Post Graduate

PGDM - International TRADE & maritime Law

The sea is vital to human existence – for commerce, navigation routes, and as a major source of natural resources. Legal expertise in the issues surrounding the law in these areas is always in demand.

Our Advance PGDM International  Trade & Maritime Law will give you an in-depth understanding of the law concerning contracts for the carriage of goods, marine insurance, international trade and law of the sea.

Learning from experts with high level academic and practical experience, you will gain specialist knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers, and open up a range of exciting career opportunities.


Post Graduate Diploma

Quantum university (Post Graduate Diploma- UGC Approved)


Both Online / Offline (Instructor Led)


Our Alumni Work At
Course Highlights
This 320 hour skill-building program builds mastery across various functions within international maritime Law domain. In collaborations with Quantum University in India, the program brings you an endorsed curriculum, powerful faculty and practical learning, with over 100+ hours of delivery from industry professionals and subject matter experts.
Multi-Modular Programme

A comprehensive 12 month multi-modular program offered by senior professionals from maritime industry and law industry

Action Learning

Through the course of the programmes, students are able to leverage classroom learning to build on their legal knowledge  and use the available resources to develop a better understanding of International maritime law.

Program Structure

The PGDM programme is built in 2 stages. The first seven months are focused on building the foundation and in depth understanding of the shipping & logistics industry and also training the students to excel in legal skills. The next five months, focus will be to impart hands-on training in the real world with internship & a thesis

Placement & Internship

Internship and Placement with top business houses in India, London, Dubai and Singapore.

About The Course
360 degree learning

Experimental Learning

Industry-oriented practical curriculum with 7 modules and along with Dissertation & internship.

Blended Learning

Live training by senior faculty and industry experts from India & Abroad make your learning exciting and interactive.

Action Learning

Multi-Modular Program with hands on training

A comprehensive 12 month multi-modular program offered by senior professionals from Maritime Law, P&I Clubs and the legal fraternity

Advance Learning

This Advance PGDM IML you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international maritime law.

Career services

Job Readiness

Expert driven mock interviews supplemented by resume building and LinkedIn profile building sessions.

Placement Services

There are more than 10,000, shipping companies operating out of India. They have regular openings for trained professionals. Post Graduates of the International Maritime Law are well positioned for stimulating and rewarding career opportunities.

Industry connect


Our program mentors guide you through the course and as you enter the professional world.

Maritime Legal Industry-endorsed Curriculum

Our program mentors guide you through the course and as you enter the professional world.

Curriculum Highlights


International Trade and Sea Carriage Law is a body of law that governs the rights and duties of shippers, carriers and consignees of marine cargo. 

Bills of Lading Contracts

A bill of lading (BL or BoL) is a legal document issued by a carrier to a shipper that details the type, quantity, and destination of the goods being carried. 

Charter party Contracts

Understand the function of the charter party in relation to both the sale and carriage of goods.

How will I Learn ?

This exciting Maritime Law course uses case studies, lectures and moot to emphasise ‘learning by doing’. It breaks down maritime business in 7 modules into digestible and comprehensible pieces of knowledge.

Why study this course?

On this Advance PGDM IML you will gain the knowledge and experience to develop into a 21st century lawyer or legal service practitioner with specialist and in-depth understanding of international maritime law.

The Institute’s resident faculty is responsible for the teaching of all subjects with the Institute’s academic syllabi. The teaching of the resident faculty is complemented by the Distinguished Visiting Fellows Programme which aims to introduce students to the latest developments and offers networking opportunities

Who should take this course?

At IMBA, we cater for ambitious students who have aspirations of leading in the Maritime world. As such, we encourage diligent students with an appetite for learning and a passion for law to apply to this programme. You should have completed your LLB (3 years or 5 years) in order to apply for PGDM in IML.

The PGDM in IML is an extremely valuable qualification to have and is an excellent way to develop the skills you need to accelerate your career and build your career in Maritime & International Law. It can lead to more senior positions, better pay and an abundance of opportunities.

What does this diploma offer ?

Placement with top business houses of India and Abroad

Hands-on training on live projects with International Business houses, law firms, Ship brokering firms, Ship operators, Port agency from across the world.

Get an international exposure from Dehradun itself when you interact with clients from Europe, North/South America and Far-East.

Build confidence and personality which you will carry lifelong.

In-depth knowledge of commercial and technical shipping

Opportunity to enter the largest business sector in the world

Will I Be Mentored ?

