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Leading maritime MBA delivered solely by distance learning

About Middlesex University Business School

Middlesex University Business School is a major international business school based in London with overseas campuses in Dubai and Mauritius and a global portfolio of partnerships delivering high quality accredited programmes in business and management. Staff and students come from a wide spectrum of cultures and backgrounds with a common interest in education that is internationally focussed and relevant to the modern business. Middlesex University Business School is proud of its dedicated teachers and its rich range of learning resources including distance learning and virtual learning environments.

Our alumni are represented at the highest levels of organisations in business, the arts, healthcare and education. Studying with Middlesex University Business School will give you the opportunity to gain a world class post graduate UK qualification which will equip you for a global career at the most senior level.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where is Middlesex?
A: Middlesex is one of the 39 historic counties of England and historically covered a large portion of what is today London. The county contained the City of London and was dominated by it from a very early time until ultimately the county was entirely absorbed by the city. So in fact one could say that Middlesex is London. Today Middlesex is used informally as an area name and a few institutions, including Middlesex University, retain the name.

Q: Is Middlesex University a "new" university?
A: Yes and no. Middlesex University obtained its university status in 1992, before which time it was referred to as a Polytechnic. The history of the university can however be traced back to 1878 with the creation of St Katherine's College. Over a period of over 100 years several colleges and technical institutes have subsequently been absorbed into the university. So although the university is considered "new", it is in fact an institution with a long history.

Q: Is Middlesex University an official/public university?
A: Yes. Middlesex University is a public institution with no shareholders or owner directors, incorporated under the Education Reform Act of 1988.

Q: Is the MBA in Shipping & Logistics a recognised degree?
A: The MBA in Shipping & Logistics is a fully validated programme of Middlesex University and as such follows all relevant guidelines and regulations governing MBA degrees in the UK and Europe.

In 2011 the MBA in Shipping & Logistics was a finalist for a Times Higher Education Award, and the programme is recognised by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).

Q: Will a degree from Middlesex University add value to me?
A: Absolutely! Past participants tell us that the degree has had a real impact on their lives. In a 2011 study by the Panthenon Group, Middlesex University was ranked 8th among UK universities for adding value for students, by consistently helping them to get well-paid jobs. Although that study focused on students in the UK, the university applies the same principles of focusing on employability, impact and real-world skills on all its programmes.

Q: Is Middlesex University accredited or verified by independent quality agencies?
A: Yes. Middlesex University is regularly inspected by the QAA - Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. The most recent audit of collaborative programmes took place in 2011 and included the MBA in Shipping & Logistics. The outcome, whereby QAA put full confidence in the university, can be consulted online on www.qaa.org.uk. It is noteworthy that the audit report declared that: "The audit team regarded the care given to the validation of distance education programmes, which contributes significantly to the assurance of quality in such programmes, as a feature of good practice.

The Business School and the MBA in Shipping & Logistics are also recognized by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), and participants on the MBA qualify for student membership during their studies. Graduates of our MBA qualify for full membership.

Q: How big is Middlesex University?
A: Big. Middlesex University Business School is one of the largest Business Schools in the UK with over 6,500 students: 4,500 Undergraduates, 2,000 Postgraduates and 60 doctoral students with over 120 countries represented. The university as a whole serves over 31,000 students in London and through its campuses and partners abroad, including almost 1,000 students at its Dubai campus, opened in 2005.

Q: How is Middlesex University ranked in global university rankings?
A: It depends. Ranking tables are unofficial documents ususally prepared by journalists (not official accreditation bodies), have changing methodology and vary their criteria from year to year. It is not uncommon to see big differences in different rankings and even in the ranking from one year to another. Rankings are typically not a very good indicator of the quality of higher and executive education programs. Middlesex University has been ranked better in some rankings than other. Among the very positive results are:

  • The Social Science Research Network (SSRN) ranks Middlesex University Business School among the top 20 international business schools in the world, ahead of Oxford and Cambridge.
  • In The Times Higher Education Supplement of 17 November 2006, the University was ranked 2nd in an assessment of teaching quality in all English universities.
  • The latest institutional audit by the Quality Assurance Agency gave Middlesex the highest rating possible.

It is also worth noting that Middlesex University has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize three times and has also won the Queen's Award for Enterprise, most recently in 2010/11 – all very prestigious awards.

Visit: http://www.mdx.ac.uk

To learn more about the course and the relationship with Middlesex University Business School, the academic partner please click here.


This is a Middlesex University programme and qualification, jointly developed, delivered and assessed by Middlesex and Lloyd's Maritime Academy, and quality assured by Middlesex University.

