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Cybersecurity Operations and Management Major

Earn a unique degree at SBU in cybersecurity operations and 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 Operations and Management packages conceptual and administrative coursework in cybersecurity with business management coursework.

Graduating with a degree in cybersecurity operations and 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 operations and management degree is offered through SBU's Robert W. Plaster College of Business.


Degree Plan

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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 operations and 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.