Online MBA Today recognized Missouri State University’s online MBA with a graduate certificate in cybersecurity as number two in the country.
The ranking guide states that MSU’s “high-quality cybersecurity program stands out with a rigorous curriculum and national recognition.”
The program ranked highly for its convenience, flexibility and affordability. It also offers graduates a strong return on the investment of education.
How the ranking is determined
Online MBA Today evaluated almost 470 online and hybrid MBA programs. It assessed each program first for cybersecurity-focused curriculum, and then these four factors:
- Estimated tuition cost (25 percent)
- Accreditation (25 percent)
- Early Career Salary (25 percent)
- Prestige (25 percent)
All of the data for each factor was weighted equally, averaged and calculated on a 100-point scale. MSU achieved a score of 98.95.
About the program
The 33-credit hour program can be completed 100 percent online. It includes hands-on labs to teach students how to secure and defend information systems from malicious attackers.