The Loeb-Sullivan Graduate School of International Business and Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy and the International Association of Maritime and Port Executives (IAMPE) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2016 agreeing to work together on professional development for the maritime and port industry.
Under the MOU, MMA and the IAMPE acknowledge and endorse each other’s programs, maintaining the highest professional standards of education and training. The IAMPE provides a professional certification as Maritime Port Manager (MPM) to MMA students for successfully completing the graduate program. In essence, MMA graduate students earn both the Master’s of Science degree as well as the MPM certification. IAMPE members who independently complete the IAMPE certification can receive academic credit towards the graduate degree at MMA.
The two organizations work together to develop new programs and undertake research as appropriate to improve offerings to the global industry.