MBA (Cyber Security Management) 2021/22 entry

Course code:

On campus - FBLT171
Online - FBLT164

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University (Coventry)
or 100% online study

Starting:

January 2022
May 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 4321


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

On campus - FBLT171
Online - FBLT164

Study options:

1 year full-time
2 years part-time

Location:

Coventry University (Coventry)
or 100% online study

Starting:

January 2022
May 2022

Fees:
Faculty:

Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 4321


ukadmissions@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Studied on campus or 100% online, this course is designed to help provide you with the skills needed to manage the challenges in the field of cyber security management, as the threat of cyber security becomes a focus for companies all around the world,

The course will enable you to gain knowledge of digital information security concepts and an understanding of how they are applied. You can benefit from a rich learning experience and detailed coverage of various digital security technologies.

Note: This course is part of the MBA Master of Business Administration

This pathway includes two cyber security management specialist modules and your project will be in this field too. There will be no reference to cyber security management on your degree certificate, however your transcript will show all the modules you took and the grades you received.

The course consists of three distinct but interconnected stages:

  • Certificate - The modern enterprise and business environment – how does it work?
    The Certificate phase will develop a resource based view of the business enterprise and examine how value is created, including the impact of the wider business environment on the enterprise’s value creation activities.
  • Diploma - Preparing for tomorrow – what needs to change?
    In the Diploma stage the focus shifts to considering the manager’s role in the development of an enterprise in response to the internal and external context, to create sustainable value.
  • Masters – Management in action – bringing about change
    The Masters phase of the programme will focus more specifically on particular sectors and /or roles (including general management and leadership) depending on your chosen pathway. The emphasis will be on exploring, critically evaluating and applying a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting/ context.


The course will also support you to clarify and develop your career goals as you progress through and will encourage reflection on how your goals might be met.

Accreditation and Professional Recognition

This course is recognised by the following bodies:

The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Coventry Business School is signatory to The Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative

Study on Campus

If you choose to attend our campus study option*, you will have timetabled lectures, tutorials and seminars, which will take place face-to-face with other students on the course.

Study 100% online

You can choose to study remotely*. You will have timetabled classes, online tutorials and seminars, with all your learning activities available on-demand so that you can learn at the best time and location for you.

 

*On this course, you may be able to switch between studying on campus and studying online at certain points of the academic year, subject to availability. Request processes and restrictions apply. If you have commenced your studies online after having been refused a UK visa or had a request for sponsorship declined by Coventry University, you will not be eligible to switch between study modes.

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What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

Course information

Studied on campus or 100% online, this MBA draws from your current and past experience, ensuring you are constantly applying theory to practice. It aims to enhance your capabilities to think critically, deal with ambiguity, and seek solutions to complex problems. You can develop a core knowledge of business models and concepts, and a strong understanding of processes and practices in order to develop your leadership, financial and project management skills.

As part of this degree you will investigate how management practice relates to wider societal, ethical and intercultural issues. You will consider the need for responsible, ethical and culturally sensitive practices in today’s global economy and the challenges this can present. The course will explore the wider external consequences of actions and decisions taken within the organisation, to develop your responsible management practice and help you climb the career ladder.

It provides you with the opportunity to gain a systematic understanding of the threats posed to organisations and businesses due to security risks. You should be able develop a comprehensive understanding of the legal, policy and technical approaches that are necessary to mitigate such risks, and to design security policies to protect the organisation’s assets within the context of global communications and the web.

Please note that the modules listed are the latest example of the curriculum available on this degree programme. The University reserves the right without notice to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of courses as part of our commitment to curriculum enhancement.

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Modules

Overview

The MBA programme covers three distinct but interconnected stages – the Certificate Stage, the Diploma Stage, and the Masters Stage, where you have the chance to complete a comprehensive management qualification or specialise through two pathways delivered on campus. All modules on the course are mandatory. Please note that upon successful completion, on your final award certificate for this course, the course title will be Master of Business Administration and will not refer to the pathway studied, while your transcript will cite the modules studied and will not make reference to the pathway chosen.

Modules

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to Covid-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use. 

In more detail...

You have the opportunity to develop a broad and holistic view of how businesses operate, including the impact of the external environment. You will look at an organisation from a different perspective: the organisation as a learning entity made up of individuals, as a combination of inter-related processes focused on adding value, and as a financial entity focused on creating monetary returns.

You will focus on exploring the role of a manager as a strategic leader and the role managers play in organisations to develop and adapt to environment changes. As part of this course you will be required to develop approaches and solutions to work-based problems which are innovative and creative, developing the ability to be entrepreneurial in your professional practice. 

This course will also focus on exploring and developing sector and role specific knowledge to support your career growth and future aspirations. It aims to enable you to gain a critical awareness of the latest problems and best practices in cyber security management. You should understand the common security controls available to prevent, detect and recover from network security incidents, and to mitigate risk.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment. 

