These days, the business world can’t function without technology, and one of the most pressing areas of concern — and biggest opportunities for growth — is in the realm of cybersecurity. Businesses and organizations need to keep their information secure, and they’re looking for skilled professionals who can help them do it.

About Salem’s Business Administration and Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree

At Salem University, the goal of our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a specialization in Cybersecurity is to provide you with the foundation to build a lifelong career as an IT professional. Learn the skills, technical know-how, and abilities you need to play a key role in the security of data and information systems within the scope of the business world.. This BSBA degree can also be a great stepping off point toward getting your Master of Business Administration or your Master of Science in Information Technology.

We’ve designed our bachelor’s degree curriculum with the goal of providing a high-quality education that prepares you for lifelong learning. We aim to develop your leadership and problem-solving skills and encourage all of our students to read critically, ask appropriate questions, gather information, and apply critical analysis. And we do all of this within a framework that fits into your current life and responsibilities with our unique, one-course-a-month schedule. Salem offers STEM Designated Degree Programs identified by the US Department of Homeland Security, signaling their importance to the Nation and the World.

What Can I Do With a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Cybersecurity?

A bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in cybersecurity can help you prepare for entry-level employment in careers like:

  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Network Security Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialist
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Inspection, Investigation and Compliance
  • Computer Forensics Analyst
  • Operations and Maintenance Manager

What Will I Learn in Salem’s Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Cybersecurity?

In our Cybersecurity specialization, you’ll learn from the ground up, starting with the fundamentals of business administration, management, financial management, international business, marketing, statistics, and human resource management. The foundational knowledge is combined with a general education framework that incorporates written and oral communication skills, critical-thinking skills, technological proficiencies, leadership skills, and more. We also include an international component that focuses on global information, awareness, and perspectives. All of this is brought together in a capstone course and a hands-on practicum that gives you the opportunity to set up and manage an actual sporting event.

In your specialized cybersecurity courses, you’ll cover topics like:

  • Legal and practical aspects of data collection and digital evidence and the techniques and skillsets involved, including proxies, firewalls, vulnerability assessments, and volatile and persistent data
  • Networking theory and concepts within the context of common network environments, from small corporate offices to more complex enterprise networking models
  • The basics of computer network security and security research, including basic cryptography, cryptanalysis, and system security
  • The proper implementation of information security systems using a layered approach to protect assets from malware, viruses, cybercrime, social engineering, DDoS, hacking, and more

What Business Administration and Cybersecurity Classes Will I Take?

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program with a specialization in Cybersecurity requires the completion of 75 foundational and elective credits, as well as 30 core business credits that include:

  • ACC111 Principles of Accounting
  • ACC112 Principles of Accounting 2
  • BUS323 Commercial Law Salem
  • FIN344 Corporate Finance
  • FIN345 Corporate Finance 2
  • MGT210 Principles of Management
  • MGT361 Management Information Systems
  • MGT363 Organizational Theory
  • MGT499 Senior Capstone Project
  • MKT231 Principles of Marketing

You’ll also take 15 credits in the Cybersecurity specialization:

  • IT405 Computer Forensics
  • IT410 Enterprise Networking
  • IT420 Information Systems Security
  • IT425 Advanced Cybersecurity
  • IT450 Special Topics

How Long Will It Take to Get My Business Administration — Cybersecurity Bachelor’s Degree?

On average, a full-time student can earn their Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a specialization in Cybersecurity in approximately 40 months. However, we recognize every student is different, with different circumstances. It’d be best to contact one of our admissions advisors to discuss your specific questions and goals.

Why Should I Choose Salem University?

Since 1888, Salem University has built upon our tradition of accessible, affordable higher education by constantly innovating and looking to the future. We aim to develop lifelong learners who embrace problem-solving with a global perspective. We offer:

  • Accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs of study with continuous enrollment via distance education or on-campus
  • A unique one-course-a-month format that allows students to focus on a single subject at time and build their knowledge in a way that feels natural
  • Online courses are structured to work within the constraints of full-time employment, allowing you to earn your degree with minimum disruption to your busy schedule
  • Supportive faculty and staff who serve as thought leaders and mentors
  • A beautiful 100-acre campus situated in the Smoky Mountains where programs of study are available for campus residents and commuter students

Admission to Salem is open to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or ability/disability. Anyone wishing to attend Salem can obtain the necessary application from the Office of Admissions or online here. The completed application should be submitted to the Office of Admissions at the earliest possible date. The University admits students on a rolling, monthly start basis. Acceptance is within the discretion of Salem University; some programs have additional admissions requirements.


This course is accredited by ACBSP.

Take the Next Step

If you’re interested in getting started on your Bachelor of Science in Business Administration — Cybersecurity degree from Salem University, now is a great time to request more information or, better yet, chat with us live.