Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management

Connect principles of information technology, computer systems management, and business operations to organizational information security with a graduate certificate in information security management from the Costello College of Business at George Mason University

Learn how to implement tailored information security solutions, become adept at leading strategic discussions, and excel in managing complex information security issues.

George Mason University's graduate certificate in information security management positions you to manage relationships between technical security experts and non-technical employees so you can serve as a vital liaison in any organization. 

Through your coursework you’ll explore common issues in information security management and the programs needed to address them. You’ll also learn to use automated tools and data-driven decision making in information security, and to effectively coordinate project teams of cybersecurity engineers. 

Students who complete at least two information security management certificate courses with grades of B or better can have their application requirements for our MBA program or master’s in management program reduced, and certificate course credits can be applied towards your degree requirements upon enrollment.   

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Virtual Format
Take courses fully online from anywhere.
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Flexible Schedule
Complete the program in one year (four modules).
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12 Credits
Four courses structured in eight-week modules.
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Pathway to a Master's
This certificate can be applied to the master’s in management or MBA programs.

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Sample Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of a graduate certificate?

Earning a graduate certificate offers several significant benefits that make them appealing to professionals seeking to further their education. Among the most important of these include:

  1. Maximize Your Time and Money
  2. Develop a Specific Skill Set
  3. Advance Your Career or Make a Career Change
  4. Preparation for a Graduate Degree

What can you tell me about Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Mason?

Diversity is one of Mason's core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at Mason, visit the university's DEI website. Visit this page to learn more about DEI at the Costello College of Business.