In-company training


"The course content has been very well prepared by experienced professors and the guidance given by module tutors has been very helpful. In addition I have had the opportunity to make friends across the globe, each an expert in his chosen field."
Capt. Balajee Jayaraman
Master Mariner

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Container Ship Management
  • Walsh Group/Matthew Consultants
  • Belize Port Authority
  • Sonangol E.P.
  • Vships Pvt Ltd
  • United Nations Worlds Food Programme
  • Petro-Canada
  • MSC Ship Management (HK) Ltd
  • ECM Terminal Ltd
  • National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot
  • Billo Gain Enterprise Pte Ltd
  • MOL Europe BV
  • Kapital Leading Transport Srl
  • Interorient Marine Services
  • e- Software Solution
  • Atlantic Container Line
  • Rosshipcom Marine Ltd (RSCM)
  • Seaspan Ship Management Ltd
  • Benelux Overseas Inc
  • Hapag-Lloyd Asia
  • Tuscor Lloyds UK Ltd
  • Arabian Maritime and Navigation Aid Services
  • MUR Shipping RSA(Pty) Ltd
  • Triple Point Technology Inc
  • Sea Truck Group Nigeria Ltd
  • Gander and White Shipping Ltd
  • European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Newalta Corporation
  • ArcelorMittal Galati SA
  • Namsov Fishing Enterprises(Pty)Ltd
  • Angola American
  • Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • MISC BHD. (Subsidiary of PETRONAS). Maersk LNG.
  • Torm A/S
  • Samoa Shipping Corporation Ltd
  • PacMarine Services (HK) Ltd
  • Swedish Maritime Administration
  • UAB "Euroga"
  • Qatar Shipping Company
  • Amercian Wagle Tankers
  • Da-Desk FZE
  • Prisco (Singapore) PTE Ltd
  • United States Navy
  • LLC Rosshipcom (Russia)
  • White Sea Star Shipping Services Co Ltd
  • GTZ German Technical Cooperation
  • Seacor Marine International Ltd
  • Landfill Transport & Towage Nigeria Ltd
  • TMBC Logistics Ltd
  • Rickmers Reederei GmbH & Cie. KG
  • Swire Shipping Ltd
  • Trans Ocean Lines Ltd
  • Shank International Pte Ltd
  • Shell International Trading & Shipping Company
  • Matthewsdaniel International (Hong Kong) Ltd
  • Germanischer Lloyd AG
  • Sanko Ship Management
  • Navig8 Asia Pte Ltd
  • Raffles Shipmanagement Services Pte.Ltd
  • AgipkCo
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd
  • ESNAAD Company
  • Harwich Haven Authority
  • Port of Port-of-Spain
  • SPT Inc
  • Sasol Group Services
  • ASP Tanker Management (Singapore) Pvt Ltd
  • APM-Maersk
  • Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement Ltd.
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd
  • Gearbulk Shipowning Ltd
  • Noble Chartering Ltd
  • Softship AG
  • Mitsui OSK Lines
  • Maersk Supply Service
  • Skaugen PetroTrans
  • NLNG/Shell Ship Management Ltd
  • JSC Belarusian Potash Company
  • PSI Co Ltd
  • General Maritime Directorate
  • The Society for Sea Rescue
  • Moran Shipping
  • Tidewater Marine Internationa Inc
  • Gearbulk Maritima Ltda
  • United Shipping Company
  • A.P. Moller Maersk A/S
  • Cargotec
  • Petrobras America (Shuttle Tanker consultants)
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Wartsila, Switzerland
  • Affinity Management Services Ltd
  • Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
  • DND Shipping PVT Ltd
  • Scandlines GmbH
  • NIG Maritime Admin & Safety Ag.
  • DRI Shipping & Storing Consultancy Ltd
  • Teekay Shipping Glasgow Ltd
  • LBH Australia
  • Roymar Shipmanagement Inc. NY
  • Transport Canada Marine Safety
  • Jeddah Express
  • Linetrale Oil Supply & Trading Company
  • Hua Dao Shipping (Far East) Ltd
  • Euroship Services Ltd
  • Smit International N.V
  • Bernhard Schulte Ship Management Ltd
  • Railway Logistics Service Ltd
  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd
  • Hyproc Shipping Company
  • Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG
  • ALSS (Angola LNG Supply Services)
  • Threeways Shipping Services (Group) Ltd
  • RASGAS Company Ltd
  • Ifchor SA
  • Canarship SL - Grupo Romeu
  • Sunrio Corporation Europe
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Little Violet Ltd
  • E.R Schiffahrt GmbH & Cie.KG
  • AET Inc Ltd
  • Jordan National Shipping Lines PLC
  • Princess Cruises
  • Namibia Port Authority pty Ltd
  • A.A. Turki Group
  • A.E.T Shipping Jeddah
  • Ejix Maritime Ltd
  • P&O Ferries Ltd, UK
  • Multiterminais
  • Via Cecconi 6
  • STC-Group
  • CMA CGM Philippines
  • BP Angola B.V
  • U.S. Army National Guard, Active Duty
  • UIC Marine Services, LLC
  • Intertek Calebbrett
  • K Line (Urkanie) LLC
  • Qatar Gas Transport Co. Ltd
  • Braemar Seascope
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Norton Lilly International
  • St Shipping and Transport Pte Ltd
  • Northern Confluence Ship Management Inc
  • Nigeria LNG Ltd
  • Gard AS
  • Topaz Marine MENA
  • Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd
  • King Fahd Industrial Port
  • Maritime Tankers and Shipping Company
  • Astroships
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company Greece S.A
  • Kuehne+Nagel
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • Siem Car Carriers
  • Kazmortransflot UK LTD