Level-Up in Cybersecurity! Take One or Two Courses, or a Four Course Certificate.
Prepare for a career in the rapidly growing field of Cybersecurity Management. The four course sequence culminates in Shenandoah University’s Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management to increase your earning potential to $98,000 or more.
MIS 588 Business Foundations in Cybersecurity [Spring Term A] Feb. 4-March 25, 2021
MIS 515 Data Communications and Networking [Spring Term B] April 1- May 20, 2021
MIS 590 Intermediate Cybersecurity for Business [Summer Term A] May 27- July 15, 2021*
MIS 592 Advanced Cybersecurity for Business [Summer Term B] July 8- Aug. 26, 2021*
*For Summer term courses, instructors will coordinate class meetings on overlapping term dates.
- Courses are delivered in a blend of class meetings and asynchronous assignments. Choose your section for attending class meetings: Face to Face or Zoom.
- Classes meet Thursday evenings from 6:30-9pm
- These sequential, eight-week courses (3 sem hr each), are offered at the deeply discounted price of $545 per credit hour
The first course begins February 4, 2021. Apply, register and pay in one easy step through Instant Enrollment, starting January 4, 2021!
- Last day to register for MIS 588 is 1/27/21
- Degree-seeking students must contact their Advisor for approval to register for these courses.
- All other students may register online via Instant Enrollment
- During the last week of each course, you will receive registration information for the next course in the sequence.
Benefits of a Certificate in Cybersecurity Management
- 32% increase in job openings through 2028
- Preparation for the CompTIA Security+ exam
- Hands-on projects and exam practice
- Taught by industry experts
- Courses apply to the School of Business MBA
- Complete in as little as 8 months
These courses are a distance education offering through the School of Business in conjunction with the Division of Extended & Distance Education.
Learn More About Shenandoah's School of Business
Shenandoah University enjoys a strong reputation locally, regionally and nationally. Our graduates are recognized within the business community as knowledgeable, capable, and able to excel in the workplace.
Our programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation is the hallmark of excellence in management and business education. It represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide, and it recognizes that the School of Business offers high-quality business programs. Processes are in place to ensure continuous improvement in the future. Therefore students and alumni can be proud of earning a degree from an institution that has taken its place among other world-wide leaders in business education.
Career and Salary Possibilities
Expected Salary for Cybersecurity graduates:
- $98,350 per year
- $47.28 per hour
Career paths for Cybersecurity graduates:
- Security Analyst
- Security Engineer
- Security Architect
- Security Administrator
- Security Software Developer
- Security Consultant
Growing Cybersecurity job market:
- Over 35,000 Cybersecurity positions will be created in the next decade
- The industry will grow 32% by 2018. Much faster than average growth
Cybersecurity positions are understaffed:
- 69% of firms say their cybersecurity team is understaffed
- 58% of firms have unfilled (open) cybersecurity positions
Organizations will increase their investment in Cybersecurity:
- 55% of surveyed firms say their cybersecurity budget will increase
- 57% have increased training investments in order to help decrease this cybersecurity skills gap
Information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Cybersecurity News State of Cybersecurity Report 2019The Career Services Office provides a comprehensive range of services and resources to assist Shenandoah students in their career search. Services offered include resume and cover letter building, mock interviews, and professional dining etiquette workshops.
MIS 588 Business Foundations in Cybersecurity
This course introduces the student to theory and reading related to several aspects of cybersecurity such as security attacks, intrusions, threats, security requirements and controls, cryptography and encryption, physical vs. cybersecurity, network security, security-enhancement software and secure protocols and management of security risks. This is a graduate level course with outcomes that will be assessed at a higher-level of learning. The additional work of finding a real world problem prior to the development of the solution or sythesis for this problem is the added requirement for MBA/graduate level students. Credits: 3
MIS 590 Intermediate Cybersecurity for Business
This course covers techniques for decision making in the cybersecurity world using intermediate technical knowledge gained from the program including when to develop a Continuity of Operations (COOP) vs. Disaster Recovery Plan, motivations of threat actors and implications in government, manufacturing, healthcare, financial industries and the energy sector. This course is designed to provide intermediate content to support the student’s ability to understand and successfully pass the CompTIA Security+ Exam. This is a graduate level course with outcomes that will be assessed at a higher level of learning. The additional work of finding a real world problem prior to the development of the solution or synthesis for this problem is the added requirement for MBA/graduate level students. Credits: 3
MIS 515 Data Communications and Networking
This course focuses upon the fundamentals, standards and trends in data communications. Data transmission devices, circuits and types of media are emphasized. Networking concepts, topology and network management are discussed. Credits: 3
MIS 592 Advanced Cybersecurity for Business
This course covers advanced techniques for decision making in the cybersecurity world. This course is designed to provide advanced content to support the student’s ability to understand and successfully pass the CompTIA Security+ Exam. Additionally, students learn leadership in terms of cybersecurity and IT personnel and resources. This course offers insights in the hiring of cybersecurity and IT personnel and how to determine worth of experience, certifications, etc. This is a graduate level course with outcomes that will be assessed at a higher-level of learning. The additional work of finding a real world problem prior to the development of the solution or synthesis of this problem is the added requirement for MBA/graduate level students. Credits: 3
Required course topics align with and prepare students to sit for the CompTIA Security+ Exam. However, CompTIA not only recommends competence in these knowledge areas but also two (2) years of experience in IT administration with a security focus.
There’s a special bond between School of Business students and their professors. Students enjoy close professional relationships with academically and professionally experienced faculty who mentor them in and out of the classroom. This remains a hallmark of a Shenandoah University business education. Students also benefit from our executive-in-residence who works with both professors and students to broaden the student’s focus beyond the classroom.