Yes, you will be assigned a dedicated Program Mentor who will support you for the duration of your Maritime business management course. Your Program Mentor is your one-point contact for help and support throughout your journey into your career.

Encourage you to excel at every academic requirement

Bolster theoretical learning with industry insider tips and leads

Support you in completing projects and actively participating in discussions

Nurture meaningful connections during the placement assistance stage and beyond

Manish Shrivastava

Head, dry chartering India, Howe Robinson Partners

Mr. Shrivastava has more than 17 years of experience in commercial shipping operations.

Shagufta J Ahmed

Drycargo Shipbroker at DBC Oceanic

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut elit tellus.

What Can I Become ?

Legal Consultants

Maritime Lawyer


In-house counsel



Industry average salary for the above mentioned roles

Will I get a degree ?

Post the completion of the course, you will be awarded a post graduate diploma from quantum university along with a certificate from IMBA. This degree and certificate is a golden ticket to the job of your dreams at leading firms globally.on of the course, you will be awarded a post graduate diploma from quantum university along with a certificate from IMBA. This degree and certificate is a golden ticket to the job of your dreams at leading commercial shipping firms and beyond.

Get Your Degree

Share Your Achivement

Knowledge Partner
Who is the knowledge partner for this course ?

At IMBA, we highly value industry-aligned and future-proofed learning, which is why we have collaborated with the professional services titans, Narayan Shipping, Trident Minerals, and arya corp, to bring you this maritime business management program.


Industry-backed curriculum


Industry-endorsed program


Detailed insider information and case studies

What Career Support Will I get ?

Career Assistance

Our Career Assistance Team will guide you throughout the course, prepare you to crack the toughest of interviews and help you with placement on your way to that coveted commercial shipping career


Bolster your job search with exclusive access to our private placement portal that’s a goldmine for leads and references within the industry from both open and private networks.


Your Program Mentor will furnish you with exclusive insider tips and consolidate key advice to mould your profile into one that can impress recruiters.


Our resume experts enhance your CV and portfolio with your best skills and achievements and move you to the top of the pile.


Mock interviews and access to an exclusive Q&A bank allow you to rehearse and prepare for HR and recruiter interviews for any job role.

Placement Partners


How can I join the PGDM International maritime Law

this industry-backed UGC approved 320 hours of intense skill-building and industry learning, allowing you to hit the ground running as soon as you land that coveted job role.

Fee Structure

Post graduate Diploma in International Trade & Maritime Law Fee

Need Advice? Our Admission Team Is Here To Help.

Student Reviews

What Have Our Former Students Said?

Divyani Jaiwal
Divyani JaiwalChartering Manager Deltacorp
Read More
I used to work with a private bank earlier, soon I realized I had to do something where my efforts were to be recognized and then came across the commercial shipping industry. I took 2 months of online lectures and in no time I started sitting for interviews with International Shipping companies.I got selected by one of biggest Operating Deltacorp as a Chartering Executive. All thanks to Capt. Kunal and Neha Ma’am for their efforts and support throughout my journey!
Shubhang Vats
Shubhang VatsJunior Broker Cross Bulk, India
Read More
I literally had no idea after I completed my grad for where to go & which career to step into. I had no plans of doing masters as it’s just a waste of time in my opinion. It was then when I got to know about the International Maritime Business Academy. It’s the best platform to gain knowledge (theoretical and practical) in the commercial shipping industry. After completing my course, within a period of 6 months I got placed in a reputed shipping company as a junior broker, thanks IMBA and the mentors
Arvind Pal
Arvind PalPort Supervisor IMR
Read More
After my graduation I was very confused that what should I choose as my career, & will I be able to secure my future? IMBA made it all possible! IMBA provided me the knowledge, skills & an amazing practical learning environment. I would say IMBA provides the best skill based programmes and all credit goes to its faculties from the industries that guided me and nurtured me so well. And today I can proudly say that I’m representing IMBA in one of the leading trading company- IMR.
Pranhjil Mamgain
Pranhjil MamgainChief Officer Fleet Ship Management
Read More
Keeping to the fact, the classes were precise to the subject of Maritime business & Commercial Shipping with the helpful learning environment, great supporting staff and well-versed faculties.
GajendraCustmer ExperienceLogistics Navio Shipping
Read More
Earlier, I was preparing for competitive exams and was working in a firm under a chartered accountant but I could not see my future there for long. Soon I came to know about IMBA, and joined the executive maritime business management programme. During my course, the pandemic had hit almost every field, but shipping was the one which took me in with its arms wide open. All thanks to Neha Ma’am & Capt. Kunal who personally trained me for all my interviews. I am lucky to be hired by Navio Shipping.
Vedant Pal
Vedant PalShipping Executive Sharaf Shipping Agency
Read More
Before joining IMBA, I was doing freelancing events. I had decided to opt for sports management but then I got to know about commercial shipping via IMBA and I thought why not to give a try as I wanted to do something unique, so I joined IMBA and now I am in one of the biggest shipping agency of middle east Sharaf Shipping Agency. A big thanks to IMBA and to Neha ma'am for this opportunity.
Sanjita Gupta
Sanjita GuptaOperations Executive Transbulk International Shipping (Dubai)
Read More
After completing my MBA, I worked with a private firm for 2 years, but I knew it was not what I had dreamt of. Post covid I came across a friend of mine who told me about the commercial aspect of shipping and that women can also be a part of this field. I met Neha Ma'am and I knew this is what I wanted. Finally living my dream now in my dream city- Dubai, as a Shipping Executive with Transbullk International Shipping (Dubai). Thank you to Team IMBA.
Deepak Samant
Deepak SamantJunior Broker Prime Oceanic
Read More
Before joining IMBA, I tried for various govt. jobs but didn't get any positive results, I wanted to make a decision that I wouldn't regret afterwards. After that I met Capt. Kunal and they guided me about the various career opportunities on land that shipping can offer. I joined IMBA and learned various prospects/activities of commercial shipping both theoretically and practically. After completion of my 6 months executive programme I got placed as a Ship Broker with one of the most reputed shipping company – Prime Oceanic
Kunal Narayan Uniyal

