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Digital skills for a digital era.

A graduate certificate in cybersecurity management can help you gain nuanced knowledge for managing cybersecurity projects and teams.

Our five-course program focuses on the field of cybersecurity and the role security plays in the modern organizational environment. We emphasize the managerial aspects of cybersecurity, including security strategy and planning, policy development, risk and vulnerability assessment and management, and managing under uncertainty during security incidents.

Format: Completely Online

The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management is a completely online offering designed for working professionals. The certificate consists of five courses with a seven-week format. Although intense, students only take one course at time, and can complete the certificate requirements over three semesters.

Program Highlights

  • Challenging curriculum shaped by an advisory council of IT executives from major corporations.
  • Five-course certificate program that can be completed 100% online in one year.
  • Top-ranked quality online instruction recognized by US News & World Report.
  • Award-winning Collat School of Business faculty instructs every course.
  • Large network of IS professionals at your fingertips.
  • Active Association for Information Systems chapter open to UAB students.
  • No GMAT/GRE requirement.
  • Reputable certificate from AACSB-accredited business school.
  • Certificate can be applied towards UAB's top-ranked Master of Science in Management Information Systems opens a new website degree with five remaining courses, all 100% online, or a Master of Science Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies opens a new website.

Demand for Cybersecurity Management

Modern businesses are exposed to a wide variety of cybersecurity threats. Assessing these threats and developing plans to effectively deal with them is of paramount importance. Developing effective cybersecurity plans requires business knowledge as well as knowledge of the cybersecurity threat environment.

Professionals that have expertise in both these areas are in high demand. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects a 31% increase in demand for Information Security Analysts between 2019-29.

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Courses and Program Requirements

Our Information Systems Advisory Council, composed of IT executives from major corporations in our area, was instrumental in the development of the study embodied in this certificate and provide ongoing input to ensure that we provide relevant and thorough preparation in each area of study.

The five courses in the certificate prepare students by covering security strategy and planning, policy development, risk and vulnerability assessment, and managing under uncertainty during security incidents. Overall, the certificate emphasizes the managerial aspects of cybersecurity, and how it fits within an organization's operating and strategic goals.


  • IS 607: Principles of Cybersecurity
  • IS 613: Information Security Management
  • IS 620: Cyber Attacks & Threat Mitigation
  • IS 621: Incident Response & Business Continuity
  • IS 644: Digital Forensics

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