To earn the Master of Business Administration degree with a Concentration in IoT, Networking, and Cyber Security, a student must successfully complete 33 graduate credit hours. The completion of this concentration provides the student the opportunity to earn 3 Cisco digital badges and 2 Cisco certification vouchers. A student must also demonstrate an understanding of the content covered in the graduate course work by completing a comprehensive exam that is incorporated into the capstone course, MGNT 6681: Global, Ethical, and Strategic Management.

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Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

The Richards College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - International (AACSB-I).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 33

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

Coursework

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Working with the Office of Graduate Student Services, MBA Concentration students will complete one elective course. This elective course must be on the 6000 level. Any RCOB 6000 or higher elective or other 6000 or higher elective approved by the program director or advisor.

*If a student has taken CISM 4330, they cannot take CISM 5330.
*If a student has taken CISM 4390, they cannot take CISM 5330.
*If a student has taken CISM 4355, they cannot take CISM 5355.

*Introduction to Iot and Networking – Prereq taken as CISM 3350, bootcamp through UWG, or equivalent coursework

General

An analysis of accounting information and other data as aids to management in choosing among possible courses of action. Not open to MPAcc students or students with an undergraduate degree in Accounting.

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Business and government are facing a rapidly expanding need for information security managers. This course surveys information security program design, networking and application security, the implementation of information security safeguards and information security auditing, disaster recovery, policy development, identity management, and effective threat assessment. Students who have taken CISM 4355 cannot take CISM 5355.

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Advanced Networking: Switching, Routing, and Wireless Essentials will advance your knowledge of the operation of routers and switches in small networks. It will introduce you to wireless local area networks (WLANs) and network security concepts. By the end of this course you will be able to configure advanced functionality in routers and switches. You will also be able to perform basic troubleshooting of these components. Using security best practices, you will troubleshoot and resolve common protocol issues in both IPv4 and IPv6 networks.

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This course describes the architectures and considerations related to designing, securing, operating, and troubleshooting enterprise networks. This course covers wide area network (WAN) technologies and quality of service (QoS) mechanisms used for secure remote access along with the introduction of software-defined networking, virtualization, and automation concepts that support the digitalization of networks. Students gain skills to configure and troubleshoot enterprise networks, and learn to identify and protect against cybersecurity threats. They are introduced to network management tools and learn key concepts of software-defined networking, including controller-based architectures and how application programming interfaces (APIs) enable network automation. By the end of this course, students will have gained practical, hands-on experience preparing them for the CCNA certification exam and career- ready skills for associate-level roles in the Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) industry.

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Focuses on information technology and systems from a general management perspective. Discusses management of the systems development process, the organizational cycle of information, technology, planning, evaluation, selection, and strategic uses of information technology. Includes frequent discussions of industry case studies.

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This course builds skills in microeconomic analysis for managers and provides a conceptual foundation for further functional area studies. Topics include consumer and producer theory, industrial organization, and aspects of game theory and statistical analysis. Prerequisites: ECON 2105 or 2106, ECON 3402

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A study of the major financial tools and techniques through problem solving and case studies.

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A managerial examination of the behavioral and structural factors affecting performance of organizations including study of fundamentals, individual and group concerns, organizational processes with emphasis on current issues.

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A study of total enterprise at the executive level applying a set of decisions and actions which result in the formulation and implementation of plans strategies that achieve the mission and goals of the enterprise with special consideration of the effects of globalization, ethics, and corporate accountability. This course must be taken in the final semester of study or with permission of the department chair.

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A high level managerial decision making course that emphasizes analysis, planning, implementation, and control of marketing programs in a competitive environment. The case method and/or computer simulations is the integrative elements on the course.

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Guidelines for Admittance

  • All graduate applicants must complete the online Grad Application. A one-time application fee of $40 is required.
  • Applicants should also review the Graduate Studies Website for individual program specific requirements and tasks that must be completed prior to admission. See Graduate Studies Application Process.
  • International applicants are subject to additional requirements and application deadlines. See Procedures for International Students.
  • Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution are required and should be sent directly to the UWG Graduate Admissions Office.

Program Specific Admittance Guidelines

  • Submit official Transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Applicants must have a 2.8 GPA or higher for regular admission. Applicants with a GPA between 2.5 and 2.79 may be admitted provisionally*. 
  • Professional Resume
  • Not required, but applicants may submit official GMAT scores to improve their admission status.

Submit all documents to the Office of Graduate Admissions.

* International students cannot be admitted provisionally, and must meet the requirements for regular admission. 

Admission Process Checklist

The Graduate Studies Application Process checklist is available here

One exception: If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.

Contact

Graduate Admissions
graduate@westga.edu
678-839-1394

Richards College Office of Graduate Student Services
Dr. Hope Udombon
Administrative Director of WebMBA Program & Graduate Student Advisor
Email: hudombon@westga.edu
Phone: 678-839-5355

Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.                

  • LG1: Communicate at a professional level in oral presentations and in writing.
  • LG2: Work effectively with others and lead in organizational situations.
  • LG3: Identify how globalization affects organizations and their environment.
  • LG4: Recognize the importance of ethical decision making.
  • LG5: Integrate analytical and problem solving skills with concepts and theories from all functional areas of business.