Turkey has traditional maritime interests emanating from its geopolitical position which dominates both land and sea routes between Europe and Asia. The school was founded in 1988 in the body of the Dokuz Eylül University as the first higher education school in Turkey concerning maritime business. Medium of instruction of the School is English and main aim is to meet the qualified manpower requirements of the Turkish maritime industry.
The main objective of the School of Maritime Business and Management is to assist the maritime interests of the country by providing education to those who will assume positions in the administrative, managerial and technical bodies of the national and international maritime institutions.
Dokuz Eylul University School of Maritime Business and Management is specialized in undergraduate and graduate education in the fields of logistics transportation and business administration as well as in preparing officers for the merchant fleet within the context of maritime related interests of Turkey and the philosophy of total quality and environment management. The school is responsible for performing economic research in the related disciplines as well as providing the industry with training and consultation. The fundamental aim is to provide the students with critical thinking, self-discipline and managerial and leadership qualification with this respect involving all of the employees and improving the quality of work life are the basic principles.
The School provides modern education facilities and various laboratories, which enable students to expand their theoretical knowledge and gain experience. Radar Navigation Simulator, Navigational Aids Simulator, GMDSS Simulator, Survival at Sea Laboratory, Basic Seamanship Laboratory, Basic Navigation Laboratory, and Electronic Communications Laboratory are currently established. Cargo Handling and Stowage Simulator is going to be established soon. Computer laboratories are established both at the Buca and Urla Campuses.
Active Learning is applied at the Dokuz Eylül University School of Maritime Business and Management since the 2002-2003 academic year. The system is Integrated, and Modular application of the Problem Based Learning (PBL).