Loyola University Maryland to Launch Cybersecurity Certificate Program for Business Professionals

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Part-time, one-year program geared toward experienced professionals seeking management-level certification and enhanced skills in cybersecurity and information assurance.

“Our goal is to train the future leaders of organizations about the importance of having a sound cybersecurity strategy when setting policy to achieve success in an increasingly digital world.” - Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D.

Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management will launch a new, 15-credit graduate Cybersecurity Certificate program in January 2012. The part-time, one-year program is geared toward business professionals who are seeking management-level certification and enhanced skills in cybersecurity and information assurance.

While the program will be offered part time on weekday evenings, coursework is offered in sequential order with a January start. In accordance with AACSB and Loyola academic policies, within three years of completion as many as 12 credits may be transferred into Loyola’s Professional MBA program as elective credits.

“This program focuses on the need for a strategic understanding of cybersecurity in organizations rather than solely on the technical aspects of being a cybersecurity expert—featuring courses on the legal and ethical concerns over cybersecurity from a regional, national, and international perspective as well as direct lab experience with applications used to fight today’s security challenges,” said Paul Di Gangi, Ph.D., assistant professor of information systems at the Sellinger School. “Our goal is to train the future leaders of organizations about the importance of having a sound cybersecurity strategy when setting policy to achieve success in an increasingly digital world.”

The program is the second graduate certificate the Sellinger School has added since introducing the full-time, accelerated Accounting Certificate program last year.

“Members of our Information Systems Advisory Board from companies like Lockheed Martin, Booz Allen Hamilton, McCormick, and Northrop Grumman were instrumental in shaping this program,” said Karyl B. Leggio, Ph.D., dean of the Sellinger School. “We believe the certificate and executive education space—particularly because of the credibility of the Loyola brand and our intimate relationships with businesses in this region—will allow us to directly shape programs for the needs of our business community and respond rapidly to changes in the business environment.”

Applications for priority consideration to the program are due Nov. 1. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis thereafter as space permits for the January 2012 start. Interested applicants may visit the program page or begin an application online.

About Loyola University Maryland:
Established in 1852, Loyola University Maryland is a Jesuit comprehensive university comprising Loyola College, its school of arts and sciences; the Sellinger School of Business and Management; and the School of Education. Loyola enrolls 3,800 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students from across the country and around the world.

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