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ONLINE MBA: CYBERSECURITY MANAGEMENT CONCENTRATION

Program Overview

MANAGE AND PROTECT COMPLEX CYBERSECURITY SYSTEMS.

In the online MBA with a Cybersecurity Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will examine how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage.

Our MBA Cybersecurity Management concentration is designed for those starting or advancing in diverse management-related cybersecurity careers.

In the online MBA with a Cybersecurity Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will examine how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage.

Our MBA Cybersecurity Management concentration is designed for those starting or advancing in diverse management-related cybersecurity careers.

Program Highlights

2.5

avg. years to complete

39

total credit hours

$1,165

per credit hour

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Gain Hands-On Experience

In your cybersecurity courses online, you will have the opportunity to study real cybersecurity breach cases, interface with security experts, conduct lab simulations and penetration testing, collaborate on problem-solving projects and write your own reports.

Address Today’s Cybersecurity Challenges

Faculty who are also experts in their field will prepare you to work with cutting-edge techniques as you identify and propose solutions that promote competitive advantage.

Career Outlook: Apply Your Expertise to Many Industries

Cybersecurity threats plague the sensitive data of businesses and other organizations worldwide. Our MBA cybersecurity concentration prepares you for administrative positions in cybersecurity careers.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security is partly responsible for the above-average growth of computer and information technology occupations, which are projected to grow 12 percent from 2018 to 2028.¹

INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGER

$114,676/YEAR

As an information security manager, you would maintain security protocols, oversee IT professionals, identify and prevent security issues. For this position, you would need strong cybersecurity, security risk management and security testing skills.²

NETWORK SECURITY SPECIALIST

$72,156/year

As a network security specialist, you would detect, prevent and work to solve cybersecurity threats toward your organization. With your specialized skills, you could manage network security teams and make larger-scale cybersecurity decisions.³

You may also qualify for these titles:

  • Cybersecurity Systems Manager
  • Cybersecurity Network Manager
  • Cybersecurity Officer
  • Vice President
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Consultant
EXPLORE CAREERS

Curriculum

MBA cybersecurity courses online at Queens University of Charlotte help you apply principles of data protection to data at rest, data in motion and data in processing. You will also examine legal, privacy and compliance environments that apply to management-related cybersecurity careers.

Course Spotlight: MBA 656 Data Protection

Develop working knowledge of fundamental data protection techniques including encryption algorithms and systems, steganography, data masking and data obfuscation. Examine defenses against DDOS and other data attacks.

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Course Spotlight: MBA 657 Compliance and Legal Issues

Familiarize yourself with a general foundation of laws and industry standards that apply across most organizations that handle sensitive data. Explore how security and compliance obligations can be used to establish security, compliance and risk management programs for an enterprise.

More Concentration Options

Flexible MBA: Executive Coaching

Develop the skills you need to help executives lead teams, meet organizational goals, and succeed.

Flexible MBA: Finance

Prepare for financial management roles across industries, including insurance, manufacturing, and government institutions.

Flexible MBA: Healthcare Management

Lead the administrative side of patient-centered care, from budgeting and scheduling to human resources.

Flexible MBA: Leadership and Change

Understand your approach to leadership and examine the human dynamics of organizational change.

Flexible MBA: Global Business Management

In the online MBA with Global Business Management concentration from Queens University of Charlotte, you will gain business skills and insights that are applicable to global challenges in diverse organizations.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore the MBA with Queens University, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question we don’t cover here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the Master of Business Administration program in approximately two years if you take two courses per semester, which is considered full-time.

You can also take longer to complete the program if needed. Select students may opt to take on more courses at once, completing the program on a shorter timeline, depending on concentration.

The number of management occupations is projected to grow by 7% between 2018 and 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That amounts to more than 700,000 new jobs for qualified candidates. The median annual wage for these positions is the highest of all major occupational groups, sitting at $104,240.

Management is just the beginning when you have your MBA. You can also tailor your degree to your career aspirations with our four concentrations: Executive CoachingFinanceHealthcare Management, and Leadership & Change.

Explore your career opportunities on our Career Outlook page.

No work experience is necessary to apply, but you must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Official GMAT/GRE scores are also required, though you may be eligible for the GMAT/GRE waiver if you have relevant full-time work experience.

See the Admission Requirements page for more information.

The estimated tuition for this program is $41,940 to $45,435 depending on your chosen concentration.

Please note this amount doesn’t include other costs you might incur, such as textbooks, school supplies, personal expenses, and loan fees.

Find more details about tuition, scholarships, and financial aid options on our MBA Tuition page.

If you take two courses per semester, that would be considered full-time. You can also study on a part-time basis if you prefer.

The Queens MBA program includes 36 credit hours of foundation, core, flexible core, and elective courses. You’ll explore coursework in leadership development, strategic planning, organizational development and international business. The foundation and core courses are mandatory for all MBA students, but your electives and flexible core courses may vary.

Outside of the curriculum, we also offer an optional, immersive two-day experience on the Queens campus in Charlotte, N.C. where you’ll get insights into leadership and personal learning style.

You also have the opportunity to benefit from mentorship, executive coaching, an unmatched business network, and a special leadership challenge in the mountains of Western North Carolina

See the curriculum page for more information.

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Sources:

  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 10, 2020). Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from https://www.bls.gov/ooh/computer-and-information-technology/home.htm.
  2. PayScale. (Aug. 4, 2020). Average Information Security Manager Salary. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Information_Security_Manager/Salary.
  3. PayScale. (Aug. 4, 2020). Average Network Security Specialist Salary. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from https://www.payscale.com/research/US/Job=Network_Security_Specialist/Salary.