Cyber Security Certificate

Program Overview

A part-time, one-year, graduate certificate program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cyber security

  • One-year, part-time program
  • Weeknight classes
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Five courses, 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the Professional’s MBA

A Managerial Approach to Cyber Security

The Cyber Security Certificate program is a part-time, one-year, graduate credit program open to any business professional seeking management-level certification and desiring to learn more about information assurance in the broader field of cybersecurity. The typical candidates are those whose current or future professional responsibilities require them to ensure the security of data in such areas as banking, finance, technology, engineering, human resources, and other fields.

  • For managers and leaders
  • One year program with graduate credit
  • Transferrable to and from the Professional's MBA Program
  • January start
  • Priority Deadline: Dec. 1; applications accepted on a rolling basis thereafter as space is available

The program is designed to enhance the skills of working professionals through exposure to multiple technologies utilized in cyber security and information assurance; to develop leadership and enterprise-wide strategic thinking in cyber security policy development and procedures; and to produce graduates equipped with both the theoretical and hands-on experience required to be knowledgeable and proficient in cyber security at all management levels.

Learning outcomes for the program include the ability to select and implement security protocols in computer networks for local, national, and multinational organizations; the ability to describe underlying theories and strategies for securing computer networks; and the ability to develop and articulate strategic plans and policies for securing data and computer networks from inside and outside threats.

Possible Career Paths

Click on the links for more information on jobs and Standard Occupational Codes (SOC) related to this program:

  SOC Codes 
Computer and Information Systems Managers  11-3021.00
Information Security Analysts 15-1122.00
Database Administrators 15-1141.00
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 15-1142.00
Computer Network Architects 15-1143.00
Telecommunications Engineering Specialists 15-1143.01
Computer Network Support Specialists 15-1152.00

Success

  • Program length: This 15-credit program is designed to take 12 months (Spring-Summer-Fall) to complete.
  • Percentage of graduates who completed this program in the time defined above: Due to privacy regulations, since fewer than 10 students completed the program in 2013-14, this information may not be disclosed.
  • Job placement rate for this program: Since the job placement rate is not required by an accrediting body nor by the State of Maryland, this information is not available.

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