MBA in Cyber Defense

cyber defense

Businesses need leaders who understand the inherent threat to organizational information and intellectual property. The security of information and technology is critical in the current and future business environment. A career path in cyber defense provides variety, challenge, and professional/personal growth. The contributions of leaders in cyber defense directly impacts daily operations of securing information and technology in every business. The MBA in Cyber Defense will provide you a solid foundation to excel in leading cybersecurity by using National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommended knowledge requirements. Upon completion, graduates will be prepared to be Information Security Officers.

Securing information and technology is critical for all modern businesses to be competitive in the local and global market. Understanding leadership, technology, information security, and risk management can provide you a fulfilling career as an Information Security Officer on the path to Chief Information Officer. 

McKendree's MBA in Cyber Defense prepares you to be a business leader in technology and information security through our flexible online format, allowing you to maintain your busy schedule while earning a graduate degree. This program can be completed in as little as 12 months*. At McKendree, you'll receive individualized attention from professors with real world experience in the field, who are dedicated to your success. Come discover how you can make a difference in the business world when you earn your MBA in Cyber Defense today!

*full time student.



Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Cyber Defense

MBA 621 - Accounting for Managers - 3 credits

MBA 622 - Economics of the Firm - 3 credits

MBA 623 - Business Research Methods and Applications - 3 credits

MBA 625 - Legal Issues for Managers - 3 credits

MBA 631 - Corporate Finance - 3 credits

MBA 652 - Organizational Behavior - 3 credits

MBA 653 - Stakeholder Management and Ethics - 3 credits

MBA 661 - Corporate Strategy and Leadership - 3 credits

MBA 670 - Advanced Concepts in Cyber Defense - 3 credits

MBA 672 - Cyber Systems Administration and Analysis - 3 credits

MBA 674 - Cyber Threat Assessment and Response - 3 credits

MBA 676 - Cyber Defense Management and Leadership - 3 credits

Total Credits: 36*

*Foundation courses may be required.



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Photo of Heather Haycraft, M.A.Ed.Heather Haycraft, M.A.Ed.

Graduate Admission & Lead CRM Process Specialist
(618) 537-6943