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2016-2017 Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity, M.B.A.


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Major Code: 8314 Degree Awarded: Master of Business Administration
Age Restriction: No Admission Status: Graduate
Delivery Mode(s): Online Location(s): Florida Tech Online, Whiteman
Admission Materials: GMAT, GRE recommended  

The Master of Business Administration - Cybersecurity degree program is a graduate professional program that emphasizes the breadth of preparation in various disciplines required for business alongside a depth of knowledge in the Cybersecurity domain. The degree may be completed in two years or less and provides the high-level knowledge and range of skills to meet the challenges of today’s enterprise security needs. Students will gain valuable knowledge in risk management, security operations management, evaluating security threats, and managing a business focused on cybersecurity services. Rooted in the case method approach, this intensive MBA program offers a uniquely collaborative, hands-on education.

Admission Requirements

The applicant to the master of business administration program must have a bachelor’s degree; however, the degree need not be in business administration. Applicants who are graduates of non-business programs are also encouraged to apply. An applicant is assigned an advisor soon after acceptance into the MBA program, and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the MBA degree.

The admissions decision is based on a review of the application documentation including work experience, academic performance, references and written statement of purpose. Although taking the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) is not a requirement, it is highly recommended for admission consideration. Individuals who take the GMAT and obtain a satisfactory score can compensate for other criteria in their application (such as academic performance or work experience). Preference for graduate scholarships will be given to applicants who take the GMAT.

Degree Requirements

The two-course sequence Essentials of Business Development 1 and 2 (BUS 5601 and BUS 5602) culminates in a fully integrated business plan. Each student has the opportunity to choose a business in their field and progressively bring it to fruition through critical business concepts from statistics and managerial economics with special emphasis on information assurance and security needs.

Students actively engage in case study analysis and exercise leadership and teamwork skills. In addition to the core business fundamentals, you’ll gain specialized skills in strategic information technology and management. The program combines academic principles and practical, real­world applications to result in a solid business foundation.

Foundation Courses


The following foundation courses are required of all MBA students enrolled in their first semester at Florida Tech: 

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  • This two-course core sequence familiarizes students with the principle concepts and tools used in the main foundation disciplines of business, including accounting, financial statement analysis, economics, marketing, management principles, finance, business law and statistics. Students also learn how the various disciplines are integrated by completing two substantive projects. These courses can be completed in one semester and are designed not only for individuals with undergraduate degrees in business, but also for students with undergraduate degrees in other fields. Full-time international students must register for at least one additional course. For more information, international students should consult with the associate dean of academics.

Core Courses


The MBA degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today’s rapidly changing environment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.

Total Credits Required: 36


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