The Master of Art in Online Education Leadership and Management program is designed for administrators and managers within the education sector background. The program, offered by the recognized School of e-Education at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (Dubai) draws on the latest research in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and their application at the managerial level in educational settings.

Leadership practices have shifted due to the integration of ICT in the workplace and management requires Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The 36-credit hour courses delivered in this master in education leadership program will explore methods of designing, implementing, analyzing, organizing, and evaluating contemporary resources so as to transform educational practices in line with globalization trends. A degree in education, more specifically a degree in online education leadership, is highly beneficial for working educators who constantly face challenges in the application of online technologies within the educational setting. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited Higher Education Institution with a minimum AGPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 Scale or its equivalent. For full admission requirements and transfer from other institutions, please see Postgraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 2000 per Credit Hour (36 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
This program is designed to attract an audience of teachers, principals, higher education faculty, adult education specialists, HR specialists, corporate trainers or coordinators interested in leading, administrating and managing educational or training institutions. Interested applicants need to hold a first degree in education, communication or social sciences (psychology, sociology, philosophy).
Program Goals
Develop learner’s knowledge and expertise in organizational management, ensuring accountability for performance measures and KPI development for e-learning at both strategic and operational level.
Develop learners’ ability to assess and evaluate educational technologies with regards to quality and ROI for educational settings.
Prepare learners to become effective leaders, aware of the latest advancements in educational technologies and able to make informed decisions.
Equip learners with critical understanding of the frameworks involved in the implementation and deployment of effective and innovative e-learning strategies.
Program Outcomes
Examine and apply the use of innovative educational technologies in educational and training contexts.
Apply managerial and leadership skills in strategic planning and policy making in educational and training contexts.
Rationalize the selection of appropriate educational technologies for various purposes and audiences in global and regional contexts.
Demonstrate expertise in finance and budgeting applied to investment in educational or training settings.
Conduct relevant research in the area of educational leadership and management.
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Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Master graduates include

  • Director of Education
  • Chief Academic Officer
  • Head of Schools
  • Principal
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Manager - Education & Training
  • Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Curriculum Enhancement Specialist
  • General Manager - Training Industry
  • Learning & Development Manager