The Information Security MBA uses a "blended" format of instruction. A cohort of 25 or fewer students will meet for 28 consecutive months to complete 14 courses for a total of 42 credit hours. Students complete one course every eight weeks. The program includes 10 core courses covering the basic business topics such as accounting, finance, marketing, management and strategy. Each of these core courses address some issues of information security as it relates to the specific discipline. Additionally, 4 courses focus specifically on information security topics that managers in today's business environment need to know.

This cohort meets face-to-face in Northern Virginia once every eight weeks on a Saturday at the beginning and end of every course. Instruction between face-to-face sessions is online, using synchronous and asynchronous teaching methods.

In addition to a MBA degree, all graduates receive the NSA-approved certificate: Information Systems Security (INFOSEC) Professionals (NSTISSI No. 4011).

The program is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Tuition is $900 per credit hour. The cost per course is $2,700. The total cost for the degree is $37,800.

For additional course descriptions, please see the Information Security MBA Concentration catalog.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Spring Semester

Block 1

MBA 600 – Leadership &Organizational Behavior

MBA 615 – Supply Chain Management & Logistics

Block 2

MBA 610 – Quantitative Methods

MBA 654 – Investment Analysis or
MBA 695 - Cultural Awareness Experience

Summer Semester

Block 1

MBA 620 – Accounting for Decision Making

MBA 613 – Found. Of Marketing Leadership

Block 2

MBA 617 – Corporate Financial Decision Making

MBA 682 – Managerial Computer Forensics

Fall Semester

Block 1

MBA 618 – Information Systems Strategy

MBA 641 – Microeconomics of Business Decision Making

MBA 685 – Information Security Ethics & Policy


Block 2

MBA 680 – Intro to Information Security

MBA 681 – Managing System Network

MBA 691 – Strategic Organizational Leadership

MBA 691, Strategic Organizational Leadership, is considered the capstone course in the M.B.A. Information Security concentration and replaces the comprehensive examination requirement. A grade of "B" or better must be attained to pass MBA 691.

For more information, please see The Graduate Catalog.       

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