Cybersecurity and Business Administration, BS

The cybersecurity and business combined major delivers a technical and security-focused degree with a strong grounding in business. Students will complete most of the requirements of a business major, including macroeconomics and microeconomics, while also focusing on the conceptual and practical computer science skills that will enable them to contribute to ensuring the reliability and security of cyberspace.

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Cybersecurity Major Requirements

Computer Science Overview
CS 1200Leadership Skill Development1
CS 1210Professional Development for CCIS Co-op1
Computer Science Fundamental Courses
A grade of C– or higher is required in computer science fundamental courses.
CS 1800
and CS 1802
Discrete Structures
and Seminar for CS 1800
5
CS 2500
and CS 2501
Fundamentals of Computer Science 1
and Lab for CS 2500
5
CS 2510
and CS 2511
Fundamentals of Computer Science 2
and Lab for CS 2510
5
Computer Science Required Courses
CS 3000Algorithms and Data4
CS 3500Object-Oriented Design4
CS 3650Computer Systems4
CS 3700Networks and Distributed Systems4
Cybersecurity Required Courses
CS 2550Foundations of Cybersecurity4
CS 3740Systems Security4
CS 4170The Law, Ethics, and Policy of Data and Digital Technologies4
or IA 5240 Cyberlaw: Privacy, Ethics, and Digital Rights
CS 4740Network Security4
Cybersecurity Electives
If courses require prerequisites, those should be taken using general electives.
Complete one course from the following:3-4
Logic and Computation
Large-Scale Parallel Data Processing
Programming Languages
Software Development
and Recitation for CS 4500
Mobile and Wireless Systems
Software Vulnerabilities and Security
Wireless Network
Large-Scale Information Storage and Retrieval
Machine Learning and Data Mining 1
Security Risk Management and Assessment
Information System Forensics
and Lab for IA 5210
Human Computer Interaction
Embedded Design: Enabling Robotics
Fundamentals of Digital Design and Computer Organization
and Lab for EECE 2322
Computer Architecture and Organization
Microprocessor-Based Design
and Lab for EECE 4534
Number Theory 1
Introduction to Cryptography
Free Speech in Cyberspace
Criminology
Global Criminology
Corporate Security: Securing the Private Sector
Crime Prevention
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Law, Policy, and Society
Topics in Law and Public Policy
Technology and Human Values
Science, Technology, and Public Policy
Public Policy and Administration
Law and Society
International Law
International Security
U.S. National Security Policy
Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Presentation Requirement
THTR 1170The Eloquent Presenter1

Business Requirements

Accounting
ACCT 1201Financial Accounting and Reporting4
ACCT 2301Managerial Accounting4
Finance
FINA 2201Financial Management4
Organizational Behavior
ORGB 3201Organizational Behavior4
Marketing
MKTG 2201Introduction to Marketing4
Statistics
MGSC 2301Business Statistics4
Strategy
STRT 4501Strategy in Action4
or STRT 4516 External Case Competition Challenge

Business Concentration

Complete a four-course business concentration from the following list. Requirements for the concentrations are listed below.

Business Cooperative Education Requirement

Complete one six-month co-op experience.

Integrative Requirement

MISM 2301Management Information Systems4

Supporting Courses

Mathematics Courses
Complete one of the following:4
Calculus 1 for Science and Engineering
Calculus for Business and Economics
Economics
Complete one of the following: 4
Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics

Writing Requirements

College Writing
ENGW 1111First-Year Writing4
or ENGW 1102 First-Year Writing for Multilingual Writers
Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
Complete one of the following:
Advanced Writing in the Technical Professions
Advanced Writing in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Advanced Writing in the Disciplines

Required General Electives

Complete four general electives.16

Cybersecurity GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all computer and information science courses.

Business GPA Requirement

Minimum 2.000 GPA required in all business courses.

NUpath Requirements Satisfied

  • Engaging with the Natural and Designed World
  • Conducting Formal and Quantitative Reasoning
  • Analyzing and Using Data
  • Understanding Societies and Institutions
  • Writing in the First Year
  • Advanced Writing in the Disciplines
  • Writing-Intensive in the Major
  • Demonstrating Thought and Action in a Capstone
    

Integrating Knowledge and Skills Through Experience is satisfied through co-op.

