Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity) MBA

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Fast-track your career in business leadership. Develop a specialism in cybersecurity. Qualify for senior roles with significant responsibility.

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Overview

An MBA is an internationally respected business qualification. In one year you will develop a strategic understanding of all aspects of managing a successful business.

This MBA has a specific focus on cybersecurity where you will analyse and evaluate the principles of cybersecurity and understand the concepts of risk, threats, vulnerabilities and attack vectors in systems security, information security and operational security.

 

Why us?

  • Accredited by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Recognition by the Chartered Institute of Management provides an additional qualification that adds value in the employment market and gives students a chance to stand out
  • Develop higher level skills which will play a vital role in increasing productivity across the economy
  • 'World-leading' research in Business, according to the Latest Research Excellence Framework

Course structure

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, class discussions, case studies, group work, presentations and applied study.

Your progress will be assessed with the dissertation and assignments.

Compared to an undergraduate course, you will find that this Masters course requires a higher level of independent reading and research.

Please note, this specialist MBA route is available for October starts only.

See further information on the generic MBA route.

Core knowledge modules

  • Financial Management and Control (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management in an International Context (15 credits)
  • Professional Management and Leadership Development (Business Game) (30 credits)
  • Value Creation in Organisations - Operations and Marketing (30 credits)

Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.

Specialist knowledge: route or optional module (30 credits)

October intake:

  • Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

March intake:

You will gain specialist knowledge of innovation including:

  • Innovation Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer - includes a live corporate project with a local business

Your knowledge will be supported by designated module options.

Multi-project portfolio (60 credits)

Choose the format of your final project:

  • Business Dissertation
  • Applied Corporate Project
  • Route Specialism - Corporate Project or Business Dissertation
  • You can access free Wi-Fi throughout the University campus, so you can work from anywhere. If you don't want to carry a laptop around, just use one of the University’s PCs or Apple Macs. We have hundreds of computers for you to use in the Murray Library, St Peter's Library, and the David Goldman Informatics Centre. If you ever have any technical problems, just ask the friendly helpdesk team.

    IT provision
  • The St Peter’s Library contains over 31,000 books related to business, economics, management, human resources, marketing, strategy and tourism, with many more titles available through the inter-library loan service. We also subscribe to a comprehensive range of print and electronic journals so you can access the most reliable and up-to-date academic and industry articles.

    Library Services - St Peter's Library
  • Map and directions

Facilities

You’ll be based at The Reg Vardy Centre, on the Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s. The Reg Vardy Centre is a modern building with views of the river, and just a short walk from both the coast and Sunderland town centre.

Entry requirements

This course is designed to support career acceleration for suitably academically qualified applicants. All levels of practical work/work experience will be considered including applications from candidates with pre-graduation or limited/no work experience post degree who can display that they will benefit from a programme of this type.

Relevant degree or equivalent professional qualifications.

We also require three passes at GCSE grade C or above, which must include Mathematics and English Language, or an equivalent qualification, for example; a minimum of Level 2 Key Skills in Communication and Application of Number. If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a grade 4 or above.

If English is not your first language, please see our English language requirements.

Fees and finance

The annual fee is:

  • £11,500 if you are from the UK or EU
  • £14,000 if you are an international student

If you are not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.

Take a look at the Your Finances section to find out about the scholarships and bursaries that may be available to you.

Use our scholarships calculator to see what you may be entitled to.

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The Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter's by night

Employment

An MBA is a challenging qualification which requires significant dedication. Employers recognise its worth, and the value that an MBA-qualified business leader can bring to their organisation.

While you are studying for this course, you will be an Affiliate Member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). This gives you access to the CMI's support resources and networking opportunities. If you have 3 or more years' management experience when you graduate, you will be entitled to apply for full membership of the CMI or Chartered status.

Our graduates

Business graduates from Sunderland have secured roles in organisations such as Facebook, Microsoft, Sage, HSBC, IBM, Enterprise, Nissan, Accenture, Procter & Gamble, Merck & Co, Barclays, Nissan, Marriott Hotels, Viacom 18, PricewaterCoopers and Adidas.

Guest speakers

We invite business leaders into the University to share their experiences with students. Past speakers include Divine Chocolate’s Head of Sales & Marketing and Sunderland Football Club’s CEO.

Learning from business professionals can be very useful if you’re not sure what career to pursue when you graduate. If you already have a plan for your career, these events are an excellent way to start building a network of business contacts.

Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Accreditation


The Sunderland MBA is accredited by the CMI, an accredited professional institution for management. Students achieving the MBA are awarded the CMI Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management and Leadership in recognition of knowledge enhancement and understanding of practice of management

Graduating from a CMI-accredited course has been proven to boost employability by as much as 10%. According to the 2016/17 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 58% of graduates from CMI-accredited courses were in graduate-level employment, further study or training within 6 months of graduating, compared with 48% from non-accredited business courses (based on UK students).


Meet the students

  • The visits to world-known companies like BMW and Audi in Munich are of great benefit.
    Kendrick Lim, MBA student

    Kendrick Lim

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