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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


"An excellent opportunity for anyone involved in international trade to not only develop their critical thinking skills and industry best practices but also to enhance knowledge on industry's main challenges, trends and opportunities."
Hilmi M. Armoush
CEOTrans East Shipping & Logistics

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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

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