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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


"This MBA has challenged me academically and personally. I have found the material relevant and applicable. Embarking on this type of distance learning course at Master’s level is developing my ability to manage time, stress and priorities. I am really enjoying the experience."
Peter L. Jackson
Head of DepartmentSeaspan Ship Management Ltd

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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