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Cybersecurity Management Certificate


Through a partnership with the University of Dallas Gupta School of Business, Queens McColl School of Business students may complete a Cybersecurity Management Certificate 100% online or through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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  • Duration 12 months
  • Cost per Credit $1165
  • Credit Hours 15

Program Benefits

  • 100% online
  • Give yourself a competitive edge
  • Gain hands-on experience

Gain Hands-On Experience

In your cybersecurity courses online, you will have the opportunity to study real cybersecurity breach cases, interface with security experts and conduct lab simulations such as penetration testing and post-exploitation exercises. Ultimately, these fundamental data protection techniques will help you understand how information technology supports business strategy. 

Cybersecurity classes also include collaborative problem-solving projects after which you will write your own reports, a crucial skill in management-related cybersecurity careers. You will be prepared to make day-to-day operating decisions as well as long-range strategic decisions.

Career Outlook: Advance in Cybersecurity Careers

Your online cybersecurity certificate can lead to leadership positions such as an information security manager and network security specialist. You will be well-equipped for success in cybersecurity careers with skills in data processing, regulatory and compliance environments, identification of potential risks and cybersecurity solutions.

Computer and information technology occupations are expected to grow faster than the average for other professions at 12 percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.¹ The need for greater information security and defense strategies will increase the need for cybersecurity managers and administrators.



As an information security manager, you would maintain security protocols, oversee IT professionals and identify and prevent security issues. For this position, you would need strong cybersecurity, security risk management and security testing skills.²



As an IT security manager, you could work for a variety of organizations, both governmental and private, by managing and supervising computer systems/software engineers, programmers and other staff. You would direct their staff to install and calibrate computer security and preventative software on a regular basis.³

You may also qualify for these titles:

  • Network Security Specialist
  • Cybersecurity Systems Manager
  • Cybersecurity Network Manager
  • Cybersecurity Officer
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Cybersecurity courses online are designed for your success, with learning experiences that foster your ability to apply principles of data protection to data at rest, data in motion and data in processing.

The online cybersecurity certificate requires the completion of five courses. You can choose one elective course to personalize your certificate.

Cybersecurity Management Certificate (15 credit hours)

Required courses:

  • MBA 655 — Management of Information Systems (3)
  • MBA 650 — Operations Management or MBA 620 — Organizational Behavior (3)
  • MBA 656 — Data Protection (3)
  • MBA 657 — Compliance and Legal Issues (3)

Plus one of the following electives:

  • MBA 658 — Operational Cybersecurity Management (3)
  • MBA 659 — Network Security (3)

Course Spotlight: MBA 655 Management Information Systems

Examine how information systems are developed and used in organizations to achieve business success and competitive advantage. Study technology as an enabler to support business strategy, define business models and provide for more efficient operations in both domestic and global business environments. Prerequisite: None.

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Course Spotlight: MBA 658 Operational Cybersecurity Management

Develop skills relative to an understanding of the business risks that exist when proper cybersecurity access controls are not effectively implemented. Study breach cases and have the opportunity to interface with security experts to gain an in-depth understanding of current risks, threats and vulnerabilities organizations face. Complete lab simulations and analyze them for their meaning and purpose in increasing security knowledge. Prerequisite: MBA 656.

Admission Requirements

To apply for the online cybersecurity certificate from Queens, you will need the following:

Tuition Details

The online cybersecurity certificate includes 15 credit hours and costs $1,165 per credit hour. We are driven to offer you affordable rates and transparency on what you can expect to pay, so you can more easily accelerate your career. Speak with an enrollment counselor to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

As you explore Queens University of Charlotte’s online cybersecurity certificate, our dedicated staff is here to ensure your decision-making is stress-free and enjoyable. If you have a question not covered here, request more information or call 866-313-2356.

You can complete the online Cybersecurity Management certificate as quickly as one year.

Tuition is an estimated $17,475. This estimate does not include fees or other costs you may incur.

To apply for admission, you’ll need the following:

  • Completed application
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • Admission essay (contact an enrollment counselor for more details)
  • Résumé outlining the academic and professional background and recognition, honors, and awards
  • Two recommendation letters from professional references
  • Three years of professional work experience (preferred)

The Admissions Committee may request GMAT/GRE scores if more information is needed to make an admission decision. Submitting a strong GMAT/GRE score could strengthen your file if you are concerned about other areas of your application.

The total number of transferable credits will be determined by your program’s committee. Please speak with an enrollment counselor at 866-313-2356 for more information.

When it comes to a cybersecurity certificate vs. degree, the stand-alone online cybersecurity certificate is a great option for those who want to add to an existing business degree or explore a new area of interest. Others might want to pursue a cybersecurity management concentration as part of their ongoing MBA degree program. With these flexible options, you can choose the program that’s right for you.

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  1. UU.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (April 10, 2020). Computer and Information Technology Occupations. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from
  2. PayScale. (Aug. 4, 2020). Average Information Security Manager Salary. Retrieved Aug. 19, 2020, from
  3. PayScale. (Aug. 20, 2020). Average Security Manager, IT Salary. Retrieved Aug. 20, 2020, from