Cybersecurity Administration

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Administration (9 Hrs.)

The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity is to provide cybersecurity professionals or graduate students aspiring to pursue careers in cybersecurity units within for-profit or non-profit organizations, mainly in the Central Illinois area, with knowledge of cybersecurity threats, practices, legal and ethical issues, and how to manage cybersecurity strategy, projects, and personnel. MBA students as well as ACC, MIS, and CSC graduate students may benefit from this certificate program, if they are interested in pursuing careers related to cybersecurity.

Entrance and Course Requirements

Students must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and meet campus requirements for admission to graduate study. Candidates for the certificate will be expected to complete course requirements with a grade of B (3.0) or better (a grade of B- or lower is not acceptable). To earn the graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Administration, students will complete three required courses (9 hours). All courses are offered online/on-campus.

S.No. Course No. Course Title Credit Hours
1 MIS 513 Management Information Systems 3
2 MIS 579 Cybersecurity Management 3
3 MIS 581 Compliance and Legal Issues in Cybersecurity 3


Important Notes:

1. MBA students can replace MIS 513 with MIS 525.