MSc in Cybersecurity and Defense Management, M.Sc. | emlyon business school | Lyon, France
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MSc in Cybersecurity and Defense Management

18 months
16600 EUR/year
16600 EUR/year
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The MSc in Cybersecurity & Defense Management program at emlyon business school was specifically designed in response to the growing needs of experts in this field. Using a multidimensional approach, in 18 months you will master the critical skills needed to face complex global cybersecurity issues and efficiently manage cybersecurity threats within any sector of business.


Build your career in a challenging and strategic domain

Do  you  want  to  start  your  career  in  the  security  and  defense  industry,  or  in  another  sector  that  requires  these  skills? To do so, you will need in-depth academic   understanding   and   operational  capacity  to  use  and  implement  cybersecurity   and   defense   solutions   and     standards.     You’ll     acquire     a     premium  knowledge  of  the  work  and  experience  among  the  best  security  &  defense  experts  worldwide  from  both  academic and professional standpoints.

Discover a multidimensional approach to cybersecurity and defense

Gain  the  expertise  necessary  to  lead  in  the  field.  You  will  learn  through  a  multidisciplinary    approach    tackling    management,  economics,  politics,  law  and  develop  a  orientation  by  looking  at  local,  national  and  global  settings,  and you will experience a multi-sector approach  to  the  subject  by  studying  security,  ITDB,  cyber-intelligence  and  geopolitics.

Benefit from true international exposure

Understand  and  gear  up  for  tomorrow’s challenges in Lyon and Israel. By studying in 2 distinct locations, you will  develop  a  broad  view  and  learn  how  to  navigate  the  specifics  of  these  different   business   markets   success-fully.


As a student you will benefit from a dedicated career track which will include workshops, expert panels, fairs, events, company visits etc... The Careers Services Department provides all students with continual support in identifying career goals and developing action plans. While matching this urgent need for skills to answer our complex global issues, the MSc in Cybersecurity & Defense Management from emlyon business school provides you with a unique innovative expertise in cybersecurity and defense which also includes the protection of corporate information assets.

Graduates from this program may work either in the civil domain or the military, for industrial security & defense companies, the public sector or consulting firms working for the security and defense sectors as :

  • (Cyber)Security and Risk Consultant
  • Business Development Manager
  • Strategic and Intelligence Analyst


MSc approved by the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles.

emlyon business school is among the 1% of business schools around the world to receive a triple accreditation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Understanding the Threat

  • Preparing for the Threat

  • Managing the Threat

  • Field Missions

  • Gendarmerie Seminar

  • Visits & Conferences in Paris and Lyon

  • And more...

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

We are now accepting applications for the September 2023 intake.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students holding one of the following degrees can apply:

  • A validated Master 1 degree or a 4 year Bachelor’s degree equivalent to Bac + 4
  • A validated Licence 3 degree or a 3 Bachelor’s degree equivalent to Bac+3, with an excellent profile (limited to 30% of the cohort)

Mandatory documents (all the documents provided need to be in English or French except passport and identity card):

  • A resume
  • A copy of an official valid identity card or passport
  • A certified copy of your most recent academic degree
  • An enrollment certificate / A certificate of attendance for graduating students
  • A certified copy of your transcripts from the first year of your undergraduate education until now

We remind you that this program is delivered fully in English. Therefore, full English proficiency is required.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the school website.

Work experience


Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24900 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    16600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24900 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Price includes enrollment charges, administrative costs, and a lifelong membership to the emlyon alumni network. Additional 120€ one-time application fee.

Living costs for Lyon

891 - 1300 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Interested in financing your studies? Find a student loan that works for you.

Financing partner Prodigy Finance Loans for tuition and living costs from $15,000


Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school's website for more information.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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