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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


"A very demanding programme requiring individual commitment from all participating students. Such advice should not go unheeded to the prospective student, but of course with commitment comes reward which means you will have earned your Masters in Business Administration with specialism in Shipping & Logistics."
Colin Manchester
Head of Shipping Coverage, AmericasRBS Corporate Banking Division

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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