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Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complexities in protecting and defending infrastructures and networks that contain valuable information with this 100 percent online program.

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$51,264* Total Tuition
12 months* Duration
48* Credit Hours

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Program Overview


Cyber security is a growing concern in every industry that relies on information technology. Gain the transferable skills you need to meet that concern with the in-demand Online Master of Business Administration with a Concentration in Cyber Security program. Taught by experienced faculty, this program combines current business management tools with a cutting-edge cyber security curriculum.

Explore the foundational aspects of cyber security and how they relate to organizations and businesses and learn how to effectively mitigate information risks. The program dives into the critical topics facing organizations today and will prepare you for a variety of careers in areas such as threat analysis, cyber defense, and network security.


$51,264* Total Tuition
12 months* Duration
48* Credit Hours

Career Outcomes

Project Manager

Security Director

Senior Information Security Analyst

IT Director

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Cyber Security Consultant

Baylor Online MBA – Cyber Security Concentration Learning Outcomes


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Interdepartmental Communication

Understand business better and function as a conduit (or even a translator) between the business units and IT so IT understands business implications of cyber security decisions and vice versa.

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Problem-Solving

Apply a wide range of ideas, concepts and results from the information security discipline to more effectively mitigate information risks.

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Project Management Skills

Understand the entire scope of the area of cyber security and develop/improve upon existing related policies and procedures within the student’s organization.

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Critical Thinking

Evaluate cyber threats in the context of data quality, along with security and privacy regulations to determine their potential impact on information resources.

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The Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition


Baylor University delivers an amazing return for your investment. We are committed to offering a high-quality education that is also accessible to students at all levels of financial need. With financial aid and scholarships available, our goal is to keep your costs low and your debt manageable. Take advantage of our pay-by-the-course option and get started on your Online MBA degree in Cyber Security today.


$51,264* Total Tuition with AACSB business bachelor's
$60,624* Total Tuition without AACSB business bachelor's


Tuition Breakdown

Students with an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution can complete an MBA degree online in 12 months by taking two core courses per term, completing 48 credit hours at a total cost of $51,264.

Students whose undergraduate degree is not a business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution can earn the MBA degree online in 16 months by first completing the business foundation courses and then taking two core courses per term, completing 60 credit hours at a total program cost of $60,624.


Financial Aid and Scholarships

We are committed to helping motivated students find the resources they need to reach their educational goals and realize their dreams. Learn more about our financial aid options and scholarship opportunities.


Fees

Additional fees apply: There is a $50 application fee and a $100 per-term administrative fee. Applications will not be processed without an application fee.


Refund Schedule

Once you start classes, there is a limited time to receive a tuition refund if you choose to withdraw from class. Please review the refund schedule below to determine the refund amount available during each class day.


$51,264* Total Tuition with AACSB business bachelor's
$60,624* Total Tuition without AACSB business bachelor's
Dr. A. J. Burns, III
"I think we do a great job of marrying the principles and the theories that are going to be relevant forever, with also then building in real world application for today."

Dr. A. J. Burns, III, Assistant Professor

Calendar


There's no better time to begin your Online MBA degree in Cyber Security than now. We offer multiple start dates per year and the convenience of a fast application-to-start calendar—you don't have to apply months before you want to start your degree program.


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To see which courses are going to be offered on each start date, download the Online MBA course schedule. Use the degree plan worksheet to help with scheduling.


Deadline Dates


Application Deadline: Application must be submitted via your GoBaylor grad account by this date to be considered for your desired term of entry.

Document Deadline: Official transcripts from each institution you have attended and test scores (if applicable) must be submitted by this date to enter your desired term.

Registration Deadline: This is the last date to register for courses in your desired term.

Tuition Deadline: This is the last date to settle financially in order to take courses in your desired term.

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Admissions


The admission process is the first step toward earning your degree. Our very reasonable admission requirements allow students from diverse academic backgrounds greater access to our Online MBA degree in Cyber Security.


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Here's what you'll need to apply for the Baylor Online MBA:


Online Application

To begin the online application, please follow these steps.


Undergraduate Transcripts

A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in the U.S. or proof of equivalent training at a foreign university is required. Transcripts are required only from degree-granting institutions of bachelor's and higher degrees. The transcript from the institution you graduated from must show proof of degree. Transcripts are not required for transfer credits.


Unofficial Transcripts

Unofficial copies of transcripts and test scores are acceptable for the evaluation process. You can upload unofficial copies of transcripts with your application.


Official Transcripts

If the Business School approves your application for admission, you need to send official transcripts and test scores by the documents deadline in order to complete the admission process and be eligible for course registration.


It may take some time for your official transcripts to reach Baylor. If you are submitting your application close to or on the application deadline date, we encourage you to submit official copies of transcripts with your application. Baylor students and graduates need to request a Baylor transcript from the Registrar's Office: Request Baylor transcripts.

Review the delivery instructions for official transcripts.


Resume

A detailed current resume, indicating professional work experience—including start and end dates (month and year) for each position held is required. Provide accomplishments and skills acquired, including managerial experience.

