Take your career to the next level with executive doctoral/graduate programs from University of the Cumberlands

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about University of the Cumberlands

University of the Cumberlands is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctorate degrees.

Located in the heart of Appalachia, University of the Cumberlands (UC) is an institution of regional distinction that offers undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study, along with several pre-professional, graduate, and doctoral programs.

With a total enrollment of more than 19,000 students, UC is one of the largest and most affordable private universities in Kentucky. Cumberlands is devoted to preparing students for the future through innovative programs as well as hands-on, experiential learning and research.

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University of the Cumberlands

6178 College Station Drive Williamsburg, KY 40769.

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College of Distinction

Named College of Distinction four years in a row.

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Popular MS Programs at UC

Business

Doctoral (executive format)

No of credits -
60

Tuition fee -
$700/credit

Duration -
3 years

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Information Technology

Doctoral (executive format)

No of credits -
60

Tuition fee -
$700/credit

Duration -
3 years

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Leadership

Doctoral (executive format)

No of credits -
60

Tuition fee -
$700/credit

Duration -
3 years

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Business Adminsitration

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
60

Tuition fee -
$700/credit

Duration -
3 years

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Digital Forensics

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
30

Tuition fee -
$500/credit

Duration -
24 months

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Global Business with Blockchain Technology

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
30

Tuition fee -
$500/credit

Duration -
24 months

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Information Systems Security

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
30

Tuition fee -
$500/credit

Duration -
24 months

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Information Technology

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
30

Tuition fee -
$500/credit

Duration -
24 months

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Project Management

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
30

Tuition fee -
$500/credit

Duration -
24 months

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

Strategic Management

Graduate (executive format)

No of credits -
30

Tuition fee -
$500/credit

Duration -
24 months

Intakes -
Jan/May/Aug

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EXECUTIVE PH.D. IN BUSINESS

The Executive Doctor of Philosophy in Business from University of the Cumberlands builds on your undergraduate and graduate education and real-world professional experiences to prepare you for C-Suite and executive-level positions within any organization. This degree program also gives the theoretical and research-based insights you need to work in academia to further the discipline through research or instruction.

Along with online coursework, your curriculum involves applied learning practicums and a residency component, both of which are required each semester. It’s designed to actively engage you in the theories, strategies and tactics for superior business practices in real-world applications.

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Bottom line, this executive-level Ph.D. in Business Degree Program will advance your understanding of theoretical and applied literature in business to help you:

EXECUTIVE PH.D. IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

If you want the skills, strategies, and practical techniques necessary to guide information initiatives while simultaneously developing forward-thinking IT strategy, the Executive Doctorate of Philosophy in Information Technology from University of the Cumberlands is for you.

This doctorate will do more than just enhance your career credentials. From identifying cyber threats to using Big Data analytics to making data-driven policy decisions, you’ll be empowered to take a leadership role in data science and information technology.

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Your journey into this area of IT leadership includes one mandatory residency weekend per semester, followed by 60 credit-hours of advanced leadership and practical technical strategies in everything from information governance to big data to emerging threats and their countermeasures. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to:

EXECUTIVE PH.D. IN LEADERSHIP

Academic institutions around the country need people who can guide and lead them in positive new directions. That could be you. With an Executive Doctorate in Leadership from University of the Cumberlands, you can prepare to become one of tomorrow’s leaders and take today’s institutions smartly into the future.

During the doctoral program in educational leadership, you’ll participate in a comprehensive study of effective leadership, teaching and administrative methods. The Ph.D. in Leadership will also take an in-depth look at the politics involved in the educational decision-making process, program planning and assessment strategies.

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UC’s Executive Ph.D. in Leadership includes curriculum options that will allow you to become an advanced practitioner with community organizations, higher education institutions, and K-12 schools. Program coursework for our executive doctorate in leadership program in Kentucky emphasizes leadership in the collegiate levels of Business, Criminal Justice, Education, English, Health Sciences, History, Information Security Systems, Math, Psychology, Religion, and Student Personnel.

EXECUTIVE MBA

If you have been searching for Executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs, the Robert W. Plaster Graduate School of Business at University of the Cumberlands can help you achieve your career aspirations on a foundation of 120 years of teaching tomorrow’s business leaders.

Our Executive MBA program includes an on-campus residency component.  Additionally, all students take an Applied Learning Practicum, in which students apply what they are learning in their other two courses to the real world via work or internship experiences.

