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Developers of computing systems and practitioners in all computing disciplines need an understanding of the critical importance of building security and survivability into the hardware and software of computing systems they design, rather than trying to add it on once these systems have been designed, developed, and installed. Read more

Program overview

Developers of computing systems and practitioners in all computing disciplines need an understanding of the critical importance of building security and survivability into the hardware and software of computing systems they design, rather than trying to add it on once these systems have been designed, developed, and installed.

The MS in computing security gives students an understanding of the technological and ethical roles of computing security in today's society and its importance across the breadth of computing disciplines. Students can develop a specialization in one of several security-related areas by selecting technical electives under the guidance of a faculty adviser. The program enables students to develop a strong theoretical and practical foundation in secure computing, preparing them for leadership positions in both the private and public sectors of the computing security industry, for academic or research careers in computing security, or to pursue a more advanced degree in a computing discipline.

Plan of study

The program is designed for students who have an undergraduate computing degree in an area such as computing security, computer science, information technology, networking, or software engineering, as well as those who have a strong background in a field in which computers are applied, such as computer or electrical engineering. The curriculum consists of three required core courses, up to 6 technical electives (depending on the capstone option chosen), and a capstone thesis, project, or capstone course for a total of 30 semester credit hours.

Electives

Students are required to choose up to six technical electives, from:
-Advanced Computer Forensics
-Web Server and Application Security Audits
-Mobile Device Forensics
-Information Security Risk Management
-Sensor and SCADA Security
-Computer System Security
-Computer Viruses and Malicious Software
-Network Security
-Covert Communications
-Information Security Policy and Law
-Information Assurance Fundamentals
-Secure Data Management
-Secure Coding
-Foundations of Cryptography
-Foundations of Security Measurement and Evaluation
-Foundations of Intelligent Security Systems
-Advanced Cryptography
-Hardware and Software Design for Cryptographic Applications

Curriculum

Thesis/project/capstone course options differ in course sequence, see the website for a particular course's module information.

Other admission requirements

-Have a minimum grade point average equivalent to a 3.0/4.0.
-Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit a minimum of two recommendations from individuals who are well-qualified to assess the applicant's potential for success, and complete a graduate application.
-International applicants whose native language is not English must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. Minimum scores of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) are required. Applicants who have completed undergraduate study at foreign universities must submit Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores. GRE scores are also recommended for applicants whose undergraduate GPA is below 3.0.
-Applicants must satisfy prerequisite requirements in mathematics (integral calculus, discrete mathematics), statistics, natural sciences (physics, chemistry, etc.), and computing (programming, computer networking theory and practice, and systems administration theory and practice).

Bridge program

Students whose undergraduate preparation or employment experience does not satisfy the prerequisites required for the program may make up deficiencies through additional study. Bridge course work, designed to close gaps in a student's preparation, can be completed either before or after enrolling in the program as advised by the graduate program director. Generally, formal acceptance into the program is deferred until the applicant has made significant progress through this additional preparation.

If completed through academic study, bridge courses must be completed with a grade of B (3.0) or better. Courses with lower grades must be repeated. Bridge courses are not counted toward the 30 credit hours required for the master's degree. However, grades earned from bridge courses taken at RIT are included in a student's graduate grade point average. A bridge program can be designed in different ways. Courses may be substituted based upon availability, and courses at other colleges may be applied. All bridge course work must be approved in advance by the graduate program director.

Additional information

Study options:
Students may pursue the degree on a full-time basis, on-campus only.

Faculty:
The program faculty are actively engaged in consulting and research in various areas of secure computing and information assurance, such as cryptography, databases, networking, secure software development, and critical infrastructure security. There are opportunities for students to participate in research activities towards capstone completion or as independent study work.

Maximum time limit:
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.

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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary program will prepare you as an expert in information assurance. You will be equipped with information security technologies and knowledge to support and protect the nation's information infrastructure and conduct advanced research. Read more
This comprehensive, interdisciplinary program will prepare you as an expert in information assurance. You will be equipped with information security technologies and knowledge to support and protect the nation's information infrastructure and conduct advanced research. You will develop skills in both management and technical areas.

