Cyber-Risk Management Major
Courses are designed to help students throughout their careers by giving them an understanding of cyber risk and the ability to help businesses choose appropriate strategies to respond to those risks. Cyber-Risk Management courses will address many technical areas including:
- Network security
- Software security
- Web application security
- End-user security
- Legal and regulatory compliance
Individual instruction and small class sizes ensure that graduates from our program have a strong technical background in addition to the foundation in business needed to ensure a comprehensive approach to addressing cyber risk throughout careers.
The Cyber-Risk Management major requires a minimum of 84 credit hours.
BBA Tool Courses (26 hrs.):
All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in cyber-risk management are required to complete the following tool courses:
Introduces the student to the role of accounting in a global society. Principles and concepts of financial accounting. Analysis of accounting statements, and accounting cycles and procedures: receivables, inventories and fixed assets.
Prerequisite: Day - ACCT 209, MGMT 170. CCPS - ACCT 209, GSTU 210 or GSTU 211.
This course provides an introduction to concepts essential to managerial decision?making as well as the tools and techniques of financial statement analysis with an emphasis on the use of financial statements for external and internal decision?making. Among the topics covered are profitability and ratio analysis, cash flows analysis, present value, inventory costing, cost?volume?profit analysis, variance calculation, and budgeting.
Students will be introduced to the way market economies deal with the universal problems of resource scarcity. They will use economic models to evaluate market processes and government policies. The course provides an introduction to microeconomics and macroeconomics.
It is strongly recommended that students have completed one year of high school algebra in order to be successful in this course. A course to acquaint the student with the basic ideas and language of statistics including such topics such as descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, basic experimental design, elementary probability, binomial and normal distributions, estimation and test of hypotheses, and analysis of variance.
An introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of business enterprise and economics. Introduction to the functions of a business organization. Basic research methods, written and oral reports, discussion of current business, and economic developments. Global business awareness.
Students completing a major in accounting, economics, finance, management, or marketing; or a minor in business administration, are expected to possess computer proficiency in critical business productivity tools (word processing, spreadsheet and presentation). Competency will be assessed through the administration of a proficiency exam. S/U grading. Course fee required.
Prerequisite: MGMT 170, MATH 227. Study of common techniques for quantitative analysis and decision making including probability distributions, forecasting models, multivariate correlation and regression, linear programming, queuing analysis and simulation. Team and individual research and problem solving, report writing and oral presentations. Critical evaluation of assumptions in decision making including qualitative considerations.
Provides with the base level understand and quantitative foundation needed for data analytics. It will include a discussion of key topics such as big data, analytics (including predictive/prescriptive), machine learning, Internet of Things, data mining and data science. The course will begin by examining these key topics, then move into an in-depth focus on the analytical process. Using case studies and application to real world scenarios students will experience how to apply the data analytics process to business situations. Next, the course will focus on data communications and visualization principles. Finally, students will be introduced to common data analytics software applications and use one, or more, of these applications to complete an end of term project.
It is strongly recommended that students have completed two years of high school algebra and one semester of high school trigonometry in order to be successful in this course. A study of the fundamental principles of analytic geometry and calculus with an emphasis on differentiation.
BBA Core Courses (21 hrs.):
All students pursuing a BBA degree with a major in cyber-risk management are required to complete the following core courses:
Prerequisites: ACCT 210, MGMT 228, and admission to Breech School of Business. This course is an investigation of the study of corporate finance and its implications. Topics covered include financial statement analysis, cash flow, taxes, the financial environment, interest rates, risk and return, time value of money, and the valuation of stocks, bonds, and firms. The course emphasizes that financial managers must deal with various models, assumptions, and cultures and are often called upon to make decisions based on qualitative as well as quantitative factors.
Prerequisite: ACCT 210 and admission to Breech School of Business. Introduction to management of organizations, including strategy, leadership and organizational design. Projects in leadership development and evaluation. The project will include a paper and presentation as part of the deliverables.
This course is an overview of laws and regulations as they pertain to the business atmosphere. Topical areas include procedural laws and the court system, alternative means of dispute resolution, constitutional law, torts/products liability, business crimes, contracts, sales, forms of business organizations, and employment regulation. Case analysis and ethical implications are discussed in each area.
Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. Senior Standing. It is recommended this course be taken concurrently with MGMT 446 and/or final semester prior to graduation. The business simulation workshop offers students the opportunity to learn about, and engage in, a competitive business environment via the CapSim business simulator. Students will partner in close teams to develop a deep understanding of general business strategies and tactics, and they will apply this theoretical understanding by managing various functional areas of a simulated manufacturing firm. By the end of the course, students will understand the basic principles of strategic business management, as well as the decisions that managers make in pursuit of their strategic goals and objectives. Business professionalism constitutes an essential component to the course, as it represents a key success variable in communicating and substantiating business decisions to external business constituents. For this reason, students will make multiple presentations in the course of the semester to one another, as well as to visitors from the business community whenever possible.
Prerequisite: FINC 331, MGMT 301, MKTG 337, and admission to Breech School of Business. Capstone course. Integrative approach to analysis, using tools and theory from finance, economics, accounting, and marketing. Individual and team projects including oral and written presentations. Emphasis on analytical and strategic reasoning, including critical analysis of company/financial and industry/competitive information. Corporate social responsibility and global business issues also play an important role in this course.
Prerequisite: Admission to Breech School of Business. Introduction to effective marketing concepts, strategies, and practices. An analytical approach to recognition of alternative strategic paradigms and their effect on a firm’s marketing. Ethical and social responsibilities of effective domestic and global marketing. Individual and team projects with operating sponsors.
