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MBA Cybersecurity Certificate

The MBA Certificate in Cybersecurity focuses on the fundamentals of cybersecurity, security policies, penetration testing, enterprise IT management and networking. The Cybersecurity Certificate program emphasizes how to improve information security within organizations. This program allows students to quickly increase their technical capabilities in the cybersecurity field with hands-on applied projects, expert instruction and advanced training environments.

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Complete the Cybersecurity Certificate in as few as two semesters or up to seven years. The graduate certificate can be completed as a part of the Weber State MBA Program in the Goddard School of Business and Economics or as a stand-alone certificate. A technical background or experience with cybersecurity is not required.

15 total credit hours | Two to four hours toward a project weekly

You’ll take the following courses

  • Cybersecurity
  • IT in the Enterprise
  • Networking and Information Systems
  • Penetration Testing

And choose one elective course

  • Applications of Decision Models
  • Cloud Computing
  • Directed Study
  • Graduate Consulting Project

You’ll learn how to

  • Develop cyber security defensive skills using modern cyber tools and methodologies
  • Gain an understanding of current federal and state computer crime laws
  • Gain cyber security skills and knowledge sufficient to pass industry certifications
  • Know how to effectively respond to a data breach, system intrusion or insider threat
  • Know how to protect information systems, networks and data
  • Make intelligent and accurate decisions about cyber security, vulnerabilities and related legal issues
  • Understand key concepts, jargon and acronyms used in the cybersecurity field
  • Understand the current cyber threat environment