Cybersecurity (BS) + Master of Business Administration Dual-Level Program

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Protecting against cyber attacks and information theft has become increasingly important. Through Cairn’s cybersecurity major, you’ll develop the skills and understanding necessary for a career in ensuring safety and security in our use of technology.

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Programmatic Credits


Standard Completion Time:

5 yrs


Why You Should Consider This Program:

Cybersecurity offers a particular skill set for protecting computer systems from technological attacks. You’ll learn programming with an emphasis on developing software that limits the potential of vulnerabilities. In today’s highly competitive and technology-driven economy, cybersecurity job opportunities abound in corporate, entrepreneurial, nonprofit, and ministry settings. You’ll hold a position that companies rely on.

Earning a BS degree in Cybersecurity concurrently with an MBA will set you apart in the job market and allow for more opportunities for growth in your career. In the Cairn University MBA, you will learn the quantitative and operational skills necessary to help drive business success, but also understand the importance of organizational dynamics and the essential values required for ethical, moral, and wise leadership in today’s marketplace.

How it Works:

This program condenses six years of study (four-year bachelor’s + two-year master’s) into just five years by starting master-level courses as early as your junior year. By completing both degrees together, you will also continue to receive your undergraduate scholarships and financial aid for all five years of study, which will save you thousands of dollars.

Program Highlights:

  • Learn computer programming and networking with an emphasis on protecting against hackers.
  • Distinguished by a unique blend of theory and business application, Cairn’s cybersecurity program is continually updated to reflect present industry conditions. Students practice the same hands-on tasks regularly faced by professionals in the workplace.
  • Through biblical integration, courses highlight the relationships between programming, security, and people.
  • Students will graduate with a portfolio of professional-level projects they can showcase to future employers. A capstone or internship project will carry skills from the classroom to the workplace.
  • Small class sizes enable personalized mentorship and meaningful relationships with professors, who have decades of industry experience.

Application Details

Apply to Cairn indicating your interest in the cybersecurity major. Once you are accepted and on campus, you will have an academic advisor who will guide you through the steps of pursuing the dual-level program. 

Career Paths

  • Network engineer
  • Security administrator
  • Cybersecurity analyst
  • Digital forensics expert
  • Cyber warfare engineer
  • Identity and access management (IAM) specialist
  • Data loss prevention architect

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Program Credits


Standard Completion Time

5 yrs

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