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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


"I had a unique opportunity to advance my nautical experience to a degree that would never had been possible without my enrolment in the MBA. The programme has turn me into a totally different professional. It’s hard work but worth every micro-second spent studying and research. Nothing like a global network of friendship and professional experts at a key stroke - my old classmates, tutors, entire Middlesex University and Lloyd Maritime Academy."
Major John Flowers
Ports Commissioner & Harbour MasterBelize Port Authority

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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