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RESHIP members are responsible for teaching and supporting the following courses of  STT Undergraduate and Postgraduate Programme:

Financial Statement Analysis

The course focuses on the wider content of Accounting. It introduces to core concepts and tools relevant to specific subjects related to Accounting. Fundamental accounting meanings: accounting unit, balance sheet equation, accounting fact, accounting period, profit, account, accounting principles. Accounting circuit: entry in the accounting books, counting
errors, balances, adjustment of accounts, assessment of profits, expertise of a profit-and-loss account and financial statement. Introduction to financial accounting. Balance sheet. Profit. Condition of operation results. Primary accounts and general accounting plan. Valuation of asset and liability. Accounting statements. Data of financial management.

Shipping Accounting

The module details the application of General Accounting in shipping discussing in depth the prepatation and analysis of company accounts. 

  • Shipping and commercial scope
  • Types of shipping company
  • The special features of shipping accounting
  • Types of charter
  • Bill of lading and related documents
  • Revenues of passenger ships
  • Remuneration and other crew expenses
  • Voyage costs
  • Maintenance, repairs and supplies.
  • Insurance, general average and losses
  • Capital cost

International Economics

The course presents the basics of currency trade and the role of foreign exchange markets in affecting a country's balance of payments and wealth and thus its economic stability. Emphasis is given to the historic development of exchange rates regimes and the concept of optimum currency areas. Finally, the global economic crisis is thoroughly investigated.

Management of Shipping Companies

The course of Management of Shipping Companies aims at providing the knowledge basis for the understanding of organization and management of shipping companies in the wider business environment of global shipping industry, explaining the needed adjustments of the theories and tools of Management in order to be implemented to the shipping firms and organizations and providing the knowledge that contribute to analytical and synthetic ability of learners.

The course emphasizes fundamental concepts and tools of Management which adjusts to the needs of business in the shipping industry. In this context, it combines and integrates knowledge and tools of other courses. The main topics that are examined are Introduction to the course, the business environment of shipping, Planning and decision making in
shipping, Functions and operations of shipping companies, Organisation and organizational culture of shipping companies, Departmentalization of shipping companies, Outsourcing, Human resources management in shipping companies, Management of safety, quality and environmental awareness in shipping, Corporate social responsibility.

After the completion of the course students should be able to understand the organization and management of shipping companies, to understand the internal articulation and the functions of shipping companies, to adjust theories and tools of the Management to the needs of businesses that operate in the shipping sector and to  understand the specific characteristics of the organization and management of Greek-owned shipping companies.

Economics of European Integration

The aim of the course is the enhancement of the European economic integration, through the discussion of (a)
theories of European integration (b) theories of asymmetric economic integration – with emphasis on the economic and monetary union – and (c) the examination of specific horizontal and sectoral European policies. The main objective is to
provide to the students the necessary knowledge base for understanding the evolution of European economic and political integration and the customization challenges facing European economies. Contents: Introduction – What is the EU?
(institutions and policy-making process) -Acquis Communautaire & Shared values – Economics: asymmetric economic integration theories – Politics –Common policies – Theories of Policy and Economic Integration.

International Trade

The course presents the role of international trade in advancing growth of national economies. It focuses on the alternative views on the subject, and especially on the role of international trade in affecting the underdeveloped and developing countries. Emphasis is given to the role of tariffs and import quotas, trade integration and custom unions and
international cartels (eg OPEC). Finally, the course examines the role of shipping and ports in affecting international trade.

Port Policy and Planning

The Port Policy & Development course provides knowledge on the organization and planning of port development and of the adaptation of ports in the modern economic environment. It also examines the content, and role of national and
supranational policies. Issues studied in the context of the course include: the theoretical models and practical
applications of port planning (institutional factors, financing parameters, legal aspects, labour issues etc., that are required to be taken into account at the process of planning) the recent developments in the Greek and EU Port Policy, with regard to in the planning and the growth of national port system and European ports respectively. the role of Port Authorities in port planning and development. the direct and indirect effects of supranational and international policies for the reformation of port production (e.g. policies for intra-port and inter-port competition, financing and pricing
of infrastructure, environmental protection and safety of ports).

The course also covers in detail a list of advanced issues of port economics, management and policy (i.e. port
relations; port performance, efficiency and effectiveness; societal integration of ports, etc...), via a process that involves both teaching and students assignments.

SHIPPING FINANCE

The course focuses on the thorough understanding of modern theoretical and empirical topics of applied shipping
corporate finance, paying attention to the analysis and evaluation of critical managerial decisions on the financial operations and risk management of modern shipping firms. The course covers the following issues: fundamental principles of efficient shipping financial management, recent trend and prospects in modern shipping finance, investment,
financing and business decisions in shipping, capital markets and fund raising in shipping, shipping risk management and
corporate governance in shipping.

Port Economics & Management

The course analyzes the principles of port system organization and administration. During the semester, lectures
will focus on the diverse characteristics of the global/European/national port system, the existing organizational structures, the supply of new port services, the impact of increased private sector involvement in ports and the
implementation of innovation and new technologies and other parameters of the structural changes in European ports.

The main objective is to provide students the knowledge for understanding the changing reality and challenges
facing the port industry. Course contents: Determinants of changes and economic significance of the port system; the port as a "node" and as an "economic unit"; Organizational structures and port models; Diversity of modern ports; New Worlds of Production - Importance of port size; Public-Private Models, Economic Geography of European ports, Market structures; financing and pricing port infrastructure; the Greek port system; the port as "an arena of multiple economic activities".

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

The Human Resources Management deals with the systematic and long-term treatment of human resources of an organization seeking planning activities and policies for staff so as to meet the long-term needs of the organization. The Human Resources Management enables organizations to acquire, maintain and exploit talented people who will contribute to achieving their goals.

The course emphasizes fundamental concepts of the science of Human Resources Management which adjusts to the needs of businesses in the shipping industry. It focuses on the systems approach of organizations and analyses a series of interrelated modules, which all are sub-system of the HRM system. Analysis of the businesses' external environment, the human resources planning, the job analysis, the recruitment and the selection of HR, the training and development of HR, the performance evaluation and compensation of HR and the labor relations and the main topics that are examined. Emphasis will be given to the analysis of case studies from the shipping and transport sectors.

After the completion of the course students should be able to understand the functions of Human Resources Management, to understand how human capital contributes to the effective operation of firms and organizations, to
understand the necessity for the development of tools and methods that will contribute to the satisfaction of employees and to the achievement of specified objectives and to adjust theories and tools of Human Resources Management to
the specific business environment of shipping industry.

International Capital and Money Markets

This course examines financial markets frameworks, the functioning of key markets (money, foreign exchange, global
bond, equity, and derivatives), and financial market instruments. The course introduces students to practical applications. Topics include the role of international money and capital markets in currency and banking crises, monetary unions, and the international financial architecture.

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