Brown’s 18-month executive format offers students the best of online and face-to-face learning. Participants have the opportunity to become familiar with the online learning environment and to get acquainted with each other online prior to the start of the program. When they arrive for the first residential session, the participants are comfortable with online learning and already know their peers.

“Designed to meet the needs of working professionals, the program blends face-to-face and online learning. This executive format allows students to gain immediately applicable knowledge and devise actionable plans to address cybersecurity challenges in their own organizations. The variety of perspectives, knowledge and expertise among faculty, guest speakers, and fellow classmates creates a dynamic and immersive experience .”


Alan Usas, Program Director

Every course begins and ends in a residential session so students fully engage and develop strong bonds with their faculty and peers. These relationships are the foundation for a powerful network that develops among the participants who stimulate a lively exchange of ideas and serve each other as expert resources during and after the program. Every course is purposefully designed for online learning. Online modules are built with a brief introduction, readings or videos, and interactive assignments that foster thoughtful, substantive contributions from every participant. Online learning at Brown is asynchronous so participants can login to the courses and complete individual and team assignments at their convenience.

Online, participants further develop connections with their peers and faculty through thoughtfully curated content, meaningful coursework, challenging discussions, and collaborative projects designed to inspire strong connections and high impact learning in the group. Online learning follows the best practices in the field, meets the needs and schedules of working professionals, and allows every voice to be heard. In addition, online learning experts support participants throughout the program.