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.

Master of Business Administration — Information Security/Assurance Concentration

Master of Business Administration 

Foundation Courses
ACCT5000Corporate Financial Accounting3
ECON5000A Survey of Economic Principles3
ISA5005Network Fundamentals *3
Core Courses
FISV5600Financial Management3
FISV5720Financial Reporting and Control3
MGMT5575Operations Management3
MGMT5800Effective Leadership3
MGMT5900Ethics, Corporate Social Responsibility and Law3
MRKT5500Strategic Marketing3
RSCH5800Evidence-Based Research in Management3
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

ISA5005 Network Fundamentals is only offered online.


Note for Providence campus students: MBA concentration courses may only be available online.  Students should consult with their academic counselor/advisor regarding course availability and for planning.