Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security Online

Gain foundational business knowledge while preparing for management roles in information security across all industries. Advance your career by bridging the gap between corporate management and technology.

Apply by: 12/20/21
Start class: 1/10/22
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Program Overview

Consider the online MBA in Cyber Security at UT Tyler

$30,219.60* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months* Duration
36 Credit Hours

Develop a thorough understanding of the concepts and strategies needed to translate complex technical language, evaluate strategic approaches, and set policies to ensure companies are protected with an online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security from UT Tyler.

The exponential growth and value of data and information systems has created high demand not only for cyber security engineers and IT teams but also for professionals who can bridge the space between executives and technologists. This online cyber security MBA program is geared toward professionals who want to serve as facilitators between management and the IT/cyber security team.

With the demand for cyber security managers growing faster than the available workforce, companies are expanding their hiring habits. UT Tyler’s specialized MBA in Cyber Security program is designed to prepare a broad range of students for leadership roles in data protection - not just those with IT or technical experience but also professionals from business, finance, marketing, military or defense backgrounds.

UT Tyler’s specialized program is designed to prepare a broad range of students for leadership roles in data protection—not only those with IT or technical backgrounds, but also professionals from business, finance, marketing, military or defense backgrounds.

This concentration provides a strong managerial foundation in which modern cyber security concepts are reviewed and analyzed through real threats and actual case studies. Faculty continue to shape the dynamic course content to ensure up-to-date relevance. Students use the National Security Agency’s ISAM methodology to evaluate vulnerabilities and to develop appropriate responses to mitigate security risks.

Our Online MBA is a Collaborative and Interactive Experience

"Almost every single one of my professors will take a phone call from you—even on their personal cell phone—if you have questions."

Laura Bailey, MBA, BSN, RN, UT Tyler Online Class of 2014, Grand Rapids, MI

In this program, you will:

  • Learn how to assess risk from a system point of view, address the impact to an organization if data is lost and make recommendations to reduce vulnerability
  • Study techniques used to secure and manage computers, computer networks and enterprise computer systems—including security policies and disaster recovery
  • Participate in a long-term assessment and evaluation project with an actual organization
  • Study cryptography and network protocols, including an overview of cryptographic algorithms and their use for authentication, email and e-commerce
  • Enhance your knowledge, managerial skills, and perspective to lead effectively in an increasingly complex and dynamic global society
  • Learn how to assess risk from a system point of view, address the impact to an organization if data is lost and make recommendations to reduce vulnerability
  • Study techniques used to secure and manage computers, computer networks and enterprise computer systems—including security policies and disaster recovery
  • Participate in a long-term assessment and evaluation project with an actual organization
  • Study cryptography and network protocols, including an overview of cryptographic algorithms and their use for authentication, email and e-commerce
  • Enhance your knowledge, managerial skills, and perspective to lead effectively in an increasingly complex and dynamic global society

Career opportunities:

  • Security Consultant
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Vulnerability Assessor
  • Project Manager
  • Information Security Officer
  • Security Consultant
  • Security Systems Administrator
  • Vulnerability Assessor
  • Project Manager
  • Information Security Officer

Other MBA programs also available:

The University of Texas at Tyler offers a variety of specialized MBA options. Check out our other MBA online programs.

$30,219.60* Total Tuition
As few as 12 months* Duration
36 Credit Hours

Accreditation

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Soules College of Business at The University of Texas at Tyler is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Appreciate the benefits of our low-cost tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Tuition breakdown:

$30,219.60* Total Tuition
$856.10 Per Credit Hour

Learn more about our tuition refund schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

$30,219.60* Total Tuition
$856.10 Per Credit Hour

Calendar

Use this calendar to guide your student journey

Designed for working professionals, UT Tyler online programs conveniently feature multiple start dates each year. Choose the start date that’s best for you.

Now enrolling:

12/20/21 Apply Date
1/10/22 Class Starts
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring I1/10/2212/20/2112/20/211/7/221/7/222/26/227 weeks
Spring II2/28/222/7/222/7/222/24/222/24/224/23/227 weeks
Summer I5/9/224/18/224/18/225/5/225/5/226/25/227 weeks
Summer II6/27/226/6/226/6/226/23/226/23/228/13/227 weeks

Now enrolling:

12/20/21 Apply Date
1/10/22 Class Starts

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Admissions

Follow these steps to apply to the online MBA in Cyber Security

Let's get started! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the Master of Business Administration in Cyber Security online program, along with information on required documentation.

