Online Master of Business Administration in Cyber Security

Job security could start with a job in security.

Today’s world is a very different place to do business than it was a decade or two ago — especially when it comes to keeping sensitive information private and secure. This means there’s an increasing demand for cyber security experts.

Maryville’s online MBA in Cyber Security goes beyond just research to offer a curriculum based on reality. Every aspect of our program is designed to help you define your role in today’s workplace.

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Study 100% online

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Utilize eligible transfer credits

Why choose Maryville for your online
MBA in Cyber Security degree?

Pursuing your master’s degree in cyber security is a brave decision. We like brave. That’s why we’ve designed our program to have all the features you need to work around your life.

  • Connected. Access 100% online coursework with 24/7 technical support.
  • Practical. Gain hands-on experience through Maryville’s Cyber Fusion Lab.
  • Accessible. Explore financial aid and transfer credit options.
  • Well-respected. Maryville is accredited and ranked among the best.

But that’s only the beginning. The John E. Simon School of Business and the highly regarded faculty of our online cyber security MBA continually cultivate partnerships with companies from around the world, in a range of business sectors. These connections can help improve your networking opportunities — and ensure our cyber security MBA addresses real-time industry needs.

Maryville University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission — HLC

Ranked among “America’s Top Colleges” — Forbes, 2018

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Ranked among the best values in private colleges
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2018

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Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

A few of our business partners include:

Centric Group

Edward Jones
Express Scripts
Mercy Health

SSM Health

What does our online MBA in Cyber Security degree curriculum cover?

This program is designed to get you ready for your next step — to compete and succeed in just about any position focused around business and information technology. Key courses in Maryville’s online cyber security master’s degree curriculum include:

  • Controls for Effective Cyber Defense. This course covers the Critical Controls for Effective Cyber Defense, which are a recommended set of actions that provide specific and actionable ways to deter potential attacks. Discussion focuses on how organizations can use these controls to define the starting point for their defenses, direct their resources on actions with immediate payoff, and focus their attention on additional risks.
  • Pen Testing. This course involves assessing target networks and hosts for security vulnerabilities. Specific penetration testing and ethical hacking methodologies are covered and used on network devices, client machines, and mobile devices.
  • Forensic Examination and Analysis. This course provides students with an overview of digital forensics and analysis to include acquiring, authenticating, and analyzing digital evidence. Students will have the chance to explore technical and managerial topics to earn theoretical and practical hands-on experience using forensic equipment and software.
  • Legal Aspects of Privacy and Compliance. This course explores fundamental questions the digital age raises regarding how existing legal rules/guidelines should be applied to new technologies. Topics of discussion include various legal issues that arise in cyberspace, including jurisdiction, regulation of online speech, issues of privacy and security, and intellectual property protection.

What careers can you pursue with your online MBA in Cyber Security degree?

You’re going back to school because you want to take your career farther and do more with it. An online cyber security MBA can help you accomplish that goal by equipping you with the skills to pursue a host of business positions — all the way to the C-suite — with salaries that can be in the six-figure range or higher.

This degree can prepare you for the following positions, among many others:

Computer Network Architect
Median Salary: $104,650*

Project Manager
Median Salary: $71,450**

Computer Systems Analyst
Median Salary: $88,270*

Information Security Analyst
Median Salary: $95,510*

Software Developer
Median Salary: $103,560*

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Meet our experienced instructors.

Cyber security moves incredibly fast. New threats come about nearly every day, and new solutions have to be created to counter them — immediately.

This is no place for theory; this is the real world. To succeed in it, you need real-world training from people who’ve been in the middle of it.

Our instructors are leaders in the industry with a passion for teaching and advancing your career — not theirs. Their experience and dedication will help you get the most out of the program.

Check them out for yourself.

Admissions Requirements

Our online MBA in Cyber Security program is a great option for those ready to move into the upper levels of the industry. That’s why we do everything we can to make it available to anyone with the desire and motivation.

If you’re feeling brave, we’re ready to help you reach your potential. All you’ll need is:

  • A four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Official academic transcripts
  • A completed online application — no fee required
  • Personal letter explaining qualifications for graduate work
  • International applicants only: Official Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL with a score of 563 within two years of application

Flexible start dates

Your studies need to fit around your life and schedule. That’s why, in addition to 100% online coursework, we make our online MBA with a concentration in Cyber Security convenient by offering multiple start times throughout the year.

You can choose from six start dates at the beginning or mid-point of the spring, summer, or fall term.

Program cost

At Maryville University, we’re committed to providing top-quality graduate education at an affordable price. Tuition for our MBA with a concentration in Cyber Security is $714 per credit hour, or about $27,846 in total. For those who qualify, scholarships, financial aid, and other tuition assistance may be available.

For more information, you can check out our admissions page.

Credits to completion

Our online MBA with a concentration in Cyber Security degree program comprises 39 credits and can be completed in as few as 14 months. Here’s how the curriculum breaks down:

  • 24 credit hours for your business core
  • 12 credit hours for your cyber security concentration
  • 3 credit hours for your capstone