Highlights of Drury's Cybersecurity Leadership (CSL) Certificate

  • Four graduate courses (12 credit hours), available online and blended.
  • Designed for leaders, small business owners and information security personnel.
  • Background in CIS not required.
  • Two of the CSL courses count as electives in Drury's MBA program. The dual CSL + MBA is 36 credit hours.
  • 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.

    Included in the coursework is preparation for the ISACA certification exam (not required).

Drury's Cybersecurity Expert in the News

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Employers seek leaders who understand how to protect, detect, defend and respond to attacks on information security. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2014) projected employment of Information Security Analysts to grow by 37 percent through 2020.

Dr. Shannon McMurtrey "This Certificate will give graduate students, who may not think of themselves as being particularly technical, the ability to learn the important concepts and principals within the field of Cybersecurity, that will enable them to be leaders within their organizations in this important area.  Companies are recognizing a severe lack of skilled professionals in the area of Cybersecurity.  It is very exciting that we are able to begin working to address this need through this certificate program."

Dr. Shannon McMurtrey
Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems


CSL + MBA Option

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.

Combine your MBA with the cybersecurity leadership certificate