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Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security Online

Complete Coursework: as few as 12 months* Credit Hours: 36 Tuition: $30,147.60

Overview

MBA Program

Prepare for management roles in information security across all industries 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 MBA program is geared toward professionals who want to serve as facilitators between management and the IT/cyber security team.

Gain the foundational business knowledge of an MBA along with 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 the demand for cyber security managers growing faster than the available workforce, companies are expanding their hiring habits. 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.

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

Career Opportunities:

Given the volume of data created and stored by corporations on a daily basis and the concurrent rise of data theft, the need for managers capable of evaluating security solutions has never been greater. Career opportunities for graduates with an MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security include:

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

*Average completion time is 18-24 months.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies estimates that cybercrime costs the global economy as much as $575 billion each year.

Courses

In order to earn the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security online, students must complete 12 courses (36 credit hours), including 27 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of concentration courses. All courses are seven weeks in length.

To see the full list of MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online courses, view courses.

Admissions

Applicants for the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security online degree program must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, along with a satisfactory GMAT score (or accepted GMAT waiver). The Graduate Programs Coordinator and the College of Business and Technology Graduate Admissions Committee will determine acceptance into the program.

To learn more about the MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online admission requirements, view admissions.

Tuition

Students in the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security online degree program can pay for each course as they enroll. There is a $50 application fee, but all other fees are included in the total cost of tuition. Costs are the same for students in Texas or from outside the state.

To learn more about our MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online tuition, view tuition.

Calendar

With multiple start dates each year, the Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security online degree program is convenient and accessible. Before starting, students should consider application date deadlines, turn in all required documentation and fees, register for classes and pay tuition to begin on their desired start date.

To see the full calendar of upcoming start dates for the MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online, view calendar.

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Courses

For the MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online, the curriculum is comprised of 12 courses covering 36 credit hours, including 27 hours of core courses and nine hours of concentration courses.

View course schedule.

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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.


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Admissions

Let's begin! The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Familiarize yourself with these requirements for the MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online program, along with information on required documentation.

MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security Online Requirements

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 an accredited institution
  • 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 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 extensive healthcare work or executive managerial experience 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 cbtgradadvising@uttyler.edu.
    • 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 the College of Business and Technology 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 nine semester credit hours.

Students may request that the original institution send the transcripts electronically to ogs@uttyler.edu. Transcripts sent electronically will only be reviewed if they are received directly from the original school.

Provisional Admission

Provisional admission will be offered if unofficial transcripts showing proof of a baccalaureate degree with the required GPA is submitted prior to the first start date. Provisional admission status is good for two start periods—whether or not you attend. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to the third start date in order for full admission to be granted. A student who is not fully admitted by the beginning of the third start date will not be allowed to continue in the program.

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, ADM 345
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, TX 75799

Have a question? Call us at 877-588-3286.


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Tuition

The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security online. Tuition is the same for in-state and out-of-state students.

Program Per Credit Hour Per Course Per Program
MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security $837.43 $2,512.29 $30,147.60

Tuition & Fee Refund Schedule

If a student formally drops one or more courses through the Registrar's Office, the University will refund applicable tuition and fees collected for courses a student drops within the first four days of the session, provided the student remains enrolled at the institution for that session. Refunds for courses dropped by a student who withdraws later in the session from the University will be calculated according to the following schedule:

Partial Withdrawals

  • From registration through fourth class day: 100%
  • After fourth class day: no refund

Complete Withdrawals

For refunds, the effective date of withdrawal will be the date when the withdrawal is officially completed and recorded by the Registrar's Office. If the University cancels a scheduled course of instruction, all fees will be refunded. No refunds will be made unless applied for in the same school year as the withdrawal. Immediate refund will not be made to students who withdraw during the refund period. Normally, a refund will be made within 30 days from the last day of scheduled refunds to the student's chosen refund preference (check, direct deposit (ACH) or P2 card).

Session Start Date 100% Refund 80% Refund 50% Refund Census Date Withdrawal Deadline
Fall 7W2 Oct. 23, 2017 Oct. 22, 2017 Oct. 23 - 25, 2017 Oct. 26 - 28, 2017 Oct. 27, 2017 Dec. 1, 2017
Spring 7W1 Jan. 16, 2018 Jan. 15, 2018 Jan. 16 - 18, 2018 Jan. 19 - 22, 2018 Jan. 22, 2018 Feb. 19, 2018
Spring 7W2 Mar. 19, 2018 Mar. 18, 2018 Mar. 19 - 21, 2018 Mar. 22 - 24, 2018 Mar. 23, 2018 Apr. 20, 2018
Summer 7W1 May 11, 2018 May 10, 2018 May 11 - 14, 2018 May 15 - 17, 2018 May 16, 2018 Jun 11, 2018
Summer 7W2 Jun 27 ,2018 Jun 26, 2018 Jun 27 - 29, 2018 Jun 30 - Jul 03, 2018 Jul 2, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

All policies regarding the payment or refunding of tuition, fees and charges comply with applicable statutes and are approved by the Board of Regents of The University of Texas System. If a person desires clarification of any matter relating to payment or refund of such charges, or believes special circumstances warrant exceptions to the published policy, the Office of Business Affairs at UT Tyler should be contacted.


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Calendar

For the MBA with a Concentration in Cyber Security Online

Session Program
Start Date
Application
Deadline
Registration
Begins
Registration and
Payment Deadline
Last Class
Day
Fall II Oct. 23, 2017 Oct. 2, 2017 Apr. 3, 2017 Oct. 20, 2017 Dec. 16, 2017
Spring I Jan. 16, 2018 Dec. 19, 2017 Nov. 1, 2017 Jan. 12, 2018 Mar. 5, 2018
Spring II Mar. 19, 2018 Feb. 26, 2018 Nov. 1, 2017 Mar. 14, 2018 May 5, 2018
Summer I May 11, 2018 Apr. 20, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018 May 8, 2018 Jun. 25, 2018
Summer II Jun. 27, 2018 Jun. 6, 2018 Feb. 1, 2018 Jun. 26 , 2018 Aug. 11, 2018

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