Program Highlights

Students eligible to apply for the ​​Scholarship for Service ​scholarship from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Homeland Security, a two-year grant that includes a $64,000 stipend, tuition, books, health insurance and travel to a cybersecurity job fair.
Offered as a five year undergraduate/graduate combined program through the Information Systems Track.
Designed for part-time or full-time students.
Pre-requisite courses are available for those lacking an information systems or computer science background.
Offered through the Department of Information Systems together with the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
Five-year track students are eligible to apply for one of 45 National Science Foundation STEM scholarships, a two-year grant that includes a $12,000 stipend.

Program Distinctions

All faculty hold a Ph.D. in their field.
Designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance/Cybersecurity by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
Designed using the Association for Computing and Machinery Model Curriculum and Guidelines and the National Security Agency Guidelines and Requirements.

Requirements and Details

A baccalaureate degree in information systems, computer science, computer engineering, computer networking, telecommunication or related programs is preferred.

Lack of an information systems or computer science background is usually not a major concern, since prerequisite courses are available if needed.

A background in the sciences and mathematics is essential.

Strong communication skills, verbal and written are needed for coursework demands.

Fully-qualified applicants will have taken courses that cover the following topics:

Database modeling, network structure/architecture
Operating systems, theory
Discrete structures and one year of programming
Statistics

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The computer science program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree (or minor) in computer science, as well as those who have a strong background in a field in which computers are applied, such as engineering, science, or business. Read more

Program overview

The computer science program is designed for students who have an undergraduate degree (or minor) in computer science, as well as those who have a strong background in a field in which computers are applied, such as engineering, science, or business.

The degree is offered on a full- or part-time basis. Courses are generally offered in the afternoons and evenings to accommodate part-time students. Full-time students take three or four courses per semester and may be able to complete the course work in three semesters. Full-time students who are required to take additional bridge courses may be able to complete the course work in four semesters. Part-time students take one or two courses per semester and may be able to complete the course work in four to five semesters. The time required to complete a master's project is one semester, but can vary according to the student and the scope of the topic. Two semesters is typical.

Plan of study

The program consists of 30 credit hours of course work, which includes either a thesis or a project. Students complete one core course, three courses in a cluster, four electives, and a thesis. For those choosing to complete a project in place of a thesis, students complete one additional elective.

Clusters

Students select three cluster courses from the following areas (see website for individual area information):
-Computer graphics and visualization
-Data management
-Distributed systems
-Intelligent systems
-Languages and tools
-Security
-Theory

Electives

Electives provide breadth of experience in computer science and applications areas. Students who wish to include courses from departments outside of computer science need prior approval from the graduate program director. Refer to the course descriptions in the departments of computer science, engineering, mathematical sciences, and imaging science for possible elective courses.

Master's thesis/project

Students may choose the thesis or project option as the capstone to the program. Students who choose the project option must register for the Project course (CSCI-788). Students participate in required in-class presentations that are critiqued. A summary project report and public presentation of the student's project (in poster form) occurs at the end of the semester.

Curriculum

Thesis/project options differ in course sequence, see the website for a particular option's modules and a particular cluster's modules.

Other admission requirements

-Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work.
-Submit scores from the Graduate Record Exam.
-Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B), and complete a graduate application.
-International applicants, whose native language is not English, must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language. A minimum score of 570 (paper-based) or 88 (Internet-based) is required.
-Applicants must satisfy prerequisite requirements in mathematics (differential and integral calculus, probability and statistics, discrete mathematics, and computer science theory) and computing (experience with a modern high-level language [e.g., C++, Java], data structures, software design methodology, introductory computer architecture, operating systems, and programming language concepts).

Additional information

Bridge courses:
If an applicant lacks any prerequisites, bridge courses may be recommended to provide students with the required knowledge and skills needed for the program. If any bridge courses are indicated in a student's plan of study, the student may be admitted to the program on the condition that they successfully complete the recommended bridge courses with a grade of B (3.0) or better (courses with lower grades must be repeated). Generally, formal acceptance into the program is deferred until the applicant has made significant progress in this additional course work. Bridge program courses are not counted as part of the 30 credit hours required for the master's degree. During orientation, bridge exams are conducted. These exams are the equivalent to the finals of the bridge courses. Bridge courses will be waived if the exams are passed.

