Cybersecurity vulnerabilities represent a significant risk to business and society at large. This creates a need for business professionals who understand business and cybersecurity.
The purpose of the Masters of Science in Cybersecurity Management (MSCM) degree is to equip business professionals with the current knowledge and technical skills needed to develop organizational cybersecurity plans and risk management strategies, as well as managing the execution of those strategies. Additionally, the program targets cybersecurity technology professionals interested in advancing their careers into management.
MSCM students will prepare for career paths leading to positions such as cybersecurity manager, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Cyber Security Analyst, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and positions related to the Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT) framework. This degree will also be useful to managers needing to expand their understanding of cybersecurity so they can lead initiatives addressing issues such as the California Privacy Act of 2018 (effective in 2020), the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Risk Management, and Sarbanes Oxley.
The MSCM is the first graduate degree program of its type to be offered by a business school in the California State University (CSU) system and the second graduate program with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) designation to be offered by the Fowler College of Business.
The Fowler College of Business will start accepting applications for MSCM Oct. 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020 with classes beginning in the fall semester of 2020.
Who hires our graduate students?
- BA 623 Statistical Analysis (3)
- BA 625 Financial and Management Accounting (3)
- MIS 515 Object-Oriented Programming for Business Applications (3)
- ACCTG 621
Accounting Information Systems (3)
- ACCTG 673
Accounting Information Systems (AIS) Development (3)
- ACCTG 675
Seminar in Accounting Information Systems Audit and Control (3)
- MIS 585
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management (3)
- MIS 620
Electronic Business and Big Data Infrastructures (3)
- MIS 687
Secure Enterprise Networking & Mobile Technologies (3)†
- MIS 755
Information Systems Security and Risk Management (3)†
Fraud Examination (3)
Current Issues in Accounting Practices (3) [Forensic Accounting]
HSEC 690 [Fall]
Cyber Warfare & Cyber Terrorism
HSEC 690 [Spring]
Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Crime
Enterprise Data Management (3)
Decision Support Systems (3)
Business Systems Analysis and Design (3)
- MIS 749
Business Analytics (3)
Directed Readings in Management Information Systems (3)
Thesis (3) Cr/NC/RP
The Fowler College of Business will start accepting applications for MSCM October 1, 2019 - March 1, 2020 with classes beginning in the fall semester of 2020.