For each module, we will provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

Each module runs with 15 credits across an academic semester of 13 weeks, with the flexibility for students to study from one to two modules per academic semester. 

The underlying focus is on developing your ability to think critically and strategically and to enable you to develop solutions to complex problems within an ever changing and ambiguous business environment. You can benefit from the innovative and interactive content and activities provided on our online platform FutureLearn. This opens up opportunities to participate in projects with students from around the world. The online contact between you, your lecturers and fellow students will help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

One of the key aims of the programme is to provide you with experiences of real-life organisations so you will also be exposed to real-life case studies, simulations and engaging guest speakers from industry who will share their expertise and experiences of developing strategy, managing change and growth in their organisations, bringing both contemporary and theoretical concepts to life.


Developing you and your future career

During your studies you will have access to professional management coaches to help you to develop and enhance your skills and capabilities and identify your career goals. After graduating we have a team who will continue to support you to further tailor your career.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials.

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of learning outcomes. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework assessments, business plans and activities, all completed online.

As part of the degree, you will initiate and lead a change project within a practice setting. To do this successfully you will be required to apply knowledge drawn from across the course and to demonstrate the strategic thought and leadership capabilities which are core to the course.

  • On successful completion of the Certificate stage (60 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Certificate in Business Administration
  • On successful completion of the Diploma stage (120 credits) students will be eligible for a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration
  • On successful completion of the Masters stage (180 credits) students will be eligible for a Masters in Business Administration (MBA)

Masters level awards will be made with a ‘Distinction’, ‘Merit’ or ‘Pass’ grade.

On successful completion, you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of the social and environmental impact of an enterprise and the need to develop ethical and responsible management practices.
  • Act in a culturally sensitive manner towards all of an enterprise's stakeholders through having an understanding of the interconnected global nature of business.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development and achievement of personal career goals.
  • Critically assess the basis of an enterprise’s value creating activities and the impact of the external environment on value creation.
  • Critically assess the manager’s role in ensuring that an enterprise creates sustainable value in the context of dynamic internal and external environments.
  • Demonstrate the ability to think strategically and explore potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems.
  • Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of sector/ role specific models and concepts within a practice setting.
  • Formulate potential solutions to complex and ambiguous problems whilst acknowledging the risks and evaluating potential outcomes.
  • Initiate and lead a sector/ role specific change management project.

Each 15 credit module will consist of 150 hours activities. The activity time will be made up of a mixture of guided and self-guided study.  Students will have access to an experienced team of tutors and lecturers who will support their studies. Each module will have dedicated online tutorials to support the learning.

The contact hours may be made up of a combination of face-to-face teaching, individual and group tutorials, and online classes and tutorials. As an innovative and enterprising institution, the University may seek to utilise emerging technologies within the student experience. For all courses (whether on-campus, blended, or distance learning), the University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via online technologies and methods.

You will have opportunities to collaborate with students from around the world via our online platform FutureLearn. The international nature of our course design and delivery team will provide you with a diverse range of experiences from Asia, Europe and Africa.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience. We will also consider applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate significant work experience or hold professional qualifications.

An undergraduate degree in any discipline, obtained from a recognised university/HE institution, or an equivalent qualification in a business related area.

Applicants will also need to have a minimum of two years post-degree full-time work experience. We will also consider applicants who do not hold an undergraduate degree but who can demonstrate significant work experience or hold professional qualifications.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

Fees and funding

We pride ourselves on offering competitive and flexible tuition fees to support students with their studies.

With our online courses you only pay for what you study, calculated on a module-by-module basis. This gives you added flexibility, maximum value for money and ensures that you only pay for what you study.

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Fee


January 2022

£15,450


May 2022

£15,450


Starts

Fee


January 2022

£18,950


May 2022

£18,950


For students commencing this course from September 2021, please note that the University’s and CU Group’s Tuition Fee and Refund Terms and Conditions will be updated for the 2021/2022 academic year. The updated Terms and Conditions will be sent to students in their offer letter and will be updated on the website.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

Career prospects

During the course of your study, you should develop strong analytical skills, clear perspectives on strategy and strategic thinking, and highly effective communication and research skills. These are all in demand from employers in private, public, and third-sector organisations around the world.

What our tutors say

Many students choose an MBA because they want to become entrepreneurs and learn how to run a business. This degree will help develop the skills and knowledge necessary to start a new business or help an existing business grow.

Disclaimer

We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated.

The University may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are prepared for courses due to start in or after the 2020/2021 academic year to be delivered in a variety of forms. The form of delivery will be determined in accordance with Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority is staff and student safety.

Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, some facilities (including some teaching and learning spaces) and some non-academic offerings (particularly in relation to international experiences), may vary from those advertised and may have reduced availability or restrictions on their use.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage and upon enrolment. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol with the University.

Postgraduate Home students
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate International students
The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.