YOUR BEST VALUE DEGREE

The MBA in Information Security Management has been designed to help protect vital corporate information assets as well as the underlying systems and technology resources. This SMCU online degree enables graduates to successfully lead their teams alongside the frontlines of modern-day cyber warfare.

The core business section of the degree delivers a solid understanding of the business organization and its various functions while delivering the tools to critically assess corporate priorities, assets and processes involved. Based on a wealth of academic material and practical application, the initial program stage helps to foster the degree of inter-disciplinary understanding necessary to assess risks and protect corporate data integrity and confidentiality. Students will be provided the managerial skills needed to develop towards effective and innovative leaders.

PILLARS OF INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT

SMCU will guide the student towards being able to understand, assess, implement and lead around the pillars of Information Security Management: development and implementation of strategic policies and management system on government and corporate level, risk management and disaster – and business continuity planning and implementation, assess and influence management decisions within a complex security context – all the above comes wrapped into a high-paced and compelling curriculum that challenges the student to become a successful InfoSec manager.

This program is ideal for managers who need to lead, oversee information security operations, as well as for individuals who run their own business in the respective field and need to have a thorough understanding of the underlying technology as well as corporate mechanisms. Furthermore, the MBA in Information Security Management can be attractive to individuals currently serving with the military or law-enforcement agencies.

PROGRAM DESIGN

The SMC online MBA program is intellectually challenging and has been designed by top academicians business leaders. It strongly supports self-paced learning, and provides unparalleled flexibility. Peer review is strongly promoted. It forms a cornerstone of the program’s performance management and trains your feedback-, responsibility-, timing-, and teamwork skills.

COURSE OUTLINE

Business Core

This course is designed to enhance your understanding of the aspects of marketing as a social science and a business field. It builds upon four major marketing themes: building and managing profitable customer relationships, building and managing strong brands to create brand equity, harnessing new marketing technologies in the digital age, and marketing in a socially responsible way around the globe. The course reveals the “drama” of modern marketing, reflecting the major trends and forces that are impacting this dynamic and ever-changing field.
This course will teach you not only how to create a budget and other tools that everyone from accountants to marketing managers, and decision makers use, but also the critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in business a general understanding of the financial decision making process. It is this combination of understanding the technique and how to apply it in the real world that empowers students to make business decisions and also concentrates on developing a high level understanding of the tactical and strategic significance of the financial management function within organizations. It covers the main financial tools of the company reporting system and the means of analyzing corporate performance.
This course is designed to provide a strategic view and understanding of the businesses environment. In every organization, to succeed executives need to fully understand business strategy as a whole and to create a solid understanding of how their present decisions might affect the business in the medium to long run. This is why the course comprises some of the most relevant business articles of the moment written by distinguished authors of strategy.
Managerial economics is the application of economic theory to managerial issues. Practitioners – Nestle executives, McKinsey consultants, Credit Suisse First Boston investment bankers – often rely on economic analysis when they tackle business issues or make important strategic decisions. Elements of managerial economics can be found in all aspects of business activity, such as production, pricing, financing, management, and strategy. Learners will explore these elements using real-world case scenarios.
The course introduces you to contemporary issues in the field both from a global and strategic perspective. It provides the basis for understanding labour relations, compensation and benefits schemes as well as the role of HR in the organisation.
International business differs in important ways from business conducted within national borders. It poses additional challenges for managing trade or investments in foreign countries, but it also offers new opportunities in foreign markets. This course provides a framework for analyzing decisions made by firms in an international context. In turn, this framework provides the basis for formulating strategies that will enable businesses to succeed in the international business environment. This course combines material from strategy, international finance, trade theory, trade policy, marketing, human resource management, and other related areas.
The primary aim of this course is to help the student develop a basic understanding of the essentials of management and the nature of complex organizations. In order to accomplish these goals we will focus on the basic theories, principles, concepts, etc. of management and organizations; attempt to develop rational and systematic techniques of analysis and inquiry; and endeavor to interface theory with practice. The orientation of this course will be toward providing professional managerial skills.
This course introduces you to the issues, strategies, and relationships that relate to the job of developing sustainable revenue through well managed sales & business development activities. You will become acquainted managing a sales force and helping them sell. Special emphasis is put on developing a sales force program, managing strategic account relationships, team development, diversity in the work force, sales force automation, problem-solving skills, and financial issues.

