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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


"The MBA in Shipping and Logistics programme was an educational journey that I really enjoyed. Apart from the knowledge I gained, it mostly helped me at work field. It was not only an education in business. It was a development programme, which prepared me for success as a strategic manager….. ….. With the precious help, criticism and feedback of the Tutors I experienced a unique educational journey that will remains unforgettable in my memory."
Kostas Schiniotakis
Supplier CoordinatorBenelux Overseas Inc

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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