Executive Master in Cybersecurity

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Executive Master in Cybersecurity

Strategy is the Best Security

The Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) is the first 16-month program for professionals designed to cultivate high-demand, cross-industry executives with the unique and critical ability to devise and execute integrated, comprehensive cybersecurity strategies for nations and industries across the globe.

Leveraging Brown’s culture of interdisciplinary and cybersecurity excellence, the program fosters industry leaders prepared to address cybersecurity's global, technical, human, and policy challenges. The program convenes world-class thought leaders from Brown's top-ranked Department of Computer Science and Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, as well as accomplished practitioners driving advances in cybersecurity.

EMCS graduates earn a Master's degree from Brown University and join Brown's powerful global alumni network.

Technology + Human Factors + Law and Policy

EMCS forges visionary leaders ready to deploy successful strategies for cybersecurity that address:

  • Technologies such as big data, cloud, mobile, Web 2.0, Internet of Things

  • Social trends including social networks, globalized workforce

  • Human factors

  • Economic tradeoffs and risk management

  • Policy and privacy

  • Effective leadership

Diverse Cohort + Outstanding Faculty

Professionals from technology, business, education, finance, government, health, legal, security, and other sectors progress through the program in a dynamic cohort. They benefit from intense interaction with their peers and with the outstanding faculty.

Tangible Results + High Impact

Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, the program blends face-to-face and online learning, and features hands-on assessments of cyber vulnerabilities, attacks, and defenses. Students gain immediately applicable knowledge and, through an individual Critical Challenge Project, devise actionable plans to address real-time cybersecurity challenges in their own organizations.

Powerful Professional Network

Students graduate armed with a powerful professional network and cross-industry expertise to meet the global demand for cybersecurity leadership.