Center for Cybersecurity Education Graduate Programs

The Cybersecurity Programs in the College of Business are designed to offer students a real world Cybersecurity education taught by Cybersecurity professionals. Since 2003, the Cybersecurity program at UD has been recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Information Assurance / Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Masters of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity (10 Classes / 30 Credit Hours)

BUAD 6300: Business Analytics
BUAD 6305: The Effective Leader
BUAD 8310: Business and Society
CYBS 6350: Data Protection
CYBS 6355: Compliance and Legal Issues
CYBS 7350: Operational Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 7351: Strategic Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 7355: Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessment
CYBS 7359: Digital Forensics
CYBS 8395: Cybersecurity Practicum

MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration (14 Classes / 42 Credit Hours)

ACCT 6300: Accounting for Managers
BUAD 6300: Business Analytics
BUAD 6305: The Effective Leader
BUAD 8310: Business and Society
CYBS 6350: Data Protection
CYBS 6355: Compliance and Legal Issues
CYBS 7350: Operational Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 7351: Strategic Cybersecurity Management
FINA 6305: Managerial Finance
MANA 6307: Managing Complex Organizations
MANA 8320: Global Strategy
MARK 6305: Value Based Marketing
OPER 6305: Management of Operations
BUAD 8390: The Capstone Experience

Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Coursework (6 Classes / 18 Credit Hours)

CYBS 6350: Data Protection
CYBS 6355: Compliance and Legal Issues
CYBS 7350: Operational Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 7351: Strategic Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 7355: Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessment
CYBS 7359: Digital Forensics

One of the prime advantages of the Satish and Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas is convenience for the working professional. All classes are held in the evenings and available online anytime, anywhere. Intermester classes held two evenings and Saturdays for 3-4 weeks are also an option. The Gupta College of Business uses a trimester system, with fall, spring and summer terms. With year-round classes and multiple starting points each term, students can choose from 12-week, 6-week, or intermester classes.

For international students it is a distinct advantage to attend class with currently working professionals in the field and the very businesses where they aspire to work. The I&TM program is part of the STEM-designated degree programs that qualify graduates for an optional practical training (OPT) extension of 17 months for a total of 29 months.