Business Cybersecurity Management

Degrees Offered

  • Master of Science

WVU’s Business Cybersecurity Management Program is a 12-month online program. Our online flexibility encourages students to demonstrate managerial expertise in understanding and investigating complex cybersecurity ideas, evaluate data security of businesses from a data and systems security perspective, use appropriate tools to mitigate cybersecurity threats and communicate the analysis and findings of a comprehensive security audit initiative to enhance the protection and security of an organization.

Admission

Admission to the business cybersecurity management program is dependent on the Graduate Admissions Committee of B&E.

admission requirements

For admittance to the program, students must:

  • earn a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.25
  • have an acceptable GMAT score
  • three letters of recommendation

Degree Requirements

Each student who completes an MS in Business Cybersecurity Management will complete a 10 course online sequence in a one year time period.  Students are required to attend an on-campus residency as an introduction to the program in August of their matriculation, and also are required to attend an on-campus residency to present their capstone project at the conclusion of their one year program.

Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to graduate from the program.
ACCT 582Fraud Data Analysis3
BUDA 510Foundations of Business Intelligence3
BUDA 520Data Management3
BUDA 550Business Data Visualization3
CYBR 525 Information Security Assurance Management3
CYBR 530 Business Data Communications3
CYBR 535 Business Network Security3
CYBR 540 Information Ethics and Legal Procedures3
CYBR 545 Business Cybercrime Management3
CYBR 555 Business Cybersecurity Practicum3
Total Hours30

Suggested Plan of Study

First Year
FallHoursSpringHoursSummerHours
BUDA 5103CYBR 5353ACCT 5823
BUDA 5203CYBR 5403BUDA 5503
CYBR 5253CYBR 5453CYBR 5553
CYBR 5303  
 12 9 9
Total credit hours: 30

Major Learning Outcomes

Business Cybersecurity management

Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate managerial expertise in understanding and investigating complex cybersecurity ideas.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the data security of businesses from a data and systems security perspective, and to recommend and initiate appropriate procedures, policies, and security controls to ensure improved data and systems security.
  • Students will be able to use appropriate tools to mitigate cybersecurity threats by applying knowledge of topics such as risk management, disaster recovery, business continuity, digital forensics, and computer network defenses.
  • Students will be able to communicate the analysis and findings of a comprehensive security audit initiative to enhance the protection and security of an organization.

Faculty

Chair

  • Virginia Kleist - Ph.D.
    University of Pittsburgh

Visiting Assistant Professor

  • Bradley Reed - Ph.D.
    Capella University