The eMCM is a Masters degree programme offered by the United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy (UKTA) in partnership with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and the University of Rwanda. The delivery of online Master of Communication Management program was formally launched in April 2016. The programme is delivered online by experienced lecturers and professors from the United Kingdom, and the degree is offered by the University of Rwanda.
The eMCM programme is designed for ICT professionals who wish to enhance their managerial knowledge and competence. This includes engineers and managers working in telecommunications regulatory authorities, ICT service providers and other ICT-related fields. Policy makers in ministries and government departments responsible for ICTs will also benefit from this Master.
Modules and Delivery Periods
The eMCM is delivered online through the ITU Academy platform. The programme comprises four 30 credit modules and a 60 credit dissertation. The modules covered in this programme are:
- Project Management for ICT: April – July each year
- Legal, Regulatory, Policy and Environment of a Converged Society: July - October each year
- Human Resources for ICT: October – December each year
- Strategic Management for ICT January – April each year
- Dissertation: for the 6 months following completion of the 4 modules above
After 60 credits (completion of any 2 of the above modules), the candidate can exit with an award of a post-graduate certificate, and after 120 credits (completion of the 4 modules), the candidate will be awarded a post-graduate diploma. The candidate will have to complete a dissertation to be awarded the Master’s degree. This flexibility enables candidates to undertake specific modules for their continuous professional development whilst also obtaining an academic degree.
- The tuition fee for the entire programme is USD 4,200, with each module being charged separately.
- Each module costs USD750 and the dissertation costs USD1,200
- The fees are payable before the start of each module.
The programme is designed to be 18 months long, however, to help spread the workload/cost, candidates are able to extend the programme to 3 years by taking 2 modules each year with the Dissertation in the third year.
To be admitted into the programme, a bachelor's degree in engineering, computer science, business management, human resource management or law, or a related qualification from an accredited institution, is required.
Applications for the Master’s degree are open. To download the application form, see the section below. Once completed, send the form and all supporting documents to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to submitting an application, please ensure that you have the funds available to pay the tuition fees. Scholarships are not available for this programme.
Please note that applications are accepted any time and successful applicants will start on the next module. Applications received less than 2 weeks before a module starts, will begin at the following module.