M.Sc. On Campus

Cybersecurity Management

San Diego State University

12 months
14430 USD/year
14430 USD/year
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Cybersecurity vulnerabilities represent a significant risk to business and society at large. This creates a need for business professionals who understand business and Cybersecurity Management and this master degree is offered by the San Diego State University.


Key facts

The purpose of the Masters of Science in Cybersecurity Management degree at San Diego State University is to equip business professionals with the current knowledge and technical skills needed to develop organizational cybersecurity plans and risk management strategies, as well as managing the execution of those strategies. Additionally, the program targets cybersecurity technology professionals interested in advancing their careers into management.

MSCM students will prepare for career paths leading to positions such as cybersecurity manager, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Cyber Security Analyst, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and positions related to the Control Objectives for Information Technology (COBIT) framework. This degree will also be useful to managers needing to expand their understanding of cybersecurity so they can lead initiatives addressing issues such as the California Privacy Act of 2018 (effective in 2020), the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Risk Management, and Sarbanes Oxley.  

The MSCM is the first graduate degree program of its type to be offered by a business school in the California State University (CSU) system and the second graduate program with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) designation to be offered by the Fowler College of Business.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Business Ethics and Social Institutions
  • Seminar in World Business
  • Group Process/Leadership
  • Entrepreneurship
  • International Entrepreneurship 
  • Managing the Growing Firm  
  • Corporate Governance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Cal State Apply Application
  • Create an SDSU WebPortal Account
  • Submit Official Transcripts and Diploma/Degree Certificate
  • Submit Official Test Scores
  • Submit Program Specific Documents
  • Applicants who have earned a three-year baccalaureate degree from an international institution, may be considered for admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14430 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    14430 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14430 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for San Diego

1400 - 2455 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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