The Business Cybersecurity Foundations Certificate, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, focuses on the development of a new or overhaul of existing cybersecurity structures in firms of all sizes. The emphasis is on developing a case for and the tools to launch a successful cybersecurity management strategy. There is a demand for individuals with specific skillsets because cybersecurity has broad-reaching impacts on just about every component of contemporary business. Cybersecurity threats to businesses are real and these incidents are becoming more severe, costly and escalating over time.
The Business Cybersecurity Foundations Graduate Certificate is a 12-month, flexible, online hybrid program that requires 12 credit hours.
During the duration of the program, students will be required to attend two 2-day residencies. The first residency will be an orientation and program overview while the second residency students will have an opportunity to present their capstone projects.
Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:
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Business Cybersecurity Foundations Graduate Certificate total degree cost: $11,580 – Residents and Non-Residents
Tuition and fees are usually not the only educational expenses you may have while pursuing a degree. You may have other costs such as books, supplies and living expenses. Please see the Estimate Costs and Aid webpage for how to estimate and plan for other potential expenses.
Course Requirements: Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to graduate from the program. Each required class must be completed with a grade of a C- or better. Graduate students with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) below 2.75 will be placed on academic probation.
|BUDA 510||Foundations of Business Intelligence||3|
|BUDA 520||Data Management||3|
|CYBR 525||Information Security Assurance Management||3|
|CYBR 530||Business Data Communications||3|
Total hours: 12
As cyber threats continue to evolve and become more complex, the demand for professionals with skills in business cybersecurity is increasing. Graduates of a Business Cybersecurity Foundations Certificate program can expect a promising future in the field.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of information security analysts, which includes professionals in business cybersecurity data analytics, is projected to grow 33% from 2021 to 2031, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
As the field continues to evolve, new specialties are likely to emerge to address emerging threats and technologies. Here are a few examples of current opportunities within the field: network security, application security, cloud security, cybercrime investigation, identity and access management and incident response.
Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Business Cybersecurity Foundations Graduate Certificate degree may be prepared for the following careers. These are only a few examples of some of the many opportunities that will be open to you with this degree. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for some positions.
Information about careers on this list comes from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Several factors draw people to the cybersecurity field. Some common reasons are: increasing need, positive earning potential, challenge of the work, the opportunity to make a difference and the opportunity for continuous learning.