Walk the Walk
It has been recognized that many cyber vulnerabilities exist because of a lack of cyber security awareness and the demand for professionals that have technology, management, and public policy experience has increased significantly. With our Management in Secure Information Systems program, you have the opportunity to seamlessly connect your studies in the management, policy, and technical aspects of information security with the contemporary business environment. Our faculty members—from the School of Management, Volgenau School of Engineering and School of Public Policy—incorporate daily opportunities to connect business theory with reality and advocate real-world learning.
High-impact activities outside the traditional classroom setting allow you to integrate theory with practice—to advance your leadership and gain hands-on cyber security management abilities. An integral part of the cross-disciplinary program is the opportunity to gain an invaluable global perspective—and a rich appreciation for other cultures and points-of-view. Each component of the program explores the role of information systems in the complex world economy and examines the risks and opportunities inherent in global commerce.
The program culminates with a capstone project and an international residency. In the capstone project, student teams build on program course work to develop a strategic evaluation and plan for the management of secure information systems within a company or a division of a company, either real or hypothetical. Students may use a start-up project as well. At the end of the capstone project, the student teams present their proposals to a panel of executives.