Curriculum (45 CREDITS*)
The MAM-CYBER program develops readiness to act as a purpose-driven cybersecurity leader.
Ethical Perspectives Courses (6 credits)
BUS 6201 Christian Faith, Values, Ethics, and the Marketplace (3)
BUS 6202 Business Ethics: Current Issues and Moral Leadership (3)
Leadership & Behavioral Skills Courses (6 credits)
BUS 6260 Managerial Communication (3)
BUS 6266 Leadership in Organizations (3)
Specialized Cybersecurity Knowledge (15 credits)
ISM 6331 Information Systems Security
ISM 6332 Information Security Risk Management
ISM 6333 Cyber Security and Disaster Response
ISM 6334 Cyber Crime Investigation and Digital Forensics
ISM 6336 Cyber Security, Business and Public Policy
*Certain BUS 5xxx-level coursework from SPU may be applied.
Approved Professional Designation Exam.
Substitute additional BUS or ISM elective credits for waived 61xx credits by prior approval as needed to reach a minimum of 45 credits (0–15).
Application (3 credits)
BUS 6939 Management Consulting Practicum (3)
*Foundations Courses (27 credits)
Business foundations pre-requisite coursework may be satisfied by prior undergraduate coursework or may be completed at SPU.
BUS 6110 Macroeconomics for Managers (3)
BUS 6120 Managerial Finance (3)
BUS 6130 Financial Accounting (3)
BUS 6132 Managerial Accounting (3)
BUS 6140 Legal Environment of Business (3)
BUS 6150 Managerial Marketing (3)
BUS 6164 Operations Management (3)
BUS 6170 Information Systems Management (3)
BUS 6171 Statistics for Business Decisions (3)
Possession of the MOS Certificate in Excel is also a pre-requisite.
To view the official curriculum requirements and course descriptions for the MBA degree, visit the online Graduate Catalog.
Transfer credit from other institutions will be given only for graduate-level courses from AACSB-accredited schools covering the same body of knowledge. Students may transfer a maximum of three courses (9 credits). Acceptance of transfer credit is determined by the associate dean for graduate programs. Elective course offerings vary each year based on student interest and relevance of subject matter to the business community. Consult the graduate director to select a customized and appropriate sequence of courses.
Curricular Practical Training
Students attending the MAM-CS program on an F-1 Visa are strongly encouraged to include BUS 6939 as their CPT experience. Completing a project in cooperation with an enterprise under the sponsorship of a faculty member is similar to doing an internship. Students have an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained from a significant amount of their prior coursework to a meaningful project for a business. This constitutes a very valuable opportunity for international students to become more familiar with U.S. business practices and meets the criteria for Curricular Practical Training.