CybersecurityMaster of Business Administration

Advance your cybersecurity career when you become job-ready for many of the more than 150,000 new cybersecurity positions projected in the U.S. annually through 2017. The online graduate program offered by Concordia University, St. Paul were designed, in partnership with Mission Critical Institute, to create cybersecurity leaders who can help address the accelerating shortages of cybersecurity professionals and growing cyber threats and breaches confronting the public and private sectors.

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16:1 Student/Faculty Ratio
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Master of Business Administration Curriculum Overview

You can advance your cybersecurity career and earn more when you become cybersecurity job-ready through CSP’s unique, online, practitioner-oriented, Cybersecurity MBA.

  • Gain in-depth preparation for the CISSP, CEH and CAP certifications
  • Supplemental preparation for the CISSP offered by Mission Critical Institute
  • Acquire NIST Risk Management Framework project experience
  • Work with state-of-the-art cyber tools including Nessus and TrustedAgent GRC
  • Build your portfolio of NIST RMF deliverables
  • Obtain a cybersecurity employer reference
  • Expand your cybersecurity professional network

Already hold an MBA? 

Distinguish yourself by adding the following credentials:

  • Cybersecurity risk management specialization
  • Portfolio of NIST RMF deliverables
  • Preparation for CISSP, CEH and CAP certifications
MBA in Cybersecurity Courses
Course ID Course Name Credit Hours
CYB - 500 Fed Policy and Risk Mgmt 3
CYB - 501 Cybersecurity Risk Mgmt 3
CYB - 502 Cybersecurity Practicum I 3
CYB - 503 Cybersecurity Practicum II 3
CYB - 504 Best Prac Vulnerability Assess 3
MBA - 500 Org Leadership and Dev 3
MBA - 520 Integrated Marketing Comm 3
MBA - 510 Managerial Res Meth & Design 3
MBA - 505 Global Economics 3
MBA - 515 Applied Business Ethics 3
MBA - 525 Strategic HR Management 3
MBA - 530 Managerial Finance and Acctg 3
MBA - 705 Managerial Appl Portfolio 6

Students review and analyze compliance implications of selected federal cybersecurity policies with a specific focus on the NIST Risk Management Framework.

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Students apply the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF) by completing deliverables and communicating the results of a NIST RMF project. In addition, students review the Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) of the Certified Authorization Professional (CAP) certification.

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Students develop the capability to support the conducting of an assessment and authorization project requiring the use of security controls. Students will then document results.

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Students develop the capability to provide recommendations based on the results of an assessment and authorization project which requires the use of security controls.

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Students assess system vulnerabilities, conduct controlled exploitation and produce and communicate an effective remediation plan by applying the professional Common Body of Knowledge (CBK) for both the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) and EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA) certifications.

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This course introduces leadership in dynamic, changing organizations where customers change, technologies shift, and work processes evolve. In this course students will examine how leaders develop themselves and others and create alignment as an organization changes to meet the needs of the future

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This course will develop marketing strategy and executing diverse communication tactics critical to all enterprises. Consistency in both processes and messages is important. Students will analyze business scenarios and determine strategic objectives, target markets and messages, as well as demonstrate to use and how to apply multiple marketing tactics.

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This course examines the various research methodologies used in organizational settings. It provides an overview of quantitative and qualitative methodologies including research design, data collection and analysis, interviewing, case studies, and action science. The philosophy, ethics, and politics of management research are introduced. Students will critique published research, write a literature review, and design research studies.

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The course will apply economic theory to develop a framework to analyze and predict trade, exchange rate, environmental, health, labor and other policies. Strategies will encompass the interaction of American and global economic institutions and policy making entities such as the United States Trade Representative, Congress, Federal Reserve, WTO, and the European Union.

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This course will review and analyze popular models of ethical decision making. Readings, case studies, and special presenters will provide opportunities to investigate current ethical issues facing leaders and managers in business and organizational settings as well as critically apply various ethical theories and decision-making frameworks. Literature relative to Christian vocation, applied ethics, and value-centered leadership will be explored. Student papers and presentations will demonstrate the integration of a personal and vocational ethic.

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This course looks at human resources management from an operating manager's perspective and focuses on the key role strategic human resource management plays in the development and execution of organizational strategy. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, behavioral, and the legal issues faced by companies as they attempt to compete in an increasingly expanding global economy. Students will work collaboratively to analyze and compare the complexities and challenges of doing business abroad as well as in the United States and discuss approaches, plans, and programs to address those issues strategically.

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This course will examine the framework and systems of current accounting and finance principles including preparation of financial statements, accounting cycles and balance sheet classifications. Students will apply these principles along with ethical responsibility and critical thinking skills to management practices of business decision making and strategic planning.

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The MAP is a process in which students summarize, synthesize and demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies as organizational managers and leaders. Students will draw from their MBA course work, career experiences and synthesizing activities to build a customized professional portfolio.

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  • Online Application
  • Official transcript(s) from an accredited institution stating the conferral of a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent.
  • Official transcripts showing an advanced degree beyond a bachelor’s degree may be submitted in lieu of the bachelor’s transcript if applicable.
  • Typed personal statement that answers the questions listed below. Completed statements should be labeled with your name, academic program and your contact information and submitted via email (see below): *each question should be answered in a minimum of 300 words (1 page).
    1. Why are you choosing to pursue a graduate program at this time in your career, and what are you hoping to accomplish by doing so?
    2. What strengths do you feel make you a strong candidate for the program?
    3. Describe a past or present personal/professional experience that you believe positively influenced your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
  • Current resume demonstrating three years of relevant experience.
  • Interview

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in a graduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or 651-641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Career Potential

Students completing the MBA in Cybersecurity are prepared to:
Demonstrate the relevance of enterprise-wide management functions for meeting cybersecurity management challenges. Develop and demonstrate professional communication skills and tools to address risk and incident management needs. Demonstrate collaborative competencies with diverse populations in multiple settings for addressing cybersecurity management challenges. Demonstrate the ability to analyze information through comprehensive secondary research to solve cybersecurity management problems. Demonstrate competence in using analytical tools and applications to develop analyses and solutions in support of cybersecurity management requirements. Compile, analyze, and assess the applicability of best practices in addressing information security issues relevant to the cybersecurity community. Integrate principles and techniques of risk analysis, project planning and change management in the development of information security strategies.

  • Information System Security Officer
  • Information System Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Information System Security Engineer
  • Information Security Risk Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Risk Management Analyst

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