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Executive MBA in Cyber Security

The PECB University Executive MBA in Cybersecurity prepares candidates to manage information security challenges technically and strategically whilst focusing the attention on the business aspect.

Description

Candidates of the program develop their technical skills on computer systems and gain knowledge on business management, as such gaining the necessary competencies to draw inferences between information security and business risks.

 

About This Course

Possessing both technical and leadership skills, the candidates are well-prepared to approach the implementation of security solutions in an organization. The 'Specialization' and 'Elective' courses offered in this Executive MBA program equip candidates with the required expertise to detect threats, assess risks, choose sound risk management practices, and create innovative methods to make the organization more resistant to threats and disruptions. On the other hand, 'Business Management' and 'Strategic Alignment' courses are carefully developed and designed to offer a dynamic approach and practical insights on how to lead teams and organizations, blending eLearning study methods, group discussions, solving case studies and simulations from Harvard Business Publishing Education, and capitalizing this knowledge in the Capstone Project.

Graduates of the program are capable to detect and approach security threats, conduct an information systems audit, and develop sound risk practices that allow the organization to continue its operations during a threat presence. The program is designed for candidates seeking managerial or executive positions in information security area.

Learning Outcomes

  • Interconnect business management and technology in a collaborative approach to information security.
  • Protect the organization’s data and privacy from cyber threats
  • Develop best practices to managing cybersecurity policies
  • Demonstrate how to create an Information Security policy in an organization and explain how to enforce compliance.
  • Improve the security system of organization and its business continuity
  • Conduct a gap analysis for comparison of various systems and develop a security plan for an organization.
  • Gain fundamental Information Security and business knowledge, and skills to assume a leading role in an organization. 

 

Executive MBA in Cybersecurity

Course Requirements (48 credits)

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT (12 credits)

3     Leadership and Organizational Behavior 
3     Business Operations, Analytics, and Decisions
6     Capstone Project 1 (2nd semester)

SPECIALIZATIONS (12 credits)

3     Cybersecurity Management
3     Information Security Risk Management
3     Information Security MS Implementation
3     Information Security MS Audit 

ELECTIVES (select 4 courses for 12 credits)

3     Incident Management          
3     Cloud Security
3     Data Protection
3     SCADA Security Manager
3     Computer Forensics 
3     Network Security Manager 
3     Information Security Controls
3     Privacy Information MS Implementation
3     Privacy Information MS Audit
3     Business Continuity MS Implementation
3     Business Continuity MS Audit
3     Business Process Improvement
3     Supply Chain MS Implementation
3     Supply Chain MS Audit
3     Social Responsibility MS Implementation
3     Social Responsibility MS Audit
3     Outsourcing
3     Anti-bribery MS Implementation
3     Anti-bribery MS Audit
3     Asset MS Implementation
3     Asset Management System Audit
3     IT Service MS Implementation
3     IT Service MS Audit
3     Quality MS Implementation
3     Quality MS Audit
3     Management Systems Auditor
3     Environmental MS Implementation
3     Environmental MS Audit
3     Occupational Health and Safety MS Implementation
3     Occupational Health and Safety MS Audit
3     Project Management

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT (12 credits)

3     Strategic Management    
3     Corporate Governance, Ethics, and Law    
6     Capstone Project 2 (4th semester)

Prerequisites

Bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited institution and at least two years of relevant professional experience; or at least eight years of relevant professional experience. Find out more at Admission Requirements

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