Why Enroll

Key Features

Delivered by an experienced international faculty holding both academic and professional qualifications, we prepare our students by offering content-rich material, as well as a multitude of learning methods and tools, in an educational environment accessible anytime and from anywhere in the world (both on board merchant ships via SmartBox-V™ provided by Setel Hellas and on shore).

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Shipping Industry
  • Over 14 million employees worldwide
  • Contributes more than 500 billion USD in the world’s GDP
  • Beyond 2.000 years of Greek shipping heritage
  • More than the 20% of world tonnage held by Greek Shipping Companies
  • Over 120 hours of HD video with English subtitles
  • Specially modified learning platform
  • 48 hours query response rate
  • Plymouth University electronic library access
  • Lloyd’s
  • Clarksons
  • Intertanko
  • Intercargo
  • Bimco

Industry Testimonials

Cpt. George Tsouris


"A proof of Continuous Maintenance and Upgrading of High Standards, as all those years had been established by BCA principals, can be easily identified and within the e – Learning program. Both shore based and sea based individuals who are wishing to upgrade their knowledge in Shipping, may achieve the goal of qualification promoting themselves within the Local and International market by following MSc e-learning course. Congratulations "

Mr. Adonis Georgiadis

Former Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy
Former Minister of Health
Current Vice-President of "New Democracy" opposition party of the Hellenic Republic


"The world of Shipping in a nutshell. A truly innovative way to learn about the fascinating issues which matter today in the Shipping industry, delivered by a College with a long tradition in Shipping management studies."

Dr. George Gratsos

Former President of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping

"As the shipping industry evolves, the need for qualified staff and particularly executives increases. I believe that BCA’s Online MSc in Shipping covers important aspects facing today’s Shipping companies. It also does so in a friendly, well designed learning environment which I haven’t yet seen from other shipping programmes.

BCA’s Online MSc in Shipping has a curriculum which I believe would greatly assist future executives in their understanding of a constantly changing industry as complicated and demanding as Shipping. The programme is designed with an easy to use learning environment which should help future executives in their understanding of the industry and its many facets.

Ms. Dora Bakoyannis

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs

"Shipping makes the world go round, all around the world. At the same time, well into the digital revolution of our era, there are no borders for those who seek to enhance knowledge, explore new paths, acquire new skills, and realize new developments. And new developments in the maritime world are a tour de force both for the Greek as well as for the international economy. In BCA’s online MSc in Shipping, opportunity meets education and education meets destination-future as the classroom comes wherever the laptop is, to open up a world of possibilities. Congratulations BCA. Keep on sailing!"

Mr. Miltiadis Varvitsiotis

Former Minister of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy
Former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

"A unique program from a unique College for one of the most unique industries in the world where Greece truly excels at."

Mr. Harry Vafeias

CEO StealthGas Inc.

"BCA’s online MSc in Shipping is unique both in terms of its -easy to use- learning environment, as well as its curriculum which shall help future executives in their understanding of the Shipping industry and its many facets."

Key Learning Features

The combination of distance learning courses’ best practices and the feedback from our students, have enabled us to design a unique e-Learning platform, as well as high quality academic videos. In a user friendly environment, the student can navigate seamlessly from page to page, while having the core features of the platform at immediate reach. Consequently, the educational material as well as the e-Learning platform have been designed in such a way as to enable full autonomy in the learning process.

Access anytime, anywhere
Real-time sessions
HD Video Lectures with English Subtitles
Online self-assessments
Self-paced learning
Electronic Classroom
Continuous Support


Our Professors are successful professionals in the Maritime industry, while also active in scientific research. This ideal combination provides students with an in-depth analysis of the current issues facing the Shipping industry, through a multitude of case studies which enhance the learning process.

Alexandros Goulielmos
Module: Shipping Business Management & Maritime Economics
Aristotelis Alexopoulos
Module: Maritime Regulations
Elias Pavlou
Module: Research Methods
Ioannis Voudouris
Module: Shipping Law
Stavros Sfyris
Module: Marine Insurance
Michael Andreadis
Module: Carriage of goods by sea
Panagis Magoulas
Module: Chartering
Ioannis Voudouris
Module: Shipping Law

Online Master in Shipping

In a globalised world where ideas and products develop and spread rapidly on a daily basis, it is difficult for companies or educational institutions to claim uniqueness. Yet, at BCA College, we can claim that the world’s first Master's degree in Shipping has been created, offered fully online as well as on board merchant ships.

Created in the country which possesses the world’s largest merchant fleet, by one of the world’s oldest Shipping management colleges in partnership with one of the leading British maritime Universities, and delivered by Professors specialised in the art of Shipping Management, the Online Master in Shipping can claim it is the most complete Online Master's Degree Programme in the world.

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One of the oldest Shipping management departments in Europe
of our graduates are employed in the Shipping industry
Top 10
10 of the world’s largest Shipping companies employ our graduates


Maritime Industry Foundation
International Propeller Club

BCA in partnership with Plymouth University

Awards recognised by
UK Naric

Education Awards 2016

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