Cybersecurity Ranking

Cybersecurity Program Ranked Among Nation's Best

Date Published: Aug. 23, 2016

SB HallOnline MBA Today has released its list of the nation’s "Top 10 Online MBA Degrees in Cybersecurity,” and included on the list is the University of Dallas’ Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business cybersecurity program. The ranking places the program number one in Texas and forth among other top business schools such as Missouri State University, Florida Institute of Technology and James Madison University.

“This acknowledgement speaks to our nationally recognized faculty, who are dedicated to the principles of a practice-based business education, and our exceptional students who are working professionals eager to accelerate their careers and meet the challenges of an ever changing cyber landscape,” said Gupta College of Business Dean Brett J. L. Landry.

The MBA in Cybersecurity program, available online and on campus, is a 42-credit-hour program designed to prepare information security professionals with the tools to drive innovation and provide strategic cybersecurity management. Now in its 13th year as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the program covers critical topics faced in the cybersecurity industry such as data protection, legal and compliance, penetration testing and digital forensics, among others.

"Businesses are the gatekeepers of sensitive customer information. They also depend on digital networks to conduct basic business operations every day," said Tammie Cagle, Online MBA Today editor. "This high level of digital activity and accountability to customers means that cybersecurity is becoming a non-negotiable part of keeping a modern business running smoothly and competently."

Due to business’ growing dependency on information security, more employers are hiring cybersecurity professionals now more than ever. A recent report by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics found that jobs for information security analysts will only continue to rise, increasing 18 percent over the next 10 years.

“Even before graduating, I was approached by companies about job opportunities simply because they understand the rigor of the UD program adequately prepares you for the fast-paced information security industry,” said Cybersecurity student, Chris Russell.

A key component of UD’s cybersecurity program is networking. Initiatives like the Sustainable Business Network regularly host events on-campus feature  industry thought leaders and cybersecurity experts, bringing real-world experiences into the classroom.

The "Top 10 Online MBA Degrees in Cybersecurity” ranking is based on tuition costs, accreditations, PayScale’s 2015-2016 College Salary Report, rankings found in U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, the Financial Times, and Quacquarelli Symonds and graduation rates. For more information visit


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