Quick Facts

  1. Credit Hours: 12 (4 courses); can be completed in 2 semesters
  2. STEM Designation: Yes.
    • CIP Code - 11.1003 (Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance)
  3. Admission Requirements:
    1. Undergraduate degree in any major
    2. General Graduate School requirements
    3. No GMAT/GRE requirements
    4. TOEFL or IELTS for non-native speakers of English.

Overview


The Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing provides students an opportunity to pursue a focused study of core information security management principles and practices and auditing of information security programs and operations. Students first obtain basic technical background to understand core information security issues and principles. They then learn about designing, managing, assessing, and auditing security within organizational contexts.

Information Security management and auditing are critical skill-sets within organizations as practitioners in these areas design, implement, manage, and assess information security management programs and also provide oversight to information security operations while ensuring compliance. The skills needed in these areas complement technical skills of cybersecurity operations teams.

The program is suitable for candidates with undergraduate education and/or work experience in business related fields and who do not possess prior technical background. It’s also suitable for candidates with Information Technology and/or technical cybersecurity backgrounds who wish to broaden their skill-sets in the business and management aspects of information security.

Stackable

This 12 credit hour certificate program also counts toward the 30 credit hour Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree program requirements. Students may choose to combine this certificate with other courses and/or certificates to obtain the Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree.


Admission Requirements


Applicants must meet general University of Missouri-St. Louis Graduate School admissions requirements.

This program does not require any standardized test results, however, non-native speakers of English must provide evidence of English language competency by submitting an official TOEFL or IELTS score. The minimum TOEFL score for graduate admission is 79 iBT. The minimum IELTS score is 6.0.


Certificate Requirements


Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing must meet all Graduate School requirements including, but not limited to, requirements on admissions, enrollment, course policies, and academic standing as listed in the University Bulletin.

This certificate requires completion of a total of 12-credit hours. The list of required courses follows:

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
INFSYS 6820 Systems and IT Infrastructure 3
INFSYS 68281 Principles of Information Security 3
INFSYS 6878 Management of Information Security 3
ACCT 5436 IT Auditing 3
Total 12 Credit Hours

The required courses may be substituted with other courses with the approval of the Chair of the Information Systems and Technology Department.

1. INFSYS 6828 can only be counted towards either the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity OR the Graduate Certificate in Information Security Management and Auditing


Related Programs

 

MS Information Systems and Technology

This certificate can count toward: Master of Science in Information Systems and Technology degree

Combined with any of the following Graduate Certificates:

  1. Information Systems and Technology Graduate Certificate
  2. Business Intelligence Graduate Certificate
  3. Enterprise Systems Development Graduate Certificate

 

MS Cybersecurity with IST Emphasis

This certificate can count toward: Master of Science in Cybersecurity with Information Systems and Technology degree