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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


"I’m delighted by well structured university arrangements of entirely on-line studies, by the contemporary materials used and by cooperativeness of course management and staff. Believe that as a result of my MBA studies I’m currently in good command of modern methods of shipping & logistics administration."
Eduard Esikov
Export Operations ManagerSakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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