Joint Programs

Provided online via distance learning

Research PhD Program


PhD by Research

Opportunity for self-development in relation to career enhancement

18 months

Minimum Study Period

EQF Level 8

Government Accredited

180 ECTS

Program Credits

The research-based Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program in the available disciplines has as a general aim of provision of an academically rigorous education designed to develop skills, expertise, knowledge and vision to enable students, whatever their chosen route, to be critical, analytical and creative. The following PhD disciplines are available:

  • PhD in Business Administration
  • PhD in Management
  • PhD in Finance
  • PhD in Education
  • PhD in International Relations
  • PhD in Political Economy
Degree validated and conferred by: UCN

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