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MBA – Cyber Security Emphasis

CCU Online's MBA in Cyber Security will equip you with business knowledge and technical expertise that is highly valued by organizations and individuals across the country. As a student in this 100% online MBA program, you will learn how to operate within various areas of cyber security and acquire management skills that allow you to lead within the field of information security.

Program Focus

Business administration and information security principles

The Cyber Security MBA is designed to provide you with soft skills in theoretical aspects within the world of cybersecurity risk management. As a student, you will cover the concepts of cyber security based on foundations of business and information security principles.

This online MBA program with an emphasis in cyber security will equip you to be a business leader while also understanding the value of protecting personal and confidential information. You will learn how to apply your Christian faith to the workplace and also how to use wisdom and discernment regarding cyber security as a business leader.

    • 39 total credit hours
    • Program Format: 100% online
    • Prerequisite(s) or applicable transfer credit required
    • MBA courses are taken one at a time and are typically completed in five-week and seven-week blocks
    • Designed for busy adult learners; complete in as little as 18 months of consecutive coursework, even with a full-time or part-time job
    • Students can transfer up to nine graduate-level credit hours
    • Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
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  • MBA Courses

    CCU's online MBA in cybersecurity curriculum includes 13 online courses designed to develop effective, ethical business leaders. Each course is typically taken over five weeks as part of the MBA program. Weekly assignments are required, but the course design generally allows participants to complete coursework at the times and places that work best for them (prior to scheduled deadlines).

    CCU students utilize Brightspace, a leading solution in electronic education, to participate in online master classes that blend the latest in eLearning technology with the latest business theory and practice. Students in this online master's in business program attend classes electronically, do research using the Internet, exchange email, and participate in online discussions. Assignments and tests are submitted online for in-seat students as well as those taking their program online to become cybersecurity professionals.

    MBA Cyber Security Emphasis Courses

    The cyber security online program provides you with soft skills in theoretical aspects of the cyber security world. You will explore the concepts of cyber security based on the foundations of business and information security principles.

    The core courses for the MBA in Cyber Security emphasis include:

    • Fundamentals of Cyber Security. This course introduces you to foundational concepts such as Cryptography, Security Engineering (building systems to remain dependable in the face of malice, error, or mischance), and various aspects of risk management in the modern-day computing environment (operating system, network, cloud/mobile, web, and social).
    • Cyber Criminology. This class applies the social and behavioral approaches used to study the causes and consequences of crimes that occur in cyberspace. You will examine various types of computer-based criminal activity as well as the social and psychological factors that contribute to the life of cybercrime.
    • Security Policy and Governance. This course introduces you to the major network security policies through which governance is applied through compliance audits. You will explore cyber defense standards in several domains to include government, health, finance, and commercial industry.
    • Business and Ethics of Cyber Security. This course will teach you how to perform business development in the cyber security field. You will learn about the nuances involved in running a cyber-based business. Topics covered include: financial issues in managing a secure operation, capture management, proposal development, contract vehicles, cyber security insurance, and more.
  • Admission to the MBA Program

    Admission to the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program at Colorado Christian University is selective. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of previous academic performance, personal and professional accomplishments and goals, and strength of character. A strong desire to complete graduate-level work in a Christ-centered, biblically based community is important.

    Application Deadlines

    You can enter the MBA program at multiple points in the academic year. You should complete the admission process as early as possible so you will have adequate time to work with an advisor and qualify for financial aid.

    Prerequisite Coursework

    All applicants to CCU's MBA program are required to have fulfilled prerequisite courses for Accounting, Finance, and Statistics. Specific emphases may have additional prerequisites.

    Review the MBA Prerequisites prior to application submission.

    Admission Requirements
    • Complete the graduate admission application online (including essay and transcripts).
    • Provide a professional resume and employment record. It is expected that MBA candidates will have at least 5 years of professional work experience or the equivalent.
    • Submit an official transcript that reflects a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited higher education institution. For those seeking an emphasis in advanced accounting, a bachelor's degree in accounting is required.
    • Have a minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with an undergraduate grade point average between 2.0 and 2.49 will be admitted on a conditional admit (CAD) basis for the first semester. CAD students must maintain a 3.0 GPA or better in their first nine (9) credits to remain in the program.
    • Complete any needed prerequisite courses. Review the MBA prerequisites prior to application submission.
    • The Office of Admission reserves the right to request additional information as deemed necessary to make a selection decision.
    Transfer of Courses

    Students may transfer up to nine semester hours of graduate credit from an accredited college or university. The coursework must be comparable to that offered at CCU and fulfill the CCU MBA degree requirements.

    International Applicants

    If you are not a U.S. citizen, you are considered an international student. Learn more about whether or not you'll be required to submit TOEFL scores, and find additional information on our International Students page.

    To submit application-related materials that were not already submitted through the online application, email them to or mail to:

    Colorado Christian University
    Attn: Registrar's Office/Transcripts
    215 Union Blvd, Suite 600
    Lakewood, CO 80226

Why get an MBA in Cyber Security?

With the leadership and marketing focus in the MBA, students aspiring to become cyber security leaders or pursue other roles in business will have additional doors open in higher levels of business. Many find that they:

  • Have greater job responsibility and opportunities
  • Know how to pursue career advancement
  • Obtain professional certification in cyber security management
  • Discover new opportunities to give back (such as through project-based ministries designed to serve charitable causes)

Who should consider an MBA with a Cyber Security emphasis?

The Cyber Security MBA program is for those who wish to pursue a career as a leader in a business or nonprofit. The integration of faith and learning with a broad business administration background and technology base will prepare you for success in the business world.

You will be equipped with the skills needed to serve as a cyber security leader in the workplace and will also have a biblical background that highlights both the benefits of serving with excellence and making ethical decisions to further the kingdom of God.

If you're interested in career development for cyber security professionals, fill out the form on the page today! Our enrollment counselors can answer your questions about CCU's Cyber Security program and graduate degrees.

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.

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