Business Administration Major

Effective IT security policies are the backbone to any enterprise security program, as they provide a framework and support mechanism for managing technologies, maintaining order and achieving organizational goals. They also help minimize threats, prevent security breaches and can assist employees in effectively managing risks. Throughout this course, students will learn how to design, implement and manage effective IT security policies. Students will be introduced to best-practice approaches needed to manage and assess proper execution and continued improvement.

The course will provide students with a thorough understanding of the techniques for achieving comprehensive security in modern multi-user computer systems and distributed networks.

Topic covered within the course include (among others) Cryptography, Authentication and Identity Management, Operating System and Software protection, network protection and intrusion detection, communication and data security as well as respective application scenarios.

This course provides students with a solid background on the main issues, theories and practices involved in the management of security in a corporate context. With the focus set on real-world application of innovative academic theory, topics include but are not limited to: security management theory, regulatory frameworks, strategic security and safety management and planning, terrorism, corporate responsibility and fraud-/loss prevention.
This course introduces students to various types of risk, setting a strong focus on understanding the process of risk identification, assessment, prevention, insurance, mitigation, and recovery. As risk and threat management rely on a solid corporate framework, students will learn to successfully deal with governance, auditing, as well as the integrity and availability of corporate data. The coursework provides a student with a comprehensive approach to the challenges faced by managers who have to deal with scenarios where risk, threat and regulations have become far more than plain theory.

Thesis Stage

All students will complete a capstone project. This requirement, synthesizes the student’s learning in a single project that demonstrates the student’s fulfillment of the program’s learning goals.
  • A research-based paper between 50 and 75 pages;
  • An action project, accompanied by a substantial essay that sets the project within intellectual and personal contexts; discusses its design, process and outcomes; and reflects on the student’s learning;
  • A creative project, accompanied by a substantial essay that sets the project within intellectual and personal contexts, discusses the process and its outcomes, and reflects on the student’s learning; or
  • An apt combination of these forms.
Students will be offered the possibility to participate at the regular face-to-face thesis defense dates of SMC in Europe/US or at a virtual thesis defense.

Graduation Criteria

The Master Degree is granted following the successful completion of the subjects.
The accumulation of a minimum of 90 (with a 4-year Bachelor) to 120 (with a 3-year Bachelor) ECTS credits (or less in accordance to the undergraduate degree credits) is required.
The completion of a capstone project is to be presented to the Swiss Management Center.
Students should achieve a minimum overall GPA of 2.7.

FACE-TO-FACE SEMINARS

Special tuition packages including face-to-face seminars and further academic services available for full cohorts of students as of € 7,500/student.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Admission Criteria

Swiss Management Center welcomes qualified applicants with no discrimination towards their gender, age, cultural, ethnic, religious and racial backgrounds. Distance learning candidates are admitted on a continuous basis.

Admission at Swiss Management Center sets minimum criteria which have been designed to identify applicants who have sound academic potential and who show creativity, critical thinking, social and moral values, evidence of English language proficiency and strong motivation.

PROGRAM COST

As a student at SMC University you do not need to worry about student debt. We are here to help you do the math and figure out the best payment plan aligned with your situation.

For more details please contact the administration at administration@swissmc.ch or +41 (0)44 586 5696.

You may settle the entire tuition in a single payment of € 5,500 (no further costs apply).

The tuition can be settled via online payment or by bank transfer.

Flexible payment schedules available on demand – you will be contacted by our administration after applying with our application form.

The tuition can be settled via our payment partners below or by bank transfer.

DEGREE INFORMATION

The SMC Master Programs are being offered jointly with our degree granting partner Universidad Central de Nicaragua.

UCN Universidad Central de Nicaragua was founded in 1997 as a private Nicaraguan university in Managua, Nicaragua. It was accredited by the CNU Consejo Nacional de Universidades and received the status of a fully autonomous university with unrestricted degree awarding authority by Act of Parliament and by the award of the fully autonomous university status by Decree of the President of Nicaragua.

PROGRAM INTAKE

Due to the flexible structure of the program, enrollment is on an ongoing basis. Supported through the asynchronous method of studying, admitted students may commence their studies at any time in alignment with their personal and professional commitments.

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