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Business Cybersecurity Management M.S.

Jan. 10, 2022

Next Start Date

10

Courses Required

$820

Cost Per Credit Hour

30

Total Credit Hours

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Curriculum developed and taught by faculty from

John Chambers College of Business and Economics

Degree Awarded: Business Cybersecurity Management, Master of Science

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The Master of Science in Business Cybersecurity Management offered by the WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics is designed to address the significant need for cybersecurity talent. There are over 209,000 cybersecurity jobs in the US that are not filled, and cybersecurity job postings are up to 74 percent in the last five years, according to a 2015 Bureau of Labor Statistics study. The degree is built to equip the motivated student with the toolkit to engage, lead and own the cybersecurity business career path. You will be prepared to hold a number of diverse positions, to include security analyst, network security engineer, information security manager and security administrator.

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Learning Formats

Online Courses


Start Date

January 10, 2022
August 17, 2022


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Program Details

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In today’s world there is a significant need for cybersecurity professionals in both business and government to combat intellectual property theft, credit card fraud, pirated content, data theft, malware, ransomware, and more. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the job outlook in this field through 2026 is growing at a much faster-than-average rate of 28% per year.

The online graduate degree in Business Cybersecurity Management, offered through the WVU John Chambers School of Business and Economics, gives students the skills they need to become cybersecurity professionals and to adapt to growing changes in security technology. The program provides a natural graduate pathway for students in computer science, management information systems and criminal justice.

WVU business programs are recognized as Best Online Programs 2018 by US News and World Report.

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Admission Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.


Admissions

Applicants must be admitted to WVU as a graduate student.

  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. When selecting a start term, choose "fall" or "spring."
  5. 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.
  6. 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. Topics regarding to your ability to work with others, your discipline and ambition, leadership potential, etc. should be addressed. Your reference letter(s) should cover aptitudes necessary for your success in the program to which you are applying.
  7. 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, and any additional information which may be necessary to understanding your candidacy.
  8. Pay application fee.
  9. Submit application.
  10. 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 GraduateAdmissions@mail.wvu.edu. 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
  11. 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:
    Office of Admissions, West Virginia University
    PO Box 6009
    Morgantown, WV 26506-6009.

Program Admissions Details

Estimated Tuition and Fees

Business Cybersecurity Management M.S. requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Total Degree Cost

$24,600 – Residents and Non-Residents

Cost Breakdown by Credit Hours

Credits Cost
1 $820
3 $2,460
6 $4,920
9 $7,380

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available. Students are encouraged to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to determine their eligibility for federal and state funds as well as scholarships. WVU’s FAFSA Code is 003827.


Career Paths

Students who graduate from WVU Online with the Business Cybersecurity Management M.S. 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.

Computer Systems Analysts
Projected Growth: 7-10% *Bright Outlook

Computer and Information Systems Managers
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Security Management Specialist
Projected Growth: 4-6% *Bright Outlook

Information Security Analysts
Projected Growth: 11% or higher *Bright Outlook

Business Continuity Planners
Projected Growth: 4-6% *Bright Outlook

Information Technology Project Manager
Projected Growth: 7-10% *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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