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 provides 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 MSM-ISS degree program is offered on campus in Colorado Springs, Denver, and online. The on-campus programs are accredited by the Project Management Institute's® Global Accreditation Center (PMI-GAC).* 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 Agency1.

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.**

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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.***

*CTU does not guarantee third-party certifications.  Certification requirements for taking and passing certification examinations are not controlled by CTU but by outside agencies and are subject to change by the agencies without notice to CTU.  Therefore, CTU cannot guarantee that graduates will be eligible to take certification examinations, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

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  • Program Outline

    CTU's Master of Science in Management-Information Systems Security concentration is 48 quarter-credits, including the core curriculum and specialization. The coursework allows students to build skills in network security principles, security management, technical decision making, and more.

    Core Education. The core education component of the MSM-ISS degree program is 28 quarter-credits. It covers seven classes, including:

    • Contracting and Procurement in Project Management
    • Information Systems Auditing
    • Project Planning, Execution and Closure
    • Schedule and Cost Control Techniques

    Information Systems Security Concentration. Students will complete 20 quarter-credits in their area of concentration, learning about various security technologies, cryptography and cryptographic services, incident reporting, and more. Some of the required classes include:

    • Network Security
    • Security Management
    • Software Information Assurance
    • System Security Certification and Accreditation
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    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

    Students finishing CTU's MSM degree program with a concentration in Information Systems Security may build various types of skills such as:

    • Implementing effective leadership and management strategies in the workplace
    • Determining project risk and making risk analyses
    • Defining technical requirements for specific security projects
    • Engaging in specific security steps and practices to ensure accreditation or certification

    Graduates of CTU's MSM degree program with a concentration in Information Systems Security may be prepared to seek numerous types of positions including1:

    • Administrative Director
    • Business Analyst
    • Director of Sales
    • General Manager
    • Regional Director
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