100% Online MBA Information Technology
At a glance
Duration: Minimum 12 months, maximum 5 years.
Delivery Method: 100% online via OnlineCampus (an interactive online learning environment) with intensive class discussion and collaboration.
The MBA is the prime management qualification for managers. Designed for your success, the MBA creates distinctive managers with a comprehensive knowledge of the latest business practices.Managers, and even more so IT managers, have nowadays to deal with the interconnected business and technology worlds. While all these leaders usually have a deep background in information systems management, either acquired practically, or through previous tech-related studies, they are usually also accountable for leading a highly qualified team and overseeing key projects and assets. Long gone are the days when one could casually ignore business matters to focus on improving IT technologies and services. It is common knowledge that managers, be they in IT or not, who do not fully recognise and support their enterprise's business goals put their own job at risk. This is a key driver for managers, who want to gain exposure to how technology intertwines with business, seeking to gain an MBA. The MBA Information Technology answers this demand, providing students with the skills required to manage both IT systems and people, blending the established business knowledge of an MBA with specialised courses on Information Management and Internet of Things.
The MBA programmes benefit greatly from the internationality derived from recruiting students from across the globe, and drawing on tutors well qualified in their field.
University of Cumbria
This programme is offered in exclusive partnership with the University of Cumbria.
The University of Cumbria received the University title and degree awarding powers by Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council in 2007.
The University is fully recognised by the British Government and duly listed on the United Kingdom’s Department for Education list of recognised UK awarding institutions. You can verify their official University status directly at the UK Government Website.
After successfully completing your studies online at Robert Kennedy College you will receive an Internationally recognised British degree from the University of Cumbria.
We welcome applications from students who may not meet the formal entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.
The formal entry requirements are:
- An honours degree at 2:2 or above.
- At least 2 years’ relevant work experience.
- English language at IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component).
Applications are considered from candidates who do not meet the formal entry requirements but can provide evidence of equivalence.
Examples of equivalence are:
- A wide range of professional qualifications and/or work experience.
- Working or studying in English or an English-speaking environment.
Applications will be considered from candidates who do not meet the formal entry requirements but who can demonstrate by interview the commitment to complete the programme successfully.
The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MBA in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MBA requires you to complete six courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:
This is the first module of the programme which gives an orientation to the course and the online learning style. It does not carry credits, and students are encouraged to go through the material in this module at their own pace and get accustomed to the online medium.
120 credits - Six taught modules
- Organisational Behaviour
- Information Management
- Digital Marketing
- Internet of Things
Choose one of the following modules:
- Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness (Residential - in Zurich, Switzerland)
- Leadership and Sustainability
- Strategic Management
60 credits - Individual dissertation
Research Methods Live Class
One week intensive live lectures online to prepare for your final dissertation.
A conventional dissertation of 12,000 to 15,000 words, consisting of research question, aims and objectives, rationale for undertaking the study, literature review, research methodology, analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations.
As an exit qualification, the Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration is awarded to candidates who have completed 60 credits (three modules), while the Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration is awarded to candidates who have completed 120 credits (six modules) but have been unable to complete the dissertation. Students who achieve the full 180 credits, and have successfully completed the dissertation, exit with the award of Master of Business Administration (MBA).
12,000 CHF (Swiss Francs). This fee includes library access, OnlineCampus access, graduation fees, and University matriculation fees. Fees are payable in interest free instalments, however, the programme is not eligible for the UK Government student finance.
There are no average courses within our MBA programme. We are bound to provide an exceptional learning experience, and there is no better way to achieve this aim than with outstanding courses. They have been carefully crafted by experienced professors and are all meant to make you a more successful and efficient manager.
There are no old-fashioned exams. Instead you are given real-life case studies and essays, which allow you to think critically about your company and your own career. All this might seem too glossy but there is one catch: we do not accept average candidates. Only individuals as outstanding as our values can find their way toward admission at the Robert Kennedy College.
A not-for-credit induction module will be the starting point of the programme. The induction process is designed to familiarise you with the programme design, requirements and resources, as well as with the way online interaction, learning and grading will take place. After the induction you should be familiar with academic life, including academic writing, library services and library access, OnlineCampus access, and academic support services.
The aims of this module are to provide an introduction to core concepts of the way people are managed in organisations. To that end it will offer opportunities for study by prospective as well as experienced managers, to consider the history and development of management thinking and theory, using modern ideas to assess and evaluate their own personal experiences of organisations and dynamics. The introduction to the module will act as bedrock upon which other managerial ideas and processes can be developed later in the course.
This module enables you to develop a conceptual and comprehensive understanding of the manager's role in relation to the leading of the effective management and use of information, information technology and information systems and to apply these within both organisational and strategic contexts.
The primary aim of this module is to provide the student with a deep understanding of the issues facing digital marketing managers, by examining the strategically significant issues facing e-commerce such as environment and online marketplace, consumer behaviour and digital influence. The aim is to actively develop students’ knowledge of key marketing and digital marketing theories and apply this knowledge to strategic issues based on current research and industry practice, and facilitate the effective strategic decision making of a digital marketing professional.
Internet of Things
IoT, short for Internet of Things, is the ever-growing network of objects that use their data transmission capabilities to communicate with other devices over the Internet. This promises to create new business models, improve business processes and reduce costs and risks. The aim of this module is to critically explore the range of concepts and functions employed by IoT technologies while evaluating the efficiency and correctness of the applications of such designs.
Corporate Strategy and Competitiveness Elective module - Residential (in Zurich, Switzerland)
This module aims to introduce students to the importance of competitiveness to firms, regions and countries, as a means of improving wealth. Students will learn how to use various models for strategy development for institutions, and tools for improving their competitiveness, applying theories developed by Professor Michael E. Porter at Harvard Business School.
Leadership and Sustainability Elective module
The aim of this module is to examine the nature of leadership, and in particular its role in the development of sustainable business and business practices. Students will analyse and evaluate sustainable practice in selected sectors and the potential for implementing sustainable business practices, and evaluate the personal relevance of and implications for leading sustainable change in business.
This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding across a range of appropriate topic areas, to undertake an analysis of inherent strategic complexity with a view to selecting appropriate conceptual ‘tools’ for strategic development. The module will develop your awareness of the complex inter-relationship of organisational problems and develop your critical ability to select and ‘argue’ for alternative approaches emanating from conceptual alternative dimensions in relation to organisational problems and strategy. In addition the module will develop your ability to select complementary approaches and/or techniques appropriate for a stated problem and apply them to resolve or improve the problem. The module seeks to extend your current cognitive and transferable skills applicable across the manager’s role. These include self-appraisal, problem-solving, communication, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.