Executive Master in Cybersecurity
Strategy is the Best Security
The Brown University Executive Master in Cybersecurity (EMCS) is a 16-month program for professionals designed to cultivate high-demand, industry executives with the unique and critical ability to devise and execute integrated, comprehensive cybersecurity strategies for nations and industries across the globe.
Technology, Human Factors and Law & Policy
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.
EMCS forges visionary leaders ready to deploy successful strategies for cybersecurity that address:
- Technologies such as big data, cloud, mobile, 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 outstanding peers and faculty members.
Flexible Learning + 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. The on-campus sessions allow for tight-knit peer-to-peer learning and for the development of strong and diverse professional networks.
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.
An Insider’s Perspective
EMCS students discuss how the Executive Master in Cybersecurity impacted their careers, harnessing the program’s interdisciplinary curriculum which focuses on technology, human factors, law and policy to develop as well-rounded, fully prepared cybersecurity experts.