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Cybersecurity Management

Be prepared to take on a leadership role that helps to anticipate and mitigate cybersecurity risks. In this certificate program, you’ll learn the latest tools and techniques needed to define, deploy, and manage, and cybersecurity technologies and solutions. Through a combination of experiential education, case studies, and exploration of best practices led by expert faculty, you’ll gain insight to managing the rapidly changing realm of cybersecurity in the public or private sector.

Looking for more critical management skills? See the graduate certificate in Information Systems Security.

 

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At a Glance

Classes Begin
April 1

Term Length
10 Weeks

4 Course Certificate
Tuition

$12,896

6 Course Certificate
Tuition

$19,344

Format
Evening or Online

 
Admission
No GRE or GMAT

 
Duration
As few as 6 months

 
Duration
As few as 12 months

Top-Ranked University

U.S. News & World Report Rankings

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Mike Lutito
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If you plan to study on an F-1 or J-1 visa, contact Tracy Joosten.

Free Application

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University College is committed to educational access, and given the difficult circumstances currently impacting millions of people, we are waiving application fees.

Skills You’ll Learn

Lead the efforts to protect IT infrastructure and data
Develop effective cybersecurity management programs
Establish cybersecurity policy and best practices in risk management

Curriculum

Specialized Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management requires completion of 16 credit hours (4 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
4
Concentration Courses

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ICT 4205 Cybersecurity Management
ICT 4210 Cybersecurity Policy
ICT 4215 Cybersecurity Risk Management and Incident Response
ICT 4220
Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategic Planning

Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management requires completion of 24 credit hours (6 courses).

All students are required to complete a zero-credit
Student Success Course.
4
Concentration Courses
2
Elective Courses

Concentration Courses

Focus on a specific professional area within the larger industry sector and master the skills needed to excel in that area.

ICT 4205 Cybersecurity Management
ICT 4210 Cybersecurity Policy
ICT 4215 Cybersecurity Risk Management and Incident Response
ICT 4220
Cybersecurity Leadership and Strategic Planning

Elective Courses

Popular electives for students in the Information and Communications Technology program include:

GIS 4101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
ICT 4200 Cybersecurity Foundations
GIS 4200 Geospatial Intelligence
ICT 4225 Cybersecurity Audits
ICT 4300 Web Enabled Information Systems
ICT 4370 Python Programming
ICT 4430 Database Security
ICT 4615 Identity and Access Management
ICT 4680 Principles of Cryptography
HINF 4335 Healthcare Cybersecurity

Electives may be chosen from among all courses in the Information and Communications Technology program. You may also select courses from other University College graduate programs with approval from the academic director.

Your academic advisor will help you select electives that align with your career and personal goals, and your advisor will obtain any necessary approvals from the academic director.

Featured Instructors

Sample Schedule

Plan out your schedule and determine your preferred timeline for completing your master's degree—finish in as few as 18 months or take up to five years.

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Interested in a master’s degree?

Explore our Master of Science in Information and Communications Technology with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management.

Take a Course Before You Apply

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We know how important it is to get started when you’re ready and that’s why you can enroll in a course before you officially apply.

Career Outcomes

Predicted outcomes for graduates of Cybersecurity Management

McAfee reports that 82% of cybersecurity decision-makers surveyed reported a shortage of cybersecurity skills within their organization.
Employment for information security analysts is expected to explode through 2030, accelerating at 33% — much faster than the average.
Fill the talent gap! In an average month, there is approximately only one hire for every 12 unique job postings for information security analysts.

Job Titles

Chief Information Officer
Chief Information Security Officer
Information Security Manager
Security Consultant
Security Analyst
Cybersecurity Manager
Computer and Information Systems Manager
Information Systems Analyst

Cybersecurity Manager Salary: National Average

$88,881

(Glassdoor.com)

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Hear from Our Students

Theme: Job Satisfaction

Information and Communications Technology

“That master’s degree had been on my bucket list for more than 20 years and I just started thinking now’s the time, I’m not going to procrastinate anymore!” —Carolyn Hinkley, graduate.

Flexible Online Classes

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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.

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Advisory Board

Our programs are developed and updated with the input of advisory boards composed of industry leaders and employers. This ensures that you'll learn what employers are looking for, and gain the most current information with a view to future industry trends, connecting you to future success.
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Timothy Bradsby

Portfolio Manager,
Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies

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Don Halloran

Founder & CEO,
Waypoint Group


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Mark Merkow

Senior Security Engineer,
Freeport-McMoRan Inc.


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Darl Kuhn

Solutions Architect,
RMCI


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Nathan Braun

Educational Consultant & Adjunct Faculty, University of Denver, University College

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Mike Prasad

Architect/Engineer,
State of Colorado


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Glenn Ware

Director Corporate Systems,
Xcel Energy


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Amber Cardillo

Sr. Director Americas Telco,
VMWare


Accreditation

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Higher Learning Commission

University College programs maintain the highest level of accreditation offered by The Higher Learning Commission, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the federal government. The University of Denver and all of its academic programs are regionally accredited by this commission, and regional accreditation is the highest standard for universities in the United States.

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Colorado Technology Association

The Colorado Technology Association represents technology leaders, professionals, companies, IT departments, government and legislative leaders, and industry advisors. CTA provides members with community, insight, connections and advocacy. Our industry development work spans public policy to education to leadership.

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