MBA - Information Security/Assurance Concentration

The Master of Business Administration degree program with a concentration in Information Security/Assurance allows graduate students the opportunity to delve deeper into the realms of business continuity, incident response, cyber science and other aspects of information technology business operations. No company is without an information technology/information security function and the language of business requires a grasp of the information security landscape. Graduates of this program are able to translate business and functional dynamics necessary in today’s environment. The program was developed and updated in collaboration with students and successful industry leaders, enabling graduates to advance in their professional careers by attaining business competencies as well as leadership, strategic and creative thinking skills in the ever-changing global business environment.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Gather, interpret and analyze research to inform decision making at operational and strategic levels of an organization.
  • Use advanced communication skills and awareness of cultural differences in global and domestic business interactions.
  • Analyze problems from a diverse perspective, propose effective solutions and evaluate the impact of executive decisions.
  • Assess and evaluate business entities taking into account cross-functional environments as they affect ethical decision making in domestic and global organizations.
  • Integrate information security solutions through the alignment of appropriate security methodologies to different security situations.

Providence and North Miami students admitted to graduate programs in the College of Business who meet the English Proficiency Requirements but whose undergraduate degree was not earned at a American university or at a university located in a country in which the official language is English will be required to take a communications skills assessment. A list of those countries may be found online. Graduate students exiting the English as a Second Language Program at Johnson & Wales University may also be required to take a writing assessment. 

Master of Business Administration — Information Security/Assurance Concentration

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Credits
Foundation Courses
ECON5000Economics in the Global Economy3
FISV5000Corporate Financial Accounting3
ISA5005Network Fundamentals *3
Core Courses
FISV5526Financial Reporting and Control3
FISV5600Financial Management3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5700Research and Inquiry3
Information Security/Assurance Courses **
ISA5020Foundations of Information Security Management3
ISA6050Business Continuity Planning3
ISA6060Risk Management and Incident Response3
ISA6070Cyber Science and IT Business Operations3
Career Capstone Course
MGMT6800Business Policy and Strategy3
Total Credits36.0-45.0
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ISA5005 Network Fundamentals will only be offered online.

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Information Security/Assurance concentration courses will only be offered online for students at the Denver campus. For students at the Providence campus, ISA6050 Business Continuity Planning, ISA6060 Risk Management and Incident Response and ISA6070 Cyber Science and IT Business Operations will only be offered online.