Grand Canyon University

M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity


3300 W Camelback Rd

Phoenix, AZ 85017

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.B.A. with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity

Format: Online

Program Description:

Bridge the Gap Between IT and the Boardroom by Earning an MBA in Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity is a growing concern in every industry that relies on information technology. Businesses need to protect their own proprietary information, as well as their customers’ sensitive data. The MBA in Cybersecurity is a way to bridge the gap between the boardroom and the IT department. GCU’s Colangelo College of Business is pleased to offer the Master of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Cybersecurity degree.

This master’s degree in cybersecurity emphasis blends studies in modern business management with a comprehensive cybersecurity curriculum. If you earn your master’s degree in cybersecurity, you can prepare to meet the diverse challenges of the modern workplace. The skills you can learn in this MBA program are transferrable across a broad range of cybersecurity jobs and industries.

The Benefits of Having a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity

Earn Your Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity Online

The online master’s degree in cybersecurity program allows you to study when and where it is convenient for you. This program requires 54 credits for completion. Most of the online classes are eight weeks long. This program is also available through evening classes on campus at GCU.

This online MBA in Cybersecurity program emphasis includes business analytics and management coursework in the cybersecurity courses. Some of the core class topics you will take include:

    Organizations and leadership
    Applications of cyber warfare
    Design of enterprise security and infrastructure
    Operational and strategic management

GCU’s master’s degree in cybersecurity emphasis provides a comprehensive study of modern business issues and cybersecurity concerns. There is an emphasis on examining the NIST Cybersecurity Framework. Some of the other topic areas you will study include:

    Security solutions that align with business plans
    Financial forecasting
    Management of working capital
    Cost behavior and budgeting

Careers for MBA in Cybersecurity Degree Emphasis Graduates

The Colangelo College of Business seeks to graduate fully capable business leaders and future executives. When you graduate with your MBA in Cybersecurity, you can position yourself to pursue a decision-making role in any company with vulnerabilities to technology systems.

According to a report released by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and McAfee, the world economy lost an estimated $500 billion to cyber-crimes in 2014. The estimate of losses for 2017 is $600 billion.1 With the growth of cyber-crimes, there is a critical need for business executives who understand the dynamics of cyber-attacks and threat intelligence to mitigate the risk.

1 (ISC)2. (n.d.). 2022 Cybersecurity Workforce Study, Retrieved December 2022.

2 Chin, K. (2023, April 6). Does Cybersecurity Require Coding? Retrieved July 31, 2023.


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Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Loans Offered: Perkins Loan, Stafford Student Loans, PLUS Loans, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP) State Grant, Arizona Post-Secondary Education Voucher Program State Grant, Federal Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Locale: Large City

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