Business Administration with a specialization in Cybersecurity Management

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Undergraduate Degree

Duration
36 months

Start Date
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Mode
Full-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
180

CH Credits
135

Tuition Fees Per Year
CHF 24,000

Why Cybersecurity Business Management?

After extensive market research and feedback from IT professionals, professors, and businesses, an immense shortage was identified for technical cybersecurity personnel with the requisite business skills to transition into management roles. The career opportunities for someone with these skills is enormous and expanding rapidly.

Degree Overview

All courses are taught on-site by AUS professors, who are distinguished thought leaders in the fields of Cybersecurity, Blockchain Technology, and Business management. The curriculum is comprised of ever-evolving theory and real-world practical examples, and internships are required for Bachelor candidates during the Spring term of each academic year.

While at AUS, students will acquire the necessary skills to fast-track their management career in Cybersecurity. Grounded in cutting edge business theory, students will learn to sell their ideas while establishing, implementing, and overseeing a cybersecurity structure for an organization.

Applying theory to real-world scenarios, students will complete several practical objectives, such as creating a security strategy that combines governance, compliance, and technology viewpoints. Moreover, students will gain advanced knowledge in organizational structures, communication, operational business processes, and the legal framework for cybersecurity policy.

DEGREE INFORMATION

Type
Undergraduate Degree

Duration
36 months

Start Date
September, January, April

Location
La Tour-de-Peilz, Switzerland

Study Mode
Full-time

Language
English

ECTS Credits
180

CH Credits
135

Tuition Fees Per Year
CHF 24,000

Modules

5 Foundation

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Module Examples

– Foundations in Cybersecurity Management –

– Principles of Management –

– Principles of Marketing –

24 Core

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Module Examples

– Cybersecurity Program Development –

Cybersecurity Governance –

– Business Ethics –

12 Specialization

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Module Examples

– The Blockchain – 

– Digital Transformation  –

– Applied IT –

“The global cybersecurity market is set to grow from its current market value of more than $120 billion to over $300 billion by 2024.”

The degree starts with several foundation courses. These are followed by core business courses that give students a solid grasp of the fundamentals of business such as Finance, Economics, Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Students will then dive further into their modules and learn application of theory to their specialization ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the impact their knowledge can have.

Module Descriptions

Principles of Management

The managerial principles and techniques underlying the successful organization are examined. Emphasis is placed on the basic functions of planning for future organizational growth, organizing and staffing for efficient operation. Effective leadership, motivational techniques, and practical methods of control.

Principles of Marketing

Marketing has become an important way for survival today in all businesses. This course will give an insight into the real markets emphasizing on the 4Ps – Product, Price, Place and Promotion. Understanding and utilizing the concept of 4Ps into real business situations. Basic building of concepts and framework of Marketing problems and issues like market research, market segmentation, branding and positioning.

Foundations in Cybersecurity Management

Cybersecurity is often reported as one of the fastest growing and most threatening risk faced by organizations of all sizes. It cannot be ignored or set aside by modern businesses. This is a complex field with significant challenges. Both managerial and IT technical skills are required.

This course provides a foundation for the development of cybersecurity management skills. Through this course, students will be introduced to many interelated topics such as risk management, business information systems, computer systems security, network security, emerging technologies issues, as well as the related governance and management themes and challenges.

Although this course covers the knowledge areas of the CISSP certification (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) by ISC2 and the CISM certification (Certified Information Security Manager) by ISACA, it is stressed that this course does not fully prepare students for professional certification exams which require a more detailed and in-depth understanding of the topic.

Some prior IT technical knowledge is useful but not required.

The Blockchain

This course examines the blockchain technology from the perspective of its potential for business application. It answers key questions such as: How does the blockchain technology represents the way forward beyond the limitations of the Internet for business and economic activity? How does the blockchain challenge the status quo of movement, storage, and allocation of money and assets? How does the blockchain technology empower individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses with the tools they need to help level the playing field and participate in the value they create? How will this technology disrupt how enterprises are funded and managed, how they create value, and even how they perform basic functions like marketing and accounting?

This course starts by explaining what the blockchain is, how it works, and why it is revolutionary. The course continues with illustrating how and why transacting on the blockchain can help us bring about a future that is faster, fairer, and more distributed than the world we inhabit today. The course further explores how the blockchain technology will penetrate into the structures of organizations. Finally, the course introduces tools to help synthesize the learning into a project deliverable called a Blockchain Opportunity Analysis.

Digital Transformation

This course examines digital transformation in businesses. It answers key questions such as: What are common digital business models and how are they used? How are developers the engine of digital models? What are the mechanics of disruption? What are the digital trends? How can an organization design information capabilities for competitive advantage? How insightful executives leverage digital transformation to create value and win competitive battles?

This course starts by exploring the business models of software disruptors and how developers are positioned as new decision makers and the engine of digital business models. The course continues with describing the underlying economics of innovation, technology and market disruptions. Students are introduced to the Boston Consulting Group’s digital transformation framework and tool. The course ends by exploring competition and business models in the high-tech industry, how IT transforms cost structures of firms by helping them build information capabilities, and what impact on innovation and decision-making within firms IT can have.

Internships and Placements
Career Opportunities

During their degree students must undertake at least one internship. Students are support by our dedicated careers team and faculty to ensure they can find an internship relevant to their career path. Students are also encouraged to undertake additional internships in other fundamental business areas in order to broader their experience and enhance their CV.

Although the increase in cyber attacks isn’t good news for any of us, there has never been a better time to consider a cybersecurity career. The growth in the digital sector and the increased requirements for organizations to protect their information and data has made cybersecurity professionals invaluable. Studying Cybersecurity Business Management, you could progress into careers including;

  • Security Administration
  • Information Systems Analytics
  • Information Security Management
  • Security Consultancy
  • Software Management
  • Information and Data Governance

Why Switzerland?

Rated in the Top 2 Countries to Study Abroad in Europe, Switzerland is an exceptional location to live, study and work. Its cultural diversity, magnificent landscape and innovative environment offer first-class conditions for both personal well-being and career achievement. With its amazing cuisine, four national languages, horology eminence and more than 1.5 million cows, Switzerland offer an international study experience like no other.

Among its many charms, Switzerland scenery tops it all. Stunning Lake Geneva lends itself to great boating and swimming, and of course the mountains are there for memorable hiking. If you love to ski and snowboard, there is no better place than Switzerland. And if you don’t know how to ski and snowboard, there is no better place to learn. From Zermatt to St. Moritz, Switzerland is a mecca for winter sports enthusiasts.

Why AUS?

The American University in Switzerland (AUS) is a private and fully accredited institution of Higher Education located near beautiful Lake Geneva. With a professor to student ratio of only 1 to 7 and a graduation rate of nearly 95%, students will experience the individual attention they deserve and obtain the career they desire.

At AUS, we recognize that business leaders today must not only master the hard skills needed to make data-driven decisions but also the soft skills needed to make them a better collaborator. To thrive in this field and to truly create value in an organization, leaders must acquire the management skills necessary to interface across the organization.

Recognizing the need for this skillset in the market, AUS has developed a holistic approach to educating tomorrow’s leaders.

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in Cybersecurity Business Management with an AUS Bachelor Degree.

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