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This program creates a new manager with a strong understanding of business fundamentals, who also understands the business implications of information security.

Information Security MBA at JMU

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Ranked 28th in the nation, and 8th in student engagement, by U.S. News & World Report.

The Information Security MBA prepares you to become a manager with a strong understanding of business fundamentals, who also understands the business implications of information security. The curriculum goes beyond tactical systems issues, and positions information security in the panorama of all business functions. This distinct perspective is a critical necessity for executives now that information technology has become the core of contemporary business practices. 

The Information Security MBA focuses on managerial decision making, analytical problem solving, oral and written communication, and application of theoretical constructs - all set in an information security framework. Executives from industry, military and government who attain this degree will understand preservation of information confidentiality and protection, risk management, data and system integrity, availability, authenticity and utility - all set against a strategic business background. 

Since January 1997, JMU's College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) has offered a master's degree in computer science concentrating in information security. The program was started under a grant from the National Security Agency and currently serves students from the Department of Defense, FBI, NSA, Defense Intelligence Agency and many private sector corporations. Moreover, the Center for Research in Information Systems Security Education makes its home in CISE at JMU.

Partnerships

The Information Security MBA offers three partnerships that add value to the student experience:

The Booz Allen Hamilton partnership allows employees of Booz Allen Hamilton to apply for and receive special tuition rates for either JMU’s Information Security MBA Program (InfoSec MBA) or the Master of Science in Computer Science Program (InfoSec MS).

The National Defense University partnership allows IRMC students who finish information assurance certificate programs at NDU to transfer up to twelve credit hours towards the completion of the Information Security MBA.

The ISC2 Global Academic Program partnership provides Official (ISC)² CISSP CBK Training as part of the INFOSEC MBA overall plan of study, not just as a stand-alone course for professional development.

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