Faculty:
Faculty members in the department are actively engaged in research in the areas of artificial intelligence, computer networking, pattern recognition, computer vision, graphics, visualization, data management, theory, and distributed computing systems. There are many opportunities for graduate students to participate in these activities toward thesis or project work and independent study.

Facilities:
The computer science department provides extensive facilities that represent current technology, including:
-A graduate lab with more than 15 Mac’s and a graduate library.
-Specialized labs in graphics, computer vision, pattern recognition, security, database, and robotics.
-Six general purpose computing labs with more than 100 workstations running Linux, Windows, and OS X; plus campus-wide wireless access.

Maximum time limit:
University policy requires that graduate programs be completed within seven years of the student's initial registration for courses in the program. Bridge courses are excluded.

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See the department website - http://executivembaonline.rit.edu/. Read more
See the department website - http://executivembaonline.rit.edu/

The online executive MBA is a challenging and demanding program designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performance professionals with significant business experience, unlike traditional MBA programs which are geared primarily toward a less experienced audience. The online program, delivered via distance learning, covers the same rigorous curriculum as the on campus EMBA.

The program is ideal for creative, innovative individuals who have gained experience in the workforce. Participants have established careers and are looking for proven and effective methods and strategies to propel them further up the career ladder. Students master executive skills such as strategic and cross–functional thinking and leadership. They learn from knowledgeable and professional instructors and from the successful, motivated, diverse peer group enrolled in the program.

The program encourages students to think outside the box and places a strong emphasis on group networking. Students leave the program with a solid network of influential peers.

Plan of study

This is a 17-month program with all courses completed online. Students can begin the program in the fall or spring semester. The course sequence presented is based on a student who begins their studies in the fall semester.

Curriculum

- First Year

Team Building and Ethics
Accounting and Organizational Goals
Managerial Accounting
Statistical Analysis for Managers
Leadership
Leadership Development I
Microeconomics and Pricing
Valuation and Capital Budgeting
Financial Planning and Analysis
Power and Influence
Marketing Strategy
Macroeconomics
Strategic Thinking I
Strategic Thinking II
Business Simulation
Managing Technology, Innovation and Research
Systems Support for Operations
Capstone Consulting Project I

- Second Year

Managing New Product Commercialization
International Business
International Study Seminar
International Finance
Executive Leadership
Capstone Consulting Project II
Leadership Development II

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The four-semester program is designed for students who wish to combine their liberal arts, fine arts, science, or engineering background with business to create a dynamic career track. Read more
The four-semester program is designed for students who wish to combine their liberal arts, fine arts, science, or engineering background with business to create a dynamic career track. While no previous business coursework is required, a working knowledge of calculus and well-developed English and computer skills are very beneficial.

The program provides a generalist perspective, and the flexibility of the curriculum allows you to concentrate in one of five career specializations: Finance, Leadership Studies, Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems, and Marketing.

Graduate Degree Offered

MBA with concentrations in:
- Finance
- Leadership Studies
- Supply Chain Management
- Management Information Systems
- Marketing
Concentrations are optional.
In addition to a concentration, students who take selected quantitative coursework will also have the opportunity to earn a focus in business analytics.

Consider the Benefits

- Builds solid foundation in business fundamentals
- Features integrated courses that foster a multidisciplinary perspective
- Combines a generalist perspective with opportunities to specialize

Program Objective

The Four-Semester Program is designed for students who wish to combine their liberal arts, fine arts, science, or engineering background with business to create a dynamic career track. While no previous business coursework is required, a working knowledge of calculus and well-developed English and computer skills are very beneficial.

