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Master of Business Administration Cybersecurity Management

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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12 master's courses
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Earn your degree on your terms.

Pursue a leadership role in cybersecurity

Digital data drives nearly all of today’s business, whether in the form of retail sales, publishing or communication. This concentration can help provide the knowledge you need to prepare for a leadership role in the cybersecurity field.

Summer classes start July 1

Cybersecurity management program details

This program covers the latest concepts in cybersecurity. You’ll learn to develop information technology strategies and mitigate the risk of cybercrimes to improve quality, timeliness and competitive advantage for organizations.

Increase your cybersecurity expertise

  • Develop knowledge about current and emerging theories in security management. Topics include the policies, guidance, technologies and organizational concerns that security managers must address in leading and providing secure computing environments.
  • Examine the strategic use and trends of organizational information systems with emphasis on the application of information technology.
  • Learn how to assess and manage risk based on defining an acceptable level of risk for information systems, elements of a business impact analysis, business continuity plan and disaster recovery planning.
  • Examine the threats, crimes and other abuses that are present in the cyber realm. 

Class size varies based on course objectives and the teaching demands of the subject matter. In general, Strayer University aims to keep the student-to-instructor ratio low.

How long does it take to get an MBA in Cybersecurity Management?

  • There are 12 11-week courses in this program.
  • How many courses you take at a time will determine how long the overall program will be.
  • Strayer University credits are expressed in quarter hours.
  • One quarter hour of credit is granted for the successful completion of 10 contact hours per course.
  • The standard requirement for one course is for students to spend 10 to 14 hours in weekly work, including in- and out-of-classroom work. The Strayer course design uses this requirement to meet applicable regulatory standards.

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Strayer University has distinct accreditations and affiliations that attest to our academic quality. We're committed to meeting quality standards, so you can earn a diploma you're proud to display. View the ACBSP student achievement information.

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Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does an MBA in Cybersecurity Management cost?

The cost of an MBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

Estimate the cost of your degree

How much does an MBA in Cybersecurity Management cost?

The cost of an MBA depends on a number of factors, including the price per course, the purchase of textbooks, and the scholarships and financial aid available to you. Read on for a breakdown of the costs, as well as money-saving opportunities associated with the program.

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Program cost breakdown

This MBA program consists of 12 courses, with the price of $2,985 per course. There are additional fees for textbooks and supplies, a $65 technology fee each term and a one-time $150 degree conferral fee.

Transfer credits

Courses from another institution may be eligible for transfer credits to Strayer, which can help reduce the number of courses you need to graduate and your overall tuition. You can transfer up to four classes toward your master’s degree. The Strayer transfer credit page has more information as well as a tool to estimate how many transfer credits you may be able to apply to your Strayer degree program.

Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in North Carolina or Pennsylvania may transfer up to four classes

Scholarships and financial aid

There are a number of financial aid options worth exploring on our financial aid page. To apply for federal aid, prospective students should fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. Stafford loans are available for graduate study. These are direct unsubsidized loans, not based on financial need. Unlike subsidized loans, Stafford loan interest will accrue while in the program. Making interest payments while in school will help reduce the amount of principal that would otherwise build up, reducing your end cost.

There are also scholarships and private loans available for Strayer students.

More than 500 organizations invest in their employees by partnering with Strayer University to offer access to tuition savings and other eductional benefits. If your employer is a corporate partner, you may qualify for programs that can help you discover career pathways in your field.

Private loans

Non-federal loans may pay the difference between the cost of attendance and the total of loans and grants received from other tuition assistance programs. The terms and conditions of federal loans are often more favorable than private loans and should be considered before exploring private loans.

Military tuition assistance

Scholarships are offered to eligible students currently serving in the military, as well as military spouses. Strayer is also approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Learn more about the Strayer University active military assistance program here.

Veteran benefits

In addition to participating fully in the Yellow Ribbon Program, Strayer is approved by Veterans Affairs to accept and process veteran education benefits. Student veterans can receive transfer credit for military training and life experiences.

Prepare to lead cybersecurity teams

Through your coursework, you’ll learn how threats and vulnerabilities affect information systems and develop a thorough understanding of security architecture and cryptography. View all courses.

All MBA students take a set list of required courses. The remaining credits come from their choice of concentration

Required MBA courses

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BUS 520 - Leadership and Organizational Behavior

Analyzes the interaction of individual, group, and organizational dynamics that influence human behavior in organizations and determine appropriate management approaches to foster a productive work environment. Examines a variety of theories, models and strategies used to understand motivation and individual behavior, decision making, the dynamics of groups, work teams, communication, leadership, power and politics, conflict resolution, work design, organizational structure and culture, and managing change. Provides a conceptual base for managers to interpret, assess and influence human behavior in an organization. 

