Advances in information technologies, the globalization of markets, and increased rate of technological change have changed the competitive dynamics in many industries. The management of knowledge and information is a critical source of competitive advantage for firms. To sustain success, firms must protect their information and knowledge-based resources. Thus, the Information Security MBA concentration is designed to provide students with a sound foundation in all of the business principles, while also ensuring they have a strong understanding of the business implications of information security.
The program is primarily intended for working professionals holding full-time positions. While this program is primarily an online program utilizing synchronous and asynchronous techniques, students meet with faculty once every eight weeks on a Saturday in northern Virginia.
The curriculum of the Information Security MBA concentration includes the fourteen courses listed below. A cohort of students takes all courses listed below, with one course being completed every eight weeks. The program includes 42 total credit hours.
MBA 691. Strategic Management is considered the capstone course in the M.B.A. Information Security concentration and replaces the comprehensive examination requirement. A grade of "B" or better must be attained to pass MBA 691.