Master of Science in Management- Cybersecurity Management

Effective April 3, 2018, this program is no longer available for future enrollments at the Colorado Springs and Aurora Campuses.

The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Cybersecurity Management (MSM-CSM) is a 48-credit-hour program offered online. The program includes 28 credit hours in the management core and 20 credit hours dedicated to the cybersecurity management concentration.

This program is designed to help students prepare to pursue a career in cybersecurity management through leadership and an understanding of security management, risk management, and network security principles. The program consists of research methods, leadership, managerial decision-making, and operations management in addition to providing students with the opportunity to develop a solid practical research foundation and study the fundamentals of cybersecurity to effectively manage an organization’s cybersecurity initiatives.

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Business and Management is to offer professional market-driven business degrees that build business competencies transferrable to all industries. The College of Business and Management accomplishes this mission by offering curriculum that aligns to industry standards, remains relevant, and builds practical skills applicable to the competitive global business environment.

Program Accreditations and Alignments

This program is designed in alignment with the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. Department of Commerce that identifies the knowledge, skills, and abilities to support the developing cybersecurity workforce

MSM Program prepares the student to:
  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives

MSM Program Learning Outcomes

  • Lead, communicate, and direct technical business initiatives and day-to-day operations
  • Analyze, develop, and implement strategies for improving business processes and operations
  • Integrate Research and Development, marketing, production, and finance strategies
  • Apply project management practices to projects and initiatives

MSM-CSM Concentration Learning Outcomes
  • Evaluate an organization’s core business mission in relation to cybersecurity
  • Implement the appropriate strategies for improving organizational cybersecurity process and operations
  • Assess threats to the cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Assess the appropriate technical requirements to ensure consistency of an effective cybersecurity infrastructure
  • Develop effective enterprise level cybersecurity policies, standards, and procedures

Degree Requirements

Courses- Core

CYBR609Professional Communication for Cybersecurity Managers


FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


IT600IT Management


MGMT604Organizational Behavior


MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses- Concentration

CYBR611Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management


CYBR613Cybersecurity Risk and Compliance


CYBR615Cybersecurity Information Assurance Management


CYBR617Applied Cybersecurity Management


MGMT659Management Capstone


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48


  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Business & Management

Degree Level

  • Master