Assurance of Learning: M.S. in Cybersecurity Management
Mission Statement: The mission of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management program at the Merrick School of Business is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to advance to the highest levels of leadership in the cybersecurity industry.
Goal 1: Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills
Description: Graduates will possess the analytical and critical thinking skills needed by information/ cybersecurity professionals.
Learning Objective 1.1: Students will understand and apply the concepts surrounding the regulatory environment of different business sectors with respect to information security.
Learning Objective 1.2: Students will analyze data and interpret their findings to identify information security issues such as fraud or security breaches.
Goal 2: Information AnalysisDescription: Graduates will use appropriate methods from a variety of disciplines in order to identify and mitigate business risk and ensure business continuity.
Learning Objective 2.1: Students will be able to define the information needs pertaining to a strategic business problem arising from cyber security issues.
Learning Objective 2.2: Students will demonstrate the ability to analyze and suggest changes to business continuity processes.
Goal 3: An Ethical PerspectiveDescription: Graduates will incorporate ethical considerations in their decision-making.
Learning Objective 3.1: Students will identify and analyze ethical dilemmas raised by cyber security issues and recommend appropriate resolutions.
Goal 4: Effective Communication SkillsDescription: Graduates will have the skills to communicate both tactical and strategic information security problems and solutions persuasively, professionally, and in a clear and concise manner.
Learning Objective 4.1: Students will prepare effective written reports, using appropriate data, analysis, and conclusions.
Goal 5: LeadershipDescription: Graduates will have the skills to lead an organization in its preparedness and response to cyber security threats.
Learning Objective 5.1: Students will analyze the factors and behaviors associated with effective leadership.