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Title: Master of Business Administration Concentrating in Information Security

Master of Business Administration Concentrating
in Information Security
INFOSEC MBA - Online program
  • James Madison University, Virginia

Why chose JMU?
  • Founded in 1908, James Madison University is one
    of the leading public schools in Virginia and in
    the U.S.
  • JMU repeatedly has been ranked as the top
    masters level public university in the South in
    the highly-regarded annual poll on academic
    quality by U.S. News World Report.

Why chose JMU?
  • The Kiplinger 100 ranks James Madison University
    17 in a listing of best values in public colleges
    schools that offer a first-class education at a
    reasonable price. (Kiplinger's Personal Finance,
    Feb. 2006).

  • Information technology leading cause of change
    and transformation for organizations.
  • Managing and leading the organization in the
    information age requires a new set of skills.

  • James Madison University INFOSEC MBA, one of the
    leading programs in the field, is designed to
    focus on
  • Managerial decision-making
  • Analytical problem solving
  • Oral and written communication
  • Application of theoretical constructs
  • All disciplines are taught with a focus on
    information security issues.

  • Executives from industry, military and government
    who attain this degree will understand
  • preservation of information confidentiality and
  • risk management, and
  • data and system integrity
  • all set against a strategic business background.

  • JMU is the center of academic excellence in
    information security systems education as
    designated by NSA (National Security Agency).
  • All graduates receive two NSA approved
    certificates Information Systems Security
    (INFOSEC) Professionals (NSTISSI No. 4011) and
    Information Systems Security Officers (CNSSI No.

One of the Original 7Centers of Excellence
4011 and 4014 Certified
  • Computer Science started INFOSEC in 1997
  • Discussions about Business INFOSEC
  • Market Research
  • First cohort launched in August 2000 16
  • 2nd cohort April 2002 27 students
  • 3rd cohort April 2003 23 students
  • 4th cohort April 2004 20 students
  • 5th cohort April 2005 23 students
  • 6th cohort December 2005 18 students
  • 7th cohort April 2006
  • 8th cohort August 2006, LA

The program
  • Courses
  • 10 Required 4 Electives
  • Student deliverables
  • Each course is eight weeks long
  • 4 hours face-to-face beginning ending
  • Classes held on Saturday
  • Software platforms
  • Blackboard
  • Tegrity
  • Centra Symposium

What will you learn?
  • MBA 640 Management information systems
  • Recognize the relationship between business
    pressures, organizational responses and
    information technology.
  • Understand information architecture and
  • Describe strategic information systems and
    explain their advantages.
  • Discuss new forms of organizational practices
    facilitated by information technology.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 680 Introduction to Information Security
  • Develop an understanding of the three primary
    areas of information security (access,
    availability, integrity) and the application of
    this understanding to develop a mental structure
    for information security analysis.
  • Be able to integrate the above knowledge and
    understanding to develop a basic Information
    Security Plan applicable to the students
    personal employment situation.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 600 Organizational Behavior
  • Develop change strategies for organizations
    facing dynamic environments.
  • Understand theories of personality and their
    impact on individuals in the workplace.
  • Design jobs so as to enhance employee job
    satisfaction and performance.
  • Manage organizational conflict in a functional
    and constructive manner.
  • Identify and adopt leadership styles appropriate
    for the situation being faced.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 610 Quantitative Methods for Managerial
  • Apply statistical and quantitative techniques to
    business situations.
  • Employ computational skills in a
    software-assisted environment.
  • Explain, interpret and compute a variety of
    measures and tools, including mean, median,
    standard deviation, relative frequency
    distributions, contingency tables.
  • Conduct linear and multiple regressions,
    forecasting, linear programming, simulation and
    decision analysis.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 620 Accounting for Decision-Making and
  • Understand how accounting meets information needs
    of managers, investors, and creditors and how
    accounting information is used to make short-term
    managerial decisions.
  • Be able to read and interpret financial
    statements, distinguish among fixed, variable and
    mixed costs, prepare operating budgets, and
    identify relevant costs for decision-making.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 630 Financial Management
  • Understand the concepts of operating leverage,
    financial leverage and total leverage and how to
    calculate them.
  • Calculate a breakeven analysis for a project.
  • Estimate the relevant cash flows associated with
    a capital budget project.
  • Implement capital budgeting techniques to decide
    which capital budgeting projects should be
  • Forecast an organizations financial needs based
    on its strategic planning.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 641 The Microeconomics of Business
  • Apply the basics of markets, including supply and
    demand concepts, to explain movements in prices
    and quantities.
  • Recognize and interpret the behavior of firms in
    situations of price competition, nonprice
    competition and collusion.
  • Understand antitrust and regulation and apply
    competing theories of public policies toward

