Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Security Management online

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Program Overview

Gain insights into our online MBA in Information Security Management program

Total Tuition: $16,434
Program Duration: As few as 16 months*
Credit Hours: 36

The UWF MBA with an emphasis in Information Security Management online gives you the knowledge and skills to ensure your organization or company has an effective, up-to-date information security management program. Learn how to perform risk assessments; identify potential threats and cybersecurity dilemmas; and how to design, develop and build a security management solution.

What you’ll gain from this program:

  • Ability to analyze key elements of a complex business problem to identify the problem and come up with appropriate alternatives and a sound recommendation
  • A thorough understanding of a company and its related industry from financial, marketing, supply chain, economic, information systems and strategic perspectives
  • Expertise in analyzing the effects of economic, regulatory and tax policies on the business environment
  • Teamwork skills including leadership, group problem-solving and consensus-building
  • Ability to articulate conceptual and technical aspects of information security management solutions to fellow team members as well as to managers and clients
  • Ability to analyze key elements of a complex business problem to identify the problem and come up with appropriate alternatives and a sound recommendation
  • A thorough understanding of a company and its related industry from financial, marketing, supply chain, economic, information systems and strategic perspectives
  • Expertise in analyzing the effects of economic, regulatory and tax policies on the business environment
  • Teamwork skills including leadership, group problem-solving and consensus-building
  • Ability to articulate conceptual and technical aspects of information security management solutions to fellow team members as well as to managers and clients

ACCREDITATION:

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The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Total Tuition: $16,434
Program Duration: As few as 16 months*
Credit Hours: 36

Accreditation:

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The College of Business at the University of West Florida is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).

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Tuition

UWF offers affordable tuition

Tuition for UWF's online degrees makes them some of the most affordable programs in the state of Florida. The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Security Management online.

A discount price is also available to active duty military, veterans, spouses and dependents of military. Please call our enrollment specialists at 877-588-2502 for more information.

TUITION BREAKDOWN:

Per Credit Hour: $456.50
Total Tuition: $16,434

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $456.50
Total Tuition: $16,434

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Calendar

Important dates you need to know

The MBA – Information Security Management program is delivered in an online format ideal for working professionals, conveniently featuring multiple start dates each year.

NOW ENROLLING:

Next apply date: 9/19/22
Next class start date: 10/17/22
TermCourse Start DateApplication Deadline*Registration Deadline**Tuition Deadline***
Fall I8/22/227/25/228/21/228/28/22
Fall II10/17/229/19/2210/16/2210/23/22
Spring I1/9/2312/13/221/8/231/15/23
Spring II3/6/232/7/233/6/233/12/23
Summer I5/15/234/18/235/14/235/21/23
Summer II6/26/235/30/236/25/237/4/23

*Application and all documents must be submitted by this date.

**Registrations after the deadline will be charged a $100 fee.

***Tuition/fees not paid by the deadline will be charged a $100 fee. Students with an outstanding balance after the Add/Drop period will be purged from their course and will be assessed a $200 fee if reinstated.

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Next apply date: 9/19/22
Next class start date: 10/17/22

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Ranked No. 16 in "Top Public Schools in the South" by U.S. News & World Report (2022)

Admissions

Find out what it takes to be admitted to this online program

The admission process is the first step toward earning your online degree. Find out the requirements for the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Security Management online, what additional materials you should send and where you need to send them.

MBA IN INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT ONLINE REQUIREMENTS

Any individual with a baccalaureate degree is eligible to apply for admission to the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Security Management online program. Admission to the program is selective and based on a combination of factors including academic and professional achievement.

Admissions Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Official transcripts
  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible for admission:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution whose accrediting agency is included on the list of UWF-approved accrediting agencies
  • UWF will only accept credits from institutions whose accrediting agency is included on the list of UWF-approved accrediting agencies, outlined below:
    • Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) Western Association of Schools and Colleges
    • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    • Middles States Commission of Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    • Northwest Commission of Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    • WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
  • Official transcripts (sent from a college or university directly to the Graduate School, bearing an official seal and signature) from all previously attended universities. Students who received their undergraduate degree from UWF do not need to provide UWF transcripts.

