Executive MBA | Hybrid Program
The Executive MBA with a concentration in Computer Information Systems or a concentration in Cybersecurity provides working professionals with access to advanced training that combines expertise on cybersecurity with skills in finance, accounting, and other domains in the business arena. Because finance and IT skills are rarely offered in the same program, there is a skills gap for individuals who are skilled in both areas. The program is delivered in a “hybrid” format in which students complete the program in 6 semesters (each year has 3 semesters), with online work during the semester and a 3-day on-campus residency each semester.
The program follows the curriculum and outcomes of the MBA with a concentration in Computer Information Systems, or a concentration in Cybersecurity, and is offered in a delivery format customized for the working professional.
The program follows a 6-semester structure, with mandatory 3-day residencies at the end of each semester. Students must attend all residencies to continue enrollment in the program.
In the period before and after the residencies, students will complete their course work online. Instructors will maintain regular ‘virtual’ office hours and will be available to assist students as required throughout the semester.
A Virtual Orientation Session to cover immigration issues, academics, login processes, billing and payments, and an opportunity to meet the faculty and staff of NEC will take place a week before the term starts. Admitted students will receive the link to access the orientation session.
A practicum for one credit is a required component of this program. International students can fulfill this requirement through a CPT option, starting the first semester. For students not using CPT, a practicum project will be required each semester.
Students must take at least seven credits per semester to be considered full-time.
A total of 40 credit hours are required for program completion: eleven three-credit courses and seven credits of CPT or a Capstone Project.
Due to the hybrid nature of our residency model, online attendance is required each week of the semester. This means that students will not be allowed to register after the official semester start date.
Residency weekend sessions are mandatory. International students must attend each residency session in full, including all classes and meetings in the residency, to receive credit and to fulfill the immigration in-seat class component, to maintain F-1 status. An international student who misses any part of the semester will be counted absent for the entire semester. This will result in SEVIS record termination for international students. No exceptions will be made to this policy.
Casey Walker, Graduate Admission Counselor