Washington University in St Louis

School of Engineering and Applied Science

Master of Cyber Security Management


One Brookings Drive / Campus Box 1079

Washington University

Saint Louis, MO 63130

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Cyber Security Management

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Cyber security knowledge and management practices are at the forefront of all public and private institutions in today’s global economy and enterprise management. The fundamental shifts in business focus spearheaded by the explosion of the internet and social media (Bring Your Own Device) has driven the need for the development of Cyber Security organizations, infrastructure and organizational awareness. These cornerstones of the new cultural focus are becoming a fundamental part of the corporate dashboard of critical business metrics. The complexity of attacks on the intellectual and infrastructure properties of the enterprise is increasing exponentially. Enterprises are rapidly building or expanding their cyber security organizations and are seeking qualified professionals to staff these teams. Students in the Cyber Security program are offered the following courses: Focus courses (Select 4 from the following) 12 credit hours Systematic View of Cyber Security and Information Assurance View from the Bridge: Being at the Forefront of Enterprise Information Security Applied Cyber Security Practices in Cyber Warfare Security Risk Analysis Enterprise Network Security Art and Science of Risk Management Perspectives on Innovation and Technology Cyber Counterespionage - Case Study Analysis Telecommunications Management* Security Metrics *Telecommunications Management is the prerequisite for the capstone course. Elective courses (Select 4 of the following) 12 credit hours Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Secure Software Development Mobile Security and BYOD Privacy and Security Laws and Ethics Security Auditing Cryptography Predictive Modeling Data Warehousing Economics of Technology Principles of Strategic Planning Seminar in Enterprise Transformation Managing Power and Politics Executive Perspectives for Technical Professionals Strategic Management of Technology Operations Planning and Control Advanced Application of Risk Management and Decision Analysis Complete 9 credit hours of the following Business and Organization Courses Financial Principles of the Company Ethical Issues in Managerial Decision Making Law and Business Management Organizational Behavior Strategic and Crisis Communications Introduction to Management and Strategy Public Speaking and Presentation Skills for Technical Professionals All students in the MCSM program will be required to take the Capstone course as their final course in the program. Capstone Course



International Student Requirements:

International applicants should apply online and must include the checklist below in addition to the above: •TOEFL or IELTS scores •Financial certification •GRE scores strongly recommended(electronic copies of application scores will be used for evaluation purposes, but official scores will be necessary if admitted)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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