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B.B.A. in Cybersecurity Operations Management: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


Each course required by the online B.B.A. in Cybersecurity Operations Management degree program is designed to enhance your professional potential in one of the country’s fastest growing fields. The program’s curriculum consists of 120 total credits, including 34–55 core credits, 42 business requirement credits, 36 cybersecurity operations management credits, and up to 8 college elective credits. As you complete the required courses, you’ll explore essential topics including economic decision-making, computer network architectures, information systems, and more.

The curriculum course abstracts on this page are meant to provide a high-level course overview and subject to change based on term, faculty, and/or institutional requirements. View the official course descriptions written in the Utica University Academic Catalog and in adherence to regional compliance. Select the appropriate Undergraduate Catalog from the dropdown.

Business Core Requirements

Learn about financial statement communication, information processing, and measuring business income. Explore measurement and analysis of gross margin, short-term liquid assets, operating assets, short- and long-term liabilities, and cash flows.

Building on concepts learned in Accounting 201, you’ll use accounting information to make managerial decisions, as well as learn about product costing, activity-based costing and activity-based management. Gain an understanding of cost behavior and decision-making, as well as budgeting, performance evaluation, cash-flow analysis, and factors that go into making capital investment decisions.

Prerequisite: Accounting 201

Introduction to the legal system, sources of law, dispute resolution, government regulation of business, law related to employment, the environment, product liability, securities and antitrust.

This course introduces students to the use of spreadsheets in providing data-based solutions to business problems in accounting, economics, finance, and management. The course uses Microsoft Excel and will prepare students for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Excel 2019 Certification exam. In addition to the basic functions of Excel, the course will focus on visualization of data using graphs and charts, utilization of financial functions, statistical and analytical tools, templates, macros, and other advanced features.

Learn the principles of economics with a major emphasis on the theory of the market system (microeconomics), the economics of international trade, and current economic problems.

Learn the principles of economics with major emphasis on the system as a whole (macroeconomics) and the role of government through fiscal, monetary, and other policies to maintain full employment without inflation.

Gain an understanding of how to apply statistical methods to management and economics. Learn about descriptive statistics, probability, normal curve, sampling, confidence, and regression.

Prerequisites: Completion of mathematics and computer requirements in component one of core.

Students may not also take Psychology/Sociology 211 or Mathematics 112 for credit toward Core Goal 4: Quantitative Reasoning.

Learn business finance for small- or medium-sized corporations while understanding government regulation and how general business conditions affect financial plans and operations. You’ll examine promotion, expansion, methods of raising fixed capital, various types of securities, administration of income, and financial difficulties.

Prerequisites: Accounting 201 or permission of instructor.

Topics include algebra, analytic geometry, applications, elements of linear programming, and mathematics of finance.

Prerequisites: MAT 124, or satisfactory performance in Mathematics Placement Test administered by the mathematics department, or permission of instructor.

Learn the integrative nature of business; dynamic business environment, global markets, ethical behavior, social responsibility, forms of business ownership, and entrepreneurship; includes team training, oral and written business communications, and methods of researching business information.

Explore the principles of management and organizational theory. You’ll gain an understanding of all functional areas of management, with an emphasis on the key management responsibilities of planning, organizing, controlling, leading, and staffing. You’ll also examine ethical and social responsibilities, change, and global challenges.

Prerequisites: MGT 101 or CMG 103

Emphasizes competitive advantages of managing information technology, including electronic commerce, data warehousing, data mining, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, wireless and pervasive computing, cloud computing, and social networking.

Prerequisites: CSC 117 and MGT 201.

Case study course integrating business strategy and policy formulation at the upper management levels. Includes analysis of internal and external environmental factors (i.e., competitive, economic, legal, global, etc.) Ethics, leadership, and social responsibility are also addressed.

Prerequisites: Senior Standing.

Learn basic marketing principles and practices including: marketing functions and policies, consumer demand, distribution channels; branding, promotion and advertising, pricing, place and location, ethics, global, economic, and legal implications.

Cybersecurity Operations Management Requirements

This course introduces students to the concept of relational databases which many organizations use to store data. Students will explore how programming languages are used to retrieve the information relevant to business data-driven decision-making. The topics covered include creating and using relational models and data modeling with entity-relationship diagrams, retrieving information from single and multiple tables, sorting and formatting data, and creating a database with tables.

Prerequisite(s); if any: BUS 123.

Computer hardware and peripherals and other digital media used in commission of cyber-crimes. Hands-on examination of devices, including building, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.

This course provides fundamental instruction on the application of programming languages relevant to the cybersecurity domain. The course explores the impact that computer code has on the implementation, monitoring, and securing of computer systems against attacks and unauthorized access from a cybersecurity professional’s perspective. Students will design, apply, and execute relevant tasks through hands-on assignments. Students will use both the Windows and Linux operating system platforms to perform these tasks.

This course provides introductory guidelines for cyber operations that include examining networks and data under attack, studying the operation of network protocols and services, and analyzing the network infrastructure. Students are introduced to methodologies and techniques used to prevent network access and attacks. Students investigate endpoint vulnerabilities and attacks while identifying network security alerts and analyzing network intrusions. Incident response models used to manage security incidents are discussed.

Prerequisite(s); if any: CYB 107.

Explore the foundations of software and technology for cybersecurity and information assurance.

Examine the protection of proprietary information in both the corporate and government sectors. You’ll explore topics including information as a resource, legal issues, policy formulation, administrative and technical remedies, and case studies.

Study of the technology, laws, regulations, ethics and procedures for conducting computer network investigations.

Prerequisite: CYB 333

Learn how to develop, run, and analyze the output of computer programs and scripts for cyber operations, cybersecurity, and computer forensics applications. Discover how to develop a virtualized computing environment to use with cyber operations tools.

Prerequisites: CSC 101 and CYB 337 or CSC 323

Examine the rules, regulations, and issues related to information assurance, compliance, standards, and risk. Topics will include risk assessment and management in health care, finance, privacy, and government.

Prerequisite: CYB 333

Explore the methods and motives of cybersecurity incident perpetrators, study the countermeasures used to prevent and detect incidents, and examine the ethical obligations of security professionals.

Explore threats to information systems and learn to perform audits, assessments, penetration tests, and architecture reviews. Review the use of tools needed for conducting assessments and preparing reports.

Prerequisite: CYB 333

Learn to develop and execute an incident response and forensic investigation plan. Gain a basic understanding of incident response capabilities, evidence handling procedures, and remediation, and test security tools and technologies through hands-on practical exercises and research presentations. This course builds foundational knowledge for incident response and network forensics practitioners.

Prerequisite(s); if any: CYB 333, CYB 337, CYB 355, and CYB 356.

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