Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security

Colorado Technical University's Master of Science in Management degree program with an Information Systems Security concentration is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop management and leadership skills while obtaining knowledge about network security principles, assurance, security management, and cybersecurity threats and risk. The on-campus programs in Colorado Spring and Aurora (Denver) are accredited by the Project Management Institute's® Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC).1 Also, the school has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD) by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency2.

For the second year in a row, CTU’s online non-MBA graduate business degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs by U.S. News and World Report.3

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CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

CTU's Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC) when offered at one of CTU's ground campuses.1

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    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

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  • Courses

    Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments4
    IT635Information Systems Auditing 4
    PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations4
    PM610Project Planning, Execution and Closure4
    PM620Schedule and Cost Control Techniques4
    PM630Contracting and Procurement in Project Management4
    PM665Project Management Capstone4
    Total Credit Hours:28
    Courses: Concentration
    CS651Computer Systems Security Foundations4
    CS653Network Security4
    CS654Security Management4
    CS661Software Information Assurance4
    CS662System Security Certification and Accreditation4
    Total Credit Hours:20

    Total Credit Hours: 48

    The Master of Science in Management with a Concentration in Information Systems Security delivered at the applicable ground campuses is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

    CTU is a recognized provider with the Project Management Institute (PMI™) Educational Provider Program (PMI R.E.P.)

    National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security

    The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have recognized Colorado Technical University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense (CAE IA/CD). The CTU cyber security curriculum was certified thereby to map to the DHS/NSA cybersecurity knowledge units. This recognition and certification is valid through 2021.

    This CAE IA/CD designation is applicable to this degree program.

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  • Outcomes

    This degree program is designed to provide the following skills and knowledge:

    • Plan projects effectively and successfully, taking into consideration the quadruple constraints of time, cost, resources, and specifications
    • Develop from the basic project plan a work-breakdown structure to the lowest granularity permitted by cost
    • Determine and calculate project risks according to classical risk analysis
    • Plan and manage contractual purchasing issues, including, procurement and supply, outsourcing and just-in-time acquisition
    • Evaluate and present project objectives, requirements, scope, and budgeting effectively to upper management
    • Define technical requirements for the implementation of an effective security infrastructure
    • Identify and describe the impact of implementing security components at all OSI layers
    • Develop effective enterprise level security policies, standards and procedures
    • Identify and develop necessary enterprise/government systems certification and accreditation procedures and best commercial practices
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1The GAC and PMI logos are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc. For the full list of PMI’s legal marks, please contact the PMI Legal department.

2CTU has been designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for academic years 2014-2021 for its cybersecurity and information assurance programs

3Learn more about the U.S. News rankings for Colorado Technical University’s online degree programs.