Degree Requirements

Classes available anytime, anywhere.

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).

One of the prime advantages of the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business at the University of Dallas is convenience for the working professional. 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 current working professionals in the field where you aspire to work. The Cybersecurity 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.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity

30 Credit Hours / 10 Classes 

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 7355. Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessment.
CYBS 7357. Network Security.
CYBS 7359. Digital Forensics.
CYBS 8396. MS Practicum: Strategic Cybersecurity.

 MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration

42 Credit Hours / 14 Classes

Required Core Curriculum:
ACCT 5323. Accounting for Managers.
BUAD 6300. Business Analytics.
BUAD 6305. The Effective Leader.
BUAD 8310. Business and Society.
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.

Cybersecurity Concentration:
CYBS 6350. Data Protection.
CYBS 6355. Compliance and Legal Issues.
CYBS 7350. Operational Cybersecurity Management.
CYBS 7357. Network Security.

Graduate Cybersecurity Certificate Coursework

18 Credit Hours / 6 Classes 

CYBS 6350. Data Protection.
CYBS 6355. Compliance and Legal Issues.
CYBS 7350. Operational Cybersecurity Management.
CYBS 7355. Penetration Testing & Vulnerability Assessment.
CYBS 7357. Network Security.
CYBS 7359. Digital Forensics.

 

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