Cybersecurity Management (MS)

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 Master 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.

Cybersecurity Management Class Profiles

9 newly enrolled students

Newly Enrolled

3.37 average gpa

Average GPA

67% domestic students, 33% international students
Undergraduate Majors

67% business majors, 33% non-business majors

Who Hires Our MSCM Graduates?

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MS in Cybersecurity Management (MSCM) and Advanced Certificate in Cybersecurity Management

  • BA 640 Financial Reporting and Analysis
  • BA 642 Statistical Analysis
  • MIS 515 Object Oriented Programming for Business Applications 
  • ACCTG 675
    Seminar in Accounting Information Systems Audit and Control (3)
  • MIS 585
    Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management (3)
  • MIS 720
    Electronic Business and Big Data Infrastructures (3)
  • MIS 687
    Secure Enterprise Networking & Mobile Technologies (3)
  • MIS 690
    Cloud Computing: Fundamentals, Architecture and Security (3)
  • MIS 755
    Information Systems Security and Risk Management (3)
  • MIS 760
    AI/Machine Learning for Cyber Intelligence and Defense (3)
  • ACCTG 505
    Fraud Examination (3)

  • ACCTG 729
    Current Issues in Accounting Practices (3) [Forensic Accounting]

  • HSEC 690 [Fall]
    Cyber Warfare & Cyber Terrorism

  • HSEC 690 [Spring]
    Critical Infrastructure Protection and Cyber Crime

  • MIS 686
    Enterprise Data Management (3)

  • MIS 691
    Decision Support Systems (3)

  • MIS 695
    Business Systems Analysis and Design (3)

  • MIS 649
    Business Analytics (3)
  • MIS 790 Directed Readings in Management Information Systems (3)

  • BA 799A
    Thesis (3) Cr/NC/RP

  • MIS 585 Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management
  • MIS 687 Secure Enterprise Networking and Mobile Technologies
  • MIS 695 Business Systems Analysis and Design
  • MIS 755 Information Systems Security and Risk Management

  • MIS 690 Cloud Computing: Fundamentals, Architecture and Security

  • MIS 760 AI/Machine Learning for Cyber Intelligence and Defense

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San Diego, CA 92182-8230

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