What will you learn?
  • MBA 681 Managing Systems Networks
  • Develop a basic understanding for how to design
    discrete and integrated voice/data networks.
  • Learn about and work with tools that aid in
    configuration management.
  • Learn about security organizations and tools used
    by network managers.
  • Understand how the network must be included in an
    organizations overall Disaster Avoidance and
    Recovery Plan.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 642 Operations Management
  • Understand the strategic importance of operations
    management and its role in creating a competitive
  • Be able to develop, apply and interpret the
    results of basic procedures for forecasting,
    aggregate planning, master production scheduling,
    inventory planning, capacity management, and shop
    floor control.
  • Be able to explain how marketing and finance
    affect operations management.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 643 Advanced Topics and Cases in Financial
  • Identify conditions of market efficiency
  • Set up the cash flows associated with the
    acquisition of capital asset.
  • Utilize financial ratios to evaluate the
    operating and financial performance of a
    management team.
  • Identify financial restructuring possibilities,
    which will lead to an increase value of the firm
  • Evaluate financial data and identify problem
    areas of a firm.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 644 Foundations of Marketing Management
  • Conduct a a detailed situation analysis including
    macro-environmental, customer, competitor and
    industry data.
  • Create marketing strategies including
    identification of product-market segment
    opportunities, development of product/service
    positioning and development of measurable
    marketing objectives.
  • Devise and strategically implement, evaluate and
    control a marketing plan.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 682 Managerial Computer Forensics
  • Understand and be able to articulate the types
    and nature of computer crimes.
  • Be able to identify, preserve, and analyze
    digital data where a crime is believed to have
    been committed such that it will stand up in
    court under cross examination.
  • Understand the dynamics and interplay between
    computer science and forensic science.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 685 Information Security Ethics and Policy
  • Obtain a working knowledge of government policies
    related to information technologies, including
    issues of protecting an individuals privacy.
  • Review and understand the legal environment and
    the constraints placed upon operations in the
    information realm.
  • Understand the information security concerns
    pertinent to strategic planning and forward
    thinking in an organization.

What will you learn?
  • MBA 690 Strategic Management
  • Understand the fundamental aspects of strategic
    planning, industry analysis, strategy
    implementation, competitive dynamics,
    organization design, global strategies and
    corporate governance.
  • Blend functional with strategic management and
    apply to various situations such as evaluating
    new markets, capturing returns from innovation,
    and managing production.
  • Understand real-world issues faced by managers
    and apply skills and knowledge gained from
    previous course work.

What do you need to apply?
  • Selection to the program focuses on the whole
    person concept which emphasizes academic
    achievement, Graduate Management Admissions Test
    (GMAT) scores, and two years of work experience.

What do you need to apply?
  • Minimum requirements
  • Undergraduate degree and a minimum GPA 3.00
  • GMAT score of 525 or higher
  • TOEFL score of 250 or higher
  • Two years work experience post-baccalaureate
  • If an applicant undergraduate degree is not in
    business, up to 6 prerequisite business courses
    must be taken prior to starting 600 level courses.

How we will teach?
  • Aside from the 4-hour face-to-face Saturday
    meeting at the beginning and at the end of every
    course, the INFOSEC MBA is completely web
  • Our Internet-based remote education program
    employs the latest modes of delivery and allows
    students to learn, complete assignments and
    interact with faculty at any time and from

How to contact us?
  • Applications are available online at
  • http//
  • For more information about the program go to
  • Or contact Dr. Kenneth Bahn at
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