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This program leverages your critical-thinking and business decision-making skills to prepare you for leadership in areas such as marketing, advertising, sales, accounting, public relations, and more. University of the Cumberlands offers you the opportunity to earn your Executive MBA in Kentucky through a hybrid format combining online and on-site study. Course curriculum includes:

You’ll also have the opportunity to interact face-to-face with faculty and their classmates. The residency class days include student presentations, group case studies, networking opportunities, and Q&A lectures by professors who bring extensive industry experience into the classroom.

EXECUTIVE MASTER'S IN DIGITAL FORENSICS

Make the most of your IT leadership opportunities with the Executive Master of Science in Digital Forensics from University of the Cumberlands. This program provides a unique mix of hands-on technical investigation mixed with leadership skills to give you the strategies and tactics you need to advance your IT career in the fight against cybercrime.

Technically proficient executives are needed to lead the fight. That’s where this Executive Digital Forensics program makes all the difference. With advanced computer analysis and digital forensics classes, you’ll learn the skills you need to investigate – and recover – data lost to computer crime.

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Your journey toward accomplishing your professional goals includes one mandatory residency weekend per semester, followed by 31 credit-hours of the most advanced digital forensics training available. Upon graduation, you’ll know the practical methodologies and have the leadership skills necessary to:

EXECUTIVE MASTER'S IN GLOBAL BUSINESS WITH BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

This executive master’s in blockchain technology degree is the only graduate program specifically designed to help professionals take a leadership role in the emerging field of blockchain technology — a field where the worlds of business and IT merge to help create the best transaction-oriented practices of tomorrow.

Currently, blockchain is being used as a distributed ledger technology, a necessary development to ensure the accounting accuracy of virtual currency. Our degree program will help students explore the novel application of blockchain technologies throughout business functions and industries, from human resources and marketing to voter registration and real estate.

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Plus, when you learn blockchain technology through this unique program, you’ll have the tools and insights you need to take the internationally recognized Certified Blockchain Professional (C|BP) certification exam, maximizing your marketability with blockchain technology companies.

EXECUTIVE MASTER'S IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY

With the combination of the ubiquitous nature of electronic information and the associated security risks, the field of information security has become a critical need for every organization. Through our weekend residency program, the Master of Science in Information Systems Security (ISS) at University of the Cumberlands will give you the tools you need to be a leader in the field of information security.

The program is mapped directly to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and National Security Agency (NSA) cyber security education standards and aligns with the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge. A Master of Science in Information Security Systems will equip students for a career, but it will also prepare graduates for the CISSP certification exam.

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This Executive Master’s in Information Systems Security program is a STEM-designated degree program that prepares candidates to manage the electronic protection of confidential information through a variety of technologies and software applications. With our Master’s in Information Systems Security Degree, you’ll be ready to:

EXECUTIVE MASTER'S IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Take your IT career to the next level with the Executive Master of Science in Information Technology Degree from the University of the Cumberlands.

Your Executive Master in IT program combines practical technical abilities with leadership “soft skills” to help you make the most of your career path. From predictive analytics to identify cyber threats to using big data analytics for large industries, like healthcare, this program will open the door to leadership opportunities in virtually any industry.

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Your IT leadership journey includes a mandatory three-day weekend residency session per semester.  You will take at least 31 credit-hours of theories, strategies and tactics in leadership, information security, data mining, business intelligence, and decision-making processes. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to:

EXECUTIVE MASTER'S IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Be the leader your organization needs with an Executive Master of Science in Project Management from University of the Cumberlands and give yourself the boost you need to take your career to the next level!

By exploring practical tactics and theories in project management, you’ll learn the best practices you need to lead projects and initiatives throughout your company. Through the in-class curriculum and applied learning practicums taken every semester, your executive format program covers everything from organizational behavior to marketing management to an in-depth examination of every step of the project management process. 

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Upon completion of this executive format program, you’ll have advanced your understanding of project management practices and will be able to do the following:

EXECUTIVE MASTER'S IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Turn your management career into an organization-wide leadership role with an Executive Master of Science in Strategic Management from University of the Cumberlands.

By exploring core strategic management techniques, frameworks, and best practices, your graduate degree program builds on your educational experiences — in academia and in the real world — to prepare you for success at any level. Along with online coursework, your curriculum involves applied learning practicums and a residency component, both of which are required each semester. The program is designed to actively engage you in strategic management theory and practical tactics through real-world applications.

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Upon completion of this executive format program, you’ll have advanced your understanding of strategic management practices, enabling you to stand out in the following ways:

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