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In-company corporate training

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


"Having a mainly operational background I hope this MBA programme will provide me with the opportunity to gain more knowledge of the commercial aspects of shipping and maybe point my career in a new direction."
Mark De Leenheer

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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