Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management

Campus Locations Boston, Online
Also available 100% Online No
Other Format(s)
Credits Required for Graduation 18
Entry Terms Fall Quarter, Winter Quarter, Spring Quarter, Summer Quarter (excl F1 visa applicants)
Meets International Visa Requirements Yes

Overview

Information security is a management issue with global business implications. To succeed in today's network economy requires more than simply a focus on information technology (IT) issues. Succeeding also requires a focus on security strategy and management. IT security governance is an overarching consideration in all risk assessment and management related endeavors and is important for information security since many issues have legal, regulatory, policy, and ethical considerations. The associated risks of business today must be clearly understood and managed.

The Information Security Management Graduate Certificate provides a conceptual and practical overview of Information Security Management. It begins with an overview of key information security management issues and principles. It presents security governance challenges including the policy, law, regulatory, ethical accountability frameworks that information security risk managers must work within. The program includes review courses that prepare students for the CISSP and CISA exams.


Curriculum


Required Courses

ITC 6305 IT Infrastructure 3 q.h.
ITC 6310 Information Security Governance 3 q.h.
ITC 6315 Information Security Risk Management 3 q.h.
ITC 6320 Information Security Technology 3 q.h.

Choose two of the following courses:

ITC 6325 CISA Preparation 3 q.h.
ITC 6330 CISSP Preparation 3 q.h.
MIS 6082 Network Protection 4 q.h.
MIS 6080 Network Security Concepts 4 q.h.

 

Total Quarter Hours: 18


Admissions Requirements

Below are the official Admissions Requirements for this program.

  • Online application
  • Statement of purpose (500-1000 words): identifying your educational goals and expectations from the program; please be aware that the University's academic policy on plagiarism applies to applicant's statement of purpose
  • Professional resume: Current resume that displays job responsibilities, relevant experience, and education history
  • Official undergraduate degree documentation
  • Proof of English language proficiency: ONLY for students for whom English is not their primary language: English language proficiency guidelines

For general admissions information and recommended admissions deadlines, Graduate Admissions.

All requirements must be received prior to review.


Tuition

Estimated total tuition for this program is $10,692.00.

Tuition for individual courses is based on the number of quarter hours. Most courses are 3-6 quarter hours. See Graduate Tuition Rates for details.

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Please note: The estimated total tuition is based on tuition rates for Academic Year 2014-15 and does not include any fees or other expenses. Some courses and labs have tuition rates that may increase or decrease total tuition. Tuition and fees are subject to revision by the president and Board of Trustees at any time.

*A maximum of 9 quarter hours of graduate- or doctoral-level credit obtained at another institution may be awarded as Advanced Graduate Credit to the Doctor of Education program.

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