First time posting on this forum. Sorry for its length. I’m a high school senior in New England and in the process of applying to maritime academies for a degree in international business. I am applying to Maine, Massachusetts, SUNY, and Texas A&M maritime academies but, despite already visiting all of these campuses except Texas, it is difficult for me to tell which business program is the most respected or might have an advantage over another in different areas.
Maine MA Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics
Massachusetts MA International Maritime Business program
SUNY MA International Trade and Transportation program
Texas A&M at Galveston (Texas MA) Maritime Administration program
Texas A&M would seem to have one advantage of it being a large university with strong school spirit and alumni support which might translate into good networking for employment after graduation. I do plan on visiting TAMUG soon.
Can some of you weigh in on the known industry reputation of each of these academy’s business programs, their differing course work or business emphasis, their pluses and minuses, their success in getting graduates good jobs after graduation, etc.
It seems, understandably, that the majority of the graduate employment statistics for the academies represent LO degree graduates. Although I plan on being in the regiment no matter where I might end up, I will not be going the LO route and so I would like to know how these academies stack up from the standpoint of their respective maritime business schools. While I won’t be looking to get a deck or engineer’s license, I would like to get a small vessel (200 ton I think) license along with the business degree. I know this can be done at Maine but not sure yet about the other programs.