The MBS Cybersecurity concentration is designed to prepare students for industry roles based on students’ experience and backgrounds in wide-ranging disciplines, both technical and non-technical.
Within this concentration, students can choose from one of five dedicated pathways and can also choose electives from a wide range of disciplines. Pathways include:
- Technical Cybersecurity
- Digital Forensics
- Cybersecurity Management
- Computer Forensics & Big Data
- Cybersecurity Management & Policy
- Cyber Secure Supply Chains
- Cybersecurity & Corporate ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance)
Students will not only learn fundamental aspects of cybersecurity, but will gain a deep understanding of key business areas including finance and accounting, entrepreneurship, marketing, communication and leadership, management and planning, intellectual property, ethics, and regulatory.
Through expert instruction and experiential education, students will:
- Gain mission-critical skills to secure information technology infrastructure
- Gain business skills necessary to become strategic experts and leaders
- Learn best industry practices and protocols
- Gain integrated, well-rounded knowledge of technology in relation to policing, business, policy, and legal issues
Where our Cybersecurity Alumni Work
There are numerous job opportunities and career paths available to individuals with advanced knowledge of Cybersecurity:
- Information System Security Officer
- DevOps Engineer
- Cyber Security Engineer
- Cyber Security Analyst
- and more!
- Lockheed Martin
- Rutgers University Police Department
- RWJ Barnabas Health
- and more!
Preferred Academic or Professional Experience
- Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (information technology, information systems, cybersecurity, computer science, or engineering), or have taken courses in programming, operating systems, and algorithms. An undergraduate GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is expected.
- For applicants without significant programming experience, basic programming courses and courses in data structures are available.
- All professional experience will be considered as part of the application process. While IT work experience is preferred, students with a non-IT background, but with relevant experience (e.g., law enforcement, criminal justice) are also encouraged to apply.
Applicants who are unsure of their eligibility for this concentration should schedule an appointment with an enrollment specialist.
“The Master of Business and Science (MBS) is without a doubt one of my best academic decisions...The classes I have taken, particularly the business classes, have given me so much knowledge and insight on how to be a better and more efficient member of an organization." Adolfo Pertuz, Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree Graduate