Learn To Apply Business Principles in Cybersecurity Management Jobs
The Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity Management degree at GCU sets you up to be a leading figure in IT security-related fields. In this program, you will gain management skills along with cybersecurity essentials to prepare you for jobs that navigate between technical and non-technical spaces within an organization.
Throughout your studies in this program, you will learn competencies that relate to both business and cybersecurity management. These competencies demonstrate the knowledge you gain that is applicable to your future as a cybersecurity management professional. Some of the core competencies you will learn include:
- Effectively collaborating and negotiating
- Problem-solving and promoting innovation within your organization
- Identifying cybersecurity vulnerabilities within an organization
- Analyzing and synthesizing data to evaluate risk when making business decisions
- Solving business problems through examining management methods
- Assessing ethical issues related to information systems
- Understanding and examining information systems laws and regulations
- Developing quality strategic cybersecurity plans
As a cybersecurity professional with your degree from GCU, you will learn servant leadership with the aim of creating a shared value of leadership within the management of cybersecurity.
Choose GCU’s Bachelor’s in Cybersecurity Management Degree
Along with the knowledge gained from earning this degree, there are several other reasons to choose the cybersecurity management degree at GCU. This degree program gives you the choice of completing your courses online or in person, while also setting you up to pursue advanced STEM or business degrees down the line.
Fundamental Skills and Cybersecurity Management Concepts You Will Study
Throughout your coursework in this cybersecurity management program, you will study both fundamental business and cybersecurity management principles. Some of the topics you will study throughout the program include:
- Cyberlaw and privacy
- Basics of cybersecurity
- Management and leadership
- Information technology ethics
- Business finance
The combination of these various topics makes for an ideal balance for those looking to pursue leadership positions in the cybersecurity industry.
Cybersecurity Management Jobs With a Bachelor’s Degree
With the knowledge gained from a curriculum that focuses on both cybersecurity and management principles, you will be equipped to pursue job opportunities in the IT and business worlds. With this degree, you may go on to explore jobs such as:
- Computer and information systems manager
- Information security analyst
- Database architect
- Network and computer systems administrator
BS in Cybersecurity Management Degree FAQs
Read through our frequently asked questions to learn what it takes to be a manager in the cybersecurity business, as well as other important aspects of a career in cybersecurity.
1 Retrieved from Infosec, How to become a cybersecurity manager, in November 2022.
2 The earnings referenced were reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Computer and Information Systems Managers. They are not calculated using wages from GCU graduates but from workers across the country with varying levels of education and experience, and they reflect a national median wage for this occupation in May 2020. This national data may not accurately reflect earnings of workers in particular parts of the country and include earners at all stages of their career and not solely entry level wages. COVID-19 has adversely affected the global economy and data from 2020 may be atypical compared to prior years. The pandemic may impact the predicted future workforce outcomes indicated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics as well. Accordingly, data shown is based on May 2020.
General Education Requirements
General Education coursework prepares Grand Canyon University graduates to think critically, communicate clearly, live responsibly in a diverse world, and thoughtfully integrate their faith and ethical convictions into all dimensions of life. These competencies, essential to an effective and satisfying life, are outlined in the General Education Learner Outcomes. General Education courses embody the breadth of human understanding and creativity contained in the liberal arts and sciences tradition. Students take an array of foundational knowledge courses that promote expanded knowledge, insight, and the outcomes identified in the University's General Education Competencies. The knowledge and skills students acquire through these courses serve as a foundation for successful careers and lifelong journeys of growing understanding and wisdom.
Upon completion of the Grand Canyon University's University Foundation experience, students will be able to demonstrate competency in the areas of academic skills and self-leadership. They will be able to articulate the range of resources available to assist them, explore career options related to their area of study, and have knowledge of Grand Canyon's community. Students will be able to demonstrate foundational academic success skills, explore GCU resources (CLA, Library, Career Center, ADA office, etc), articulate strategies of self-leadership and management and recognize opportunities to engage in the GCU community.
- UNV-112, Success in Science, Engineering and Technology & Lab: 4
- UNV-103, University Success: 4
- UNV-303, University Success: 4
- UNV-108, University Success in the College of Education: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to construct rhetorically effective communications appropriate to diverse audiences, purposes, and occasions (English composition, communication, critical reading, foreign language, sign language, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of English grammar or composition.
- UNV-104, 21st Century Skills: Communication and Information Literacy: 4
- ENG-105, English Composition I: 4
- ENG-106, English Composition II: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to express aspects of Christian heritage and worldview. Students are required to take CWV-101/CWV-301.
- CWV-101, Christian Worldview: 4
- CWV-301, Christian Worldview: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to use various analytic and problem-solving skills to examine, evaluate, and/or challenge ideas and arguments (mathematics, biology, chemistry, physics, geology, astronomy, physical geography, ecology, economics, theology, logic, philosophy, technology, statistics, accounting, etc.). Students are required to take 3 credits of intermediate algebra or higher.
- MAT-154, Applications of College Algebra: 4
- MAT-144, College Mathematics: 4
- PHI-105, 21st Century Skills: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: 4
- BIO-220, Environmental Science: 4
Graduates of Grand Canyon University will be able to demonstrate awareness and appreciation of and empathy for differences in arts and culture, values, experiences, historical perspectives, and other aspects of life (psychology, sociology, government, Christian studies, Bible, geography, anthropology, economics, political science, child and family studies, law, ethics, cross-cultural studies, history, art, music, dance, theater, applied arts, literature, health, etc.). If the predefined course is a part of the major, students need to take an additional course.
- HIS-144, U.S. History Themes: 4
- PSY-102, General Psychology: 4
- SOC-100, Everyday Sociology: 4
* Please note that this list may contain programs and courses not presently offered, as availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program or course listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Programs or courses subject to change.