[ ARCHIVED CATALOG ] 2022-2023 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
[ ARCHIVED CATALOG ] 2022-2023 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cybersecurity Management Specialization (Online Only)

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The importance of information systems security and the need to protect the resources in a company's information system are the basis for the Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Cybersecurity management. This degree will ensure that graduates have sound technical skills and business knowledge.

Managers who have knowledge in both the technical areas and management are needed to lead the technically qualified individuals who are in the forefront of the war against those who would prey upon us via electronic media. This is where the need arises for graduate information security management education. Information security management educates managers to locate the information resources and knowledge in a company and find ways to protect that knowledge as it is acquired, distributed, and stored.

Expected Program Outcomes

As a result of successfully completing the Cybersecurity Management Specialization, the graduate will be expected to:

  • Assess information security needs of an organization.
  • Develop a tactical and strategic information security plan.

Select one of the following two courses:

Total Credit Hours: 33 - 36

Optional Elective

Prerequisite Knowledge Requirements

The requirement for technical knowledge and skills in order to be successful in an information security management curriculum dictates that students should have some prior knowledge of computer operations, networking, and other areas in the computer field. Students who do not have such experience may experience difficulty in being successful in the concentration. Students may have taken the requisite academic credits at the undergraduate level, demonstrate the knowledge through comprehensive testing or previous experience in the field, or take courses that are offered by Saint Leo University or another accredited institution.

Recommended Background Classes (these classes or equivalent would be taken at the undergraduate level):

Network Theory and Design (COM 309)

An introduction to the theory, design, and application of networks, the course will include the creation or simulation of a computer network.

Information Technology and Project Management (COM 424)

The rapidly changing field of information technology requires a solid knowledge foundation. This course reviews contemporary information technology management and the relevant issues of effective management of the information service activities.

Management Information Systems (MGT 327)

A study of important uses of information technology in organizations. Issues studied include information requirements and flow, system design and analysis methodologies, the generation and accumulation of data for decision making, and the implementation and control of information systems.

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