Distance Education

With seven years of experience in the classroom and over 500 master’s students at North Carolina State University, Managing the Digital Enterprise is now available for college credit to students enrolled at other universities via distance education.

The 16-week course is taught by Michael Rappa and is offered each semester to a limited number of students and other qualified individuals. To qualify for the course you must be enrolled in good standing in a graduate degree program at an accredited university or have comparable work experience.

A prospective candidate will have:

  • earned a bachelor’s degree;
  • prior experience using the Internet for work or education;
  • a strong motivation to learn about the opportunities and challenges managers face in the digital world;
  • a capability for rigorous, independent academic study; and
  • adequate time for completing course work (~75 minutes per day).

Exceptionally qualified individuals with a college degree currently employed full-time, but capable of graduate-level study, will also be considered for admission to the course.

You may choose to take the course in the manner that best suits your needs:

  1. Degree Credit
    Receive credit from North Carolina State University that can be applied toward a graduate degree program here or at another university. Students who pay the tuition and fees and complete the course with a passing grade will receive three credit hours on an official university transcript. Students interested in taking the course for degree credit via distance education should follow the registration instructions;
  2. Professional Certification
    Receive a certificate for successful completion of the course from the College of Management at North Carolina State University. Students do not receive credit applicable toward a degree. This is ideal for adult learners who are not enrolled in a graduate degree program and therefore do not need the credit hours. Individuals interested in certification must complete the application and pay the certificate fee;
  3. Open Learning
    Even if you are not interested in taking the course for credit or certification, you are welcome to use the site freely for your personal educational benefit. No registration required.

The course begins in January and August each year. Check the schedule for exact dates.