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Master's in Cybersecurity Operations Management: Career Outlook

Fill the Cybersecurity Leadership Skills Gap

The cybersecurity field is expanding, creating an increasing number of leadership positions that require operations management expertise. Contemporary businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies require talented leaders to establish, implement, and oversee their cybersecurity structure and manage the people and processes that support it.

With the online M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations Management degree, you’ll build the advanced technical knowledge and project management expertise demanded by today’s employers. Explore the principles of successful project management, risk management and compliance frameworks, leadership concepts, and more as you embark on a promising career path with the expertise to fill a variety of in-demand jobs.

CyberSeek’s industry heat map showed over 700,000 active cybersecurity job openings from October 2021-September 2022, including more than 350,000 roles in the Oversee and Govern specialty area. The Oversee and Govern specialty area captures roles responsible for leading, managing, directing, and advocating for an organization’s cybersecurity work.4 Prepare to oversee and govern in this dynamic field with the M.S. in Cybersecurity Operations Management from Utica University.

Cybersecurity Consultant


As a cybersecurity consultant3, you would address the cybersecurity needs of a business through the selection or development of appropriate data software. Your main objectives in this role would be to protect information and to defend the business against cyber attacks.

Cybersecurity Manager


As a cybersecurity manager2, you would oversee a team of cybersecurity professionals in a company’s IT department. Your responsibilities may include developing procedures to address security breaches and ensuring all employees are following security protocol.

Additional jobs for cybersecurity operations management professionals:

  • IT security consultant
  • IT project manager
  • Assistant chief information officer
  • Assistant chief information security officer
  • Business developer

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Program Outcomes: Applying Expert Skills in the Real World

The online cybersecurity operations management master’s degree was developed by industry experts to help you advance your career. When you complete the program, you’ll be fully equipped to:

Beyond the Degree

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  1. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (Sept. 8, 2022). Computer and Information Systems Managers. Occupational Outlook Handbook. Retrieved February 17, 2023, from
  2. (2023). Average Cyber Security Manager Salary. Retrieved February 17, 2023, from
  3. (2023). Average Security Consultant, (Computing / Networking / Information Technology) Salary. Retrieved February 17, 2023, from
  4. CyberSeek (n.d.). Cybersecurity Supply/Demand Heat Map. Retrieved November 9, 2022, from