Study Abroad Requirement
Choose one from the following:
Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in this category will be for a year, semester or stay of at least 21 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) study abroad program in any academic area. Students will have the opportunity to interact in the global business community on a variety of levels: business transactions, travel arrangements and interactions with residents of the host country. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.
Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the business/leadership category will be for a stay of at least 14 days. These trips will include formal enrollment in a University (Drury or other) program, with a focus on global business. In this type of study abroad program, students will be exposed to business operations and/or leadership challenges in another country. They will also be expected to have interactions with business executives or other leaders in professional settings. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.
Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech study abroad requirement. Study abroad trips that fall in the service learning category will be for a stay of at least 7 days. This program would not necessarily require formal enrollment in a University; it would, however, require affiliation with a formal agency/organization or some form of University sponsorship. Students may not complete this program on an individual basis. In this type of study abroad program, students will be focused on an intensive immersive experience and will be interacting almost exclusively with a variety of host country residents while engaged in a community service project. Students will be expected to base this personal interaction on the pursuit of a particular goal. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.
Study Abroad office must be notified and all policies must be followed including but not limited to insurance requirements. This course meets the Breech student abroad requirement. The international student category covers students from outside the United States who are studying business at Drury. Application and prior approval is required. S/U Grading.
Major Requirements (38 hrs.)
Prerequisite: MATH 211; MATH 231; or MATH 236. This course includes propositional logic, induction and recursion, number theory, set theory, relations and functions, graphs and trees, and permutations and combinations.
An introduction to computer science through applications such as media. A major component is programming design and development using a language such as Python or Java. A disciplined approach to problem solving methods and algorithm development will be stressed using top-down design and stepwise refinement. Topics included are syntax and semantics, input and output, control structures, modularity, data types, and object-oriented programming. Recommended for students with previous programming experience or a strong mathematical background (math ACT score of 24 or above).
Prerequisite: CSCI 251 with a grade of C or higher. Students must receive a grade of C or better in the prerequisites. An in-depth study of data structures, including arrays, records, stacks, queues, lists, trees, heaps and hash tables. The study includes the definition, specification, and implementation of these structures, as well as examples of their uses. Also included is an introduction to the internal representation of information.
Prerequisite: CSCI 261 with a grade of C or higher; and MATH 231 or MATH 236 with a grade of C or higher. Students must receive a grade of C or better in the prerequisites. This course examines the design and efficiency of sequential and parallel algorithms. The algorithms studied include sorting and searching, pattern matching, graph algorithms and numerical algorithms. Standard algorithmic paradigms are studied such as divide and conquer, greedy methods and dynamic programming. We will consider the time and space complexity analysis of sequential and parallel algorithms and proofs of algorithm correctness.
Prerequisite: CSCI 251. An examination of both web-based and mobile applications. The course covers the design of client-server architectures, client side scripting, user interface design, and application and database interaction.
Prerequisite: CSCI 261. An integrated introduction to computer systems fundamentals. Topics include computer architecture and major components, operating system concepts and implementation techniques (processes, threads, memory management, and distributed systems), and network theory, concepts and techniques.
Prerequisite: CSCI 251 and MGMT 250. This course provides an overview of security challenges and strategies of countermeasure in the information systems environment. Topics include definition of terms, concepts, concepts, elements, and goals incorporating industry standards and practices with a focus on availability, vulnerability, integrity, and confidentiality aspects of information systems. The course will also take a “hands on” approach to teaching about operating systems, networking, and some of the tools of the trade used in the field of Information Security.
Prerequisite: CSCI 277 and CISQ 352. This class will look at how to secure mobile users as customer-facing information migrates from mainframe computers and application servers to Web-enabled applications. This course explores the evolutionary changes that have occurred in data processing and computing, personal and business communications, and social interactions and networking on the Internet. We will review all the risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with Web-enabled applications accessible via the Internet. Using examples and exercises, this class incorporates hands-on activities to prepare students to successfully secure Web-enabled applications.
Prerequisite: CISQ 352. This course is an introduction to hacking tools and incident handling. Areas of instruction include various tools and vulnerabilities of operating systems, software, and networks used by hackers to access unauthorized information. This course also addressed incident handling methods used when information security is compromised.
Prerequisite: CISQ 352. This course will provide an in-depth look at the major business challenges and threats that are introduced when an organization’s network is connected to the public Internet. This course will provide a comprehensive explanation of network security basics, including how hackers access online networks and the use of Firewalls and VPNs to provide security countermeasures. Using examples and exercises from the field, this class incorporates hands-on activities to prepare the student to disarm threats and prepare for emerging technologies and future attacks.
Prerequisite: CISQ 352. This course provides a capstone experience in the field of Information Security.
Continue Your Education With Drury's MBA + CSL Program
Seamlessly continue your education towards a Master in Business Administration with Cybersecurity Leadership Certificate from Drury. Students can apply six of the certificate credit hours toward Drury's 30-hour MBA program, making it possible to earn the certificate and the MBA in just 36 credit hours.
A few highlights of the program include:
- MBA program can be completed in one, two, or four year sequences
- All courses are offered in the evenings (6 - 8:45 p.m.)
- The curriculum is customizable to students’ needs
- Courses include labs and learning experiences that help prepare professionals to secure and defend information systems
- Offers a strong foundation in risk and risk management
- Week-long trip to an international business destination (usually Greece or China)