Online degree aims to boost UK's cyber risk manage...

Campus Map

Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

View current job vacancies.


Staff portal

Access the central point of information for all staff across the University.


Student Portal

Check your assessments, access Solar and get course information.


Online degree aims to boost UK's cyber risk management skills

Date: 02/12/2014
News Category:

A new online master’s degree in cyber security launched by Coventry University’s Business School and supported by the Prime Minister is aiming to tackle a skills gap in UK employers’ information risk management.

The National MBA in Cyber Security, which launched last week at a cross-party House of Commons event led by shadow cabinet office minister Chi Onwurah MP and supported by the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, is aiming to provide training to individuals and businesses to help them manage online security threats.

Students of the distance-learning qualification – which can be studied part-time – will learn about the financial, legal and reputational risks related to cyber attacks and will be taught how to make informed decisions around information security management issues.

The postgraduate course – whose first intake is in January 2015 – will also cover technical content relating to network security, but will focus largely on the management of strategic aspects of cyber risk including human resource, digital security audits, big data and international cyber law.

Designed by industry experts and backed by former GCHQ director Sir Kevin Tebbit – who will chair an industry advisory board tasked to keep the course’s content current – the online degree will feature guest lecturers from across the cyber sector.


For further information, please contact Mark Farnan, press officer, Coventry University, on 024 7765 8245 or email