Joint Programs

Provided online via distance learning

Master Programs


Master of Business Administration

Challenge yourself and become a business leader of tomorrow

18 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 7

Government Accredited

102 ECTS

Program Credits

SMC’s online MBA program provides a well-balanced combination of academic and practical business content. The program delivers a solid understanding of the complexity of the business organization and gives practical tools for resolving the often-conflicting interests of its different departments and areas.

This program is ideal for high potentials that strive to lead, and oversee operations, as well as those who run their own business and need to have a thorough understanding of the tasks executed by employees in different departments.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

MBA in Information Security Management

Understand, assess, implement and lead around the pillars of Information Security Management

18 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 7

Government Accredited

102 ECTS

Program Credits

The MBA in Information Security Management has been designed to help protect vital corporate information assets as well as the underlying systems and technology resources. This SMCU online degree enables graduates to successfully lead their teams alongside the frontlines of modern-day cyber warfare.

The core business section of the degree delivers a solid understanding of the business organization and its various functions while delivering the tools to critically assess corporate priorities, assets and processes involved.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

Master of Science in Finance

The strategic balance of general business courses and finance and controlling specialization ones

18 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 7

Government Accredited

102 ECTS

Program Credits

The MSc in Finance and Controlling degree provides advanced knowledge in financial management and controlling, two fields which have become highly interrelated. The program is a strategic balance of general business courses and finance and controlling specialization ones. The aim of these, as they have been designed, is to provide you with a solid understanding of the business organization and its various functions and deliver you the tools to critically assess corporate priorities, and therefore make financial and controlling decisions. The course outlines, provided in this section will help you explore the challenging intellectual level of the program and its advanced delivery content tools, such as video materials, cases, research papers, latest articles and academic reviews.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

PhD Programs


PhD in Business Administration

A practical combination of strong academic content, coupled with advanced business strategies and solutions

36 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 8

Government Accredited

180 ECTS

Program Credits

The PhD in Business Administration is the most advanced business degree. The program delivers a practical combination of strong academic content, coupled with advanced business strategies and solutions. The PhD is ideal for individuals on a high corporate level who wish to acquire an extensive academic and industry related exposure. Learners are actively involved in academic research, socio-economic ideas, and business interests. This joint degree program is also aimed at university, university college, polytechnics lecturers who seek a thorough foundation for an academic career provided by a PhD degree.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

PhD in Finance

An in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy

36 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 8

Government Accredited

180 ECTS

Program Credits

The PhD in Finance is being offered jointly with Universidad Central de Nicaragua.

The PhD in Finance provides an in-depth study of the strategic financial issues in today’s economy and provides a solid base for conducting comprehensive research in the field. The courses created and the issues raised typically have a theoretical, mathematical and business application.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

PhD in Management

Exploring advanced management strategies and corporate governance issues

36 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 8

Government Accredited

180 ECTS

Program Credits

The PhD in Management concentrates on exploring advanced management strategies and corporate governance issues assisting learners as they design, conduct and apply innovative and practice-oriented research. The PhD in Management is ideal for individuals with high corporate level responsibilities requiring advanced management techniques. This dual degree program is also aimed at university, university college, polytechnics lecturers who seek a thorough foundation for an academic career provided by a PhD degree.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

PhD in Political Economy

Extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today

36 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 8

Government Accredited

180 ECTS

Program Credits

The PhD in Political Economy is an extensive study of the political and diplomatic trends of today, requiring learned to have a solid background in the field both academically and professionally. The program consists of courses which provide a broad spectrum of political international problems from the perspective of different parties involved.

Degree validated and conferred by: UCN