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COM 510 - Business Communications

The ability to communicate with clarity, confidence, persuasion and passion is an increasingly vital skill in business. This course focuses on tailoring your communication style to your audience. You will learn about communication strategies, effective business writing, and improving interpersonal communications and understand why communication is one of the most important skills in business.

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BUS 599 - Strategic Management

Examines the strategic management process and implementation of successful business strategies in the highly competitive and dynamic global environment. Analyzes the impact of technology, government policy, and world economic and political forces on strategy formulation and execution. Analytic, integrative, and decision-making skills will be exercised through the use of case analysis and decision-making that will involve the core business functions, leadership challenges and global operations. A grade of B or higher is required for satisfactory course completion. Course residency requirement: This course must be taken as last or next-to-last class; it is not eligible for transfer credit and must be taken at Strayer University.

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BUS 512 - Data-Driven Decision Making for Leaders

This course explores how business leaders can apply statistical and performance data to improve business process and performance. The concepts presented in this course relate to gathering and evaluating data within a business environment, using statistical tools and techniques, and formalizing conclusions based on the data to make better informed business decisions.

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FIN 534 - Financial Management

Introduces the concepts of finance. Reviews the basic tools and their use for making financial decisions. Explains how to measure and compare risks across investment opportunities. Analyzes how a firm chooses the set of securities it will issue to raise capital from investors as well as how the firm’s capital structure is formed. Examines how the choice of capital structure affects the value of the firm. Presents valuation and integrates risk, return and the firm’s choice of capital structure. PREREQUISITE: ACC 556 or ACC 557

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LEG 500 - Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance

Examines and evaluates the legal environment and ethical challenges of management and organizations. Reviews approaches to enhance corporate accountability, foster an ethical work environment, ensure legal compliance and provide effective leadership in an organization. Analyzes the impact of management decisions, corporate governance and the leader’s individual conduct on a firm’s ability to meet its obligations to stakeholders. Evaluates alternative courses of action from an economic, legal and ethical perspective to ensure management meets corporate responsibilities to create wealth, obey the law and observe society’s ethical standards. Examines the key elements of effective corporate governance, the predominate schools of ethical thought in relation to strategic management and the ethical consideration for global operations.

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MKT 500 - Marketing Management

Applies the major elements of the marketing process, including domestic and foreign market assessment, strategic planning and the development of an effective marketing mix (product, price, promotion and distribution) to create customer value. Analyzes key marketing concepts, such as consumer/business buying behavior, market research, brand management, product development, pricing strategies and the design of marketing channels (promotion and distribution). Examines the integration of marketing with other functions in a business organization.

What can you do with an MBA in Cybersecurity Management degree?

Your education can help you pursue your professional and personal goals. While Strayer cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore the potential impact you can have in the cybersecurity field.

Versatile skills for your future

The cybersecurity management concentration applies current and emerging security management best practices to protect computing environments and reduce risk to organizations. Concepts reviewed include theories of security management, IT risk management and Cybercrime Techniques and Response. Students will be able to develop information technology strategies to improve quality, timeliness and competitive advantage for organizations.

In addition, students who complete this concentration will be prepared to:

  • Control computer file access to protect information and monitor how data files are used.
  • Create strategies to protect computer files from accidental or unauthorized access, changes or destruction.
  • Discuss computer data access needs, security breaches and programming changes with users.
  • Encrypt data transmissions and set up firewalls to hide confidential information while it’s being sent and prevent harmful digital transfers.
  • Evaluate potential risks and perform data processing system tests to ensure data processing activities and security measures are working properly.
  • Keep and manage special communication and support systems needed for specific land, sea and underwater operations.
  • Make changes to computer security files to include new software, fix mistakes or adjust access permissions.
  • Manage virus protection system updates and monitor computer virus reports.
  • Monitor computer security procedure violations and review the procedures with those who violated them to prevent future incidents.
  • Raise awareness about security and train staff to keep the IT system safe and enhance server and network efficiency.
  • Record policies, procedures and tests related to computer security and emergency measures.
  • Take the Systems Security Certified Practitioner exam.
  • Work with company staff and external vendors to organize the implementation of computer system plans.

Master of Business Administration admission requirements

Before you can pursue your master’s degree, you’ll need to enroll at Strayer. Here’s what you’ll need to get started for admission to the university. 

A completed application and enrollment agreement, as applicable

Proof of a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 out of 4.0

Official copies of transcripts from all other colleges or universities attended

A valid, current and legible government-issued photo identification

Learn more about the admissions process at Strayer.

Students applying to Washington, D.C., or New Jersey campuses must provide proof of proper immunization.

Transferring to Strayer from another university?

Some or all of the credits you’ve earned may be transferable.

International MBA students

We welcome international students.

Campus locations

Come to a campus near you for guidance and support. You’ll have access to helpful resources, a supportive community and plenty of spaces to learn and grow.

Ready to take the next step?

Your admissions officer is here to guide you through every step of the process, from completing your application to choosing your concentration.