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Curriculum Details

30 total credits required

The University of New Haven’s online M.S. in Cybersecurity Management and Leadership features a curriculum grounded in practical application and cross-functional skill development. Students learn from a faculty of experienced practitioners who bring real-world expertise to the classroom.

Our online cybersecurity courses include relevant cybersecurity case studies and topics like leadership, network security, risk management, cybersecurity operations, and more. Courses are seven weeks in duration. The program consists of 30 credit hours and 10 courses combining management coursework with technical training.

Because the University of New Haven’s cybersecurity courses are delivered in a flexible format, you can earn your degree at your own pace. Graduates are prepared for success in industry-recognized certifications such as CISM, CIPP, CISSP, Digital Forensic Investigation, and cryptocurrency.

Core Courses

This course examines the impact of theories and research findings relevant to leadership and team building in organizations. The role of the leader and teams in organizations is discussed. The knowledge and skills required for successful leadership and team building are analyzed. An assessment of one’s own leadership and team building capabilities is completed.
A comprehensive introduction to network security issues, concepts, and technologies. The core technologies of access control, cryptography, digital signatures, authentication, network firewalls, and network security services are reviewed. Issues of security policy and risk management are considered. Cross-listed with CJST 6604.
This course will provide an understanding and application of the methods for evaluating, analyzing, and managing risk within organizations. Students will learn to apply multiple risk-management tools to make high-quality decisions for balancing corporate risk and reward tradeoffs. Financial risk topics, enterprise risk topics, and cybersecurity risk topics will be explored to prepare students to see how risk management is an essential element of any firm’s strategic decision-making. Students are exposed to the role of the firm in crisis response as well as the systems and interactions necessary to assure continuous operations.
This course will examine the required skills and methods to gain full situational awareness of global cybersecurity issues that impact private and public sector companies. Students will learn the principles and methods of identifying and achieving the security, risk management, and resiliency objectives of an enterprise. Students will put those principles and methods into practice through individual and group projects.
This course will use the United States’ defined critical infrastructure sectors as a guide for students to explore both systemic and non-systemic cybersecurity vulnerabilities, weaknesses, and dependencies. The students will initially develop an offensive plan to disrupt an organization’s information assets; this will be followed by analysis and planning to guard against such an attack.
In today’s environment it is crucial for organizations to manage and secure its and third-party information assests. This course examines the following: information asset governance, including selected standards boards frameworks and models, as well as applicable laws and regulations; practices for identifying and classifying information assets; and techniques for protecting virtual information assets, including a non-technical overview of practical applications of cryptographic theory and code-breaking, including quantum computing, and the legal implications and liabilities for failing to do so.
Effective crisis communication is essential to organizational resiliency and recovery in the case of a damaging cybersecurity event. This course prepares students to develop communications protocols, processes, platforms and messaging well before the onset of cybersecurity crises, disasters and significant investigatory matters. Crisis communications planning enables and supports resiliency/recovery strategies; mitigates the effects of operational, supply chain, workforce and service disruptions; and preserves (or strengthens) an organization’s reputation in the aftermath of catastrophic events.
Contemporary cybersecurity is a rapidly changing discipline which presents organizations with a variety of challenging issues. Many of these issues are associated with an enterprise’s responsibilities to its employees, customers and other stakeholders. Legal, ethical and privacy-oriented challenges abound, and these challenges can drastically and negatively impact organizational reputation, business viability and competitiveness. The overall objective of this course is to have students apply the cybersecurity knowledge and critical thinking skills acquired through the program to a variety of contemporary and social issues that are featured in high profile current event cases.
Prerequisite: MGMT 6663. A macro-level course that examines the intersection between business strategy, organizational leadership, and organizational change. Drawing from the disciplines of strategy, human resources management, organizational development, and leadership, this upper-level course engages students in the observation and analysis of the corporate executives’ perspective. Topics may include formulating and communicating organizational intent, performance management and organizational outcomes, human resources performance management and its links to organizational outcomes, organizational dynamics, organizational culture, organizational structure, and crisis management.
This course examines cybersecurity strategies and policies in a dynamic environment from the perspective of a cybersecurity executive within an organization. The course prepares students to engage in continuity planning for organizations through the integration of the areas of governance, risk management, operations and incident management, and assessments with evidenced-based practices, to study and evaluate cases and live client cybersecurity issues.

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