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Manage the Security of Information Systems.

Information security management and auditing are skills critical to organizations as practitioners in these areas design, implement, manage and assess information security programs and policies. Information security managers and auditors complement the technical operations of cybersecurity teams in defending an organization’s information assets.

Information Security Management is among the most lucrative and in-demand career fields according to Cyberseek.org. The website reports a shortage among qualified Information Systems Auditors and Information Systems Managers, making those with specialized knowledge in these areas competitively positioned upon entering the workforce or pursuing career advancement.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing is a 12-credit- hour program that can be completed in as few as two semesters (taking 6 credit hours per semester) or up to four semesters (taking 3 credit hours per semester). It is designed for working professionals with backgrounds in business administration, accounting, and information systems. The program helps students prepare for CISA and CISM industry certifications. Additionally, this certificate program fulfills 4 course requirements for the MS in Information Systems and Technology, and for the MS in Cybersecurity with Information Systems and Technology emphasis making it a great way to gain expertise and credentials while considering further graduate studies.

Upon completing the certificate, students will be able to develop, maintain and update an organization’s information security policies to meet security and compliance requirements; select and execute appropriate security mechanisms to implement security policies; evaluate and maintain information systems for secure and reliable operations by employing appropriate risk management strategies; and communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders about cybersecurity.

Four Required Classes:

INFSYS 6820: Systems and IT Infrastructure

INFSYS 6828: Principles of Information Security

INFSYS 6878: Management of Information Security

ACCTNG 5436: Systems Auditing

Career Opportunities

Information Systems Security

IT/Security Auditor

Management Analyst

Cybersecurity Awareness and
Training Analyst

Serious Education. Serious Value.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing at UMSL is earned through our internationally recognized College of Business Administration, ranked among the top 2 percent of business schools in the world thanks to dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting.

Our innovative certificate programs are designed to provide specialized knowledge, skills and training in a flexible format, and in a short amount of time. Completing a certificate program can help set you apart, sharpen your competitive edge, boost your earning power and advance in your profession.

You’ll learn from highly qualified educators and researchers who hold terminal degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious academic institutions. They’re not only academics, but business practitioners and active consultants who bridge the classroom with the real world.

Center of Academic Excellence

UMSL is designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CAE designation is awarded to universities meeting the highest standards of cybersecurity education and provides students opportunities to access industry and government scholarships geared toward CAE schools; access career fairs specifically designed for CAE schools; and to apply 1 year towards a typical 5-year work requirement for industry certifications by attending CAE designated schools.

The University of Missouri–St. Louis provides the knowledge, resources, tools, skills and support students need to be successful in our programs. Designed to accommodate busy adults, the flexibility of this program enables students to boost their credentials while balancing work, family and school life. UMSL is committed to increasing access to higher education, and as such, is consistently ranked number one in affordability in the St. Louis region.

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