The certificate is a five course (15 credit) sequence offered at the graduate level. In accordance with AACSB and Loyola academic policies, within three years of completion, as many as 12 credits may be transferred into Loyola’s Professional's MBA program as electives. Students currently enrolled in Loyola’s Professional's MBA program may take courses offered within the certificate as electives that can be later applied to the certificate program. The Professional's MBA has separate entrance requirements.

The curriculum is designed with a managerial and enterprise level (C-Suite) focus:

  • Chief Security Officer: Enterprise-wide security strategy
  • Chief Information Officer: Business Continuity Planning strategy
  • Chief Operating Officer: Physical and operations security strategies.

The current sequential order of courses is as follows:


  • GB754 Introduction to Cyber Security Strategy 
  • GB753 Legal, Ethical, and Global Perspectives of Cyber Security (pre/co-req GB754)


  • GB751 Strategic Security Planning (lab-based; pre-reqs GB754 and GB753) 


  • GB750 Security Controls & Prevention Strategies (lab-based; pre-req GB751)
  • GB757 Systems Thinking & Risk Assessment (pre-req GB751 and pre/co-req GB750)

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Graduate Programs

Professional's MBA

Designed for a range of working professionals looking to pursue their MBA at their own pace

  • Weeknight classes
  • Study at your own pace
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
  • Transfer up to 12 credits to/from the M.S. in Finance
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Executive MBA

A Saturday program for senior managers and executives

  • Saturdays only, summers off, 5-semester program
  • Offered at Timonium Graduate Center
  • 9-day international field study experience
  • Domestic field experience
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Emerging Leaders MBA

A one-year full-time cohort program targeting immediate graduates or those early in their career

  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Offered at Columbia Graduate Center
  • Internship in your target industry
  • Domestic field experience
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Master of Science in Finance

A part-time, evening program for professionals who have a true enthusiasm for financial leadership

  • Weeknight classes; study at your own pace
  • Prepare for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams
  • All professional backgrounds welcome
  • Offered at Timonium and Columbia Graduate centers
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Master of Accounting

A full time 12-month program for those with an accounting undergrad degree or equivalent accounting coursework

  • 30 credits toward 150 hour licensure requirement
  • Full-time, 12-month program
  • Part-time schedule option available
  • Offered at Evergreen Campus in Baltimore
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Cyber Security Certificate

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
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Accounting Certificate

A three-month graduate program for credits toward the 150-hour requirement for CPA licensure

  • 12 credit, May–July program
  • Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:45 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
  • Offered at Loyola's Evergreen campus
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