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About The Course
360 degree learning

Experimental Learning

Industry-oriented practical curriculum

Blended Learning

Live training by senior faculty and industry experts from India 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 Logistics & Maritime industry

Career services

Job Readiness

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

Placement Services

The IMBA Placement Services serves you with extensive job leads and references and interview with leading logistics & shipping firms

Industry connect


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

  • Customs
  • Advance Freight Forwarding
  • Sea Transportation
  • Air Transportation
  • Road Transportation
  • Rail Transportation
  • International Convention
  • Multimodal Transport
  • Warehousing, Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Packing Material & labelling of Haz/Dangerous Goods
  • Insurance
  • Information & Comm. Tech.
  • Freight Management
  • Organisation Of MTO
  • Linkage of Trade & Transport
  • Safety and Security
  • Diploma Course of III (three) semesters
  • Minimum 80% Attendance, Passing 50% (theory/assignments / viva)
  • Candidates evaluation will be on the basis of their regular participation and performance in class examination, quiz, site visits.
  • Certification will  be awarded on successful completion of course by the IIFF- India and FIATA- Zurich, Switzerland.
Why study this course?

Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations in India (FFFAI) fulfilled its desire to promote a training establishment for Customs Brokers, Freight Forwarders & Logistics companies, by setting  up “Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders” (IIFF) in 2004. It was launched, by Late. Mr.Mayur C. Contractor, with the sole objective of training and developing human skills of the highest order to match the global standards.
IIFF has made its goal to vocationalize the available manpower and provide them to the industry. The management and control of the Institute is vested with the IIFF Management team under the leadership of the FFFAI Chairman of Shri. A.V. Vijaykumar. With IIFF’s mission to impart advance education and enhance the skill of the work force of Logistics, Customs Brokers, and Freight Forwarding industry, IMBA collaborates with IIFF.

Who should take this course?

At IMBA, we cater for ambitious students who have aspirations of leading in the business world. As such, we encourage diligent students with an appetite for enterprise and a passion for innovation to apply to this programme.

The Online Diploma course in logistics / shipping and freight forwarding 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 International Logisitics Industry. It can lead to more senior positions, better pay and an abundance of opportunities.

What does this diploma offer ?

This is a great opportunity for all the Logistics Service Providers to enrol their Next Generation Leaders, to Sharpen the Skills of the existing workforce and most importantly to provide a stepping stone to the wide opportunities in the Logistics Sector for aspirants who wish to make their mark.

Logistics is one of the fastest growing sectors today. The FIATA validated Diploma Course will open growth opportunities and provide an edge for the candidates in the field of Customs Broking, Shipping & Freight Forwarding, Multimodal Transportation and many more.

What Can I Become ?


Logistics Analyst

Port Agent

Freight Forwarder

Customer Service Manager

International logistic Manager

Inventory Control Manager

Logistics Manager

Logistic Service Salesman

Purchasing Manager

Transportation Manager

Vendor Managed Inventory Coordinator

Warehouse Operations Manager

Industry average salary for the above mentioned roles

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


Ayush Jain
Co-founder IMBA & Nari Ventures
“The objective of the collaboration between IMBA and Narayan Shipping & Chartering in India is to bridge existing skill gaps and enhance job readiness for candidates so that they can be placed at global commercial shipping and business houses.”

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



This is the ONLY course that is validated by the International Freight Forwarding Association, FIATA which has a worldwide acceptability and recognition.

This is a great opportunity for all the Logistics Service Providers to enrol their Next Generation Leaders, to Sharpen the Skills of the existing workforce and most importantly to provide a stepping stone to the wide opportunities in the Logistics Sector for aspirants who wish to make their mark.

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What Have Our Former Students Said?

Divyani Jaiwal
Divyani JaiwalChartering Manager Deltacorp
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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)
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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
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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

Mihir Das

Member of Academic Body/Senior Faculty

With 39 years of experience in Port & Shipping sector. Currently he is consulting the Ministry of Shipping (GOI). He has held senior positions in the Adani
Mundra Port and SEZ establishing the first container terminal and headed the
Technical Training Department of the port. Operations Head in Kolkata Port Trust and
HOD Railways and was deputed to the Indian Maritime University as Secretary.

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