MBA in

Managing Hyperconnectivity

Earn your MBA with a specialization

Make your CV stand out from other MBA graduates. Specialize in hot topics like cybersecurity, IoT, and Agile and Lean frameworks.

Duration

Graduate in 12-15 months

Effort

15-20 hours per week

Format

100% online, flexible pace

Cost

Affordable

Hyperconnectivity in focus: your courses

When you take a Nexford MBA with a Specialization in Managing Hyperconnectivity, you’ll need to complete three specialized courses in addition to 10 core MBA courses. You’ll learn skills based on the latest employer needs and market trends – this is what we call our Workplace Alignment Model – our curriculum is designed to equip you with the skills you need and employers are looking for.

  • MHY6700 Internet of Things

    3 course credits

    Internet of Things engages learners in examining IoT operating systems architectures, standards, and ecosystems. You’ll delve into industrial automation value proposition for IoT, device management, cybersecurity analysis, best-practices in IoT ecosystem design, and monetizing IoT under different commercial models and across the value chain.

  • MHY6750 Cybersecurity Leadership

    3 course credits

    Explore how our hyperconnected world, comprised of a myriad of networks – both machine and human – has brought us to the precipice of a fundamental revolution and redefinition of the human experience and our socio-political and military world order. Crime, news, and even warfare is digital today.

    Examine cybersecurity goals, cybersecurity tools, cybersecurity strategies, and how cybersecurity leadership underpins every aspect of cybersecurity strategy.

  • MHY6800 Product Management with Agile and Lean

    3 course credits

    Product Management with Agile and Lean explores the techniques that product managers apply to minimize execution risk for a team. You’ll examine two main types of execution risk: technical risk, which is the risk that the product fails because the team utilizes bad software management practices, and product risk, which is the risk that the product fails because it is not what the customers or market want. Learn how to apply the Agile framework to minimize technical execution risk and the Lean framework to minimize product risk.

Key Skills

Product managementOrganizational strategyManagementCybersecurityLeadershipDigital strategyNetwork securityTech architecture

Be a connected leader

  • Apply technical and cybersecurity knowledge to business challenges
  • Master MBA-focused soft skills of the future like critical and creative thinking
  • Gain a competitive edge in a fast-changing world with hard skills like digital fluency and business analysis
  • Make informed business decisions, and lead with confidence: 93% of Nexford learners increased in confidence at work
  • Build a network of global professionals from 60+ countries working at firms like Google, Deloitte, and EY
  • Earn a degree as well as digital badges as you go – including credentials from LinkedIn Learning

Build job-ready skills

94% of our learners gained valuable skills at work

A Nexford MBA is designed for experienced professionals like you. Whether you’re pivoting roles, accelerating in the career you already have, or launching a startup, you’ll learn how to succeed in modern, global business. To build our programs, we analyzed 30 million jobs and surveyed industry leaders – including those from Microsoft, Citibank, and Unilever.

Here are some examples of the work you'll be doing within this specialization:

  • Assess the cybersecurity implications (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) of a given business mission including legal, political, social, technical, and regulatory requirements and challenges
  • Evaluate IoT operating systems architectures, standards, and ecosystem
  • Create a structure to minimize technical and product risk, integrating the Agile and Lean frameworks

Gain skills you will use in your career tomorrow

How you learn

Your course starts on the first of the month. Each course consists of six modules, each module will take you one week to complete and each course is designed to take you eight weeks to complete. Nexford’s learning design team has purposefully created courses to equip you with competencies mapped to the skills employers are looking for. Each course has 5-7 learning outcomes based on the skills employers need. Everything you learn gives you measurable skills you will use to succeed in today’s world of work.

The online learning environment contains everything you need to learn at Nexford. The courses are not live or recorded lectures. Instead, they’re reading, videos, interactive elements, quizzes and relevant case studies. Programs include assessments, peer-to-peer discussions, and a final project to practice what you’ve learned in a real-world context. Program content is available 24/7 during the course, and you have opportunities for collaboration and networking with learners during and after your program. Our global community of learners work at top companies such as Microsoft, Deloitte, and Google. Plus, you get a Microsoft 365 license at no extra cost.

You'll have 24/7 access to success advisors to support you. Faculty also provide you world-class support. Book appointments with them, get individual feedback, and attend regular optional webinars. Nexford courses are rigorous and they encourage critical thinking - because we care about what you know how to do not what you know you have regular hands-on assessments reflecting the business world.

How to apply

We’re no ordinary university! We make things simple so you can focus on what’s important: your goals! At Nexford, you can start learning now and send us your documents later. Just fill in a few details, upload your government-issued ID and pay your application fee. That’s it!

What happens next? After your first course starts, you’ll have 60 days to send us your missing information, such as a diploma or grade transcript. Please take advantage of our English test (at no cost), and achieve the minimum score outlined in our admission requirements.

  • We need proof that you completed a bachelor’s degree at an accredited institution in a business-related field with a valid copy of your official diploma and transcript.
  • To be considered for admission as English Language Proficient to Nexford University graduate programs, you’ll need to provide one of these:
    1. An official transcript from a college or university
    2. A minimum passing score on an approved English qualification exam within the past two years

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How much it costs

At Nexford, you can earn an MBA with a Specialization in Managing Hyperconnectivity for as little as $160 per month. We adjust fees to your local market, meaning a low monthly fee for a quality program.

Pay as you go, month by month. There’s no upfront cost, and you can cancel any time.

Fixed monthly tuition means the faster you go, the less you pay. Take more than one course and you could earn your MBA in as little as 12 months.

Use our cost calculator to see the total cost of your MBA.

Lack of education is the root cause of most global challenges. We need a new approach. Nexford is the most affordable American university in the world. We’re not ordinary.

Specialization in Hyperconnectivity: your career options

Every day across the globe, Nexford learners proudly share their digital badges, certificates, and alumni status on LinkedIn, applying what they’ve learned. Here are some potential career routes if you take this specialization.