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 Agency.2

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

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

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PROGRAM AVAILABILITY

  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    MGMT690 Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments 4
    IT635 Information Systems Auditing 4
    PM600 Project Management Processes in Organizations 4
    PM610 Project Planning, Execution and Closure 4
    PM620 Schedule and Cost Control Techniques 4
    PM630 Contracting and Procurement in Project Management 4
    PM665 Project Management Capstone 4
    Total Credit Hours: 28
    Courses: Concentration
    CS651 Computer Systems Security Foundations 4
    CS653 Network Security 4
    CS654 Security Management 4
    CS661 Software Information Assurance 4
    CS662 System Security Certification and Accreditation 4
    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.

  • Tuition

    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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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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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Colorado Springs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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Aurora (Denver Area) - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

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1. 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.

2. 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

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