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The program is the first of its type to be offered by a business school in the California State University system. The program is the first of its type to be offered by a business school in the California State University system.
 


SDSU to Offer New Cybersecurity Management Master’s Degree

The Fowler College of Business will accept applications for the new STEM-designated degree program beginning this fall.
By SDSU News Team
 

“It opens up fantastic career opportunities for our students because there is a deep need for more cybersecurity leaders in today’s workplace.”

San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business recently announced the launch of the Master of Science in Cybersecurity Management (MSCM) degree program, with classes beginning in fall 2020. The MSCM is the first graduate degree program of its type to be offered by a business school in the California State University (CSU) system and the second graduate program with a STEM designation to be offered by the Fowler College of Business.

The SDSU MSCM degree program combines graduate level accounting courses with management information systems (MIS) courses to provide students with proficiency in cybersecurity analysis and risk management reporting pertaining to information systems and system/network auditing. 

The degree program was established as a joint effort between SDSU’s MIS department and the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy to meet the demand for chief information security officers and cybersecurity managers in both private and public sectors.

”MSCM was a natural addition to our degree programs given the expertise of its founding faculty members,” said Robert Briggs, interim chair of the MIS department at the Fowler College of Business. “It opens up fantastic career opportunities for our students because there is a deep need for more cybersecurity leaders in today’s workplace.”

“Because accounting systems auditors and network analysts have been increasingly called upon to contribute their expertise in evaluating cybersecurity risk as well as reporting on cybersecurity risk management, it is important to develop a degree program that combines accounting systems courses with information technology and cybersecurity courses,” said Janie Chang, the William E. Cole Director of the Charles W. Lamden School of Accountancy. 

“The MSCM degree program prepares students with the knowledge and technical skills to develop, organize and execute accounting and cybersecurity strategies.”

Applications for the program will be accepted Oct. 1, 2019 through March 1, 2020 for the fall 2020 semester.