Taught course

Business Administration (Cyber Security Executive)

Lancaster University · Computing

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.

Months of entry

January, October

Course content

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.

Lancaster University Management School is ranked 43rd in Europe and 10th in the UK in the Financial Times European Business Schools rankings and 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.

Fees and funding

Learn more at our fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MBA
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1524 592032