Cybersecurity Management Concentration

The importance of cybersecurity and the need to protect the resources in a company’s information system are the basis for the School of Business' M.B.A. with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management.

This online degree ensures graduates have the technical skills and business knowledge to lead individuals at the forefront of the war against those who would prey upon us via electronic media.

M.B.A. Cybersecurity Management concentration courses explore:

-Management of information security for government, corporations and other institutions

-Systems security principles, disaster recovery principles and planning, and incident response planning and execution

-Network security management

-Disaster recovery management

-Web security management

-Strategic planning for information security

You will also achieve a broad background in business through general M.B.A. courses including those that address:

  • Core business management functions
  • Oral and written business communication
  • Effective team membership and leadership in work partnerships and cross-functional collaborative efforts
  • Ethical, economically responsible business decisions in the context of a diverse set of stakeholders
  • Business implications of the new economy and applying widely used technologies to management issues

In addition to the analytical tools and technologies necessary to solve complex management problems, our M.B.A. program emphasizes leadership skills within Saint Leo University's core values and traditions.

Our online M.B.A. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), professional accreditors for business programs in student-centered colleges and universities throughout the world.

Prerequisite Knowledge Requirements
Students should have some prior knowledge of computer operations, networking, and other areas in the computer field. You may have taken the required background classes at the undergraduate level, demonstrate the knowledge through comprehensive testing or previous experience in the field, or take courses that are offered by Saint Leo University or another accredited institution.

Degree Requirements

M.B.A. students take up to two courses per eight-week term. Students can complete the 36 credits required for graduation in as little as one year, or may extend their studies for as long as five years. You may start the Saint Leo M.B.A. program at any of the six terms each year, and—with director approval—can pursue up to two M.B.A. concentrations concurrently.

Business Core (21 credits)

  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • MBA 525 Professional Development 3

    This course is designed to give MBA students a tangible head start in acquiring and honing numerous core skills essential for success in the MBA program and the business world. The emphasis will be on the development of professional skills and perspectives, such as business writing, coaching and counseling, conflict resolution, effective business protocol, interviewing, intercultural awareness and sensitivity, negotiating agreement, and public speaking.

  • MBA 540 Managerial Economics 3

    This course explores the concepts of economic optimization, the estimation of demand, and cost and pricing analysis. An introduction to economic forecasting and decision making under conditions of risk and uncertainty is also included.

    Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in microeconomics strongly recommended.

  • MBA 560 Financial and Managerial Accounting 3

    This course focuses on the study of accounting concepts and standards applicable to presentation of financial information to interested users, structure, uses and limitations of financial statements, and measurement systems related to income determination and asset valuation. The course also considers the discussion of internal and external influences on accounting decisions.

    Prerequisites: Undergraduate course in financial accounting and managerial accounting is strongly recommended.

  • MBA 565 Marketing 3

    This course considers the operational and strategic planning issues confronting managers in marketing. Topics include buyer behavior, market segmentation, product selection and development, pricing, distribution, promotion, market research, and international and multicultural marketing. Additional fee applies for marketing computer simulation.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525

  • MBA 533 Human Resource Management 3

    This course is designed to focus on an in-depth analysis of the major functions of a manager dealing with human resource issues. Issues to be covered include, but are not specifically limited to, staffing, employee training and development, compensation and benefits, legal issues, union versus non-union issues, safety and health issues, and cross-cultural and expatriate issues.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525

  • MBA 575 Global Business Management 3

    The student will develop an understanding of international/multinational management by examining the challenges and opportunities of operating globally. Emphasis will be on developing an understanding of the complexities of dealing with diverse social, cultural, economic, and legal systems. The role of business in this dynamic world environment will be analyzed.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525

  • MBA 599 Strategic Management 3

    This capstone course integrates knowledge gained in previous graduate business courses. It centers on the theme that organizations achieve sustained success when their managers have astute, timely strategic game plans and they implement these plans with proficiency. Strategic management theory is used in the analysis of case studies of companies operating in the domestic and global marketplace. This course is to be taken in the student’s last term, unless otherwise approved by the Director of the MBA Program.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 533, or HRA 545; MBA 540, MBA 560, or ACC 504; MBA 565 or SPB 565; and MBA 575.

Cybersecurity Management Concentration (15 credits)

  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • COM 510 Principles of Cybersecurity Management 3

    Information security is an essential part of any business plan, and managers need to be aware of the principles and methodology of managing information security. This course provides an in-depth view of the management of information security for government, corporations, and other institutions. Students will develop information security plans for sample organizations.

  • COM 520 Systems Security Risk Management 3

    Securing the systems that run our computers is the key to ensuring that our essential information remains safe and available. This course provides a foundation in systems security principles, disaster recovery principles and planning, and the importance of incident response planning and execution to minimize downtime. A computer system with appropriate software will be required.

    Prerequisites: COM 510

  • COM 530 Network Security Management 3

    Global and local networks provide capabilities for businesses and individuals that have become essential in the success of the world economy. Defending these systems against attacks is imperative. This course provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of network security and some hands-on experience in network security. A computer system with appropriate software will be required.

    Prerequisites: COM 510

  • COM 590 Strategic Planning for Cybersecurity 3

    This course describes and demonstrates the application of information security forecasting methods, their implementation within organizations, and the development of a competitive strategic plan.

    Prerequisites: COM 520, COM 530

  • COM 540 or 545 : (3 Credits)3
    • COM 540 Disaster Recovery Management

      Disaster recovery planning and management is a major requirement for situations where terrorism, natural disaster, or other threats must be faced and dealt with. This course provides the student with the capabilities to develop and maintain disaster recovery plans and manage the recovery in the event of a disaster.

      Prerequisites: COM 510

    • COM 545 Web Services Security

      Access to the World Wide Web and Internet for multiple purposes is one of the major components of most business operations. Many businesses also use the same protocols and processes to provide internal communications. Security of these assets is imperative for a successful business. This course provides the concepts and procedures of assessing and managing security for Web activities.

      Prerequisites: COM 510

Total Credits 36


  • Course
  • Course Name
  • Credits
  • MBA 625 Internship 3

    This is an elective credit course (added on top of the basic MBA courses). MBA students, along with their designated faculty members, arrange for full- or part-time jobs in fields related to their MBA curriculum. Under the guidance of a designated faculty member, students work to enrich their University experience through a paid internship in order to practice Master's level business skills. Specific competency requirements (and the associated activities) are outlined by the designated faculty member and agreed upon with the internship site representative. The internship must last the entire term for which the student is registered (specific work hours to be agreed upon with the employer and faculty member). At least two site contacts will be completed by the faculty member to ensure that the outlined competency requirements are completed.

    Prerequisites: MBA 525, MBA 550