Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security

Attacks on computer systems and networks are one of the most significant threats facing today’s businesses. The exposure of sensitive data, customer information or financial records could cost a company dearly. The Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security is designed to help to prepare technical leaders in security management to combat threats in today’s environment through an understanding of security management, network security principles, and certification and accreditation requirements.

CTU’s online non-MBA graduate business degree programs were ranked among the Best Online Programs for 2016 by U.S. News and World Report.*

National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity 2014-2021**

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission www.hlcommission.org

CTU's Master of Science in Management in Information Systems Security is accredited by the Project Management Institute's® Global Accreditation Center (PMI-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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  • Total Credits 

    48
  • Program Availability

    Online | Colorado Springs | Denver

Program Details

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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

    This degree is accredited by the Project Management Institute's Global Accreditation Center (PMI-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

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right Master of Science in Management degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Master of Science in Management in Information Systems Security include:2

    • Program Manager
    • Director of Sales
    • Business Development Manager
    • Administrative Director
    • Regional Director
    • General Manager
    • Business Analyst
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*Click here to learn more about the US News recognition and prestigious ranking for Colorado Technical University’s online programs.

**CTU 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

***The 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.

1Students may be required to complete some or all coursework for the program via Virtual Campus

2http://burning-glass.com/job-market-data/; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

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