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Graduate Snapshot - Business Administration

Description of Program:

Information Security (M.B.A.)

Advances in information technologies, the globalization of markets, and increased rate of technological change have changed the competitive dynamics in many industries. The management of knowledge and information is a critical source of competitive advantage for firms. To sustain success, firms must protect their information and knowledge-based resources. Thus, the Information Security M.B.A. Program is designed to provide students with a sound foundation in all of the business principles, while also ensuring they have a strong understanding of the business implications of information security.

The program is primarily intended for working professionals holding full-time positions. While this program is primarily an online program utilizing synchronous and asynchronous techniques, students meet with faculty once every eight weeks on a Saturday in Reston, VA, near Dulles airport.

The curriculum of the Information Security M.B.A. Program includes 42 total credit hours.

Innovation (M.B.A.)

Innovation is a critical component of sustainable firm success in today's complex, global and dynamic, business environment. Managers need to understand the technical and human components of innovation and be able to be leaders of the innovation process. Thus, the theme of this program is Leading through Innovation with Technology and People. The program is designed to provide students with a sound foundation in all of the business principles, while focusing on the various aspects of innovation. The program also emphasizes the development of teamwork, managerial decision-making and leadership skills.

The program is primarily intended for working professionals holding full-time positions in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and other nearby regions. The program includes 48 total credit hours.

Degrees Offered: Master in Business Administration (M.B.A.)

Concentration:
Innovation
Information Security

Program Website: http://www.jmu.edu/cob/mba/

Catalog Website: http://www.jmu.edu/gradcatalog/14/masters/business-administration.shtml

Application Requirements: http://www.jmu.edu/grad/programs/all-programs/business-administration.shtml