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Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate

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The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business – in partnership with the A. James Clark School of Engineering and the School of Public Policy – offers a timely, highly-relevant and cutting-edge Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Leadership. This innovative program is designed for cyber security professionals who want to develop business and management skills and learn how to leverage their technical skills to advance within organizations. This intensive part-time program will also be useful to managers who seek greater awareness of cyber and security risks, and who wish to develop productive, informed relationships with IT and IS experts across their enterprise. Apply now for the fall 2013 cohort. Applications for classes starting August 3, 2013 must be received no later than July 12, 2013.

In less than five months, earn a graduate level certificate from Maryland's flagship university and position yourself for new career opportunities. This unique program will broaden your leadership capabilities and equip you to manage risk and leverage opportunity beyond your current specialism.

The National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have jointly designated the University of Maryland as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Research.

Apply now for Fall 2013! 
Applications close on July 12, 2013.

Learning Objectives

During this program, participants will develop the skills to:

  • use systems design thinking and a holistic approach to preventing, detecting and resolving enterprise-wide threats
  • explore the main security models and approaches from the defense and attacker perspectives
  • control risk and manage defense in global, highly-distributed supply chains through risk management approaches and analytic tools
  • apply sourcing strategies to assure the integrity of systems and components in cyber enterprise
  • scope projects, implement a work plan, and inspire high performance in an effective workplace culture

Your Graduate Certificate of Professional Studies in Cybersecurity Leadership, a fully-approved graduate certificate program from the University of Maryland College Park Graduate School, can serve as a stand-alone stepping stone to new professional opportunities. In addition, the Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate can be used to advance your graduate degree ambitions at the University of Maryland, College Park. You can apply for one of two masters’ programs we offer – 9 of your 15 certificate credits may be applied towards either the Master of Engineering - Cybersecurity track from the A. James Clark School of Engineering or the MS in Information Systems from the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Please note: Degree candidates will have to meet the admissions standards of the masters' programs. There is a time limit on degree completion, and thus on credit transfer. Once admitted to the Certificate program, please let us know if you wish to be considered for either of these graduate degree programs.

With special thanks to SAIC, a pioneering sponsor of the Certificate in Cybersecurity Leadership.