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Students from around the world choose SUNY Maritime for its long-established reputation of producing skilled, knowledgeable graduates who emerge as leaders in the global business and shipping industry.

With expert faculty, career-focused programs and immersive, hands-on experiences, you will build a solid foundation for a rewarding future in business management, transportation, trade, logistics and more. 

The tri-state area is a global hub for the largest maritime companies and an ideal venue for access to careers in shipping, transportation management, maritime security, port and terminal operations and more.

The Global Business and Transportation Department (GBAT) at the State University of New York Maritime College has been awarded the status of Candidate for Accreditation by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) located at 11374 Strang Line Road in Lenexa, Kansas, USA.

A listing of the degrees eligible for accreditation is available here.


We will graduate market ready students. They will have a theoretical foundation of knowledge and a practical level of experiential learning in international transportation and trade and seamanship. The student acquires this readiness in an environment that fosters sensitivity to diversity, grounding in ethics, and develops leadership capabilities within an applied learning and technological setting.

Supplemental Discussion Regarding GBAT’s Mission

The GBAT mission statement devolves from the college’s mission in several ways and is best articulated by focusing on the College’s core values such as academic excellence.

The GBAT Department is committed to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. As mentioned in GBAT’s mission statement, we strive to graduate market ready graduates. Faculty, with academic credentials complemented with hands-on experience in their fields, provide students with a theoretical foundation of knowledge and a practical level of experiential learning.


The GBAT Department will be recognized as a leader in business education with a strong reputation for generating knowledge of international transportation and trade and seamanship through research, and disseminating it to the next generation through inspired, innovative teaching. The department will leverage its rigorous academics, global outlook, New York City location and its maritime heritage to graduate market ready students. Students acquire this readiness in an environment that fosters dedication to diversity, ethics and leadership capabilities within an experiential learning setting.

ITT Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BS in International Transportation and Trade degree program:

ITM Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the International Transportation Management degree program, an ITM graduate will be able to:


Bachelor of Science in International Trade and Transportation

Equips students with a solid business foundation and specialized knowledge of the shipping and transportation industries, and global economy. 

Master of Science in International Transportation Management

Equips students with a high quality, competitive graduate-level business education with a special emphasis on international trade and transportation.

Fast-Track Master's Option

Interested students may qualify for the college's fast-track master's option. The program allows students to substitute some upper-division coursework for master's-level courses during their senior year and then continue their studies to earn either a master's degree in International Transportation Management or Maritime and Naval Studies. More information is available below.

Real-World Experience

Hands-on experience gives you an advantage over the competition. As an undergraduate or graduate student, you will be able to choose from a variety of professional internships or participate in a study-abroad experience. All students are required to complete either an internship or a study-abroad program.