Business Administration (Cyber Security Executive)

MBA

  • Entry Year 2022 or 2023
  • Duration Part time 2 Years

Overview

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The Cyber Security EMBA (CEMBA) is a blended, part-time postgraduate programme that will provide middle and senior leaders with the expertise they need to skilfully manage cyber security risk for their organisation. Partnered with leading external cyber security consultants, and taught by international academic experts from the Lancaster University Management School and the School of Computing and Communications, the CEMBA programme adopts a practice-based approach to learning the foundational concepts associated with both leadership and management, as well as cyber security risk. Modules and assessments are designed to help students build up their knowledge and use it to reflect and analyse their own organisational context.

The programme utilises a blended format and consists of 10 core modules that incorporate both business and cyber security topics; two Challenge modules that require students to apply their new knowledge to real cyber security problems; and a workplace-based research dissertation. Core modules follow a similar format: two weeks of online individual preparation; three days of face-to-face engagement at the Lancaster University campus; four weeks of follow-up tutorials and assessment preparation. The programme is 24 months in total.

The CEMBA programme is quadruple accredited by leading business and cyber security groups, including AMBA, EQUIS, and NCSC. Lancaster University has a significant reputation in Cyber Security. The University is one of only seven in the UK, and the only one in North West England, which has attained National Cyber Security Centre Accredited Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research and Education, coupled with a Certified Masters Degree.

Lancaster University Management School is ranked 43rd in Europe and 10th in the UK in the Financial Times European Business Schools rankings. Frequently ranked first globally for Corporate Strategy, the LUMS MBA leads the way in participatory and experience learning for post-experience students.

Entry Requirements

Academic Requirements

2:1 Hons degree in any subject, or an equivalent professional qualification.

We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact mba@lancaster.ac.uk for information.

Additional Requirements
  • A minimum of five years' full-time professional/managerial work experience
  • An interview with the programme director
  • All successful applicants are required to complete the EMBA admissions essay. Further details will be provided with your offer
English Language Requirements

We may ask you to provide a recognised English language qualification, dependent upon your nationality and where you have studied previously.

We normally require an IELTS (Academic) Test with an overall score of at least 6.5, and a minimum of 6.0 in each element of the test. We also consider other English language qualifications.

Contact: Admissions Team +44 (0) 1524 592032 or email mba@lancaster.ac.uk

Course Structure

You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.

Core

Core

Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research. Not all optional modules are available every year.

Fees and Funding

£34,500 for the whole programme

Scholarships and bursaries

At Lancaster, we believe that funding concerns should not stop any student with the talent to thrive.

We offer a range of scholarships and bursaries to help cover the cost of tuition fees and/or living expenses.

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AMBA Association Accredited
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EQUIS Accreditation
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Scholarships

The scholarships available to candidates are substantial and are awarded on a competitive basis. We have several scholarships available of up to £12,500. We recommend applying early for the best chance of securing a scholarship.

Lancaster Masters Scholarship

A tuition fee waiver of up to £12,500 with a Lancaster Masters Scholarship.

Lancaster Graduates

If you're a Lancaster graduate, you are eligible for an additional Alumni Loyalty Scholarship of up to 20% of the programme fees.

Scholarships and Bursaries
THE Rankings 2022

Ranked in the Top 100 worldwide

Lancaster is ranked 85th worldwide for Business and Economics in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject 2022.

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#70 in the world for Business and Management

Lancaster is ranked #9 in the UK and #70 in the world for Business and Management according to the QS World Rankings by Subject 2022, one of nine subjects at Lancaster to be featured in the top 100 in these prestigious listings.

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Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2022/2023 entry to the University and every effort has been taken to ensure the information is correct at the time of publication.

The University will use all reasonable effort to deliver the courses as described, but the University reserves the right to make changes to advertised courses. In exceptional circumstances that are beyond the University’s reasonable control (Force Majeure Events), we may need to amend the programmes and provision advertised. In this event, the University will take reasonable steps to minimise the disruption to your studies. If a course is withdrawn or if there are any fundamental changes to your course, we will give you reasonable notice and you will be entitled to request that you are considered for an alternative course or withdraw your application. You are advised to revisit our website for up-to-date course information before you submit your application.

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