The purpose of the Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management is to educate students to work as management liaisons between technical information security staff and non-technical business staff at all levels. With its focus on information resources management, the certificate program will prepare students to apply the principles of information technology, computer systems management, and business operations to information security in organizations. 


All students registering for School of Business graduate courses must have graduate standing.  Non-degree student status is not available. 

Full eligibility and admission requirements can be viewed on the program website.


Students may use the credits completed as part of their graduate degree requirements in accordance with program requirements and AP.6 Graduate Policies. A maximum of 3 graduate credits taken at another institution can be transferred to the graduate certificate. The time limit for completion is four years from the date of admission to the graduate certificate. Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.00 to complete the certificate. 

Banner Code: BU-CERG-ISMG

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 12

This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.

Required Courses

ISM 603Fundamentals of Information Security3
ISM 650Managing Network and Data Security3
ISM 700Analytics, Economics, Metrics in Information Security Management3
ISM 750Information Security Governance, Risk, Compliance and Audit3
Total Credits12