A one-page cover letter is optional. The cover letter should include reasons why you are qualified for a place in the online MBA program and define how your participation will add value to the program, as well as explain any other useful information—just as if you were applying for a professional position.


Work Experience

While admission to the Baylor Online MBA is based on a holistic review of your file, the average student shows 10 or more years of full-time, post-graduate work experience. Your career progression will be considered as well as whether you have had direct reports, managed projects and budgets or held significant leadership roles.


Three Letters of Recommendation

Include three professional letters of recommendation from employers or superiors who can attest to your talents, professional skills, work accomplishments, and qualifications for consideration as a Baylor Online MBA student. Submit contact information for your three references when completing your application.


GMAT/GRE

The GMAT/GRE is required for applicants with less than of four years of post-graduate, leadership, or project management experience. If you have four years of supervisory, leadership, or project management experience, the GRE/GMAT may be waived as an admission requirement. Call 855-804-7191855-804-7191 and speak to an Enrollment Specialist to clarify whether your work experience qualifies.


International Students

English Language Tests: All foreign national applicants are required to provide a score from the TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic test. Minimum scores are required.

Foreign Transcripts: If you are an international applicant or attended a foreign university, please follow the guidelines for foreign transcripts.

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Courses


In order to earn an Online MBA degree in Cyber Security, students must complete 48-60 credit hours. The number of credit hours varies per student depending on whether additional business foundation courses are required. Talk with your Enrollment Specialist if you have questions about required courses.

ACC 5301: Accounting

Course Length:   |   Credit Hours: n/a

Offered Spring 1, Summer 2. Financial accounting provides a mechanism for recording and reporting an organization's financial transactions. This role of communicating financial results to interested parties has earned accounting the designation as "the language of business." This course is designed to familiarize you with the basics of financial accounting so that you can understand how to create, read, and evaluate a set of financial statements. It is not intended to prepare you to be an accountant.

QBA 5302: Statistics

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: n/a

Offered Fall 1, Spring 2. The course will prepare students for the core business statistics course in the Baylor MBA program and also for other relevant parts of the MBA curriculum. The course will teach methods to describe data, basic probability rules, random variables, and probability distributions. We will use our knowledge of probability as we explore inferential statistics. Our topics will include learning confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, correlation, and linear regression analysis. We will conclude the course by discussing topics: the CPI, forecasting, and Excel financial functions. We will use Excel and Jmp throughout the course.

FIN 5203: Finance

Course Length:   |   Credit Hours: n/a

Offered Fall 2 and Summer 1. This class introduces students that have no prior background in finance to the basic tools of financial analysis. The objective of the course is to prepare students to make meaningful contributions to discussions involving the financial consequences of the business decisions. In short, the learning goal of this course is to prepare students to "take a seat at the table" when financial matters are being discussed. Must be taken with BL5104.

BL 5104: Business Law

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Offered Fall 2 and Summer 1. This course will cover a wide scope of legal concepts in a short amount of time. Your goals in this course should be to continue to learn basic legal concepts that commonly arise in business and to continue developing your abilities to communicate, analyze, and ultimately identify situations in which you will need legal counsel. These skills will be essential to your career and the success of your business. Must be taken with FIN 5203.

ECO 5305: Economics

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Offered Fall 2 and Summer 1. Businesses produce goods and services and sell them in markets. The purpose of this course is to help students understand the market environment in which businesses operate. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for the core economics course in the Baylor MBA and/or MSIS programs.

ACC 5420: Managerial Accounting

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Students examine accounting's role in the information flow of an organization while focusing on measurement of decision-making and performance. Topics include budgeting, variance analysis, direct costing, profit centers, investment centers, transfer pricing, and ethics. Participants learn to effectively use accounting information in their decision-making process.

ECO 5415: Economics for Managers

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A seminar designed to cover aspects of micro-theory that are relevant for decision-making within the firm. Emphasis is placed on the decision-making process. Numerous problems, cases and examples are used to illustrate the theory.

FIN 5460: Fundamentals of Applied Finance

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A study of how firms create value for stockholders through long-term financial decisions, principal asset acquisition/divestiture decisions and debt/equity funding decisions. Specific topics include economic profit and cash flow, the time value of money, risk and return, options, agency, efficient markets, capital budgeting decision criteria, capital structure theory, and dividend policy theory.

MGT 5410: Managing for Higher Performance

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Managing for Higher Performance is designed to enhance students' knowledge regarding behavioral science concepts relevant to the study of organizational and managerial behavior. The design of the course is active learning through developing skills as a manager, role play, and an extensive hands-on organizational analysis project with local organizations. Topics examined include, but are not limited to, leadership, motivation, teams, talent development, individual differences, global issues, ethics, and organizational change. The framework used is one of organizational development as we prepare students to effectively manage human capital.

MGT 5420: Manufacturing and Service Operations

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Examines various tools, techniques and concepts that are linked with successful operations practices in today’s firms. Manufacturing resource planning, just-in-time concepts, and synchronous manufacturing philosophies for the firm are emphasized. In addition, the critical role of quality assurance for firms in both manufacturing and service industries is evaluated. Experiential and computer-based simulation exercises are employed to sharpen students’ abilities to identify and solve problems.

