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Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity Management)

Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity Management)

Excelsior College designed its Master of Business Administration (Cybersecurity Management) to meet a growing need in the job market.

Demand for cybersecurity management specialists is higher than ever. And now it's easier than ever to specialize in cybersecurity at the MBA level, thanks to Excelsior.

Like all of our online master of business administration degree programs, Excelsior's cybersecurity management MBA concentration offers superior convenience and flexibility for working adults. You'll complete your MBA quickly and affordably, while gaining specialized cybersecurity management skills that boost your job performance and earning potential.

An MBA Degree to Boost Your Cybersecurity Career

As a nonprofit, accredited college, Excelsior upholds the highest academic standards. Graduates from our online MBA program compete for jobs on equal terms with graduates from traditional cybersecurity management MBA degree programs.

You'll gain practical, up-to-date expertise that employers are looking for in areas such as:

  • IT risk assessment
  • Cybersecurity law, ethics and regulations
  • Cyber attacks and defenses
  • Mobile and cloud security
  • Cybercrime and cyberterrorism

Employers in nearly every industry (including government) need cybersecurity management professionals. With an MBA from Excelsior, you'll be able to compete for jobs such as:

  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Cybersecurity engineer
  • Project manager
  • Cyberdefense advisor/investigator
  • Cybersecurity consultant

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MBA Program Outcomes

MBA Degree Credit Requirements

The MBA requires 36 - 51 credits, depending on a student's prior learning. Students may transfer in up to 24 approved credits. The program has 5 foundation requirements that can be waived on the basis of prior upper level undergraduate study in the relevant areas. Approved undergraduate courses must be no older than 10 years, with a grade of B or better. The foundation requirements are:

  • Ethics
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Quantitative Analysis

Any waivers will be counted as part of the 24 credits allowed in transfer. See catalog for further details.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, you will be able to:

  • Analyze real-world business problems and generate recommendations for action.
  • Integrate accounting, marketing, finance, management, and economics into strategic business analysis.
  • Assess the impact of the global business environment on business situations.
  • Apply quantitative methods to analysis of business situations.
  • Perform ethically and professionally in business and society.
  • Communicate effectively to relevant audiences orally and in written materials.
  • Collaborate in teams to produce required deliverables.
  • Apply project management skills to business situations.
  • Assess the ethical implications of actions for diverse stakeholders.

Educational Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration, you will be able to:

  • Design, implement, and evaluate the efficacy of solutions for complex business problems.
  • Engage in life-long learning for professional, career, and personal development.
  • Lead and work effectively and efficiently in diverse team settings and maintain a high level of performance in a professional business environment.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently to various audiences in a timely and professional manner. 
  • Demonstrate leadership and initiative to ethically advance organizational goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrate adaptability, leadership, mentoring skills, and management in your chosen career.

MBA Cybersecurity Management Concentration Outcomes

Cybersecurity Management Concentration Outcomes

Upon completion of an Excelsior College Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management, you will be able to:

  • Apply cybersecurity principles and regulatory standards to minimize liabilities and risks associated with electronic information.
  • Integrate IT risk management and threat mitigation techniques to business decision making and IT governance.

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Institutional Accreditation

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Excelsior College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

All of Excelsior College's academic programs are registered (i.e., approved) by the New York State Education Department.

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Recognition for Cybersecurity Programs

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security designated Excelsior as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, a recognition which extends through 2019.

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SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION for Business Degrees

Excelsior College has received specialized accreditation for its business programs through the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), 11374 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215; 913-631-3009; www.iacbe.org. The IACBE is a specialized accrediting agency recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

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