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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 a bit reluctant to register for the MBA due to the fact that it is online. However, after starting it I realized how serious and structured it is, and it does require lots of dedication. Content is phenomenal and I am sure by the end of it we will become more complete professionals. Recommend to anyone!"
Celio Wakamatsu

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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

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