Cybersecurity Management

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Program Type
Est. Time to Complete
4 Years
Graham School of Business
Delivery Mode
On Campus
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Security starts with keeping information safe.

Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing career fields in the country, and for good reason. The livelihood of today’s organizations — from private businesses to publicly traded companies, healthcare providers to government agencies — depends on their protection of digital information and prevention of cyberattacks.

In York College’s Cybersecurity Management program, you’ll combine your understanding of technology with skills in strategic communication and management. You’ll also develop insight into the origins of cyberthreat as you explore aspects of cybersecurity, including strategy, operational security, intelligence analysis, and criminal justice. 

The annual economic impact of cybercrime exceeds $6 trillion, causing demand for cybersecurity management professionals to increase exponentially from year to year. Job openings in information security and the cybersecurity industry are projected to grow at a rate of more than 30% from 2019-2029 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics). Majoring in Cybersecurity Management will give you the tools you need to be successful in this high-growth field.

Majoring in Cybersecurity Management

The Cybersecurity Management major offers a wide variety of required classes, electives, and real-world learning opportunities. These include:

  • CYB 100: Infowars
  • CYB 300: Emerging Technology Trends
  • CYB 375: Cyberthreat Evolution: Think Like a Hacker
  • CJA 376: Cybercrime Investigation
  • CYB 475: Cybersecurity

Career Opportunities & Benefits

No matter your interests, York College’s experienced faculty will guide you toward real-world opportunities that allow you to build a strong professional network in your preferred subject area.

These are just a few of the many careers in cybersecurity management available to graduates of the Cybersecurity Management program:

  • Cybersecurity Analyst
  • Information Security Manager
  • Cybersecurity Engineer
  • Application Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester
  • Network Security Engineer

Master’s Degrees for Cybersecurity Management Majors

As a major in Cybersecurity Management, you may also choose to pursue a 4+1 program during your time at York College. Depending on your level of professional experience, this option allows you to complete both a B.S. in Cybersecurity Management and an M.A. in Strategic Leadership and Management in just five years.

Cybersecurity Management Salary Information

Cybersecurity careers come with a range of salaries, depending on which industry you’re working in and where you are in your career — but in general, salaries in this field are high. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an information security analyst is $103,590 per year. Other cybersecurity professionals see similar median salaries, including database administrators ($98,860 per year) and information systems managers ($151,150 per year).

Cybersecurity Management Degree Benefits

There are many benefits to a Cybersecurity Management degree, from strong median salaries to opportunities for a variety of lifestyles. 

  • Cybersecurity professionals are in high demand.
  • With constant evolution of digital technologies, there is unlimited growth potential.
  • A career in cybersecurity gives you freedom to work in a consultancy capacity, if desired.
  • Careers in cybersecurity management pay well.
  • Job prospects exist throughout the world, not just in the USA.
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Internships & Work Experience

As a Cybersecurity Management major, you’ll have the option to take an internship for credit, gaining real work experience in either the private or public sector. 

In the past, students have completed internships in a variety of industries, including the national intelligence community and the NSA’s formal student internship program.

Mentorship & Community

Relationship-building is a hallmark of our programs in the Graham School of Business at York College. In addition to working closely with faculty members who care about helping you to achieve your goals, you’ll learn how to form good networking relationships with professionals in your industry.

During their senior year, students will work directly with one of their professors to complete a formal research project on the topic of an emerging issue in cybersecurity.

High-Demand Skills

What skill do you need for cybersecurity? 

The goal of cybersecurity is to protect digital networks. Whether you’re already building cybersecurity skills in high school, or beginning to prepare for a career in cybersecurity, the following skills will help you to be successful. 

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technical skills (programming is a plus!)
  • Knowledge of security across different networks
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills
  • Analytics
  • General understanding of hacking

Earning a degree in cybersecurity allows you to focus on building foundational knowledge in these areas, and gaining valuable hands-on experience before you enter the professional industry. 

Cybersecurity Management Courses

Your class schedule will include core courses for your major, Gen Next general education classes, and electives. 

Course NameCourse CodeCredits
Emerging Technology TrendsCYB 3003 Credits
Cyberthreat Evolution: Think Like a HackerCYB 3753 Credits
Cybercrime InvestigationCCJ 3763 Credits
CybersecurityIFS 4753 Credits


Careers in Cybersecurity Management

A bachelor’s degree in Cybersecurity Management opens up a variety of career opportunities. Some of your options may include:

Cybersecurity Analyst

Information Security Manager

Cybersecurity Engineer

Application Security Engineer

Penetration Tester

Network Security Engineer

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Meet the Faculty

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Eric Hostler
Eric Hostler, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Graham School of Business
James Norrie
James L. Norrie, DPM
Professor, Cybersecurity, Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Graham School of Business
Tamara Schwartz
Tamara Schwartz
Associate Professor, Cybersecurity & Business Administration
Graham School of Business

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