Management of Secure Information Systems, Executive MS
The Executive Management of Secure Information Systems MS, an interdisciplinary program offered by the Volgenau School of Engineering, the School of Business, and the Schar School of Policy and Government; prepares professionals for the challenges of modern computerized information systems that have become increasingly complex and vulnerable to cyber-attacks, resulting in a significant number of government regulations. Consequently, those responsible for the safe, secure, and efficient operation of such systems need to grasp their technical aspects and be familiar with both the principles of management and the public policy impact of regulatory and organizational decisions.
Total credits: 36
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The Executive Master’s Degree of Secure Information Systems Management at Volgenau combines business coursework with intensive study of secure information systems. Mason graduates, who are prepared to manage the unique technical demands of secure enterprises, are highly sought after in corporate and government markets due to the expanding demand for secure information streams. Mason’s long history in information security makes our program one of the most desirable in the country due to our collaboration with various government agencies. This program prepares graduates to seek advancement to such positions as chief technology officer, computer and information systems management, IT project manager and MIS director. The growth rate for such positions in the next decade is 15 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professional certifications are recommended for further enhancement of employment prospects.