MBA with Cyber Governance and Law

MBA with Cyber Governance & Law,
Awarded by Abertay University, Scotland
Extended Diploma in Cyber Governance & Law,
Awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority
Certified Information Technology Professional,
Awarded by Chartered Management Institute

In the fast-paced digital environment, cybersecurity and governance hold paramount importance. With cyber threats advancing in complexity and frequency, there's a rising need for professionals adept at navigating the intricate nexus of technology, law, and business. Westford's MBA program in Cyber Governance and Law, in collaboration with Abertay University, meets this demand by furnishing learners with a thorough comprehension of cyber governance principles, legal frameworks, and strategic management practices.

This specialized program provides an extensive exploration of cybersecurity management, governance, and legal adherence, ensuring students acquire a comprehensive understanding of both technical and legal facets. It also emphasizes information security management, empowering students to deploy robust measures against cyber threats. Furthermore, it underscores the significance of human factors in cybersecurity, integrating modules on human behavior and organizational culture.

By amalgamating theoretical foundations with practical insights and real-world case studies, the MBA in Cyber Governance and Law prepares graduates to undertake leadership roles in cybersecurity management, governance, and legal compliance across diverse industries. 

The MBA with Cyber Governance and Law is delivered in two parts:

 Part One: Extended Diploma in Cyber Governance and Law

The first segment of the program will be delivered entirely through synchronous online learning. Upon finishing Part One, participants will earn a maximum of 120 credits. To qualify for the Extended Diploma in Cyber Governance and Law, learners must successfully complete all six modules outlined below:

 Module
Strategic Leadership and HR Practices in Organisations
Sustainability and Business
Operations and Project Management
Information Security Management
Human Factors in Cyber Security
Cyber Law

Part Two: MBA with Cyber Governance and Law – Top-Up

The second phase of the program will be presented in a blended format, incorporating live online synchronous classes, individual meetings, and optional onsite workshops. Upon completing Part Two, participants can earn a maximum of 60 credits. To qualify for the MBA in Cyber Governance and Law, learners must successfully complete the modules listed below: 

 Module
Research Methods
Research Proposal
Management Investigation (Capstone Project)

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    Awarded By

    Abertay University, Scotland

    Credits

    180 Credits

    Duration

    12 - 15 Months

    Mode

    Online synchronous learning and onsite workshops

    Opportunity to attend the convocation ceremony at Abertay University, Scotland

    Career Prospects

    Individuals who complete the MBA program in Cyber Governance and Law have a wide array of career prospects available to them. Here are some potential career paths: 

    Graduates can pursue roles as CISOs, responsible for overseeing the cybersecurity strategy and implementation within organizations. They would lead efforts to protect sensitive information and ensure compliance with relevant regulations.

    Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

    Careers as cybersecurity consultants are also viable options, where graduates can offer their expertise to organizations seeking to enhance their cybersecurity posture. They would assess cybersecurity risks, develop mitigation strategies, and provide recommendations for improvement.

    Cybersecurity Consultant

    Graduates can work as compliance officers, focusing on ensuring organizations adhere to relevant cybersecurity laws and regulations. They would conduct audits, develop policies and procedures, and monitor compliance efforts.

    Compliance Officer

    Another potential career path is to become legal counsel specializing in cybersecurity, advising organizations on legal matters related to cybersecurity, data protection, and privacy laws. They would draft contracts, provide legal guidance on cybersecurity incidents, and represent clients in legal proceedings.

    Legal Counsel specializing in Cybersecurity

    Graduates can pursue roles as risk managers, focusing on identifying and mitigating cybersecurity risks within organizations. They would develop risk management strategies, assess the effectiveness of controls, and implement measures to reduce vulnerabilities.

    Risk Manager

    Careers as cybersecurity analysts are also prevalent, where graduates can work to identify, analyze, and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents. They would monitor network activity, conduct security assessments, and implement security measures to protect against cyber-attacks.

    Cybersecurity Analyst

    Educational Partner

    About Abertay

    Abertay University, formerly the University of Abertay Dundee, is a public university in the city of Dundee, Scotland. Abertay is a modern, friendly university in the heart of Dundee, Scotland, with a strong focus on teaching and preparing its graduates for the world of work, combined with excellence in research and knowledge exchange.

    With roots going back to 1888, Abertay has always responded to the needs of industry, supplying a pipeline of graduate talent to work, lead and innovate across a wide range of sectors. Abertay University prides in offering an inclusive, friendly, and welcoming environment for our students and staff alongside first-rate teaching and excellent student experience.

    An ambitious, forward-thinking institution, it offers degree programmes to prepare students for careers in the modern world. Graduates have gone on to work for organisations including Apple, Google, BBC, Rockstar, Microsoft, Barclays Bank, and Coca Cola, as well as the NHS and government departments.

    Achievements of Abertay University:

    • Ranked Top 10 in UK for Student Experience by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
    • UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality” by The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
    • QAA’s highest rating for academic standards and teaching quality, 2021 
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    About SQA

    The Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA, sponsored by the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate, has two primary roles: accreditation and qualifications.

    It accredits credentials other than degrees and approves and guarantees quality to notify bodies that intend to admit individuals for such qualifications. The awarding body, on the other hand, refers to the development and implementation, validation, evaluation, qualifications, and to ensuring that they are up to date and that certificates are issued to candidates. Under these functions, the SQA provides a variety of services for companies and training providers, from training courses and central approvals to personalized awards, credit scores, and licensing services. 

    About Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) works with business and education to inspire people to become skilled, confident, and successful managers and leaders.

    Chartered Management Institute is the only chartered professional body dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence.

    Over 100,000 managers use CMI’s unique services daily. Organizations like Jaguar, Land Rover, Royal Bank of Scotland, Fujitsu, Allianz, Silverstone, Royal Air Force, London South Bank and Royal College of Physicians use Chartered Management Institute certifications for certifying their professionals.

    Why you should do this Program

    Comprehensive Curriculum

    The program offers an in-depth exploration of cybersecurity governance, law, and strategic management, providing students with a well-rounded understanding of key concepts.

    Flexible Learning

    Westford Uni Online offers flexible study options, allowing students to balance their education with work and personal commitments.

    Practical Focus

    Emphasis on real-world case studies and practical insights equips graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to tackle cybersecurity challenges effectively.

    Global Recognition

    With international accreditation and partnerships with esteemed institutions like Abertay University, graduates receive globally recognized qualifications, enhancing their career prospects.

    Syllabus

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