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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 was excited when I saw this MBA programme and the distance learning aspect of it. I hope to gain a broad understanding of the maritime and shipping industry as well as gain new tools that will enhance my business skill set."
Colin O’Leary
HSEQ CoordinatorSPT Inc.

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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