The Cyber Security Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA)

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The Cyber Security Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) is a part-time postgraduate blended learning programme for senior leaders in partnership with Lancaster University. 

An industry first, the Cyber Security Executive Master of Business Administration (CEMBA) is a part-time postgraduate blended learning programme for senior leaders. This trailblazing programme is the first of its kind to be certified by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

Recent research has shown that over half of UK businesses have a basic skills gap in Cyber Security (GOV.UK). As the focus on Cyber Security continues to escalate at the board level, this innovative postgraduate programme helps candidates upskill for future advancement in their careers. The CEMBA is part-time over two years, accommodating those who are in full-time employment. Due to its adaptable learning approach, you can easily balance this course with your job and personal responsibilities, all while continuing to earn in your current position.

As well as the great career enhancing opportunities, there are also substantial bursaries and scholarships for qualifying candidates to help cover the cost of tuition fees and living expenses for qualifying students. There is also a special promotion for organisations who offer postgraduate programmes to their employees – please contact us below: for more information.

Partnered with leading Cyber Security consultants, Templar Executives, and taught by international academic experts from Lancaster University, the CEMBA programme adopts a practical approach to learning the foundational concepts associated with leadership and management, applied in the context of Cyber Security risk. 

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 individual online 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 is one of the top 25 most targeted universities by the UK’s top graduate employers according to the “Graduate Market in 2023” report. It is also one of the top 10 UK universities 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 learning for post-experience students.

Unlock your potential, advance your career and seize the opportunity to provide business leadership in Cyber Security. Secure your future with the CEMBA – for more information, contact us. Enrolments for 2024 are in progress now.


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