• Collaborative – You learn, interact and network with other professionals around the world.
  • Relevant – We provide knowledge and skills that you can apply in real life, long before you graduate.
  • International – With students from different countries of the world, you will significantly broaden your global perspective on business and ICT issues.
  • Challenging – Our programmes require dedication and commitment, and will challenge you academically and professionally.
  • Flexible and focused – You choose when and where to study, following a clear course structure that keeps you motivated.

Start and End Dates Drive Completion

Our SEM courses have defined start dates and end dates. A critical part of self-directed learning is to have a finish line. All SEM courses take three months to complete, assignments are given after every two lectures, and at the end of the programme, the student has to turn in an individual project work. There is no strict requirement for these courses as they are non-credit bearing programmes. It is compulsory for students to complete all modules in order to be awarded a Specials Executive Masters (SEM) Certificate at the end of the chosen course. 

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 SEM 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 every course with very tangible outcomes in mind. To us, it is not enough if a course helps you to know and understand something, we are more concerned with a course equipping you to do something. We ask, “after completing this course, what will participants be able to analyse, identify, assess, implement, calculate, or influence that they couldn’t before?” SEM courses draw on a variety of components to provide these 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.

Certificate Description

The SEM courses are non-degree and non-credit bearing programmes. Participants get a certificate of completion at the end of the programme called the SEM Certificate. The SEM series of courses provide business executives, managers and ICT professionals with the skills and competencies they need to manage their time, communicate effectively, motivate their employees, resolve workplace confrontations, prevent and address inappropriate workplace behaviour, conduct legal and unbiased employee interviews, and manage the performance of their direct reports. Students who earn the full certificate possess a recognised and highly regarded credential to give them the competitive edge they are seeking while contributing greater value to their organisation.


The Special Executive Masters Courses (SEMC) are Executive Education courses. They are “non-credit bearing and non-degree holding”. The SEMC are not an actual Masters Programme but a trademark of the Rocheltenham Business School. The SEMC bears similarities with the “Mini MBA” offered by Universities all around the world. However, the modules of the SEMC are modelled after the regular Masters Degree Courses which allow executives to gain a thorough knowledge of the subject. SEMC Certificate cannot be used as a Master’s Certificate or disguised as such as it carries no credit and cannot be used to pursue an academic PhD. However the relevance of the certificate lies in the knowledge of the bearer to demonstrate adequate and sound knowledge of the subject the certificate was issued in, and this certificate counts towards the appropriate Continuous Professional Development (CPD).