Master of Business Administration – Cybersecurity Emphasis Online

Become a sought-after business leader and innovative thinker able to help organizations protect data and technological assets.

Apply by: 5/6/24
Start class: 5/13/24

Program Overview

How our online cybersecurity MBA can help you meet your goals

Total Tuition: $16,005
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 33

Prepare to advance into management positions in technology-focused organizations with the online Master of Business Administration – Cybersecurity Emphasis from Southern Utah University. Expand your business acumen while gaining advanced knowledge in cybersecurity.

In this online cybersecurity MBA program, you will study the design, planning, and management of cyber systems and procedures for protecting these systems and infrastructure from external threats, including terrorism.

In this 100 percent online, AACSB-accredited program, you will utilize case studies, discussions and risk management scenarios to cope with global issues that impact the industry. Develop your expertise in cybersecurity and IT policy; project management; information, vulnerability and threat assessment; physical, personnel and operational security; and contingency, redundancy, emergency and disaster planning.

As a graduate of this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts and tools for building network security
  • Effectively employ the tools and fundamentals for minimizing infrastructure risks
  • Exhibit basic knowledge of cybercrime investigation
  • Comprehend legal and regulatory issues/cyber law and investigation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) as aligns with industry standards
  • Understand the concepts and tools for building network security
  • Effectively employ the tools and fundamentals for minimizing infrastructure risks
  • Exhibit basic knowledge of cybercrime investigation
  • Comprehend legal and regulatory issues/cyber law and investigation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) as aligns with industry standards

This cybersecurity MBA program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Director of Information Security
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Software Engineer
  • Principal Systems Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer
  • Director of Information Security
  • Director of Information Technology
  • Software Engineer
  • Principal Systems Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Systems Administrator
  • Systems Engineer
  • DevOps Engineer

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Total Tuition: $16,005
Program Duration: As few as 12 months
Credit Hours: 33

Accreditation

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The Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

Take advantage of our budget-friendly tuition

Maximize the value of your cybersecurity MBA online degree with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $16,005*

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA in Cybersecurity $485 $1,455 $16,005

*Tuition price reflects 33-credit-hour program. Students who do not have a business undergraduate degree from an AACSB-accredited business school must take an additional 3-credit-hour Foundations course in their first term. Students can be fully admitted to the MBA program prior to taking the Foundations course.

Tuition Breakdown

Per Credit Hour: $485
Total Tuition: $16,005*

Calendar

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Designed for working professionals, SUU online programs conveniently feature 7-week courses and multiple start dates each year.

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Next Apply Date: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/13/24
TermStart DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineLast Class Day
Spring II3/4/242/26/242/26/242/28/243/4/244/21/24
Summer I5/13/245/6/245/6/245/8/245/13/246/30/24
Summer II7/1/246/24/246/24/246/26/247/1/248/18/24
Fall I8/28/248/21/248/21/248/23/248/28/2410/15/24
Fall II10/16/2410/9/2410/9/2410/11/2410/16/2412/3/24
Spring I1/8/251/1/251/1/251/3/251/8/252/25/25

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Next Apply Date: 5/6/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/13/24

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Admissions

What to know before applying to this online MBA program

Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements for the MBA online, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them.

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT Required

For the MBA in Cybersecurity online program, note the following admission requirements to ensure you qualify.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • 2.5 GPA
  • No GMAT required

Business Foundations Course

Students may be required to take a 3 credit hour business foundations course based on a holistic review of the application and supporting documents with special consideration of undergraduate major, GPA and relevant work experience. Students will be notified of their course sequence at the time of admission.

Transcripts

Please submit official transcripts from the college/university in which a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree from an accredited institution was obtained.

  • Applicants who have graduated from SUU do not need to submit a transcript
  • International transcripts must include a transcript evaluation from a third-party service such as SpanTran or WES showing that the degree is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor's degree

Official transcripts must be mailed or emailed directly from the granting institution(s) to:

Email address:
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Mailing address:
Admissions Office
Southern Utah University
PO Box 8008
Cedar City, Utah 84720

Courses

Find out what you will study in our online cybersecurity MBA

For the MBA – Cybersecurity Emphasis online, you must complete 24 credit hours of core courses, including a capstone strategy course, and 9 credit hours of emphasis courses. Students may be required to take a 3 credit hour business foundations course based on a holistic review of the application and supporting documents with special consideration of undergraduate major, GPA and relevant work experience. Students will be notified of their course sequence at the time of admission.

