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Master of Science in Management - Information Systems Security

According to a 2015 (ISC) Global Information Security Workforce Study, it’s estimated that by 2020, there will be a shortfall of 1.5 million information security employees.1 Colorado Technical University’s Master of Science in Management concentration in Information Security Systems is designed for those interested in pursuing technical leadership positions in security management.

This degree program is designed to help you develop management and leadership skills while providing the opportunity to explore network security, software information assurance, security management, and cybersecurity threats. You will also have the opportunity to examine security technologies, cryptography and cryptographic services, and incident reporting. This MSM-ISS program offers you the opportunity to develop a greater understanding of how to prepare for technical leadership opportunities in information security systems.

Ranked Among the Best Online Graduate Business Programs

For the sixth year in a row, CTU's Master of Science in Management degree programs are ranked among the Best Online Master's in Business Programs (excluding MBA) by U.S. News and World Report.*

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*CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.

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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).**


  • October 26, 2021
  • December 07, 2021




  • Online
  • Colorado Springs
  • Denver South

Program Details

  • Management - Information Systems Security

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  • Program Overview

    The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Information Systems Security (MSM-ISS)is a 48-credit-hour program offered online and at the Colorado campuses. The degree includes 28 credit hours in the management core along with 20 hours in the information systems security concentration.

    This program is designed to help technical leaders in security management to combat threats in today’s environment by developing an understanding of security management, network security principles, and certification and accreditation requirements. This program is designed to provide the student with the information system security skills necessary to manage and protect the vital technology assets of today’s organizations.


    This program does not lead to additional licensure or certification.  As such, CTU has made no determination regarding prerequisites for licensure or certification in any state or jurisdiction.

    The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses: Core
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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
    Course Title Course Description Credit Hours
    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

  • Accreditations and Alignments

    The Master of Science with a concentration in Information Systems Security is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).

    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 cybersecurity 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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