Become part of an elite group of data centre professionals across the globe with our Masters degree in Data Centre Leadership and Management, offered by distance learning.
Our MA Data Centre Leadership and Management brings together the expertise of CNet Training and Anglia Ruskin University to create a unique programme to advance data centre professionals worldwide.
To date, no other university course on the market has been designed to develop leadership and management specifically for the data centre industry, and so this is the first programme to offer data centre professionals contextualised leadership and management education at a post-graduate level.
Data centres are complex facilities that are expected to deliver financial results and faultless service in a context of rapidly changing technologies, business pressures and environmental expectations. In order to achieve this, they need highly capable leaders and managers – individuals who are capable of dealing with business complexity and technological change with the knowledge and skills to ensure their teams deliver against consistently challenging objectives.
Our course is the result of an extensive consultation with the data centre industry. Topics have been selected on the basis of feedback from the industry and data centre professionals will be involved with delivering the programme, alongside our own specialist academics from the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and the Faculty of Science and Technology.
This course is based around your professional work in order to ensure that the learning is relevant and can be applied to your workplace. Delivery of the programme is through our online Virtual Learning Environment, meaning you can study at time that suits you, as well as communicating with your tutors and fellow students wherever your are in the world.
We have teamed up with award winning data centre training specialists CNet Training to offer this Masters degree programme for data centre professionals. Based in Suffolk, UK, CNet Training have a worldwide reach, training students of over 70 nationalities in over 20 countries; totalling over 38,000 individuals since 1996.
CNet Training is well known and respected in the data centre industry, dominating the sector with high quality classroom based educational programmes delivering both industry recognised qualifications and certifications. This collaboration takes CNet Training’s already high level technical data centre educational programmes to professional business and managerial level with the ultimate Masters for leaders and managers of data centres.
We are thrilled to be addressing the needs of the data centre industry and to be the first university to offer a course designed specifically for leaders and managers in the sector.
Each year there is also an optional bootcamp held at our Cambridge Campus for those that can attend. This will bring all students together to undertake 3 days of additional learning.
"The MA Data Centre Leadership and Management distance learning course is well organized and thoughtfully prepared. The course is demanding and requires high level of self-discipline and persistence. In return, it offers deep insights in leadership, and inspires students to develop their leadership capabilities. It has been designed for the data centre industry and is great value for emerging leaders and their organizations." - Mladen Loncar, Data Centre Operations Manager (Switzerland and Austria), IBM
"I've been thoroughly impressed with the amount of resources made available to distance learners. It's the first course of this kind where I didn't FEEL like a distance learner. You and your team do an incredible job of bridging the gap that typically exists in this type of relationship. The effort and passion of the Anglia Ruskin team shine through." - Jamie Fogal
This course will provide you with the highest specialist qualification available to data centre professionals, and will give you the skills and knowledge you need to make progress in your career.
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You will complete an assessed piece of work at the end of each module, and a Postgraduate Major Project in your final year. Your assessed work will be relevant to your job and designed to help you develop your skills, knowledge and career.
On average, you will need to commit seven to ten hours of study per week during trimester time, however this study can be taken at your own pace and undertaken when you have the time. Deadlines that are given for each module are strict and must be met.
This course is delivered through online distance learning via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), providing flexibility and complete interaction every step of the way.
You will be supported by a team of specialist academic staff from our Lord Ashcroft International Business School and Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing and Technology, as well as industry specialists, with the aim of maximising communication and experience-sharing between you and your tutors.
Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Lord Ashcroft International Business School is one of the largest business schools in the East of England, with nearly 100 full-time teaching staff and approximately 6,000 students from more than 100 countries.
Our striking and award-winning business school building in Chelmsford, as well as new buildings in Cambridge, offer the most advanced learning technologies. We’re well-recognised for our centres of excellence by students, employers and professional bodies alike.
What makes us stand out is that our courses don't just give you sound academic knowledge – they’re at the cutting edge of current business practice and highly relevant to employers. This is owing to the close links we have with the business community and the partnerships we've developed with a wide variety of businesses and public service organisations.
We're interested in people who are confident, ambitious and ready to take the challenge of making a difference in the world of business. If that's you, we'd love to hear from you.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
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