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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


"I was attracted to this MBA because I was in need of some new personal development and the remote learning and widely international set up did the trick."
Hein Leemhuis, New Construction Project Manager (Marine), Lloyd’s Register

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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