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.