MSc Enterprise Architecture Management

Enterprise Architecture Management

MSc

Summary

Study level
Award
Full time
1 year
Part time
1 year+
Location
Online

Course Overview

Designed to develop the skills and experience needed for success, our MSc Enterprise Architecture Management course focuses on the deployment of IT infrastructure to support and achieve business objectives. Whether this is a field that interests you already, or you’re thinking of starting a new career path, this degree will help to progress you to a senior role after graduation in a setting that rewards skilled managers at the higher end of the pay scale. 

This course is designed to bring out your best qualities, by giving you a solid understanding of several fascinating subjects, including architecture design, business change management, data handling, and decision making. All of this gives you the opportunity to enhance your management strengths and demonstrate a skillset that’s in high demand among national and international businesses. 

Whether you’re already leading in your organisation in an enterprise architecture management role, or want to take on a higher management position in your current organisation, this course has been designed to help you achieve your professional goals.

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Course details and modules

Enrolling on our enterprise architecture course is the first step towards gaining the strategic skills you need to align IT with business goals. You’ll focus on how to streamline processes, functions, and workflows, while also learning how to manage stakeholder engagement. What’s more, you’ll have access to a variety of resources to help you stay up-to-date with technological trends and developments as you study.

Sathesh Paramasivam

In this programme you study partially on your own and then get further instruction in the classroom sessions. I like that it’s independent but you still have guidance and can ask questions if you need clarification. The online learning aspect of the course has been excellent.

Sathesh Paramasivam
MSc Data Analytics & Marketing - Berlin campus

Modules

  • Information Systems and Business Strategy Alignment
  • Business Plan Development
  • Architecture Design
  • Technology and Trend Monitoring
  • Business Change Management
  • Data Handling and Decision Making
  • Research Project

How do we assess you?

You’ll be given a variety of outlets to demonstrate what you’ve learned on this masters course. These assessment methods are designed to put your new knowledge into practice and keep track of how well you’re progressing in your studies. These methods include:

  • Reports
  • Presentations
  • Research Proposal
  • Dissertation or Journal Article

Study options

This course is available to students as a fully online programme, which gives you the convenience of being able to study from anywhere worldwide. 

Clare Gillon

The staff and the support along the way has been amazing. Any questions or enquiries are answered. I cannot thank the admissions team enough for their part in advising and supporting me through this MA. It is a big step to make and having the support through the whole process really helped.

Clare Gillon
MA Strategic Marketing - Online

Online learning

How does it work?

Studying this course online gives you the ultimate in convenience. You can enrol with Arden from anywhere in the world and study your degree from the comfort of home, without the requirement to attend classes in a physical location. 
 
Our online students study their degree through ilearn, Arden’s university campus in the cloud.  ilearn provides everything you need to study at University. It offers an integrated virtual learning experience, including your virtual classroom, lecture theatre, and online library (which when used along with our supplementary library, Perlego, gives you access to almost half a million books and journals – yours for free while you study with us).

ilearn is also integrated with Zoom, making it easier to chat with your course tutor during your scheduled seminar sessions. You can even integrate our study materials into your Kindle, making it possible to study wherever you have you Kindle handy.
 
Studying online doesn’t mean studying alone. As well as receiving regular feedback and guidance from your course tutor, you’ll be studying with likeminded students who you can meet with through our Unitu community, and you’ll have access to community message boards to discuss your course and the topics being raised within it. We’ve even set up community boards embedded into each of the course modules so you can have discussions with your tutor and classmates on the topics you’re currently learning. 

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Entry requirements

At Arden University we consider applications on a case by case basis. If you have significant work experience, have qualifications you have gained elsewhere, or a degree or qualification that isn't a clear pathway to this degree - we are more than happy to discuss your application.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this MSc Enterprise Architecture Management course with Arden University, we need to see that you have:

  • A UK Honours Degree at a minimum of second class (2.2) or equivalent

English Proficiency

  • IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6 in any element); or TOEFL iBT 80; or equivalent
  • Alternatively, a letter to show that the Medium of Instruction was in English is accepted

We also offer an internal English test for applicants who are unable to provide an English Proficiency letter. More information on this can be found here.

We are happy to consider an application from you if you can show us you have the motivation to study this enterprise architecture qualification.

We’ll ask you for a personal statement that demonstrates your ability to study the course. We may also want references and evidence of relevant experience.

Before you start studying

Whilst you can read your study materials on your smart phone or tablet, to make the most of your learning experience, you will need access to a laptop or computer (we recommend one running the latest version of Windows), and a good stable internet connection.

Course fees and funding

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Meet the faculty

Dilshad Sheikh

Here at Arden University we strive to provide a fresh and unique approach to your business and management education. With ideas and experiences taken from employers and thought leaders across the world, we give you the opportunity to put proven business skills and techniques into practice during your studies. I look forward to welcoming you to the Arden University family.

Dilshad Sheikh
Dean of the Faculty of Business

Career prospects

The ability to handle and manage large volumes of data is more in demand than ever before, giving you the competitive edge when it comes to career progression. After completing this specialised master’s course, you may decide to continue with your current employer or embark on a fresh challenge. Thanks to the flexibility of the skills you’ll have learned, the choice will be in your hands. 

What can an MSc Enterprise Architecture Management degree do for me?

By mastering the skills needed to manage the tech, data and big changes of an organisation, you’ll add instant value to your CV. This enterprise architecture management course will give you a specialist understanding of these ever-growing areas of business. What’s more, you’ll build upon your communication, planning and decision-making skills, allowing you to demonstrate that you’re ready for modern management. Whilst studying, you’ll:

  • Demonstrate you can apply your knowledge and skills at a strategic level
  • Complete projects or tasks that have had a direct impact on your role or organisation
  • Build confident communication skills and adapt these to suit a variety of business settings
  • Use problem-solving skills to find innovative solutions to business challenges
  • Develop a deep understanding of enterprise architecture management and design
  • Handle and interpret complex data to drive effective decision-making

What can I do after Arden University?

After graduating, you’ll have the ability to use your professional expertise to align business IT systems with processes, strategies and plans. These are skills that are highly sought after by employers, and because of this broad remit, your knowledge and experience will be applicable in a range of industries. Some roles in this field might include:

  • Technical Architect
  • Information and Data Architect
  • Enterprise Architect
  • Chief Digital Architect
  • Head of Enterprise
  • Head of Data Architecture
  • Solution Architect
  • Enterprise Solutions Architect

Industry skills

Study an industry-certified course alongside your degree 

If you're looking to gain some additional skills as you study, you can take an industry-certified online course while you’re studying your Arden degree, at no extra cost. 

You can choose to become certified on Salesforce Trailhead, gain certification through Cisco’s Networking Academy, or take courses on Amazon’s cloud-based learning platform, AWS Educate. All of these courses complement our degree modules and are highly valued by employers worldwide.