Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cybersecurity Administration Online

Protect any organization’s information systems from cyberthreats with cutting-edge digital forensics procedures, techniques and policies.

Apply by: 1/3/23
Start class: 1/17/23

Program Overview

Discover how the online MBA in Cybersecurity Administration sets you apart

Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Defend any company against cyberattacks, intrusions, malware and data breaches when you earn a Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cybersecurity Administration online. In this AACSB-accredited program, you will learn how to prevent, assess and manage data risks with enhanced security policies and comprehensive contingency plans.

Distinguish yourself with an elite UIS Online cybersecurity program recognized by the National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (NCAE-C). Our cybersecurity programs are approved by the largest cybersecurity establishments in the United States: the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Graduates of the Online MBA Cybersecurity Administration will:

  • Gain advanced knowledge of cybersecurity threats, practices and legal and ethical issues in relation to managing cybersecurity strategy, projects and personnel
  • Understand and apply data analysis and report writing procedures and techniques that are considered best practice within digital forensics
  • Develop security management models, practices and maintenance policies to best suit a broad range of organizational needs
  • Gain advanced knowledge of cybersecurity threats, practices and legal and ethical issues in relation to managing cybersecurity strategy, projects and personnel
  • Understand and apply data analysis and report writing procedures and techniques that are considered best practice within digital forensics
  • Develop security management models, practices and maintenance policies to best suit a broad range of organizational needs

Career Opportunities:

  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Management Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Management Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $15,180
Duration As few as 12 months
Credit Hours 30

Accreditation

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The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by AACSB International (AACSB). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Tuition

Gain a high-value online master’s in cybersecurity administration with our affordable tuition

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,518 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506
*Total cost is estimated at $1,518 per course based on a semester fee schedule. Please note that students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $15,180
Per Credit Hour $506

Calendar

Mark your calendar for these important dates and deadlines

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your degree quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 1/3/23
Next Class Start Date 1/17/23

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Admissions

Review the admission requirements for the MBA Cybersecurity Administration online

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Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • No GMAT required with 2.5 GPA
  • Official transcripts

Applicants to the UIS Online MBA must meet at least one of the following combinations for admission.

  • Master’s degree or higher from a regionally accredited college or university. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree in business from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 GPA or higher. No GMAT required for 2.5 GPA or higher.
  • Bachelor's degree with a non-business major from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.5 GPA or higher and completion of gateway prerequisite courses BUS 501: Business Perspectives, ACC 311: Administrative Uses of Accounting and ECO 315: Economics for Administration or their equivalents. No GMAT will be required.
  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA with a minimum of three years of supervisory and middle-professional experience documented with three letters of reference.

Note: Students in the online MBA are not eligible to participate in the GPSI/GA programs or to use University of Illinois Employee/Child of Employee Tuition Waivers.

Courses

Explore the curriculum for the online master’s in cybersecurity administration

For the online MBA program, you must complete 10 courses totaling 30 credit hours, including 21 credit hours of core courses and nine credit hours of electives.

Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts and variables include those used in financial analysis, planning, and control. Topics include financial forecasting, capital budgeting, leverage, valuation, cost of capital market and related legal/ethical issues.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of planning and internal management decision making and the use of accounting systems for control.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study of the conceptual foundations and practices of contemporary marketing as well as the planning, implementation, and control of the marketing function. Topics include situation analysis; marketing objectives; target market selection; and product, promotion, pricing, and physical distribution decisions.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Operations management concerns the production and delivery of goods and services. This course focuses on those business processes, procedures and strategies used to transform various inputs into finished goods and services. Focus is on both understanding how the provision of goods is organized and managed and recognizing potential areas of improvement in the management or production of goods and services. Also of major study will be how operations management interfaces with other functional areas and the various issues and problems that traditionally arise in the field of operations management, including those related to technology, globalization, and ethics.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cultivate familiarity with a broad range of managerial as well as technical issues, technologies, and terminologies such as information systems high-level architecture and life cycle, information flow within organization, managerial decision making tools, data quality control and assurance, ethical and legal aspects of IS, and successful implementation of IS projects.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Examination of impacts of individuals, groups, and structural attributes on behavior within organizations.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course emphasizes the formulation of organizational missions and the implementation of policies and strategies to assure their achievement. This course focuses on the oversight of entire operations in light of stakeholder expectations and legal and ethical considerations. Capstone Course

Course Objectives

  • Develop and practice the ability to think strategically and define business strategy
  • Evaluate the effects of political, cultural, legal, market and socioeconomic forces and analyze industry environment
  • Conduct an analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats
  • Identify ways to create competitive advantage and superior firm performance
  • Develop business-level and corporate-level strategies
  • Analyze complex business problems, evaluate possible solutions, apply various frameworks
Any 500-level course within the College (ACC/BUS/FIN/MGT/MIS) is an acceptable elective except for ACC 505, BUS 501 and MIS 513.  Please make sure you meet the course prerequisite requirement.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of the principles and practices of cybersecurity management on how to protect information systems against attacks, intrusions, malware and data breaches. From a management perspective, includes the contents of policies, approaches, and techniques related to security issues threatening businesses and organizations. Prerequisite: MIS 513 or 525 (may be taken concurrently).

Course Objectives

  • Describe Cybersecurity Management concepts and practices
  • Describe compliance, governance, policy, and strategic planning for security
  • Evaluate security policy and programs, assess risk, and risk management, and develop contingency plans
  • Describe the security management models, practices, and security maintenance

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students must be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of cybersecurity management
  • Formulate the strategic policy and plan of cybersecurity management
  • Develop the plan and protection mechanisms at the operational level
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the security laws, privacy issues, regulations, and compliance standards in a global environment. Includes management of the complexities of security, compliance and legal obligations, including general laws, industry standards, and standards of third-party vendors and specific organizations. Prerequisite: MIS 579 (may be taken concurrently).

Course Objectives

  • Review of compliance and legal issues in cybersecurity and discuss security laws, enforcement actions, and litigation
  • Describe cybersecurity requirements for corporate governance, federal government contractors, and specific industries
  • Explain anti-hacking laws, public-private cybersecurity partnerships, surveillance and cyber, privacy laws, and review international cybersecurity law

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students must be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of cybersecurity laws
  • Discuss cybersecurity requirements for industries
  • Communicate international cybersecurity laws
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the gateway course to the MBA curriculum that introduces the core concepts in functional areas of management, marketing, finance and operations with an emphasis on application to business situations. Concepts are integrated through case analyses to pursue in-depth study of functional area topics throughout the graduate business curriculum. Other topics include ethical issues and the roles of globalization, diversity, technology, entrepreneurship, and innovation in business. *Only needed if you have a non-business UG degree.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 4
Discusses relevant elements of statistics, microeconomics, and accounting as they apply to administrative justification of decisions. Topics include data description, probability, sampling, supply and demand, and fundamentals of financial and managerial accounting such as financial statements and profitability analysis.
Nationally Recognized Cybersecurity Programs

The University of Illinois Springfield has been redesignated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (NCAE-C) through academic year 2027 by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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