Degree Overview

As data usage increases among businesses around the world, the need for cybersecurity management professionals is on the rise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the information security industry is expected to grow by 28% by 2026, and more than 28,000 new jobs will be created in the field. With the online Bachelor of Business Administration – Cybersecurity Management degree from St. Ambrose University, you will gain vital business expertise, become proficient in information technology essentials and prepare for career advancement in this dynamic field.

The online cybersecurity degree is a business program designed to equip you with the skills it takes to assess the security needs of information technology systems and develop plans of action to prevent and defend businesses against cyberattacks. Through a career-focused curriculum delivered fully online in an interactive classroom, the cybersecurity management degree provides the flexibility necessary to learn at your own pace as you develop new skills that can immediately be applied to the workplace.

Designed to help you advance in your career, this online IT management degree covers a variety of material to ensure you develop the diverse skills employers are looking for. Course topics include accounting, marketing, international business, computer science, telecommunications, investigation techniques, troubleshooting and more. When you graduate, you’ll be equipped with the expertise needed for success as a cybersecurity management professional, positioned for increased earning potential and qualified for admission to a master’s degree program.

Degree Details

  • Next Start Date:1/13/20
  • Est. Program Length*:2 years
  • Credit Hours:120 total
  • Course Length:8 Weeks
  • Cost Per Credit Hour:$464

Who is This Degree For?

  • Individuals already employed in security or technical fields who want to advance in their careers.
  • Business or management professionals interested in an IT career.
  • Students with some college credits who are looking for a rewarding and stable career.

Course Requirements

  • MATH 191 or STBE 137 Quantitative Reasoning in Business
  • ACCT 201 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 202 Managerial Accounting
  • BUS 201 Business Law
  • ECON 201 Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Microeconomics
  • FNCE 300 Principles of Finance
  • INTL 372 Managing Across Cultures
  • MGMT 210 Principles of Management
  • MGMT 449 WI- Strategic Management and Policy
  • MKTG 209 Principles of Marketing
  • PHIL 305 Business Ethics
  • STBE 237 Statistics for Business and Economics
  • INTL 400 International Experience Portfolio
  • CSCI 140 Foundations of Computer Science
  • CSCI 250 Introduction to Cybersecurity
  • CSCI 270 Networks and Data Communications
  • CSCI 480 CodePath/Facebook Cybersecurity
  • CSMT 410 Cybersecurity Management
  • 40 credits of approved business administration courses and 15 credits of approved cybersecurity management courses

Career Outcomes

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY MANAGER

As technology continues to advance, the need for information technology managers is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the industry to expand by 12% by 2026, creating thousands of new jobs. The online IT management degree from St. Ambrose will equip you with the skills you need to succeed as a manager in this in-demand field.

INFORMATION SECURITY ANALYST

Companies of all sizes face the risk of cyberattacks on private data, which is why the role of information security analysts is vital to all industries. These professionals develop plans of action to prevent data breaches and protect their company’s information. With the online cybersecurity management degree from St. Ambrose, you’ll prepare for this rewarding career with hands-on experience working with the latest industry tools.

FINANCIAL OPERATIONS MANAGER

Businesses all over the world rely on highly skilled professionals to ensure financial operations are carried out properly and financial information is secured. With the online cybersecurity degree from St. Ambrose University, you’ll develop innovative management skills and learn the information systems essentials necessary to succeed as a financial operations manager.

Why St. Ambrose?

  • Outcomes-based Education

    St. Ambrose University is focused on results: 90% of our 2016-17 undergraduates were employed in their field, attending graduate school, or contributing to their communities as volunteers within six months of graduating. Alumni of our graduate programs are leading worldwide corporations, hospitals, security firms, hospitals, non-profit organizations and more.

  • Outstanding Faculty

    You will learn from leading educators, practitioners, and researchers who support your educational and professional goals. Our faculty are focused on teaching first and are readily available to answer questions or help you dive deeper into a topic.

  • Affordability

    Our competitive tuition means you will get a deep and relevant education at an affordable price.

  • Core Values

    Ambrosians share a commitment to academic excellence, liberal arts, social justice, and service. Our students, alumni and faculty are actively contributing to their communities, professions, and the world. Join us, grow, and make an impact of your own.

Benefits of Learning Online

  • Flexible Schedule

    With our fully online format, you can balance your education around your busy life. Take advantage of a structure that puts your needs first.

  • Community

    Enjoy completing your studies in a community of peers from diverse backgrounds.

  • Become an Ambrosian

    Earn a St. Ambrose University online degree from anywhere in the world.

  • Experienced Faculty

    Our faculty have real-world experience and a passion for teaching. Make a connection and use it to help propel your career.

  • Competitive Tuition

    We offer competitive tuition and financial aid for our online programs.