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Master of Business Administration (Cyber Security) - MBA

Why study this course?

Our specialised MBA (Cyber Security) degree gives you the opportunity to not only develop your expertise in finance, marketing, leadership and other vital business areas, but also to learn about the growing field of cyber security. The modules include Cyber Security, Cybercrime and Cyber Security Management. You’ll study alongside MBA students from a variety of related disciplines and postgraduate students from courses in the computer sciences, providing you with an abundance of networking opportunities. Successfully complete the degree, and you’ll be ready to take on leadership of cyber security departments and organisations around the world.

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The London Met MBA (Cyber Security) gives you the opportunity to develop your understanding of key business functions as well as focus on cyber security. In our data-centric world that faces increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks on both national governments and international corporations, this is a growing sector.

The modules on this course are related to accounting, marketing, leadership and other vital managerial functions within companies and organisations. They are designed to help you evolve into a successful leader in the business world.

The cyber security modules will cover the fundamentals of leadership and risk management within cyber security organisations. It is important you learn about how to anticipate, deter, detect and resist cyber attacks on digital assets and activities, so we'll introduce you to the specific challenges faced by all organisations, including identity theft, scams, fraud and attacks on computer systems.

Our teaching staff and visiting academics, who you’ll meet both informally and formally through lectures and social events, are experts in areas including cybersecurity, management and leadership, ensuring you’ll develop the skills you need to steer a business to success.

You’ll collaborate alongside MBA students from a variety of professions and educational disciplines, such as specialist postgraduate computer science students. Your training will be supplemented with regular informal learning activities including the weekly student-led Business Breakfast, a monthly dinner, networking events, meetings with business leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants and lively charity fundraising events in the City.

We’ll provide regular coaching sessions to help improve your career potential, while you can also make use of our Careers and Employability Unit to help you find new roles for life after the MBA.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed through individual and group work. This is likely to come in a variety of forms including reports, portfolios, presentations, videos, conferences and competitions, enabling you to develop the skills to master a multitude of situations in the world of cyber security.

You will be required to have:

  • a minimum of a 2.2 degree in electronics and communications, computing or a closely related discipline
  •  two references that demonstrate a minimum of two years’ experience in a managerial role
  • a detailed personal statement, including why you are applying and any relevant skills, experience or achievements that make you suitable for the course

You should also submit a full CV comprising:

  • Work experience - list your most recent position first, continuing in reverse chronological order including the name, location, website and dates of your employment for each company you have worked for. Aim to use bullet points wherever possible to highlight your responsibilities and achievements in each role.
  • Education - Again, in reverse chronological order, give brief details of your academic and professional qualifications along with the grades you achieved.
  • Skills - For example, include every IT package or programme you have used as well as any foreign language skills you have gained. Skills such as communication and project management are harder to substantiate and should be backed up with examples.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Core modules:

  • Accounting and Finance for Managers
  • Leadership and Strategic Management
  • People and Organisations: Principles and Practices in Global Contexts
  • Marketing, Marketing Communications and Operations

Cyber security modules:

  • Cyber Security Management
  • Cybercrime and Cyber Security

Research-focused modules:

  • Management Learning and Research
  • Business Research Project.

This MBA is a re-launch of our original MBA course, of which graduate and banker Gaurav Gajjar had this to say:

"I continue to benefit from [the student diversity and the real-life opportunities] in the multicultural and diverse markets I deal with on a daily basis. In addition it helped me hone my management and leadership skills helping me attain my goals.”

Read more about Gaurav's MBA experience.

Graduates of the MBA may continue in their existing careers or choose to explore new opportunities. Recent graduates of our business related degrees are employed by companies including Oxademy, ALDI, Schwab Versand Hanau, Sapa, UBM plc, Carillion, Hanson Hispania SA, Triometric, BNP Paribas. They work in management roles in the fields of international sales, area management, business development and clients services.

Roles particularly relevant to the evolving field of cybersecurity management include application and security risk manager, security operations manager and information security manager.

We're investing in an exciting, multimillion pound transformation of the London Metropolitan University campus, between 2016 and 2020. We’re moving all of our activity to one place, our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching locations of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2018. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of- the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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When to apply

You are advised to apply as early as possible as applications will only be considered if there are places available on the course.

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