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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


"It is my pleasure to join the MBA in shipping and logistics, not only because the programme is designed with such care that we will cover most of the basic denominators and fascinating items in the maritime industry, but because of the quite vast experienced professionals represented by Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University."
Euna Rhodes

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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