Shipping, Transport and Logistics Department

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An “ocean” of professional opportunities

The Department of Postgraduate Studies in Shipping, Transport and Logistics offers high level scientific specialisation and know-how in three interlinked sectors that dominate the modern globalised economy. The specialised executives graduating from the programme are ready for a prestigious career in a large number of companies, organisations and bodies in Greece and abroad. Our graduates may pursue careers in:

  • Maritime transport companies
  • Banks, assuming positions of responsibility in their shipping departments
  • Shipbuilding and repair industries
  • Greek and European government agencies supervising the shipping and ship repair industries
  • International maritime and shipping organisations
  • Insurance companies with a shipping portfolio
  • Organisations such as classification societies and P&l Clubs
  • Ship fitting and supply companies

Greece, Europe’s “gateway” to trade with Asia and Arabia, with the largest merchant fleet in the world (20% of the world’s tonnage is Greek-owned) and a maritime tradition dating back thousands of years, is the ideal starting point for a career without limits or borders.

BCA was the first college in Greece to offer specialised shipping studies. For the past half century, BCA has been supplying both Greek and international shipping with high-level executives.  On several occasions, Greek shipowners have publicly expressed their appreciation for the level of studies at BCA, as well as their confidence in the college’s graduates. The postgraduate department of BCA collaborates with the University of West London, an award-winning University distinguished in business studies, which awards the relevant degrees.

If they wish, students can participate remotely in all of the department’s activities, i.e. lectures, exercises, assignments, speeches and workshops, through the Blended Learning system and the innovative digital platform that has been created by BCA specifically for this purpose.

Shipping, Transport and Logistics Department

MSc Shipping Business
MSc Shipping (Online)
Τμήμα Ναυτιλίας, Μεταφορών και Εφοδιαστικής Αλυσίδας
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Τμήμα Διοίκησης Επιχειρήσεων
MSc Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Maritime Logistics)
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MSc Maritime Cyber Security
MSc Marine Engineering Management


Shipping, Transport and Logistics Department

Why choose BCA ?


  • 50 years of experience
  • Specialised in business studies
  • Connected to the job market
  • UK degree recognised all over the world
  • Blended Learning (Online & on Campus)
  • Option to select language (English or Greek)
Percentage of Greek-Owned Fleet Ships in the Total World Fleet (Source: UNCTAD 2020)
Percentage of Greek-Owned Fleet Tonnage in World Tonnage (Source: UNCTAD 2020)
Number of Greek-Owned Fleet Ships (Source: UNCTAD 2020)
Total Tonnage of Greek-Owned Fleet Ships (in Millions D.W.T.) (Source: UNCTAD 2020)

Director of Maritime Studies​

Apostolos Poulovassilis

Mr. Poulovassilis joined Lloyd’s Register of Shipping in 1989 and had a distinguished 25-year career with the leading Classification Society, holding the post of Regional Marine Manager, Europe, Middle East & Africa from 2009 until 2015.

For the past five years, he has held leading positions for Ship Management and Operating companies and currently is the Chief Operating Officer of a prominent Greek Shipping Company. He is a highly respected and experienced Senior Executive of the Maritime Industry and is also actively involved in numerous joint industry projects.

He holds a BEng and MSc from Imperial College and University College London, respectively.

Ilias Pavlou

Programme Manager

Elias Pavlou

Mr Elias Pavlou was educated both in Australia and the UK. He received his first degree in mathematics by the University of Wollongong, Australia. He continued his tertiary studies in the University of NSW, Australia where he acquired a Masters in Statistics. Later on, while working in the city of London as an analyst, he completed a Masters degree in Finance at the University of London, Birkbeck college.

Mr Pavlou has been working at the Business College of Athens since 2009 where he teaches quantitative modules and research methods both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. For the last 5 years he has been a Programme Manager at postgraduate and undergraduate level in the fields of Shipping and Accounting & Finance.

Prior to his teaching career he had been working for about 15 years as a Research Analyst for blue chip companies both in Australia and the City of London. His duties involved proactively supporting the investment management decision making in the areas of performance, fund appraisals and pricing.

University of West London​

The University of West London, known as the Career University, draws on a heritage of over 150 years in teaching and professional education. Over the years, leading academic institutions, career-specific training providers and industry specialists have come together to make UWL what it is today – a university dedicated to your career.

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