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Cybersecurity Management Major

Earn a unique degree at SBU in cybersecurity management

As demand for cybersecurity has grown faster than the number of trained practitioners, the same can be said for technically trained managers in cybersecurity. SBU's degree in Cybersecurity Management packages conceptual and administrative coursework in cybersecurity with business management coursework.

Graduating with a degree in cybersecurity management will equip you for an entry-level cybersecurity job with preparation to advance into a management position. You will learn about cybersecurity with a focus on management instead of software engineering.

If you are interested in the applied management of principles and practices related to computer security, this unique degree program may be the perfect fit for you!

The cybersecurity management degree is offered through SBU's Robert W. Plaster College of Business.


Degree Plan

Major Map

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The SBU Advantage

  • Learn from expert faculty in business management and cybersecurity, including Dr. Jim Cain who is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Mrs. Meilani Conley who worked for Booz-Hamilton as a security specialist with a classified federal security clearance. 
  • Put your learning into action as you work in SBU's dedicated cybersecurity lab.
  • Complete all prerequisite courses for the Master of Business Administration as part of your cybersecurity management degree, enabling you to earn a bachelor's and a master's degree in just five years!

Faith Integration

SBU's College of Professional Programs and the Robert W. Plaster College of Business have a Psalm 15 initiative, which provides intentional integration of faith and academic discipline. Using Psalm 15 as a basis, the Colleges have identified eight character traits that should be the hallmark of the students and graduates. These character traits are emphasized in coursework and in a special lecture series. The highlighted character traits are: Integrity, Service, Respect, Charity, Faithfulness, Truthfulness, Humility and Perseverance.

You will learn about the Biblical foundations for management and examine management principles illuminated by Biblical truth. You will learn about management examples in t he Bible, study the manner in which Jesus managed, and discover what the Bible has to say about being an ethical manager and an effective leader.

Tanner Harlow
"I love how this new program combines aspects from both the cybersecurity degree program and the business management degree program."
Tanner Harlow
cybersecurity management student

Clubs and Organizations

At SBU, your learning goes beyond the classroom. Explore the many avenues to enhance your SBU experience while you study cybersecurity management:

  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): Join SBU's chapter of ACM, the world's largest scientific and educational computing society.
  • Jumpstart: Want to start a business as a student? You could receive funding through the Jumpstart entrepreneurship competition!
  • Sentrepact: Mentor high school students as they partner with local businesses in the community. 
  • Phi Beta Lambda (PBL): Participate in PBL, the collegiate arm of Future Business Leaders of America and the largest career student business organization in the world. SBU students regularly perform at high levels at the PBL national competitions.

Cybersecurity Management Program Four-Year Plan


Fall Semester

ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
FAR 1023 Introduction to Fine Arts 3
CIS 1033 Foundations of Computer Science 3
CIS 1163 Introduction to Cybersecurity 3
PSY 1013 General Psychology 3
UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
Total hours 16


CIS 1141 Introduction to Linux & Scripting 1

Spring Semester

ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
COM 1103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
BUS 1193 Business Calculus 3
BUS 2013 Business Communication 3
KIN 1162 Foundations of Physical Fitness/Wellness 2
UNI 1121 Introduction to Critical Thinking 1
Total hours 15


Fall Semester

CIS 2033 Information Assurance 3
BUS 2023 Business Statistics 3
ACC 2013 Financial Accounting 3
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics 3
MGT 3013 Principles of Management 3
Total hours 15

Spring Semester

PSY 2033 Social Engineering 3
FIN 3003 Personal Financial Planning 3
ACC 2043 Managerial Accounting 3
ECO 2033 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
MKT 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 15


Fall Semester

BIO 1004 Principles of Biology 4
MGT 3033 Operations Management 3
CIS 2043 System Administration 3
POL 1113 American Government & Politics 3
BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

PHS 1004 Introduction to Physical Science 4
BUS 4053 International Business 3
CIS 3123 Data Science 3
ECO 3043 Managerial Economics 3
BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
Total hours 16


Fall Semester

  Cultural Studies 2
FIN 3053 Business Finance 3
LDR 4043 Ethics & Professional Development 3
MGT 4063 Entrepreneurship 3
BUS 3073 Business Law I 3
  Free electives 3
Total hours 17

Spring Semester

SPF 2012 Spiritual Formation 2
MGT 4083 Strategic Management 3
MGT 4033 Human Resource Management 3
MGT 4043 Organizational Behavior 3
HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
  Free electives 3
Total hours 17

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Cybersecurity Management Plan (PDF)