100% Online MSc Computer Science and International Business |Robert Kennedy College

100% Online MSc Computer Science and International Business

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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.

Today’s world is dominated by technology and the shift towards connecting objects, processes and people is at an all-time high. The key drivers for these changes have been the wide adoption of computing systems and the wide spread of the Internet.

As prices for technology have gone down with the spread of adoption, computers and networks have crept into all aspects of everyday life, be it at home or at work, creating a high demand of people that possess skills and knowledge required to drive businesses into the future. At the same time the Internet has opened global markets to even the smallest companies.

The MSc Computer Science and International Business seeks to provide students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding on how business merges with technology, offering a blend of computer science subjects and core business topics. Digital Marketing, Leadership and Sustainability and International Marketing and Business Environment modules offer insights into the core business areas of running a business while Information Management, Advanced Databases and Internet of Things provide students with exposure to computer systems’ fundamentals.


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.


Admission Requirements

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.

  • 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.


Programme Outline

The scheme has been designed to meet the aims of the online MSc in a flexible manner and can be tailored to the individual preferences of each student. The MSc requires you to complete four courses plus a final dissertation. The programme consists of the following modules:

Introductory

Not-for-credit

Induction

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.

Stage 1

120 credits - Four taught modules

Core

  • International Law of the Sale of Goods
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • International Corporate Law and Governance
  • Advanced Contract Law and Negotiation

Stage 2

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.


Tuition Fees

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.


Module Description

There are no average courses within our MSc 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.

INDUCTION

Not-for-credit module

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.

INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE SALE OF GOODS

You will develop an in-depth understanding of the role of law in the sphere of international business transactions and acquire advanced knowledge, understanding and expertise in the law applicable to international agreements and their negotiation. You will develop a general range of transferable and generic skills in problem-solving and reasoning, negotiation, time-management and written and oral communication, as well as your capacity for critical analysis and logical thinking.

INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

You will learn about the fundamental legal concepts of Intellectual Property within a global commercial setting and about EU Intellectual Property Law and how it operates in a global context. You will also gain an in-depth understanding of the global regulation and policy-making that underpins the commercial exploitation of Intellectual Property Rights. You will develop a general range of transferable and generic skills in problem-solving and reasoning, negotiation, time-management and written and oral communication, as well as your capacity for critical analysis and logical thinking.

INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE LAW AND GOVERNANCE

You will develop an understanding of the fundamental legal concepts that characterise corporate identity and activity in a global context and gain an advanced and analytical knowledge of the theoretical framework underpinning corporate governance theories and strategies, and the varied approaches to their regulation. You will apply in a comparative manner these concepts of corporate identity and corporate governance to at least two regional models of corporate governance (indicatively from Anglo-American, Western European and Asia-Pacific). You will be encouraged to think critically about theory and practice in an ethical and professional manner.

ADVANCED CONTRACT LAW AND NEGOTIATION

You will gain a thorough grounding in the major issues and perspectives of the law, with a particular focus on contractual terms relating to the international sale of goods, intellectual property rights and corporate arrangements. You will also get an overview of the strategic importance of skilled negotiation in the execution of trans-national business contracts. You will develop your knowledge of the strategies, tools and skills for effective negotiation of trans-national business contracts.