Admission Requirements:

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Satisfactory GMAT score or accepted GMAT waiver
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional contacts

Prospective students seeking admission must submit the following in order for eligibility to be determined:

  • Complete an online application.
  • Pay the $50 application fee. The non-refundable fee must be paid before the application will be processed.
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Two letters of recommendation from professional contacts
  • Satisfactory GMAT score (or accepted GMAT waiver)
    • Quantitative measures are integrated into an index that multiplies the applicant's 60-hour GPA times 200 and adds the total GMAT score (60-hour GPA X 200) + GMAT => 1000. An index score of greater that 1000 is typical of a successful candidate.
    • If the student's last 60-hour GPA is above 3.25, the GMAT may be waived
    • If below a 3.25 GPA, applicants with three or more years of executive managerial experience, after completing a bachelor’s degree, earned in the U.S or with a U.S. government entity may request to have the GMAT requirement waived by the Graduate Coordinator. A formal resume must be submitted to [email protected]
    • In rare instances, the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) may be accepted in lieu of the GMAT

After reviewing all credentials (official transcripts, GMAT score, other relevant information), the Graduate Programs Coordinator and Soules College of Business Graduate Admissions Committee will determine if the student is accepted into the program. A degree plan will be prepared by the Graduate Programs Advisor with the student. Students will be notified of official acceptance into the program. Full admission must occur prior to enrollment beyond the first semester.

Students may request that the original institution send the transcripts electronically to [email protected]. Transcripts sent electronically will only be reviewed if they are received directly from the original school.

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission status is good for two start periods within the same semester. Official transcripts and any other missing documents must be submitted prior to enrollment in the first session of the second semester. A student who is not fully admitted by the beginning of the first session of the second semester will not be allowed to continue in the program until full admission requirements are met.

For information about financial aid opportunities and payment options.

Documents and official, sealed transcripts* should be mailed to:

The University of Texas at Tyler
Office of Graduate Admissions, STE 345
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

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Note: Applicants with foreign transcripts must submit a detailed, course-by–course international transcript evaluation. The evaluation determines an applicant's degree comparability to a U.S. bachelor's degree and provides their GPA on the U.S. scale. UT Tyler accepts international transcript evaluations conducted by the following service providers:

  • International Education Research Foundation, Inc.
  • International Academic Credential Evaluators, Inc.
  • JSA: Joseph Silny & Associates, Inc.
  • World Education Services (WES)
  • Global Credential Evaluators, Inc. (GCE)
  • Span Tran
  • Educational Credential Evaluators

Courses

Check out the courses you’ll take in your MBA in Cyber Security program

For the Master of Business Administration in Cyber Security online, the curriculum comprises 12 courses covering 36 credit hours, including 27 hours of core courses and nine hours of electives, as detailed in the course schedule.

Students must take the following courses.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on leadership and development issues addressed by members of the top management team and other upper-level managers. Topics include coordination between and among units, managerial control systems, and the development of management talent within the firm.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Use of accounting data in the decision-making process and in the analysis and control of business operations.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial management of the firm with special emphasis on financial planning, capital concepts.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of the operations management functions from a manager's perspective. Quantitative techniques related to decision making such as linear programming, statistics and selected operational models are applied to operations management problems in both the service and manufacturing industries.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Investigation of issues managers face when trying to lead individuals and organizational units to achieve corporate objectives. Focus of the course emphasizes the individual and group levels of analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus is on the role of HR managers and practices in developing competitive advantage for the firm. Considers the role of both specific HR practices and the overall HR architecture in enhancing firm performance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An analysis of contemporary problems in marketing with emphasis on dynamic market characteristics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students adopt the top management’s view of the firm and focus on positioning the firm to gain strategic advantage in the competitive marketplace. Industry analysis, planning and implementation of competitive strategy, evaluation of strategy alternatives, utilization of appropriate controls, and the evaluation of the administrative process are emphasized.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An intensive study of the different aspects of international business including, but not limited to, international politics, culture, economics, finance, technology, marketing, ethical decision-making, strategic planning and management, and human resource development in a global environment.
Students must take the following courses.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover cryptography, network protocols and their application, including an overview of symmetric and asymmetric cryptographic algorithms and their use for authentication, e-mail, and e-commerce. Network security protocols covered with include Kerberos, SET, and SMIME.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover the techniques used to secure and manage computers, computer networks, and enterprise computer systems. Topics covered will include security policies, computer network management, and disaster recovery.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is designed to teach students the basics of information systems assessment, evaluation, and red teaming. The students use the National Security Agency’s ISAM Methodology to evaluate vulnerabilities and to develop appropriate responses to mitigate security risks. The students participate in a long term assessment/evaluation project in this course with an actual organization.
Faculty Stephen Bushardt

"My students have taught me that online learning can be highly effective. Every semester, I walk away impressed with what they achieve through their tenacity and hard work."

–Dr. Stephen Bushardt, Professor of Management

Continue working while you work on your MBA degree

"Already I feel more confident in the decisions that I'm making in my work."

Michelle Corn,

UT Tyler Online Class of 2014, Temple, TX

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*Average completion time is 18-24 months. Program price above reflects tuition and fees for a student taking 2 courses per session and includes a $20 mandatory fee per session. Please notice if a student only takes 1 course (3 hours) per session, their total costs will be slightly higher based on the extra sessions ($2,528.30 X 12 = $30,339.60).