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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. Prerequisite: CYB 101.

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. Prerequisite: CYB 107.

This course explores the fundamental knowledge required of any cybersecurity role. Through lectures and hands-on labs and exercises, students will develop the problem-solving skills required to determine the security posture of an enterprise environment and suggest and implement security solutions, monitor and secure hybrid environments, and identify and respond to security events. Students will also examine applicable laws, regulations, and policies necessary to maintain compliance. Prerequisite; CYB 101.

Study of the technology, laws, regulations, ethics and procedures for conducting computer network investigations. Prerequisite(s): CYB 233.

Students will learn how to develop, run, and analyze the output of computer programs and scripts for cyber operations, cybersecurity, and computer forensics applications and about how to develop a virtualized computing environment that will be used to work with cyber operations tools. Prerequisite(s): CYB 125 and CYB 237.

This course examines the laws, regulations, common policies, and procedures related to information assurance, compliance, standards, and risk. Topics addressed in the course cover information assurance risk assessment and management from private industry and government perspectives. Students will explore information assurance risk management and compliance in various realms such as healthcare, finance, and privacy. Prerequisite(s): CYB 233.

Examine methods and motives of cyber-security incident perpetrators, and discover the countermeasures employed by organizations and agencies to prevent and detect those incidents. Discuss the ethical obligations of security professionals. Prerequisite(s): CYB 205, cannot be taken concurrently, and CYB 237.

This course addresses the theory and practice of penetration testing from scoping and information gathering through reporting. Students will identify and exploit host and network vulnerabilities; simulating the real-world activities of malicious threat actors. Prerequisite(s): CYB 339 and CYB 362.

Theory and techniques for tracking attackers across the Internet. Practical exercises from case studies of Internet-based crimes. Prerequisite(s); if any: CYB 356.

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