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University of Sunderland

100% online MBA with Cyber Security

Make your career prospects watertight with a life-changing MBA from a global university

MBA with Cyber Security
Apply By 22 February 2022
To Start 8 March 2022
  • 180 credits
  • 1 year full-time - 2 years part-time
  • £8,880 total fees
  • Research with 'world-leading' impact

Why Sunderland?

  1. 100% online MBA within 12 months
  2. Member of AACSB, CABS, EFMD and PRIME
  3. Ranked 1st for skills development in business and administration*
  4. 5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
  5. Research with ‘world-leading’ impact**
  6. Top 10 in UK for student support*** - as voted for by students
  7. Ranked 9th in UK for international***
  8. £8,880 total fees, option to pay £740 per module
*PTES Survey 2019
**Elements as judged in most recent REF for Business and Management
***WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019

An online MBA that develops knowledge, skills and credentials to future-proof career prospects

The vast majority of organisations are fundamentally embedded in digital and technology-driven processes and practices, making them vulnerable to cyber crime and potentially vast financial and reputational losses. As such, cyber security is an area of critical importance to employers, with demand for cyber security skills far outsripping supply.

The 100% online MBA with Cyber Security has been designed for ambitious professionals who may not be from a cyber security background and who want to future-proof their career prospects with knowledge, skills and credentials in the sought-after areas of leadership, management and cyber security. In addition to a comprehensive knowledge base and skill set in leadership, business and management, this MBA delivers knowledge and an applied understanding of cyber security trends, issues and regulations and examines how organisations design usable systems to protect information and data.


5 star teaching rating (QS 2019)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)
95.3% of graduates are in employment within six months of graduating, DLHE 2016/17 (based on UK postgraduate students)

The online MBA designed for a global audience of busy professionals

Key to what makes the MBA with Cyber Security from the University of Sunderland special is that it is delivered and studied entirely online, ensuring that it can be studied and completed from anywhere in the world, with no geographical limitations or boundaries.

The flexible academic design of the MBA has been developed with busy professionals in mind, ensuring that you can study at times that work for you and fit your studies around your work and family commitments. You can earn as you learn without having to make difficult decisions on what to put on hold.

You will interact with tutors and fellow students in a specially designed online learning environment that includes group activities, discussion boards and forums. Working with and learning from peers from a wide range of professions and who are located around the world, the opportunities to grow your global professional network are significant. The support you will receive as a student is exemplified by the allocation of a dedicated Student Success Coordinator, who will support you in your studies from enrolment to graduation.

We have six start dates a year so you can begin your studies within weeks, and if you choose to study full-time you can complete this MBA within 12 months, fast-tracking your potential career progression.

A University acclaimed for excellence in teaching, research and skills development

Our research-active academics at the University of Sunderland are at the forefront of important research in their fields, with elements of the research at the University of Sunderland Business School being recognised as ‘world-leading’ and ‘internationally important’ in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Our teaching received a 5-star rating from QS in 2019, the highest rating that can be achieved by a university and our disciplined and unwavering focus on developing the skills that enable career progression saw us ranked 1st in the UK for skills in business administration in the PTES student survey in 2019.

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

What will you study?

Studying the online MBA with Cyber Security, you will analyse and evaluate the principles of cyber security and the assessment of risk, threats, vulnerabilities and attack vectors in systems security, information security and operational security. You will explore a range of governance and management topics that examine the processes, procedures and protocols required to implement secure, reliable and effective systems security with identification of suitable metrics to quantify and measure levels of security.

You will also build a broad-based and sought-after knowledge base and skill set across the key areas leadership, business and management.

Key knowledge and skills taught on this course:

  • Fundamentals of cyber security
  • Cyber security and user experience design
  • Big data analytics
  • Organisational behaviour and cultural change
  • Global corporate strategy
  • Operations management
  • Financial management
  • International trade
  • International marketing

A global University of cross-cultural collaboration and learning

The international credentials of the University of Sunderland are demonstrated in our campuses in Hong Kong, Sunderland and London, as well as our numerous global partnerships including in the Caribbean, Greece, Kenya, Malaysia, Lanka, Oman, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Tashkent and Vietnam. We are proud as a university to proactively encourage diverse learner cohorts so that they can learn from fellow students from diverse cultures and backgrounds and are able to grow and enhance their global professional networks.

There are nearly 6,000 international students at University of Sunderland and we also have 1,500 students studying across the globe by distance learning. The University’s students voted us into the top 10 in the UK for international and in the top 20 for UK University of the Year (WhatUni Student Choice Awards 2019).

Our expertise, our innovative use of technology and our vast experience in delivering excellent online learning experiences to global students are key to what sets the University of Sunderland and our online MBA with Cyber Security apart.

Admission requirements

Applicants must be of age 19 and above and should have or be about to complete:
  • At least a UK 2.2 undergraduate degree plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • A UK master’s degree (or international equivalent) plus a minimum of two years’ relevant work experience
  • A third-class honours degree or an ordinary degree (without honours) or UK equivalent professional qualification with a minimum of three years’ appropriate work experience
  • Applicants who do not hold a recognised degree will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates a minimum of three years’ relevant organisational experience

    The work experience must be at a graduate level, in either a managerial or professional capacity which may include voluntary work, placements, internships, or project management


Total course fees
Per 15-credit module fee

If you are based in the UK, you may be eligible for a government-backed postgraduate loan to cover the full costs of the course.

In addition, if you have successfully completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Sunderland, you are eligible for a 10% tuition fees reduction.

You pay tuition fees for each module taken, either module-by-module or in full at the start of your course.

If you pay module-by-module, you will pay in instalments of £740.