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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

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

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