Business Cybersecurity Management, Master of Science


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 College 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.

Admissions Requirements

Successful completion of a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE or GMAT is required for students but may be waived with five or more years of professional work experience.


West Virginia University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The College of Business and Economics is accredited by AACSB international, the principal accrediting organization for business schools. Only 5% of business schools worldwide achieve this distinction.



Courses Required


Total Credit Hours

Course Formats

  • Online Courses
  • Residency Required

Estimated Tuition and Fees

The Business Cybersecurity Management, Master of Science requires 30 credit hours to complete. Cost per credit hour is $820.

Residents and Non-Residents
Estimated Tuition Based on Credit Hours
Credit Hours 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.

Next Start Date: January 13, 2020    Apply Now


What can you do with a Business Cybersecurity Management, Master of Science?

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.

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).

Computer Systems Analysts

Projected Growth: 5-9%

Computer & Information Systems Managers

Projected Growth: 10-14% *Bright Outlook

Security Management Specialists

Projected Growth: 5-9% *Bright Outlook

Information Security Analysts

Projected Growth: 15% or higher *Bright Outlook

Business Continuity Planners

Projected Growth: 5-9% *Bright Outlook

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