Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Cybersecurity Management Certificate

Purpose & Impact

The Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management aims to address the current demand for skilled cybersecurity workforce roles. Cybersecurity Management will prepare individuals in cybersecurity occupations to fill the job openings anticipated within the next five years.

Upon program completion, students will be awarded a UCCS Undergraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management and 12 credit hours of college education. Certificate coursework can be applied towards a bachelor’s degree. 

Why study Cybersecurity Management at UCCS?

  1. Support and Guidance

    If you have an idea or concept you wish to build into a business venture, UCCS offers entrepreneurial support through resources such as The Garage, the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Entrepreneurship Club.

  2. AACSB Accredited

    The UCCS College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance College Schools of Business (AACSB) which ensures your professors, classes and fellow students are of the highest quality. Only 5% of business schools worldwide have achieved this distinction.

  3. Exceptional Faculty

    Our leading instructors are nationally and internationally recognized for their research and instruction. Receive personalized guidance from professors with real-world experience in their field. 

  4. Ethical Curriculum

    The Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative at UCCS instills principle-based ethics education throughout the business school, resulting in a high standard of ethics in our students and graduates.

  5. Real-World Experience

    The College of Business houses its own Career Development Center, dedicated to provide business students with assistance in career development, internship opportunities and job placement upon graduation. 

  6. Global Perspectives

    The College of Business incorporates international business cases into the curriculum to ensure you are prepared for cross-cultural and international business opportunities. For those who wish to study abroad, the College of Business maintains partnerships with business schools across the world.

Cybersecurity Management Certificate Courses (12 credits)


Course Number

Course Title


Select four courses from the following to meet required credit hours:

INFS 2510

Managing Network Connections



Introduction to Cybersecurity Technologies



Computer Networks and Telecommunications



Organizational Cybersecurity


CYSM 4100

IT Risk Management


CYSM 4300

IT Security Auditing


CYSM 4500

Ethical Hacking


CYSM 4700

Cloud Computing & Security


Approved Cybersecurity Elective


  • INFS 2510 Managing Network Connections (3 credits)

    This course is dedicated to working with networking devices. The principles and practice of configuring local and wide area networks are covered with a focus on business practices, software and hardware technologies, and internet working standards. Prer., Sophomore standing. Business students only.

  • INFS/CYSM 3500 Introduction to Cybersecurity Technologies (3 credits)

    This course provides instruction in security for network hardware, software, and data including physical security, software protections, and process implementation. Identification of exposures and vulnerabilities and appropriate countermeasures are addressed. The focus is on incorporating security technology into an organization’s IT infrastructure. Prer., INFS 3000 or INFS 2510; College of Business students only. Meets with CYSM 3500.

  • CYSM 3700 Computer Networking and Technologies (3 credits)

    Introduces students to the hardware, topology, and terminology aspects of computer networks/telecommunications. Students learn network protocols, operations, design and management as well as hands-on basic router operation. Includes the basics of data transmission and LAN protocols. Prer., Junior Standing, Business Students Only. Meets with CYSM 3700.

  • INFS 3750 Organizational Cybersecurity (3 credits)

    Organizations and their employees are faced with risks associated with the modern, digital working environment. This course introduces fundamental cyber security concepts, the risks they present, and policies and practices employed to mitigate the risks for both individuals and their organizations. Prer., INFS 3000 or INFS 2510; College of Business students only. Meets with CYSM 3750.

  • CYSM 4100 IT Risk Management (3 credits)

    This course is focused on effectively managing information risks in an organization. It provides an overview of risk issues and emphasizes understanding of information risk as a socio-technical issue. The course covers risk assessment, risk perception and communication, economic aspects of risk, and risk management. It presents different methodologies and approaches to risk management. Students will learn about risk mitigation techniques along with potential organizational barriers. Prer., CYSM 3500; Business Students Only.

  • CYSM 4300 IT Security Auditing (3 credits)

    This course will focus on the fundamental concepts related to auditing information systems and IT infrastructures in both the public and private sector. We will also discuss principles and practices related to secure operation of existing information technology. The course will cover identification of appropriate IS security audit standards, controls, and procedures for a secure information system. This course will prepare students to skillfully complete a cyber security audit. CYSM 3070/INFS 3070 is a recommended prerequisite. Prer., CYSM 3500 or INFS 3500; College of Business students only.

  • CYSM 4500 Ethical Hacking (3 credits)

    This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of ethical hacking. It focuses on the knowledge and skills required to understand the mechanics behind hacking attacks. Students will learn about tools and vulnerabilities of software and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. The course is designed to be hands-on to enhance familiarity with penetration testing and other hacking tools. It also addresses incident handling methods and system defense to prevent computer attacks. Must be 18 years or older to enroll. INFS 3070/CYSM 3070 is a recommended prerequisite. Prer., INFS 3500 or CYSM 3500, INFS 3700 or CYSM 3700 or INFS 2510; Business Students Only.

  • CYSM 4700 Cloud Computing & Security (3 credits)

    This course introduces students to underlying technologies and concepts of cloud computing. It explores fundamental principles, architecture and technological mechanisms of cloud computing. Students will learn about cloud security threats and how to defend against cloud-specific cyber-attacks. The course will evaluate various cloud delivery models and discuss business value of cloud computing. Students will gain hands-on experience with in-demand cloud applications and tools. Prer., INFS/CYSM 3500 or INFS/CYSM 3750.