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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


"If you know of any MBA programmes with teaching and administrative staff so co-operative and so patient in today’s fast moving world I would like to know of them. I really don’t think there are any others, who would, should I say take on this challenge of educating a technologically disadvantaged (with regards to on line access at sea) student in their programme."
Pavan V. Abhyankar
Chief Engineer (Seagoing)Dynacom Tankers Mgmt Ltd

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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

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