Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Information Security

The Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in information security program prepares you with the in-demand skills for securing, organizing and managing a business’s private information. This information security degree concentration prepares you to lead businesses in managing their digital assets, preventing cyberthreats and understanding privacy regulations.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 10/12/2022


Total classes: 40

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 120

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Information security for business

You’ve heard in the news about data breaches at major businesses. Your own personal information may have been compromised in such a breach. Cybercrimes such as these are a threat to most every organization and business, and information security officers who can recognize and prevent them are in high demand.

This business information security degree concentration equips you with the skills to organize, manage and safekeep a business’s cyber infrastructure. Businesses will turn to you to understand privacy regulations and keep their data – and that of their clients – out of the hands of others. You’ll take courses that prepare you to find solutions to data risks and cyberthreats.

What is information security?

 

Information security is the process of keeping private information safe from unauthorized users. It’s preventing unauthorized access that can lead to information theft, manipulation or destruction. Information security is vital to businesses as unauthorized access to private data can lead to revenue loss, loss of client trust or even the eventual end of a business.

Graduates from the information security degree concentration enter the workforce understanding how to manage the ever-evolving types of cyberthreats and mitigate risks to businesses.

Does my business information security degree concentration say 'online'?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.

Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in business. Your concentration in information security will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.

Data management and security courses

You’ll complete courses in finance, statistics and calculus, and business data concepts and analytics. You’ll gain an understanding of business data analysis, the principles of privacy, computer and data forensics and more related skills.


SCM 300: Global Supply Operations


ACO 330: Computer Networks


CIS 235: Introduction to Information Systems


CIS 325: Fundamental Techniques for Business Data Analytics


CIS 360: Business Database Concepts


CIS 401: Managing Cyber Risks in Enterprise Business Processes


CIS 402: Privacy, Ethics and Compliance Issues


FOR 350: Computer Forensics


What can I do with an information security degree concentration?

Graduates of the business information security program have career opportunities such as cybersecurity consultant, data management specialist and business information security officer.

Business Intelligence Analyst


Growth: %
Salary:

Credit Analyst


Growth: -4.8 %
Salary: $74,970

Data Management Specialist


Growth: %
Salary:

General Manager (GM)


Growth: 5.8 %
Salary: $103,650

Information Security Analyst


Growth: 31.2 %
Salary: $103,590

Logistics Analyst


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $76,270

Operations Manager


Growth: 4.4 %
Salary: $76,270

Operations Research Analyst


Growth: 24.8 %
Salary: $86,200

Learn with business and data professionals

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Learn with business and data professionals

Faculty at the W. P. Carey School of Business are passionate about innovative research and impact. Our school fosters an environment of global thinking, with a cohort of award-winning faculty from six continents around the globe and a student body which represents more than 100 countries. Faculty accolades include:

  • Nobel laureate.
  • National Academy of Sciences members.
  • Renowned journal publications.
  • Speakers at national conferences.

Admission requirements for the information security degree concentration

General admission requirements

First year additional requirements

Transfer additional requirements

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Join one of the best business schools in the nation

The W. P. Carey School of Business is one of the top business schools in the country. Our AACSB-accredited business school is committed to delivering excellent quality and great value. Our peer-reviewed U.S. News & World Report rankings reflect our commitment to academics, groundbreaking research and positive student outcomes.

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Tuition calculator

The ASU Online tuition calculator is currently being updated. For the most accurate estimate, please visit the ASU tuition calculator.

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

Tuition calculator

The ASU Online tuition calculator is currently being updated. For the most accurate estimate, please visit the ASU tuition calculator.

Our tuition calculator can help you estimate full-time tuition fees for this program without financial aid. Keep in mind: More than 80% of our students receive financial aid.

Financial aid can reduce out-of-pocket costs, resulting in less financial stress and increased academic confidence. Learn more.

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