Cybersecurity and Leadership


Do you want to join one of the fastest growing career fields? President Obama has declared that “the cyber threat is one of the most serious economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” Cyber professionals with leadership skills are in high demand in the public and private sectors and business clusters within our global community. According to the Dept. of Labor, cybersecurity is one of the top three growth fields of the next decade. Washington state is the number one generator of high tech jobs. The need for cybersecurity leaders will grow exponentially. Stay current with this rapidly evolving career field.


The Master in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) program leverages the resources of the University of Washington’s mission Center for Information Assurance and Cybersecurity and the Milgard School of Business MBA program to create the newest program at UWT. By identifying, addressing, and promoting solutions for issues of information assurance and cybersecurity, MCL will serve as an educational foundation for invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the state of Washington, giving its graduates the path to success in the cybersecurity field. You can plan an important role, we are starting the program in June 2013.


The master’s degree in Cybersecurity and Leadership (MCL) is designed for those with a bachelor’s degree who are seeking a competitive advantage for advancement, either within the military or in government agencies and the private sector, for positions of responsibility in the growth areas of cybersecurity operations and personnel leadership. This program will provide an essential service to our students and the local cybersecurity cluster and related information assurance communities. The MCL program will provide a thorough knowledge base for managers and technology leaders concerned with the design, development, implementation, operation, and management of cybersecurity systems, and the protection of an organization's information assets. Graduates will have the necessary skills to effect organizational change and protect companies from the cyber threat.