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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

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

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