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About SEMP

About the Online Special Executive Masters Programme (SEMP)

The MSBM Special Executive Masters Programmes are short certificate modules designed for anyone who would benefit from more in-depth business knowledge delivered in a short and intensive programme.


Using Web-based Technology, this programme provides self-spaced individualized instructions that can be taken anywhere in the world, anytime an individual has access to a computer and the internet.


This programme is suitable for successful professionals or specialists in the private, public or non-profit making sectors that have new management responsibilities and need to quickly expand their management knowledge.


The (SEMP) programme serves as a refresher course for those who have had their Masters a long time ago and need a quick reminder or as an academic update, while it serves as a crash programme for those very experienced professionals who never made time out for their masters yet they require the academic and practical relevance of this masters’ experience. It is also a goodprogramme for individuals who are newly promoted to the managerial post, the programme enables them to acclimatize to the new position as well as help them to take the right decisions.


There is no strict Academic Requirement for this Programme as it is a Non-Credit Bearing Programme. However, Students are expected to have at least 2 years working Experience.


Participants have the option to attend the school graduation ceremony in Dubai.


For more information about the benefit of SEMP, check MSBM website for more details or mail info@msbm.org.uk


Why choose an online Special Executive Masters Programme?

  • You will be gaining a certificate from a UK accredited Business School
  • The programme is taught by academics and practitioners who are experts in their chosen field. You will directly benefit from their input and their extensive contacts, both commercial and academic
  • You will benefit from a supportive and flexible online learning environment that enables you to collaborate and network with peers from across the world.


Self-Paced but Instructor-Facilitated

SEMP  courses—while self-paced and 100% online—are facilitated by subject-matter experts who guide you, challenge you, and help you apply the course concepts to your real-world, on-the-job circumstances. Courses are designed to accommodate the schedules of busy professionals, so they are available around the clock and completely asynchronous. This means that once you begin your course, there is no appointed time or day that you must be online. You determine the schedule that Is right for you.


What to expect

With our online programme, you can expect a highly interactive and engaging experience, bringing you into contact with an international network of working professionals and academic instructors.



Studying Online with Metropolitan School of Business & Management:

  • Collaborative– you learn, interact and network with other professionals from around the globe
  • Relevant– providing knowledge and skills that you can apply in real life, long before you graduate
  • International– with students from over 160 countries worldwide, you will significantly broaden your global perspective
  • Challenging– our online degrees require dedication and commitment, and will challenge you academically and professionally
  • Flexible and focused– you choose when and where to study, following a clear programme structure that keeps you motivated.


Start and End Dates Drive Completion

Our SEMP courses have defined start dates and end dates. A critical part of self-directed learning is to have a finish line. All SEMP courses take three months to complete.Assignmentsand individual project work are given at regular intervals during the programme. There is no strict requirement for this programme as it is a non-credit bearing programme. It is compulsory for students to complete all modules in order to be awarded a Special Executive Masters Certificate at the end of the programme.


Interaction & Collaboration

As an SEMP student, you are never alone in your course. You are part of a cohort of 20 to 30 learners from various organisations across different sectors of industries around the world. Interactive discussions play an important part in your course, giving you and your classmates the opportunity to share and exchange your own experiences, best practices, perspectives, and examples. All this shared learning is facilitated by an instructor who brings both subject-matter expertise and real-world experience. Your interaction with peers from different organisations, and backgrounds fosters collaboration, networking, and a lot of practical, shared learning.


Emphasis on Practice and Application

The ability for you to interact with expert instructors, to ask questions and receive answers, and to learn with—and from—other participants keeps the learning interesting, practical, and above all, relevant to your work. And there’s one more key component: the practice opportunities. All SEMP courses include a project, which challenges you to apply the course concepts to your own organisation. Others include interactive scenarios, simulations, and other engaging practice activities. All courses include tools, techniques, or job aids that you can put to immediate use in your work.

We develop our executive programs and courses with very tangible outcomes in mind. To us, it is not enough if a course helps you to know something, or even to understand it. We design our programmes to go much further, to equip you to do something—better or for the first time—at your job. We ask, “after completing this course, what will participants be able to analyze, identify, assess, implement, calculate, or influence that they could not before?” SEMP courses draw on a variety of components to provide this practical learning:

  • Discussions
  • Group work
  • Chatting features
  • Projects
  • Practice activities
  • Short videos
  • Online library
  • Online tools and downloadable resources
  • Case studies and examples
  • The guidance of an instructor

Our approach positions you as an active participant in the learning process, allowing you to build the necessary problem-solving skills at your own pace and in your own style to confront the real challenges you face on the job and in life.



Why Online Program?

With today’s busy society, many working individuals find that an online education program best suits their needs. With an online degree program you can often complete all of your coursework online without ever having to step foot into a classroom. This also allows people who may otherwise never have an opportunity to attend college to pursue a degree, such as working single parents.


Highlight of the Online Special Executive Masters Programme 

  • Gain knowledge and skills you can apply immediately in your work place
  • Receive dedicated support from beginning of the program to the end
  • Earn a certificate that can advance your career without having to take a break at work
  • Fit your study around your personal and professional commitments in a manageable way.
  • Study fully online at your own pace and convenience.


Certificate Description

 The SEMP series of courses provides supervisors and managers from entry level to mid-level with the skills and competencies they need to manage their time, communicate effectively, motivate their employees, resolve workplace confrontations, prevent and address inappropriate workplace behavior, conduct legal and unbiased employee interviews, and manage the performance of their direct reports. Students who earn the full certificate possess a recognized and highly-regarded credential to give them the competitive edge they are seeking while contributing greater value to their organisation.