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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

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