Developing Core Essentials

During the first year, expect to develop the fundamentals of business through the core courses that provide the base for more individualized study in the second year. These courses include the functional areas of business that equip you with the important analytical tools essential for critical decision-making. Students work in task-oriented teams, drawing upon the experience and skills of peers to solve challenging business problems. Effective leadership requires students to see the big picture and to understand how all the functional areas are linked. Additionally, the first year emphasizes the role of managers in today's society by integrating social responsibility, leadership, and cultural sensitivity. Communication skills, critical to business success, are also fine-tuned through the written and oral communications course. Furthermore, the first year focuses on career preparation through the professional development course that includes job search strategies, leadership assessment, development of networking and interviewing skills, and interaction with employer guest speakers.

Flexible Curriculum

Internships help launch your career.
In the second year of the program, students have the opportunity to explore various career tracks through numerous elective course offerings, including cross-disciplinary electives, real-world project courses and corporate internships.
Because experiential learning plays an integral part in fulfilling career goals, the school requires every full-time MBA student to obtain an internship during the course of the program. (Internships may be used towards fulfilling an elective course requirement).

All applicants must submit the following:

- Online graduate degree application and application fee
- Transcripts from each college/university which you have attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Official GMAT scores

And, for international applicants:
- International Student Financial Statement form
- Official bank statement/proof of support
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores
----MBA applicant minimum TOEFL scores:
*96 on the Internet-based exam
*590 on the paper exam
----MBA applicant minimum IELTS score:
*7.0
----MBA applicant minimum PTE Academic score:
*65

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The MBA program at Alliant School of Management provides advanced business, management and analytical skills, and extensive practical experience in applying these skills, particularly in multicultural contexts. Read more
The MBA program at Alliant School of Management provides advanced business, management and analytical skills, and extensive practical experience in applying these skills, particularly in multicultural contexts. The MBA degree is designed to offer flexibility to students who have completed prior business courses. The program follows a cohort model, with all students taking the core curriculum courses as a cohort at the beginning of the program, followed by concentration tracks during their remaining program of study.

The MBA program is offered on-ground in San Diego, San Francisco, as well as in a fully online format.

ASM Business Administration Undergraduate students can accelerate their MBA using our Direct Pathway program.

Core Courses

All students take eight core courses and four concentration courses. Our core courses develop your managerial knowledge, analytical capacities, and cultural exposure:

International Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior and Global Leadership
Strategic Management
Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Business
Financial Management
Technology for Managerial Decision Making
Operations Management and Logistics
Management In the New Age (Capstone)

For Non Business Majors

Students who do not have an undergraduate business major are required to take 2 additional courses before starting their MBA curriculum of 12 courses. The total number of courses for non business majors is 14. The 2 additional courses are noted below.

Foundation Courses (2 courses - 6 units)

Financial and Managerial Accounting
International Economics and Trade

Concentration Options (4 courses - 12 units)

Customize your online MBA with one of over twenty concentration options. Our concentration programs increase your marketability with focused content in traditional, emerging, and interdisciplinary areas of study.

Concentration options include:

NGO Management
Entrepreneurship
Health Care Management
Human Resource Management
Information and Technology Management
Pharmaceutical Industry Management

The Alliant School of Management MBA Advantage

- A distinguished history in international management education
- World class faculty
- 45,000+ successful alumni in over 100 countries
- Industry Connections and Networking Opportunities
- Professional development opportunities: internships, community service learning, personal branding workshops
- Financial aid to qualified students
- Scholarship opportunities
- Flexible course formats for working professionals
-WASC-accredited University
SAP ERP software training

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The MBA program at Alliant School of Management provides advanced business, management and analytical skills, and extensive practical experience in applying these skills, particularly in multicultural contexts. Read more
The MBA program at Alliant School of Management provides advanced business, management and analytical skills, and extensive practical experience in applying these skills, particularly in multicultural contexts. The MBA degree is designed to offer flexibility to students who have completed prior business courses. The program follows a cohort model, with all students taking the core curriculum courses as a cohort at the beginning of the program, followed by concentration tracks during their remaining program of study.

The MBA program is offered on-ground in San Diego, San Francisco, as well as in a fully online format.

ASM Business Administration Undergraduate students can accelerate their MBA using our Direct Pathway program.

