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Online Certificate in Cybersecurity Management

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Program Benefits

  • Apply Graduate Certificate Credits to an MS in Cybersecurity Degree
  • Learn Valuable Information Management and Mitigation Strategies
  • No Letters of Recommendation Required

Take a Leadership Role in Cybersecurity

The online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota is designed to equip you with the tools to engage with cutting edge cybersecurity measures. More importantly, the certificate program will prepare you to lead others in building effective, comprehensive information security strategies.

Administer Security Strategies from the Top

As you advance through the online graduate certificate in cybersecurity management curriculum, you'll gain the skills necessary to lead teams of security professionals as you seek to protect sensitive data and information. In the program, you'll engage with topics that will prepare you to identify potential vulnerabilities and threats, analyze possible solutions, delegate responsibilities to team members, and report conclusions to relevant stakeholders. Gain a real-world understanding of the field of cybersecurity with Saint Mary's.

Saint Mary's Accelerators

Saint Mary's offers a selection of graduate certificate programs designed to accelerate your degree and help you achieve your goals faster. Customize your education and get a glimpse of graduate coursework by stacking Saint Mary's Accelerators, each of which requires the completion of 12–15 credits and adds only six additional credits to your degree program. Complete extra credentials and gain a competitive edge for your field while saving time and money.

Additionally, several certificate programs also offer Credly badging for each course. These badges serve as a graphic representation of the skills you gained by completing a specific course or graduate certificate program. They can be displayed on social media platforms like LinkedIn and your CV and resume to visually showcase your specific leadership knowledge and skills to current and potential employers, credentialing programs, and admissions offices.

One of the hallmarks of our “accelerators” is that they are stackable into or onto full degree programs. Students can pursue a graduate certificate and then decide to continue into a full degree program in the same or a different discipline.

-Michelle Wieser, Ph.D., Dean of the School of Business and Technology

To learn more about Saint Mary's graduate certificates check out this interview with Michelle Wieser.


From the online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management, you will engage with a variety of topics that will prepare you to become a leader in the field. The courses you will be presented with include security architecture, change management, security policy, and risk management. The program's coursework is structured to prepare you to lead teams in developing comprehensive security strategies, locating potential problem areas, and responding to unexpected breaches.

For current degree requirements, visit the Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Course Catalog.

Certificate Courses

Certificate Outcomes

In the online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management, you can expect to learn how to:

  • Apply industry best practices of business administration operations to develop a security plan
  • Lead teams in providing innovative and proactive security measures
  • Communicate technical information to non-technical audiences
  • Balance organizational needs with security architecture development

Career Outlook

The need for trained and experienced cybersecurity leaders is growing across an array of industries. As diverse organizations aim to protect sensitive information and data, more employers are seeking cybersecurity managers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, computer and information systems manager positions are expected to grow by 10% through 2029. Additionally, these positions usually carry a yearly salary of $146,360.1

Other positions include:

  • Director of Information Security
  • Information Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity and Compliance Program Manager
  • Governance Compliance & Risk Manager

Admission Requirements

To apply for the online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management from Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, you'll need:

  • An undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A written statement: Your background and future goals all impact your success with Saint Mary's and inform your education. As you prepare your written statement, think about including previous experiences, education, and your strengths and interests. Share your motivations for earning the online artificial intelligence certification and how it will contribute to your career.
  • Two email and phone references: Please provide contact information for two Individuals who can speak to your professional and academic abilities.
  • A current resume: Include both your educational and professional experience.
  • If your overall GPA is below 2.75, you may receive conditional status in the program at the discretion of the program director.

For more information about the online Cybersecurity Management graduate certificate, contact us or call 877-308-9954 to speak to an enrollment counselor..


1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers,
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