Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Complete Your Graduate Cybersecurity Management Certificate Online

The online Cybersecurity Management Certificate is ideal for cybersecurity professionals who want to move into leadership, managers who may soon be assigned cybersecurity duties, and career changers who seek entry-level and mid-level positions in the industry. You will learn the essential skills needed to identify cyber threats, devise appropriate defense strategies, develop policy, and plan and conduct assessments. You will also gain familiarity with the ethical, legal, and regulatory environment as it relates to operating in cyberspace.


Increase your qualifications for cybersecurity leadership roles, and join the UVA family for life.

Key Takeaways

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

The courses in our program are mapped to the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, as part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies. Our required courses focus on the Oversight andDevelopment category within the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework. Our elective courses allow students the flexibility to expand their knowledge of more technical content found within the Protect and DefendSecurely Provision or Investigate categories of the NICE framework based on their own backgrounds and interests. 

Required Courses (4)

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BUS 5010 Cybersecurity Management

Provides managers with the essential framework needed to design and develop an effective cybersecurity program. Explores methods used to raise general security awareness, review current industry practices, and develop expertise needed to adapt policies to achieve confidentiality, integrity, and availability of organizational assets and data. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Oversight & Development: Security Program Management)

BUS 5020 Security Policy Development & Assessment

Examines the steps required in policy development including password protection, acceptable use of organization information technology assets, risk acceptance, identification of  threats, countermeasures, intellectual property, proprietary information and privacy issues, compliance reporting, and escalation procedures. Discusses access controls, security standards, and policy implementation. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Oversight & Development: Strategic Planning & Policy Development)

BUS 5040 Creating & Conducting a Security Assessment

Reviews the essential components of a security assessment and explores how to integrate methodology with company needs. Covers the pitfalls connected with conducting a security assessment. Addresses how to create security assessment reports, identifying threats and vulnerabilities and managing organizational audits and compliance metrics. Case studies are used to illustrate course concepts. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Protect & Defend: Vulnerability Assessment & Management)

BUS 5100 Cyber Law, Regulation & Ethics

An overview of the ethical challenges in the information age and introduces the complex and dynamic state of the law as it applies to behavior in cyberspace. Topics include the legal pitfalls of doing business in an interconnected world and an introduction to the various organizations and materials that can be turned to for assistance in understanding how to ethically and legally provide services and operate modern computer-based systems and networks. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Oversight & Development: Legal Advice & Advocacy)


Elective Courses (select 2)

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BUS 5030  Designing Dynamic Security Architecture

Explores the building blocks needed to implement security within the System Development Life-Cycle (SDLC). Focuses on how to analyze internal applications, computing platforms/network infrastructure, and corporate objectives with an eye toward designing flexible security architecture that is best suited for the enterprise. Studies in-depth defense techniques and how they are applied to optimize security architecture. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Securely Provision: Systems Security Architecture)

BUS 5060 Understanding Technology Used in an Open Access Environment

Covers the technologies enabling the migration of computing applications, communications, and information to the cloud environment. Explores the technologies that facilitated back-end integration and front-end deployment. Reviews the information assurance challenges and popular solutions of cloud computing. Discusses communications concepts such as TCP/IP, ISP delivery channels, and wireless technology. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Securely Provision: Information Assurance Compliance)

BUS 6000 Applied Wireless Network Security

Provides students with practical, real-world experience with the various wireless network security core competencies. Specifically, the course provides the most popular hacking, cracking, and wireless security network analysis tools on a CD ROMM and trains students to use them to assess and secure wireless networks. (Aligns with the NICE Framework Protect & Defend: Vulnerability Assessment & Management)


The information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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Meet the Instructors
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Michael Wojcik Ph.D.

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Start Dates: August, January, June

Duration: Students typically take 1-2 courses per term, finishing within 12-18 months (18 graduate credits / 6 courses)

Format: Part-time: online

Admission Requirements


Fall:         July 1
Spring:    November 1
Summer: April 1

  • Bachelor’s degree

Admission Details



$10,998 (same in-state and out-of-state)

  • This program is not eligible for financial aid

Tuition Details

* Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates adjusted annually.