    Transcripts should be sent to:
    The University of West Florida Graduate School
    Attention: Graduate Admissions
    11000 University Parkway, Building 11
    Pensacola, FL 32514-5750
  • International students may have additional requirements.
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher—or 2.75 with at least 8 years of relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • TEMPORARILY WAIVED: Furnish two signed letters of recommendation, which should be academic or professional in nature. Students with a GPA of 3.25 or higher may be waived from this requirement.
  • Copy of professional résumé
  • Graduate-level motivation and writing abilities as noted in essay responses within application
  • Business course academic preparation

GMAT/GRE may be waived if one of the following criteria is met:

WE ARE TEMPORARILY WAIVING THE GMAT/GRE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL APPLICANTS

  • GPA of at least 3.25
  • GPA of at least 3.0 and at least three (3) years relevant work experience in an organization (for-profit or not-for-profit) that would normally require an undergraduate degree to obtain or experience at running an entrepreneurial business
  • GPA of at least 2.75 and at least eight (8) years of relevant work experience with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Passed all four parts of the CPA examination as documented by the National Association of State Board of Accountancy (NASBA)
  • Applicants possessing an earned master's degree
  • Completion of the UWF Graduate Business Foundation Certificate with a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher

Professional experience is determined on a case-by-case basis using a résumé and any requested supporting documents. Our admissions committee evaluates an individual’s accomplishments, roles, and responsibilities to determine the total number of years of professional experience. Normally, professional experience begins at the point of graduation; however, the University of West Florida may consider prior work experience based on type of experience.

Foundation coursework and prerequisites

An undergraduate business degree is not required for admission to the online MBA program. Approximately one-third of students enter the program with no prior business coursework. However, foundation-level proficiency in the major functional areas of business is required to be successful in the program. These include accounting, economics, statistics, management and marketing.

UWF offers accelerated MBA foundation courses for applicants to meet the foundational proficiencies necessary to begin MBA core courses. This series of 1.5 credit hour intensive modules covers essential foundational knowledge in each of the prerequisite business subjects. For more information about this option, please call 877-588-2502.

Another option is GEB 5535 MBA Foundations—a 3 credit hour, 7-week all-inclusive prerequisite course that is graded on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.

Courses

View the degree plan for our online Information Security Management MBA program

For the Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Information Security Management online, the curriculum consists of 36 semester credit hours. Students are able to select their own industry to ensure the knowledge and skills gained are applicable to current job responsibilities while preparing for new opportunities upon graduation.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
An introductory MBA core course in which students must combine the practical skills and discipline of specific concepts in order to solve a complex, integrated real-life business problem. Serves as an initial integrating experience from which to launch students into the core MBA study.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 1.5
Provides the background for beginning the MBA Portfolio. Gives introduction to information resources available to perform business problem analysis. Students learn to prepare a thorough analysis of their Portfolio industry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Upon completion of the course, students will gain knowledge about budgeting, profit planning, and controlling aspects of business decision making. This course covers three broad areas: fundamental financial and managerial concepts; revenue and cost accumulation techniques; and revenue and cost analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Appreciation and understanding of the field of organizational behavior and its application in managing human and other resources. Emphasizes understanding individual behavior (motivation, self-awareness, leadership, etc.) and group dynamics (decision-making, group development and work), plus conflict, climate, learning styles, power, stress, process/content, human rights and quality. Utilizes experiential learning methodologies and other appropriate designs. May not be taken for credit by students having credit for INP 6397.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides students with quantitative skills that are required to make business decisions. These skills involve using statistical, forecasting and estimation techniques. Students are expected to use the subject matter for problem sets and exams.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of competition as they relate to business management policies and practices; profit goals and measurement problems; multiple product policy; demand analysis; cost concepts; pricing problems; case studies. Contains a portfolio project.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced treatment of investment and financing decisions of firms, emphasis on current theory and practice. Course contains a portfolio project.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on development of quantitative and analytical skills required to model, analyze, interpret and solve managerial decision making problems.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Creation of enduring and mutually satisfactory customer relationships through the provision of customer value as an enterprise management philosophy. With consideration given to operating environments, the course is designed to teach the formulation, implementation, and control of comprehensive marketing strategy with emphasis on the integrative aspects of the marketing function in a market-based enterprise. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses are used in applications oriented context. Contains a portfolio project.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Utilizes case analysis, a strategic simulation and other related experiential exercises. Integrates and applies the various business management functions from the strategic viewpoint of the organizational chief executive officer.

Students will take three of the four courses listed. Selection is based on advisor approval and course availability.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course addresses the human facets of cybersecurity. Coverage will include advanced legal, ethical, regulatory environment, psychology, and hacker culture. The focus will be on the human element and the motivation and deterrence of cyber-crimes.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course focuses on the advanced application of risk management theory and principles of information security policy. An additional major area of focus is incident response and contingency planning consisting of incident response planning, disaster recovery planning, and business continuity planning.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analyzes the advanced technology, security, and management concepts, issues, and decisions related to the infrastructure required to support electronic business processes. Addresses issues related to social media and privacy.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on the role of management in controlling information technology and understanding the risks of a highly interconnected business environment. Topics include information security; contingency planning; desktop computer controls; systems development controls; computer center operation controls; and assurance of information related to on-line, client-server, web-based, internet, cloud computing, virtualization and other advanced computer topics. This course will cover all the topic areas and prepare the student to take the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) exam.

*Program duration may depend on course load and availability. Please consult with your advisor.

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