About EC-Council University

EC-Council University is dedicated to creating superior educational programs that equip graduates to face the latest IT security risks and lead their colleagues in strategically handling those challenges. EC-Council University builds on the recognition and strengths of its parent corporation, The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (also known as EC-Council), a globally recognized IT certification body specializing in Information Assurance and e-business.

Cybersecurity University


Founded in 2003 by the Former School President, Mr. Sanjay Bavisi, EC-Council University (ECCU) is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Albuquerque is a charming community nestled in the Sandia Mountains. Full of diverse culture and rich traditions, it is in the heart of the Southwestern United States, with a population of nearly 1 million people.

University History

EC-Council University was incorporated in Wyoming and licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department in 2006. The institution was created to educate and train information security professionals. Information security involves in-depth knowledge of a wide array of hardware and software systems, as well as the skills and techniques to negotiate them.

EC-Council, the parent company of EC-Council University, is a world leader in certifying professionals in these skills and techniques. However, EC-Council University President Sanjay Bavisi believes that information security professionals must not only have skills and techniques, but they must be educated to step into leadership and managerial roles in their companies, agencies, and organizations. This belief led to the establishment of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program and the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program.

MALCOLM SMITH Member of Board of Directors, ASIS International I chose ECCU for their high-quality education, flexible structure,
and global pricing.
What Our Students Are Saying
About ECCU
YURI DIOGENES Professor, MSCS & BSCS Programs, EC-Council University "The large geographic diversity of ECCU students helps them learn
from each other’s unique perspective. Even as a professor, I have
learned so much."
What Our Faculty Are Saying
About ECCU
RORY EBANKS Director, Information Security Advisory, Symptai Consulting Limited As a result of graduating from ECCU, I was
promoted to Senior Manager and I’m also going to be
promoted to Director very soon.
What Our Students Are Saying
About ECCU
BESTONE KASALOKA IT Security Manager "After ECCU, I can proudly say that I am capable of
handling most jobs in the cybersecurity domain."
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About ECCU
DAVID ARTYKOV Network Engineer and Security Analyst, Concept Schools "With the help of the ECCU course material, I was able to really enhance
my understanding and it made me very successful in my field."
What Our Students Are Saying
About ECCU

Institutional Values

EC-Council University places value on the qualities of ethical behavior, innovative thinking, critical thinking, scholarship, and leadership. In a field as narrow and as far-reaching as information security, these values promote and advance the goal of educating information security experts, preparing them to make the world safer and more secure for everyone.

By incorporating these values with our course content and assessment measures, the educational environment becomes a dynamic and multi-dimensional process that empowers our students to become critical and innovative thinkers and research-oriented problem solvers who embody high ethical standards, leadership skills, and an understanding of the global impact of their work.


EC-Council University builds on the recognition and strengths of its parent corporation, The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (also known as EC-Council), a globally recognized IT certification body specializing in Information Assurance and e-business.

The focus of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity program is to provide students with a strong and solid foundation in information assurance as well as preparation in management and leadership.

Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity program prepares students to obtain knowledge for careers in information security and assurance. The program consists of topical areas dealing with computer security management, incident response, and security threat assessment, which require students to be creators of knowledge and inventors of processes, not merely users of information. Additionally, students will receive instruction in leadership and management in preparation for becoming managers and directors.

Focuses on the competencies necessary for information assurance professionals to become managers, directors and CIOs.

Institutional Goals & Objectives

EC-Council University

Strive to strengthen Institutional effectiveness and collegial governance.

  • Promoting and encouraging continuous learning and support
  • Fostering collaboration among University administration and faculty
  • Maintaining a high level of integrity

Ensure excellence in Cyber Security

  • Providing high-quality Cyber Security programs that meet the evolving needs of Cyber Security
  • Retaining an up-to-date database of advanced Cyber Security articles and textbooks
  • Ongoing research and development for quality improvements

Develop an engaged, diverse, high-quality student population while increasing student learning

  • Encouraging student to student threaded discussions
  • Online implementation of iLabs for student engagement
  • Promoting cybersecurity educational programs and webinars at no cost to the public
  • Preparing our students to be socially responsible in Cyber Security leadership roles

Provide a supportive and welcoming environment to a diverse academic community

  • Faculty and ECCU administration serve as role models of socially responsible leaders
  • Employees will demonstrate core values in the workplace
  • Maintaining qualified university staff and faculty