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder at IMBA

With more than 17 years of experience in Shipping Industry. Capt Uniyal has also 
Authored 13 books, Research Paper and Monograph. He holds a MSc in Maritime Policy and Shipping Management from Cardiff Business
School, UK.

Fabrice Duval

Senior Executive Manager | Management Information Systems | Shipping

With  more than 20 years of experience in Management Consulting, Maritime Industry and Entrepreneurship.Mr Duval  has also Worked at KPMG France, Relievant London, Canopus Shipping & Trading London. He has done his Executive MBA from HEC Paris School of Management

Chandni Hariramani

Academic Coordinator/Faculty at International Maritime Business Academy (IMBA)

With 3 years of experience. She hold a degree in Master of laws – LLM Maritime Laws from Gujrat Maritime University


Wait ! I Still Have Some Questions.

Shipbroking is a financial service, which forms part of the global shipping industry. Shipbrokers are specialist intermediaries/negotiators (i.e. brokers) between shipowners and charterers who use ships to transport cargo, or between buyers and sellers of vessels.Chartering is an activity within the shipping industry whereby a shipowner hires out the use of his/her vessel to a charterer.

  1. Excellent earning potential
  2. International exposure from the home town itself
  3. Opportunity to travel around the globe to meet clients
  4. After gaining substantial experience, the opportunity to work with Indian traders like Reliance, Adani, Mittal and International traders like Agrocorp, Cargill, olam.
  5. Opportunity to explore one’s entrepreneur skills
  6. Be part of the industry which controls 90% of the world’s trade.
After successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to work in any of the below sectors
1. Ship Brokering
2. Maritime Commercial Operations
3. Ship manning Operations
4. Maritime Chartering
5. Port Agency Operations
6. Freight forwarding
First of its kind training program where students will get an opportunity to work and interact with our clients abroad. This includes our partners in Dubai, Singapore and London.

Going by our previous records, we have had 100% placement record. The employment is not guaranteed after completion of the course, but we provide 100% placement assistance.

Post graduate diploma in Maritime Business Management is the commercial operation of the vessels which is completly different from merchant navy. While in merchant navy you run the vessel from within, commercial shipping teaches you to run the vessel from ashore This course will give you an indepth knowledge of the shipping business and will assist you in knowing the source of money which governs the whole shipping industry.
Any graduate from any stream who has secured minimum of 55% marks and has fluency over spoken as well as written English is eligible for this course.
Along with that this course is suitable for maritime professionals who want to shift ashore and work with ship operating and chartering company.

Apply Now

Are you ready to take the next step toward your future career?

Still Not Sure If It Is The Right Course For You