EBDA Cyber Security

Executive Doctor of Business Administration in Information Security

The Executive Doctorate of Business Administration in Information Security (EDBA-IS) is designed to develop scientist-practitioners who will be skilled in practice-focused research in information security. The research approach for EDBA-IS is the “engaged scholarship” model that focuses on topics at the intersection of theory and contemporary cyber security issues. The focus is on addressing complex security problems in organizations through understanding and application of latest research in information security.

The three-year, part-time program is for the working executive with seven to 10 years of managerial or consultative experience in cyber security, IT, compliance, audit or related field. The EDBA-IS graduate students will benefit from knowledge improvement in information security, and potential opportunities for career differentiation and advancement.


Information Security

EDBA in Information Security Degree Highlights

  • First program of it’s kind
  • Part time doctoral program for Executives
  • Up to 12 graduate credits transferred

Program Format

  • Executives can complete the degree in 3 years
  • Limited residency over 9 weekend meetings per year
  • No comprehensive examinations

Career Landscape


Some of the job titles in this field include, Chief Information Security Officer, Cyber Security Researcher, Information Security Professor, Information Privacy Scientist, Security Information Technology Expert, Forensics Expert, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Security/Privacy Officer, Senior Vice President Cyber Security Strategy

  • Average Salary for U.S. Cyber Security professional is $116,000
  • More than 209,000 Cyber Security jobs in the United States are unfilled
  • The Cyber Security profession is growing at a rate of 36.5% through 2022
  • There is a worldwide shortage of Cyber Security professionals: 1 Million Openings

Featured Professors


BUS 804 Research Design in Business Administration
MIS 801 Scientific Inquiry for Information Security
MIS 802 Information Security Management Seminar
MIS 803 Information Privacy Seminar

Contact Graduate Adviser Program Director,

Jose Rocha, Ph.D.

jrocha@stu.edu at 305-474-6009