There are courses, officially recognized, lasting between 6 months and 1 year, aimed at those who wish to acquire more knowledge in the yachting sector for career improvements and / or changes without obtaining a degree.

8. WHAT ARE THE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS?

Completed secondary education (Level 5 EQF) matriculation examination or vocational qualification (level 5 MQF) possibly related to subjects like economy, business, finance as well as navigation.

Should demonstrate at least 1 year of ‘seagoing service’ [reference:  STCW Convention, International Convention on Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for seafarers, 1978, point 26] with official documentation.

Level of English requested is B2;  

9. WHO ARE THE LECTURERS OF THE COURSE?

The lecturers of the course are selected from the academic world as well as from particularly qualified professionals of international level. The Scientific Committee has the function of direction, selection and scientific supervision and is made up of important personalities from the world of yachting and international management.

10.WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION?

For more information contact info@gy.edu.mt or call (perhaps leaving messages to be called back) at + 39 3483510999