Cyber Security Executive MBA


  • Entry year 2024
  • Duration Part time 2 years


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Course overview

The Cyber Security Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) is a blended, part-time postgraduate programme that will provide middle and senior leaders with the expertise they need to manage cyber security skillfully in the digital age. It is the only MBA programme with provisional certification from the National Cyber Security Centre, the UK government's technical authority on cyber security.

This Executive MBA programme is delivered in partnership with leading global cyber security consultants Templar Executives, taught by international academic experts from Lancaster University Management School and the School of Computing and Communications. The practice-based approach blends cutting-edge academic research with industry best practices, upskilling the next generation of business leaders with the cyber tools to help future-proof their organisations and operate successfully in an increasingly complex digital world.

Course outline

The next course will start in January 2025 and last 24 months. Ten core modules cover key leadership topics essential for modern global organisations. Students also benefit from the opportunity to work with and learn from leading cyber security experts from Templar Executives.

Each taught module consists of two weeks of individual online preparation, three days of face-to-face engagement at the Lancaster University campus, and four weeks of online tutorials and assessment preparation.

Lancaster University Management School is quadruple accredited by AACSB, AMBA, EQUIS and the SBC. Frequently ranked first globally for Corporate Strategy, the LUMS MBA leads the way in participatory and experience learning for post-experience students.

You may also be interested in our Senior Leader Apprenticeship programme or our full-time MBA.

Course accreditation

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This programme holds provisional certification from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

Learn more about the NCSC Certified Degree accreditation
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Lancaster MBA programmes have been accredited by the Association of MBAs since 1996. Although UK-based in its origins, AMBA is the only accreditation body to focus on MBA programmes around the world.

Learn more about the Association of MBAs accreditation

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 for information.

Additional requirements

  • A minimum of five years' full-time professional/managerial work experience
  • An interview with the programme director

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

Course structure

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

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.


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Fees and funding

Fees for the whole programme: £36,000

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Scholarships and bursaries

You may be eligible for the following funding opportunities, depending on your fee status and course. You will be automatically considered for our main scholarships and bursaries when you apply, so there's nothing extra that you need to do.

Unfortunately no scholarships and bursaries match your selection, but there are more listed on scholarships and bursaries page.

If you're considering postgraduate research you should look at our funded PhD opportunities.

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We also have other, more specialised scholarships and bursaries - such as those for students from specific countries.

Browse Lancaster University's scholarships and bursaries.

Important Information

The information on this site relates primarily to 2024/2025 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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