Online 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.
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 www.onlinembatoday.com.
The University of Dallas has been recognized in the 2017-18 Colleges of Distinction Guidebook for the eighth consecutive year among nearly 400 of America's best liberal arts institutions. The annual college guidebook featured the university for having one of the nation's most vibrant college communities and named UD as one of three Catholic Colleges of Distinction in Texas.
Charles T. Uhl, who worked in UD's IT Department, sent four of his five children to UD and to Rome. When their father passed away, the Uhl children, along with their mother, Nancy, set up a scholarship fund in his name to enable more students to be able to afford Rome each semester.
They came here so that someday, they can go back with even more to offer. Sana Kandalan, MA '19, and Anmar Oghanna, MBA '19, a wife and husband, both received scholarships to pursue graduate education at UD; they hope to use their degrees and experiences here to better serve their community back home in Erbil.