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In-company corporate training

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


"I was attracted to this MBA because I was in need of some new personal development and the remote learning and widely international set up did the trick."
Hein Leemhuis, New Construction Project Manager (Marine), Lloyd’s Register

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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