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Business Cybersecurity Foundations Graduate Certificate

Aug. 17, 2022

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John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Degree Awarded: Business Cybersecurity Foundations Graduate Certificate

Develop Cybersecurity Strategies

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.

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August 17, 2022

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Program Details

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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 on-campus. The first residency will be an orientation and program overview while the second residency students will have an opportunity to present their capstone projects.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Develop and maintain data-driven justification for cybersecurity management in firms of any size or in any industry.
  • Identify cybersecurity management vulnerabilities and suggest strategies to eliminate or mitigate such vulnerabilities.
  • Establish and maintain robust data collection and warehousing infrastructure.

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  1. Enter the WVU Application portal.
  2. Create a username and password.
  3. Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  4. Upload an up-to-date resume: Your resume should include enough information for the admissions committee to trace your entire professional work history and should indicate any relevant affiliations.
  5. Pay application fee.
  6. Submit application.
  7. Applicants will then need to send their transcripts to WVU's Office of Admissions. If the applicant's undergraduate school offers "e-script" (an official electronic copy of transcripts), email the transcripts to This will help expedite the admissions process. If they do not offer this service, please have your official transcripts mailed to:
    West Virginia University Office of Graduate Admissions and Recruitment
    PO Box 6510
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6510
  8. For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the program GMAT code is C2S-6D-25 or 5904 for GRE.
  9. International Students are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score. The WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics TOEFL requirement is higher than the University’s - applicants must have a TOEFL score of either 580 (paper prior to July 27) or 68 (paper after July 27), 237 (computer), or 92 (Internet-based). If you have taken the IELTS instead of the TOEFL, the minimum score must be 6.5. English language exam scores should be sent to the Office of Admissions, West Virginia University, PO Box 6009, Morgantown, WV 26506-6009
  10. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis once all parts of the application are received including transcripts, test scores, and letters of recommendation.

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Business Cybersecurity Foundations Graduate Certificate requires 12 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Total Degree Cost

$9,840 – Residents and Non-Residents

Financial Aid

This graduate certificate is not eligible for financial aid.

Career Paths

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.

Fraud Examiner, Investigator and Analyst
Projected Growth: 5-10%

Business Intelligence Analyst
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Data Scientist
Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Database Architect
Projected Growth: 5-10%

Management Analyst
Projected Growth: 10-15% *Bright Outlook

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).

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