8314
Master of Business Administration
Online
No
Graduate
Florida Tech Online, Whiteman
2017-2018 Catalog
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 M.B.A. program, and should meet with the advisor to prepare a program plan outlining the courses needed for the M.B.A. 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

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.

Program Prerequisites

The following foundation courses are considered prerequisites to this program and will be waived for any student with an undergraduate degree in business or who has taken undergraduate courses in accounting, economics and finance with a minimum grade of B.

  • BUS 5601 Essentials of Business Development 1
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines necessary tools required to plan and run a successful business venture. Requires integration of concepts, methods and models from accounting, economics and marketing in forming a business plan for a product or service in a case study.

    Requirement(s):
    First course in a two-course sequence.
  • BUS 5602 Essentials of Business Development 2
    Credit Hours: 3

    Builds on BUS 5601. Examines and uses concepts, methods and models from the functional business areas of statistics, finance, management and law. Requires students to integrate each component into a complete business plan.

    Prerequisite:

    BUS 5601 

    Requirement(s):
    Second course in a two-course sequence.
Core Courses

The M.B.A. degree requires completion of a common set of six core courses including the capstone course in strategic management, and an additional two directed electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) chosen with th approval of the faculty advisor. These required courses are designed to prepare the student to respond to the complex business decisions that arise in today's rapidly changing e1ivi.ronment. As such, these courses incorporate either case studies or projects that require extensive qualitative and/or quantitative analysis.

  • BUS 5421 Managerial Economics
    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an understanding of the microeconomic forces that influence firm decision-making. Includes competitive markets and market failure, benefit-cost analysis, demand estimation and forecasting, decision-making under risk and uncertainty, production and cost estimation, and market structure analysis.

  • BUS 5431 Managerial Accounting
    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on internal reporting to managers for use in planning and control, in making nonroutine decisions and in formulating major plans and policies. Covers cost-volume-profit relationships, flexible budgets and standards, job order and process cost, and cost allocation and accumulation.

  • BUS 5440 Financial Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Studies the concepts and tools of corporate financial management and financial planning, including capital budgeting, capital structure and net working capital. Considers the importance of ethics in financial decision-making.

  • BUS 5450 Organizational Behavior
    Credit Hours: 3

    Presents existing research, theories and models explaining how individual and group behavior and processes shape the internal dynamics of organizations. Provides the foundation to understand contemporary debates concerning alternative organizational designs and management practices.

  • BUS 5460 Management Information Systems
    or MGT 5014 Information Systems 
    Credit Hours: 3

    Addresses policy and management issues surrounding information systems in today's enterprises: strategic use, organizational impact, project management, human resource issues and other topics germane to understanding management information systems.

  • Directed Electives (BUS 5000-level or higher) Credit Hours: 6
Specialization
  • MGT 5114 Introduction to Information Security Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the fundamental principles of computer security as applied to information technology (IT). Covers foundations, psychology, prevention, detection, human factors, technical considerations, management processes and future considerations for the security of information technology.

  • MGT 5155 Security in the Enterprise
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines topics relevant to managing security in an enterprise environment. Focuses on legal obligations and relevant legislation. Includes forensic investigation of security incidents, monitoring and surveillance, metrics and attack models.

    Prerequisite:

    MGT 5114 

  • MGT 5156 Host-Based Security
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines security from the system user's point of view. Provides an overview of computer application development (programming languages, compilers, development, distribution, software engineering). Also includes operating systems, databases, virtualization and Web applications. Requires no prior programming knowledge.

    Prerequisite:

    MGT 5114 

  • MGT 5157 Secure Networks and Communication
    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines security in networked environments and digital communications. Includes the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model, communications protocols, wired and wireless communications, Internet security, addressing and routing, and digital certificates. Also presents best practices, methods and tools.

    Prerequisite:

    MGT 5114 

Capstone
  • BUS 5480 Strategic Management
    Credit Hours: 3

    In-depth analysis of industries and competitors, and how to build and defend competitive advantages in forming a successful competitive strategy. Case analysis and management simulation convey the multifunctional nature of decision making at the top management level. Augmented by live-case analyses.

    Requirement(s):
    Must be taken in the final semester before graduation.
Total Credits Required: 36