Expanding academic openings for ICT professionals in Sri Lanka, CICRA Campus launched the Master’s in ICT Management (MICTM) with a specialisation in Information Security.
“Awarded by Asia E University in Malaysia, the MICTM is a s a blended learning programme. It is designed for people who are from technical and non-technical backgrounds to become future corporate leaders in today’s technology driven industries,” CICRA Group Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne said.
CICRA Holdings Group Director/CEO Boshan Dayaratne speaking at the launch ceremony of the Master’s in ICT Management (MICTM) recently at CICRA Campus, Colombo 04, while CICRA Group Executive Director Vasana Wickremasena, CICRA Campus Head of Academics Kamal Liyanage and CICRA Campus Head of Business Development Achini Fernando look on.
“The programme is approved by Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and accredited by Malaysian Qualifications Agency,” Mr. Dayaratne said.
“A student candidate needs to complete 12 modules including eight core subjects and four specialization subjects to qualify for the award of the master’s degree,” he said.
The eight core modules include ICT management, cyber laws, ICT entrepreneurship, ICT project management and information security management. they also include ICT strategic planning, ICT governance, and research methodology in ICT.
The four modules on information security includes telecommunications, network & internet security. they also include cryptography, applications development security, and operations & physical security.
“This Masters also recognizes the academic achievements of the students who have completed the Executive Master’s Degree in Information Security from the AEU. These students will get number of exemptions and have to pay reduced fees when registering for the MICTM,” Mr. Dayaratne said.
“The advantage is students can obtain dual qualifications, one on ICT management and the other on information security,” he said.
CICRA Campus partnership with AEU was established in 2015. More than 300 candidates are studying for the executive master’s degree while nearly 70 have graduated from the AEU since last year.
Established in 2007, AEU is initiated by the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) – an intergovernmental initiative to which Sri Lanka is a signatory. Objective of the AEU is to promote Asian Cooperation through digital education. ACD has recognized AEU as an instrument for greater Asia-wide cooperation and a catalyst in narrowing the digital divide among communities and nations.