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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.

Cybersecurity Program Objectives and Student Outcomes 

Summary

Learning Goal Description Objectives Outcomes Course Measured
1 Our students will be principled and moral decision makers. When faced with a business decision, our students will effectively identify and analyze the ethical and moral implications. Students will clearly identify ethical issues, perform risk analysis of all stakeholders, identify all practical options, map a realistic course of action, and make a persuasive argument for the course of action. BUAD 8310: Business & Society
2 Our students will be effective leaders While working in a team, our students will demonstrate effective leadership behaviors. Students will show commitment to others, engage in realistic goal setting, engage in communicating important information and show great listening skills with providing feedback to others with the goal of improving performance while taking actions to resolve issues. BUAD 6305: Effective Leader
3 Our students will be able to demonstrate technical competence in their field of specialization. When faced with new or unusual situations, our students will be able to effectively analyze the problem, apply techniques and concepts, and recommend any needed follow-up action.  [Students will correctly identify cybersecurity vulnerabilities and controls in actual cyber breach cases.] Students complete a study, analysis and presentation on actual cyber breach cases and/or a cyber technology identifying the vulnerabilities and making recommendations to eliminate or significantly reduce the vulnerabilities and the cyber breach opportunity with technology, process and/or training CYBS 7350 Cyber Operations
4 Our students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills. When faced with new or unusual situations, our students will be able to prepare and defend a position statement effectively utilizing critical analysis skills. Create and Present as the CISO a Strategic Cybersecurity Plan. Student will be expected to effectively communicate the details of the plan and respond to questions posed by the Cybersecurity Professor and a Cybersecurity industry or government expert. The student will respond to common cybersecurity management situations in a social, political, and technical role-play environment. The activity is graded and assessed. The activity is either an individual project or maybe a 2-person team. CYBS 8396: Strategic Cyber Practicum

 

Master of Science (M.S.) in Cybersecurity

30 Credit Hours

Program Prerequisites:
MANA 5F50. Foundations of Management & Strat
MARK 5F50. Foundations of Marketing
CYBS 5F70. Foundations of Cybersecurity

Required Courses:
BUAD 5350. Data Analysis for Decision Making
BUAD 6305. The Effective Leader
BUAD 8310. Business & Society  
CYBS 6350. Data Protection
CYBS 6355. Compliance & Legal
CYBS 7350. Operational Cybersecurity Management
CYBS 7355. Pen Testing & Vulnerability
CYBS 7357. Network Security
CYBS 7359. Digital Forensics
CYBS 8396. Strategic Cybersecurity Practicum

Master of Science (M.S.) in Cyber Intelligence

42 Credit Hours

Program Prerequisites:
MANA 5F50. Foundations of Management & Strat
MARK 5F50. Foundations of Marketing
CYBS 5F70. Foundations of Cybersecurity

Required Courses:
BUAD 6350. Quantitative Methods
BUAD 6390. Big Data Analytics
BANA 6H15. Python Programming Concepts *1.5 credit hours
BANA 6H30. R Programming Concepts *1.5 credit hours
BANA 7320. Data Visualization
BANA 7365. Predictive Modeling
BUAD 5350. Data Analysis for Decision Making
BUAD 6305. The Effective Leader 
BUAD 8310. Business & Society 
CYBS 6350. Data Protection 
CYBS 6355. Compliance & Legal 
CYBS 7350. Operational Cybersecurity Management 
CYBS 7357. Network Security
CYBS 8396. Strategic Cybersecurity Practicum
Elective

 MBA with Cybersecurity Concentration

39 Credit Hours / 13 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.

 

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