MGT 5485: Strategic Management and Business Policy

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

A case problem and discussion seminar focused on developing and sustaining a competitive advantage in dynamic environments. The course examines how firms analyze external forces such as local and global trends, technological change, and competition as well as their own firm’s position to compete effectively and create value for stakeholders. Both individual and group projects are emphasized.

QBA 5435: Business Statistics

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Statistical techniques and their applicability to business decision-making. Topical coverage includes multiple regression, analysis of variance, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, cluster analysis, and multidimensional scaling.

Students must select one of the following courses.

BUS 5490: Strategic Communication

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Examines principles and strategies of effective management communication in the areas of audience analysis, ethics, global issues, crisis, interpersonal communication, and team dynamics. Provides techniques, skills and strategies for overcoming communication barriers; for designing and delivering executive presentations; and for preparing professional reports including research, drafting, revision and documentation. Integrates corporate and leadership communication topics including corporate responsibility, integrity and image, communicating with the media, globalization, principle-centered leadership, and web-based communication. Features extensive application including a case competition and presentation to business professionals.

BUS 5460: Communicating with Data

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply a wide range of ideas, concepts and multidisciplinary theories to more effectively communicate the results of data to key constituents both within and external to their organizations.

MGT 5402: Negotiations

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Enhances individual effectiveness in the workplace and marketplace through the development of negotiating skills and the advanced understanding of negotiation and persuasion. Emphasis is on practical application of theory through a variety of skill-building exercises. Topics include distributive and integrative bargaining tactics, team and multiparty negotiations, leverage, framing, and cognitive biases.

Students must select one of the following courses.

MKT 5410: Strategic Marketing

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Role of marketing decision-making in achieving corporate objectives; planning and implementing the marketing program; product research and development, distribution problems, promotional strategies, and pricing analysis. Attention will be given to the new marketing application of quantitative methods and the behavioral sciences.

MKT 5440: Strategic Brand Management

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

MBA marketing course provides participants the opportunity to develop a better understanding of branding strategy and its role in today's complex business environment. The course covers the leading theories, models and tools to make better branding decisions, and how to plan and evaluate branding strategies. It also provides a forum for students to apply these principles.

MKT 5460: Marketing Analysis

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Students will learn how to use data analytics to guide business decisions that will build value for customers and the firm. Students will explore the leading theories, models and techniques underlying marketing analytics and will have a forum for thoughtfully discussing what they are learning.

MIS 5450: Managing Information Technology in the Business Enterprise

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

Future information systems leaders focus on understanding the issues involved in managing the systems development process in organizations, the growth and assimilation of technologies, the personnel involved in the IS function, and the relationship of IS with the rest of the organization. Includes in-depth analysis of the current issues in the field of information systems.

ISEC 5405: Cyber Security Fundamentals

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This class will introduce students to the foundational aspects of information systems security, or cybersecurity, and how these aspects relate to the organizational and business environment. In this class, students will come to understand the seven main domains of information systems security; these domains can be applied to the organization or workplace.

ISEC 5430: Cyber Security Planning and Policy: A Strategic Approach

Course Length: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 4

This course will concentrate on the practical aspects of the policies and plans required for today’s rapidly evolving threats and technologies for organizations. Students will gain experience writing the critical cybersecurity policies needed in today’s academic, business and governmental environment. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply a wide range of ideas, concepts and results from the information security discipline to be more effectively mitigate information risks.



Business Foundation Courses

A foundational understanding of the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) acquired during business studies is required before students without an undergraduate degree in business can take the core MBA courses. These students must first complete the CBK business foundation courses; subjects include statistics, accounting, economics, finance, and business law. These are taken as Pass/Fail courses and do not count toward the student's GPA, which is based on the 12 core courses in the online MBA curriculum. Successful completion of the business foundation courses confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript; they must be completed before taking core courses.

Students who already have an undergraduate business degree can choose to take the additional foundation courses to facilitate a smooth transition into the Online MBA program. Students with a business undergraduate degree from a non AACSB-accredited university are required to take the foundation courses.

Students register for each course individually. Business Law and Finance must be taken together to equal three hours of registration and part-time status.

*Students with an undergraduate degree in business from an AACSB-accredited institution can complete an MBA degree online in 12 months by taking two core courses per term, completing 48 credit hours at a total cost of $51,264.

Students whose undergraduate degree is not in business or is not a business degree from an AACSB-accredited institution can earn the MBA degree online in 16 months by first completing the business foundation courses and then taking two core courses per term, completing 60 credit hours at a total program cost of $60,624. Business foundation courses (statistics, accounting, economics, finance, and business law) are taken as Pass/Fail and do not count toward the student's GPA. Successful completion of the business foundation courses confers 12 graduate credit hours on the student's transcript; they must be completed before taking core courses.

Tuition and fees are reviewed and adjusted annually.

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