Cybersecurity Management, Certificate

The primary purpose of offering the certificate is to add richness to existing master's degrees by helping the student identify, understand, and mitigate cyber risks.  The certificate is also available to non-degree students on a standalone basis. Successful students should be well equipped to coordinate between senior management and the information technology specialists.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates who possess the following credentials may generally consider themselves competitive for admission to the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management.

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for all coursework completed beyond high school.
  • A basic understanding of business concepts and probability and statistics.
  • A professional background in business or information security/technology is beneficial but not required.
  • For international applicants, a TOEFL score of 95 or higher, or an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

Each application is evaluated by the admissions committee, which makes an official recommendation to the Graduate School. The Graduate School makes the final decision and notifies the applicant of the decision.

Degree Requirements (12 Hours)

The certificate will require 12 credits: 6 credits from two core courses and 6 credits from elective courses.

Course Title Credits
Core Courses6
Introduction to Cybersecurity Management
Managing Cyber Risk in Global Organizations
Elective Courses 6
Select two elective courses from an approved list determined before the beginning of each academic year by the Certificate Electives Approval Committee at the Darla Moore School of Business and published on the program's website 1
Total Credit Hours12

The elective courses allow a student to focus their study on particular aspects of cybersecurity and risk management.