Course Details

The Master of Science in Cyber Security Management is designed to equip business professionals with an in-depth understanding of the core aspects of cyber security in our current, rapidly-evolving, technological landscape.

The programme utilises a practical approach, teaching students how theoretical concepts are applied in real-world industry situations. Students will learn how cyber security is implemented, managed, and governed by organisations and how a business can become susceptible to fraud and security breaches. With a strong focus on employability, students completing this course will learn key cyber security strategies and concepts alongside the skills and understanding required to become strong and effective managers in a data-rich environment.

This programme is awarded by The University of Law and delivered by GISMA, at its campus in Berlin.

Study Methods

This is an interactive course with a real-world focus and learning takes place both in and outside of the classroom environment. Small group workshops are used to promote student interaction and facilitate personal support. Workshops and lectures are supported by a wealth of online resources from The University of Law, including The Financial Times, case studies, video content, online testing, and feedback. You will receive all core textbooks free of charge and have access to the University of Law’s Virtual Learning Environment, Elite.

Teaching and Learning

What sets our programmes apart from other postgraduate courses is the guiding principle that students should always learn in a realistic, professional, and contemporary context. We specialise in practical and innovative teaching methods that equip students for their professional career. Courses are taught by qualified and experienced business professionals and academics in small, interactive, workshop-style lessons.

The fundamental aim of our Master’s degrees is to produce career ready postgraduates with excellent professional, intellectual and life skills.

Skills and Experience Gained

Through this master’s in cyber security, students will become competent and effective cyber security management professionals. You will develop strategic thinking skills and understand how to manage resources, implement solutions, and effectively communicate these to senior decision-makers to support the strategic growth of a business.

Students will also have opportunities to undertake entrepreneurial activities and work with professional bodies and employers.

Career Progression

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to embark on a career in data and cyber security management or any managerial role where assessment of risk and analysis of data plays a significant role. With the amount of data available in the digital revolution, its management, usage, and accessibility concerns have become ever more important. The implications for security, ethical behaviours and dealing with fraud are extremely important. 

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Course Structure


The course runs over one year and is divided into three semesters, each consisting of 13 weeks. In each semester, students’ study 45 credits of taught modules and the equivalent of 15 credits of the Business Project module.

Throughout the first semester, students will also complete the Professional Development module - a non-credit bearing module.


  • Global Business Strategy (15cr)
  • Innovation Management in a Digital Age (15cr)
  • Success Through Business Ethics (15cr)
  • Cyber Security for Business (15cr)
  • Cyber Security Management & Compliance (15cr)
  • Data Security (15cr)
  • Data Design Management (15cr)
  • Responsibility of Directors (15cr)
  • Network & Cloud Management (15cr)
  • Business Project (45cr)
  • Professional Development (non-credit bearing)

Fees and funding

Please contact a programme consultant for more details on how to apply.

Tuition fee - €16,000

Early bird discount of up to 20%*

*20% early bird offer for applications submitted at least 8 weeks before orientation date.

Flexible payment plan

GISMA offers flexible payment plans that allow you to spread the costs of your programme fees in up to six instalments. A refundable* deposit of €2,000 is required to secure your place, and the remainder of the tuition fee is to be paid after the start of programme in accordance with your payment schedule.

You will be eligible for a discount of 5% off the total fee if the payment of the entire tuition fee is completed before the first instalment due date.

Payments are accepted by bank transfer, or via one of our payment partners – Transfermate and Stripe. If you have any queries regarding payment options, please speak to a programme consultant.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 or above from a UK Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent qualifications 
  • International requirements - an English Language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.
  • Non-standard entry: non-standard applicants are welcome to apply at GISMA. Applicants without a bachelor's degree may apply if they possess at least 5 years' managerial experience. For more information and details on the non-standard application process please contact an advisor today for more information.

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*Based on data from 2017/2018 of students enrolled on the following programmes: MSc Corporate Financial Management, MSc International Marketing, MSc Leadership and Human Resource Management and MSc Strategic Business Management. 

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  • Full-time
  • Berlin
  • 1 Year
  • Jan, May, Oct 2023
  • € 16000 per course

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18 month

After successfully graduating, you will be entitled to apply for an 18 month post-study residence permit