Core Courses

All students take eight core courses and four concentration courses. Our core courses develop your managerial knowledge, analytical capacities, and cultural exposure:

International Marketing Management
Organizational Behavior and Global Leadership
Strategic Management
Statistical Analysis and Modeling for Business
Financial Management
Technology for Managerial Decision Making
Operations Management and Logistics
Management In the New Age (Capstone)

For Non Business Majors

Students who do not have an undergraduate business major are required to take 2 additional courses before starting their MBA curriculum of 12 courses. The total number of courses for non business majors is 14. The 2 additional courses are noted below.

Foundation Courses (2 courses - 6 units)

Financial and Managerial Accounting
International Economics and Trade

Concentration Options (4 courses - 12 units)

Customize your online MBA with one of over twenty concentration options. Our concentration programs increase your marketability with focused content in traditional, emerging, and interdisciplinary areas of study.

Concentration options include:

NGO Management
Entrepreneurship
Health Care Management
Human Resource Management
Information and Technology Management
Pharmaceutical Industry Management

The Alliant School of Management MBA Advantage

- A distinguished history in international management education
- World class faculty
- 45,000+ successful alumni in over 100 countries
- Industry Connections and Networking Opportunities
- Professional development opportunities: internships, community service learning, personal branding workshops
- Financial aid to qualified students
- Scholarship opportunities
- Flexible course formats for working professionals
-WASC-accredited University
SAP ERP software training

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Columbia University’s new Master of Science in Applied Analytics empowers you to assess the application of an organization’s data and analytics. Read more
Columbia University’s new Master of Science in Applied Analytics empowers you to assess the application of an organization’s data and analytics. You will learn how to define and frame analytical problems, how to decide which data are collected and what analyses should be performed, and how to communicate and work with analysts on solutions that are technically sound as well as valuable to the organization. Available part-time and full-time, the program is anchored by three week-long courses on Columbia’s campus in New York City that feature networking, group exercises, and guest lecturers. Between these courses, you will complete additional coursework on campus or online through a networked learning platform. For your final capstone project, you will apply your knowledge to develop a real-world analytics project sponsored by a leading organization.

Program Structure

The program consists of required courses in two core areas. The Leadership, Management, and Communication Core develops an enterprise-wide perspective on data and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to inspire, create, and foster an analytical culture within an organization. The Applied Analytics Core develops a broad understanding of the frameworks for the use of data to inform real-life business problems from data collection to application in decision-making. This core introduces you to the methods and range of tools and systems that organizations use to conceptualize, collect, manage, and analyze data to produce information to make it actionable across their enterprise.
For your elective study, you will align the foundational skills you've developed in the two core areas with three courses you choose that are pertinent to your academic and professional goals. Elective courses in a wide range of subjects, including business, finance, marketing, information visualization, collaboration, communication, and negotiation, let you obtain in-depth knowledge in a particular industry or functional area within an organization.
Completing your Integrated Capstone Project, you will apply what you have learned in the two core components to a real-world analytics project sponsored by a leading organization.
Students requiring an F1 visa must enroll full-time (12 credits) and study on campus. Students on an F1 visa are permitted to complete no more than one online class each semester. Students not on an F1 visa have the flexibility to enroll in courses online or on-campus. For these students, if desired, 68% of the coursework can be completed online. The program offers one core course each semester in a block week format at a Columbia University location in New York City which reduces the amount of time on campus for students located outside the New York metropolitan area.

For more information on the program structure please visit the website: http://sps.columbia.edu/applied-analytics/master-of-science-in-applied-analytics/curriculum

Funding and Financial Resources

We want to make sure that the cost of your continuing education and professional studies do not stand in the way of your goals.
Most students at the School of Professional Studies use a combination of savings, scholarships, loans, outside grants, sponsors, or employer tuition benefits to cover the cost of attendance. However you choose to finance your education, consider it an investment in your future, and know that we, in conjunction with the Office of Student Financial Planning, are here to help and advise you along the way.

For more information on available funding please visit the website: http://sps.columbia.edu/applied-analytics/master-of-science-in-applied-analytics/tuition-and-financing/financial-resources

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