Program Requirement

133 semester hours required


Business Concentrations 

Concentration in Accounting 

Required Courses
ACCT 3401Financial Reporting and Analysis 14
ACCT 4501Financial Reporting and Analysis 24
Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Accounting Information Systems
Strategic Cost Analysis for Decision Making
Auditing and Other Assurance Services
Income Tax Determination and Planning

 

Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Note: The following courses do not count toward this concentration:
The Entrepreneurial Universe
Business Economic History of South Africa
ENTR 3318
ENTR 3328
Field Research in Sustainable Energy in Iceland
ENTR 3346
Management Consulting Abroad
Development Practice and Global Citizenship in India
Introductory Course
ENTR 2301Innovation!4
or ENTR 2303 Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling
Capstone Course
Complete one of the following:4
Business Planning for Technology Ventures
Business Planning for Small and Medium Enterprises
Entrepreneurial Growth Strategy for Technology Ventures
Advanced Studies in Social Enterprise
Electives
Note: Only one non-ENTR course may be used as an elective.
Complete two of the following:8
Global Social Enterprise
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Innovation! (if not used as introductory course)
Entrepreneurial Marketing and Selling (if not used for introductory course)
Innovation for Social Change
Global Family Business Leadership
International Entrepreneurship and Innovation Consulting
Entrepreneurial Strategy and Business Model Design
Global Entrepreneurship
Lean Design and Development for Entrepreneurs
Management of Operations and Growth in Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Managing Operations in a Technology-Based Startup Firm
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Social Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Development in India
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity
Negotiating in Business

 

Concentration in Finance

Required Course
FINA 3301Corporate Finance4
or FINA 3303 Investments
Electives
Complete three of the following:12
Impact Investing and Social Finance
Sustainability in the Business Environment
Corporate Finance (if not selected as a required course)
Investments (if not selected as a required course)
Portfolio Management
Behavioral Finance
Working Capital Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
International Financial Management
Valuation and Value Creation
Personal Financial Planning
Mergers and Acquisitions
Financial Risk Management
Investment Banking
Real Estate Finance
Credit Analysis
Core Topics in Alternative Investments
Special Topics in Finance
Turnaround Management
Fixed-Income Securities
Advanced Financial Strategy
Entrepreneurial Finance, Innovation Valuation, and Private Equity

 

Concentration in Management

Required Course
MGMT 4501Skills for Managerial Success4
Electives
Note: Only one non-MGMT course may be used as an elective.
Complete three of the following:12
Negotiating in Business
Managing Organizational Change and Disruption
Developing Leaders for Global Sustainability
Managing Healthcare Organizations: Critical Challenges and New Approaches
Managing a Diverse Workforce
Law and the Legal Process
Managing Human Capital
Managing Global Teams Virtually and Locally
Project Management
The Management Practices of Great Organizations
Human Resources and Workforce Analytics
Understanding Family Enterprise
Social Responsibility of Business in an Age of Inequality
Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances

 

Concentration in Marketing

Required Courses
MKTG 3401Marketing Research4
MKTG 3301Marketing Management4
or MKTG 4506 Consumer Behavior
Electives
Complete two of the following:8
Marketing and Society
Marketing Management (if not selected as a required course)
Marketing Analytics
Marketing in Asia
Sales Management
Marketing in the Service Sector
Advertising and Brand Promotion
Consumer Behavior (if not selected as a required course)
Digital Marketing
New Product Development
International Marketing

 

Concentration in Supply Chain Management

Required Courses
SCHM 3301Global Supply Chain Strategy4
SCHM 3305Sourcing and Procurement4
SCHM 3310Logistics and Transportation Management4
Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Supply Chain Analytics
Demand Planning and Forecasting
Sustainability and Supply Chain Management
Advanced Problems in Supply Chain Management

Sample Patterns:

Four Years, Two Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5CS 35004Vacation
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 25504Elective 14 
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 1341 or 12314  
ENGW 11114ACCT 12014  
ECON 1115 or 11164   
 19 17 8 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 30004CS 37004MKTG 22014Co-op
CS 36504CS 37404Elective 34 
ACCT 23014Business concentration 14  
MGSC 23014Elective 24  
 CS 12101  
 16 17 8 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 4170 or IA 52404FINA 22014Co-op
 Business concentration 24ORGB 32014 
 Business concentration 34  
 CS 47404  
 THTR 11701  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1Hours 
Co-opENGW 33024STRT 45014 
 MISM 23014Elective 44 
 Business concentration 44  
 Cybersecurity elective4  
 0 16 8 
Total Hours: 134

Five Years, Three Co-ops in Summer 2/Fall

Year 1
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 12001CS 2510
and CS 2511
5VacationVacation
CS 1800
and CS 1802
5CS 25504  
CS 2500
and CS 2501
5MATH 1341 or 12314  
ENGW 11114ACCT 12014  
ECON 1115 or 11164   
 19 17 0 0
Year 2
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
CS 35004CS 12101VacationCo-op
CS 36504CS 37004  
ACCT 23014CS 30004  
MGSC 23014Business concentration 14  
 Elective 14  
 16 17 0 0
Year 3
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 37404FINA 22014Co-op
 MKTG 22014ORGB 32014 
 THTR 11701  
 Business concentration 24  
 Elective 24  
 0 17 8 0
Year 4
FallHoursSpringHoursSummer 1HoursSummer 2Hours
Co-opCS 4170 or IA 52404ENGW 33024Co-op
 CS 47404Elective 44 
 Business concentration 34  
 Elective 3  
 0 12 8 0
Year 5
FallHoursSpringHours  
Co-opMISM 23014  
 STRT 45014  
 Business concentration 44  
 Cybersecurity elective 4  
 0 16  
Total Hours: 130