If you are required to take this course, it must be taken first and cannot be taken at the same time as another course.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This accelerated and condensed course covers the essential concepts of Business Statistics, Microsoft Excel, Financial and Managerial Accounting and Corporate Finance that are necessary for success in subsequent graduate level business administration courses.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the principles of organizational behavior involved in managing people and organizations in a business environment. Topics include leadership, motivation, effective teams, conflict and negotiations, power and influence, organizational culture, and change management. This course focuses on the practical application of these principles in a meaningful and ethical manner. **FIXED FIRST COURSE for all MBA STUDENTS unless you are required to take BA 6000. If BA 6000 is required, you will receive a course sequence from your academic advisor. This fixed-first does not apply to students in the MSN/MBA dual degree program or the MS in Cybersecurity with Information Assurance - Management program.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The management of operations and supply chain, including such topics as competitive strategy, product and service design, quality management, process improvements, supply chain management, work design management, logistics, and selected areas of operations research. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The purpose of the course is to enable students to prepare themselves to become leaders of organizations and to embark on paths of personal leadership development. The course requires personal curiosity and reflection from students as well as personal openness and sharing in class discussions. Leadership development concepts used in the course will be immediately applicable for students and useful for the rest of their lives. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course reviews the development and use of management accounting information systems in planning and control activities. Using case studies of actual companies, its focus is on new management accounting practices adopted by the innovative companies around the world.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Application of microeconomic principles to business management and strategy. Includes fundamental topics in microeconomic theory, industrial organization, and organizational economics. Uses business case analysis. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the capital budgeting process, including estimating the cost of capital and cash flows, correct application of decision rules, and ways of analyzing and dealing with uncertainty in your forecasts. It also discusses key topics in financial management, such as optimal leverage, raising capital for the firm, and equity payout policies. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on reinforcing, extending, and applying marketing concepts, principles, and techniques through readings, case studies, and secondary research. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is the capstone course for the MBA, and as such, it will integrate the methods and tools developed in the curriculum to solve the strategic positioning and management issues of the organization. This course is usually taken in the student's final semester. Prerequisite(s): BA 6000 or advisor permission - Prerequisite Min. Grade: C-
Students must take CSIA 6000 and then will select two other electives from the following:
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will provide a foundation of cyber security and information assurance concepts. **Fixed First Course for the MS-CSIA programs.**
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will explore the security techniques and fundamentals involved in minimizing critical infrastructure security risks, including how to respond when security has been breached. It introduces students to concepts such as securing Web Clients, servers, and communications. It also investigates the use of firewalls, digital certificates, and legal issues.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course provides students with a basic knowledge in cyber crime investigation and also study case law in relation to data breach litigation. Students will research emerging legislation set forth by state and federal governments relating to cyber crime.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses various risks and compliance needed to manage and/or minimize security breaches. It uses different frameworks and case studies as a platform to identify vulnerabilities, assess real business risks, and review different security compliance mechanism and governance programs that fit today's business environment.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the characteristics of cybersecurity projects and provides an introduction to the disciplined approaches to cybersecurity project management. This course enables students to reinforce their cybersecurity project management skills and provides a roadmap of the development of software intensive systems, and especially gives students opportunities to explore cybersecurity projects.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to introduce the objectives and benefits of cybersecurity frameworks. The course outlines the requirements, establishment, operation, monitoring, maintenance, and improvement of security frameworks, as well as insight into the best practices using enterprise frameworks.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Special topics in cybersecurity with information assurance problems related to cybersecurity practice and theory, with emphasis on implementation and analysis of current and emerging cybersecurity technologies, utilizing best practice principles. Topics may vary by semester. Course is repeatable up to nine (9) credits with change of topic.

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