Taught course

Data Centre Leadership and Management

Anglia Ruskin University · Ashcroft International Business School

Entry requirements

You should hold a degree from a UK university. Usually, this will be a minimum classification of 2:2. Holders of other awards, including those from non-UK universities, will be considered on the equivalence of their qualifications. You should also be able to demonstrate previous or current managerial experience. Ideally this will be a minimum of two years at junior or middle management level in a data centre or similar environment. If you don’t meet these entry requirements, but can demonstrate relevant experience in a post with management or professional responsibility, you may be admitted if, in the opinion of our Admissions Tutor, you’re capable of profiting from and contributing to the course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Data centres are fast-moving, complex businesses that need decisive, knowledgeable leaders. Our MA course aims to give practising data centre managers the opportunity to develop and advance their leadership abilities.

While our MA includes technical elements, it’s not designed to be a technical course. Rather, it takes broad-based contemporary business theory and applies it to data centre management to help you apply your learning effectively and immediately.

As all of our students continue to work while studying, you’ll have the opportunity to look at your current work and past professional experience to consider how you can apply what you’ve learnt in practice. Together we’ll analyse historical and contemporary management theory, giving you a firm understanding of how it’s evolved, while challenging current thought on business and leadership issues.

Consolidating the breadth of philosophical and theoretical concepts of leadership with the essential underpinning theories of change, risk management, finance, general management and human resources management, our MA programme offers you the opportunity to apply generic constructs to your own data centre workplace.

By the time you graduate, you’ll have the ability to consider, and then apply, leadership and management principles in a number of ways, in line with your organisation’s needs and external demands.

Information for international students

We welcome applications from EU and International students. If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certified level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 1245 686868