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Online Certificate in Cybersecurity Management

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.

  • Duration: Approximately two semesters
  • Total Credits: 15
  • Cost-per-Credit: $710

Administer Security Strategies from the Top

From the online graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Management, 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. In this capacity, you gain a real-world understanding of the field of cybersecurity.

Curriculum

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.

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.

Resources:

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Computer and Information Systems Managers,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/computer-and-information-systems-managers.htm (visited January 12, 2020).