Master's Concentration in Cybersecurity
An MBA with a concentration in Cybersecurity allows professionals to bridge the gap between business concerns and business disciplines for a career in information security management. The growth of cyber-crimes has produced a critical need for business executives who understand the dynamics of cyber-attacks and threat intelligence to mitigate the risk. With enhanced technical and managerial skills, this degree opens you to opportunities such as Cybersecurity Consultant, Security Analyst, Compliance Officer, Security Auditor, or Chief Information Security Officer.
What is an MBA?
The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is designed to develop knowledge of the business concepts and practices required for careers in business and management. Advanced instruction is delivered across a broad range of business-related disciplines – including accounting, ethics, management, marketing and more. Through case studies and other activities based on real-world business situations, students can develop the critical thinking and strategic decision-making skills required to succeed in today’s complex business environment. The Master of Business Administration is the most sought-after graduate degree among U.S. college students.
- 36 Credit Program
- Full-time & part-time options
- 100% online – no residency
- January, February, May, June, August & October start dates
- Complete your degree in as little as 12 months
- Credit hours in concentration vary
Skills & Benefits Union Students Gain
What can I do with an MBA with a concentration in Cybersecurity?
Union's MBA in Cybersecurity program will teach students a unique set of skills that will make them particularly employable as cybersecurity experts. On the management side, students will learn about security governance through principles and policies, security vulnerabilities, threats and countermeasures, managing identity and authentication, and preventing and responding to cybersecurity incidents. On the cybersecurity side, students will learn about risk and auditing, firewall management, ransomware attacks, and micro-segmentation, which are essential in today’s cybersecurity industry.
Start Your MBA, No GMAT REQUIRED
Many institutions require MBA applicants to complete the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). At Union, we recognize that the previous education and experience you bring into the MBA program says more about you than a test score. We’re committed to making higher education more accessible to busy adults like you – so no GMAT is required.
- Official transcripts detailing an earned bachelor’s degree (preferably in Business) with a GPA of 3.0 or greater. If conferred GPA is less than 3.0, transcripts from all universities and/or colleges attended must be provided.
- A grade point average of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) in the major field of study and in all subsequent graduate work. An official transcript with the baccalaureate degree noted from the school(s) attended must be sent directly from the undergraduate school to the admission office. Candidates who do not have a 3.0 GPA may be considered for admittance to the program. Such exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis and may require additional coursework.
- Students enrolled in the MBA program will be required to have two (2) foundation courses at the undergraduate level: General Business (BUS 101) and Accounting or Finance (ACC 235 or ACC 236). Students must have passed with a grade of “B” or better. These courses must be passed prior to beginning the MBA graduate courses and are typically part of undergraduate programs in Business. If students do not have their undergraduate degree in Business, they can take these courses with Union prior to starting the MBA program.
- Students with international transcripts are responsible for obtaining an evaluation of their transcripts through an international evaluation service.
- A personal statement of purpose that describes the applicant’s reasons for applying to the MBA program. The statement of purpose should also demonstrate graduate-level writing skills and command of the English language.
- Two letters of recommendation from people who know the applicant academically or professionally and who can speak to their potential to succeed in graduate study.
- An updated resume demonstrating at least three years of work experience (five or more years is preferred).
- English proficiency is required of all applicants whose first language is not English. Most students fulfill the English requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). At both the graduate and undergraduate levels, our TOEFL requirement is 79 on the Internet-based test. See www.ets.org/toefl and myunion.edu/international-students. Students may also demonstrate English proficiency by successfully completing a valid undergraduate or master’s level degree for which the language of instruction was English.
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