Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management Online

Become an essential part of any organization's cybersecurity by honing your skills in information and network security.

Apply by: 10/3/22
Start class: 10/17/22

Program Overview

Discover effective security methods in the Cybersecurity Management Certificate program

Total Tuition $5,880*
Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 12

Maximize your career opportunities in data security with the knowledge and skills you will gain in the online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program at the University of Illinois Springfield. Designed for STEM professionals, this online data safety management program provides training in networks and systems that will enable you to lead an organization’s defense against cyberattacks and data breaches.

Our world-class UIS Online faculty, who also teach on campus, guide you through this program's 100 percent online coursework. This program strengthens your information and network security capabilities and provides hands-on experience in digital forensics, penetration testing and vulnerability assessment. With five start dates per year, learn at your convenience and increase your in-demand skills in as few as six months.

Graduates of the online Cybersecurity Management certificate will:

  • Apply the principles and practices of cybersecurity management, including protection of systems against attacks and data breaches
  • Learn policies and approaches for managing systems within an organization
  • Explore issues currently facing governance and strategic planning for security, policy making, risk management and business continuity
  • Apply the principles and practices of cybersecurity management, including protection of systems against attacks and data breaches
  • Learn policies and approaches for managing systems within an organization
  • Explore issues currently facing governance and strategic planning for security, policy making, risk management and business continuity

Career opportunities:

  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Management Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • Cybersecurity Manager
  • Cybersecurity Management Consultant
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer

Accreditation

The College of Business and Management at the University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International). Fewer than 6% of business schools worldwide have earned this symbol of the highest standard in management education.

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Total Tuition $5,880*
Duration As few as 6 months
Credit Hours 12

Accreditation

The University of Illinois Springfield is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information, contact the Higher Learning Commission at hlcommission.org/.

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Tuition

Find out more about the affordable tuition at UIS

Earn a world-class education for less than you’d expect. Our pay-by-the-course tuition fits easily into your budget.

*Total cost is estimated at $1,470 per course based on a semester fee schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $5,880
Per Credit Hour $490
*Total cost is estimated at $1,470 per course based on a semester fee schedule.

Tuition breakdown:

Total Tuition $5,880*
Per Credit Hour $490

Calendar

Find the start date that works for your schedule

Designed for working professionals, UIS Online programs feature multiple start dates per year, so you can begin at the time that best fits your schedule and complete your certificate quickly.

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 10/3/22
Next Class Start Date 10/17/22
TermStart DateApp DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlineTuition DeadlineClass End DateTerm Length
Fall 2022-1st Half8/19/228/5/228/11/228/15/228/18/2210/15/228 weeks
Fall 2022-2nd Half10/17/2210/3/2210/9/2210/13/2210/14/2212/10/228 weeks
Spring 2023-1st Half1/17/231/3/231/9/231/13/231/16/233/18/238 weeks
Spring 2023-2nd Half3/20/233/6/233/12/233/16/233/19/235/13/238 weeks
Summer 2023-1st Half6/8/235/25/235/31/236/4/236/7/237/29/238 weeks
Fall 2023-1st Half8/25/238/12/238/18/238/22/238/25/2310/28/238 weeks
Fall 2023-2nd Half10/23/2310/9/2310/15/2310/19/2310/22/2312/16/238 weeks

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 10/3/22
Next Class Start Date 10/17/22

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Admissions

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We’ve streamlined our admission process to save you time and effort. Just follow these simple steps to apply.

Admission Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • No GMAT required

  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA

Courses

Take a peek at the Cybersecurity Management Certificate coursework

For the online Cybersecurity Management Certificate program, you must complete four courses totaling 12 credit hours.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a foundation for understanding and analyzing information in organizations. Fundamental concepts of systems and information are covered. Topics include computer-based information systems, user requirements, and analysis and specification of systems requirements, life cycle, and security. Course Information: Open to non-majors. Access to the internet is required.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Telecommunications involve transmission of data, voice, image, and video over communication networks. This course covers the concepts, models, architectures, protocols, standards, and security for the design, implementation, and management of digital networks. Fundamental network concepts are introduced using a network model that divides data communications into multiple layers, such as application, network and transport, data link, and physical layer. Network technologies are covered in terms of different types of networks (i.e. local area networks {LAN}, backbone networks, wide area networks {WAN}, wireless networks, and the internet). Network management and security are also emphasized.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course will cover both technical and non-technical aspects of information security. The technical part will cover information security threats, vulnerabilities and controls. The technical materials focus on concepts and principles rather than design and implementation. The non-technical part will cover risk management, security planning and disaster recovery, legal, ethical and professional issues. Prerequisite: MIS 564.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Discussion of the principles and practices of cybersecurity management on how to protect information systems against attacks, intrusions, malware and data breaches. From a management perspective, includes the contents of policies, approaches, and techniques related to security issues threatening businesses and organizations. Prerequisite: MIS 513 or 525 (may be taken concurrently).
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For the online Cybersecurity Management Certificate program, you must complete 4 courses totaling 12 credit hours.

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