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Business Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate

Aug. 21, 2024

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Cost Per Credit Hour
Military Discount Available


Total Credit Hours

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Learning Format

Manage and Improve Existing Cybersecurity Structures

The Business Cybersecurity Management Certificate, offered by the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, prepares students to manage and improve existing cybersecurity programs with an emphasis on the evaluation of risks and where cybersecurity management meets the law. Cybersecurity threats to businesses are real and these incidents are becoming more severe, costly, and are escalating over time. There is demand for individuals with specific skillsets because cybersecurity has broad-reaching impacts on just about every component of contemporary business.

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The Business Cybersecurity Management program is a 12-month, flexible, online program that requires 4 courses or 12 credit hours to complete

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Conduct enterprise-level cybersecurity risk assessments.
  • Describe the underlying communication protocols relevant to cybersecurity management.
  • Identify cybersecurity management vulnerabilities and suggest strategies to eliminate or mitigate such vulnerabilities.

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Business Cybersecurity Management Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

  • Create a username and password.
  • Once an account has been created, applicants can edit the application at their discretion. Please complete all questions asked.
  • 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.
  • Request 1 letter of recommendation through the online portal. Individual letters should not exceed one page: We recommend that your reference provide some information that is not found in the other materials being submitted.
  • Create a Statement of Purpose (not to exceed one page): Your statement of purpose should be a short, one-page essay which describes your interest in the program, why you wish to pursue the program at WVU, how the program will help you reach your career goals.
  • Pay application fee.
  • Submit application.
  • 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
  • For applicants submitting GMAT/GRE scores, the program GMAT code is C2S-6D-25 or 5904 for GRE.
  • 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

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Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid

Students enrolled in certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Visit Student Financial Support & Services for additional information.

Business Cybersecurity Management 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.

The future for graduates with a certificate in Business Cybersecurity Management

Cybersecurity management certificates can be a valuable investment for those interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity management or leadership roles. These certificates can provide specialized knowledge and skills in areas such as risk management, compliance, and governance, which are essential for effectively managing cybersecurity programs.

Career outlook for graduates with a certificate in Business Cybersecurity Management

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.

What are the benefits to earning a certificate in Business Cybersecurity Management?

Here are some of the benefits of earning a cybersecurity management certificate:

  • Specialized knowledge: Cybersecurity management certificates provide specialized knowledge and skills in areas such as risk management, compliance, and governance. This knowledge can be essential for effectively managing cybersecurity programs and ensuring that an organization's information assets are protected.
  • Career advancement: Earning a cybersecurity management certificate can demonstrate to employers that you have the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage cybersecurity programs. This can open up new career opportunities and help you advance in your current role.
  • Credibility: Cybersecurity management certificates are often offered by reputable organizations and universities. Earning a certificate from a respected institution can provide credibility and enhance your professional reputation.
  • Networking opportunities: Cybersecurity management certificates often provide opportunities to network with other cybersecurity professionals, which can be valuable for building professional connections and staying up-to-date on industry trends.
  • Continued learning: Cybersecurity management certificates often require ongoing education and training, which can help you stay current on emerging threats, technologies, and best practices.

Certificate Code - CG56

Course Title Credit Hours
CYBR 525 Information Security Assurance Management 3
CYBR 530 Business Data Communications 3
CYBR 535 Business Network Security 3
CYBR 540 or CYBR 545 Information Ethics and Legal Procedures / Business Cybercrime Management 3

Total hours: 12

Frequently Asked Questions

What else should I know about cybersecurity?

Cybersecurity refers to the practice of protecting computers, networks, and other digital systems from unauthorized access, theft, damage, or other malicious attacks. With the increasing use of technology in our daily lives, cybersecurity has become an increasingly important field, as more and more sensitive information is stored and transmitted digitally.

What skills are good to have for a career in cybersecurity?

There are several skills that are important for a career in cybersecurity. Some of the most important skills involve technical, analytical and problem-solving, communication, attention to detail, and teamwork.

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