The Master of Business Administration program provides students with the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in the field of business. Students may come from a business undergraduate degree or may elect to complete the foundational courses in order to ensure that all students enter the program with a solid background in the field of business. The core program courses provide students with an opportunity to enhance their analytical and practical skills in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, information systems, marketing, quantitative methods, and leadership. The emphasis areas provide students with an opportunity to tailor the program to help them to meet their specific career goals.
An MBA degree is seen in the business world as an indication that you have a general knowledge of accounting, economics, finance, and management, particularly from a middle or upper management perspective. NAU’s Master of Business Administration will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to meet the needs of today’s leading organizations. The concentration in Information Technology Management is designed to train managers in the field of internet/cyber security. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov) lists careers in information security as one of their fastest growing in the job market today. They estimate that over the next eight years, there will be a 35% increase in jobs in the field. Coursework covers topics such as device security, risk identification and analysis, critical control system security, and computer forensics and incident handling.
MBA Program Requirements
The MBA degree provided by NAU consists of two academic requirements: master's core courses and elective courses.The degree program consists of 10 courses and successful completion of 45.0 credit hours.
MT6255 must be completed during the first term and prior to completing the other master's courses. The core MBA courses are as follows:
AC6550 Managerial Accounting 4.5
EC6150 Managerial Economics 4.5
FN6350 Financial Management 4.5
MA6600 Quantitative Methods for Management Decisions 4.5
MG6500 Marketing Administration 4.5
MT6255 Introduction to Leadership and Quality 4.5
MT6650 Strategy and Policy 4.5
Information Technology Management Emphasis
Students who select this option will pursue the standard MBA curriculum with a three-course emphasis in information technology management by completing three of the following courses:
CI6600 Computer Security 4.5
CI6605 Risk Assessment and Analysis 4.5
CI6610 Critical Infrastructure Control System Security 4.5
CI6615 Computer Forensics and Incident Handling 4.5
CI6620 Foundations of Security (Security+) (E) 4.5
CI6650 Advanced Security Practices and Risk Management (CISSP) (E) 4.5
Graduates of the MBA program with an emphasis in Information Technology Management will:
Assess risks and recommend solutions to minimize the effects of threats to a company's technology system.
Evaluate and communicate plans for effective use of information technology within organizations.
Proof of English Competency
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