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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’m delighted by well structured university arrangements of entirely on-line studies, by the contemporary materials used and by cooperativeness of course management and staff. Believe that as a result of my MBA studies I’m currently in good command of modern methods of shipping & logistics administration."
Eduard Esikov
Export Operations ManagerSakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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

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