International Maritime Academy (IMA) has been allowed to run the BSc (Hons) Course in Nautical Science and BSc in Marine Engineering course under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University. IMA thus becomes the first maritime training provider in the private sector to be accorded the approval and this will apply to the fresh intake of this year onwards. Apart from a career at sea, the undergraduate program will allow IMA trained cadets to seek further education at home and abroad and thereby enhance the prospect and job opportunity for its trainee.