Information Security Management Minor

Build a specialty in information security management directly into your bachelor's degree program.

As more data moves to the cloud, there’s increasing demand for job candidates with information security degrees or a certification in information security management. However, many of those programs emphasize technical training while overlooking fundamental business strategy and industry knowledge. Oakland University’s minor in information security management integrates these perspectives. This undergraduate program prepares you for a variety of jobs in information security management by allowing you to blend the knowledge from your chosen undergraduate major with the highly sought-after business skills taught in our information security program. You’ll graduate with both a strong foundation in your field of interest and the experience needed to securely manage the data used in it.

As more data moves to the cloud, there’s increasing demand for job candidates with information security degrees or a certification in information security management. However, many of those programs emphasize technical training while overlooking fundamental business strategy and industry knowledge. Oakland University’s minor in information security management integrates these perspectives. This undergraduate program prepares you for a variety of jobs in information security management by allowing you to blend the knowledge from your chosen undergraduate major with the highly sought-after business skills taught in our information security program. You’ll graduate with both a strong foundation in your field of interest and the experience needed to securely manage the data used in it.

Information Security Management Minor: The Oakland University Advantage

At Oakland, you’ll build the skills needed to gain a professional edge in the information security management job market through experiential learning opportunities that put theory into practice.

Our information security management minor gives you a deep understanding of the material via:

  • Experienced faculty. You’ll learn in the classroom from information security program faculty who are experts in their fields. You’ll also benefit from their business connections and relationships with industry professionals outside the classroom. Oakland’s information security management minor offers access to information security internships that allow you to apply academic theories in real-world settings while gaining work experience.
  • Tailored career advising. Get dedicated help from the School of Business career services staff as you pursue jobs in information security management after graduation. Our specialists help business students focus their post-graduation plans and prepare to enter the job market or a graduate program.
  • Immersive security lab. In the on-campus Security Network Instructional Lab, you’ll use high-performance networking and security systems that other universities normally reserve for graduate students seeking certification for information security. Our lab gives you opportunities to engage with network configurations, firewalls, computer malware, and more.
  • Cross-department collaboration. Enhance your information security program minor by working with students and faculty in engineering, computer science, criminal justice, information technology, and other fields through exciting work in the Center for Cybersecurity. The Center sponsors GrizzHacks hackathons, innovative research projects, and community outreach activities.
  • Beneficial location. Discover internships and career opportunities at leading information security companies located in Metro Detroit. Past information security program undergraduates have found opportunities with companies such as IBM, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Compuware, and Inteva.

What Can You Do in Information Security Management Careers?

Our information security management minor enhances a variety of undergraduate degrees and prepares you to manage data integrity, IT services, and more. You’ll be qualified to work in a wide range of industries, including:

  • Computing
  • Finance
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs in information security management will increase 28% by 2026. Roles such as IT consultant, information security analyst, data security manager, and cyber security expert will continue to grow as companies’ usage of digital assets increases in size and scope.

Minor in Information Security Management: What You’ll Learn

The minor in information security management consists of a minimum of four courses for SBA students. Non-SBA students should contact the minor coordinator to determine the credit requirements. Course options for the minor in information security include:

  • Information Technology Foundations
  • IS Risk Analysis and Security Control Development
  • Mobile Security and Secure Application Development
  • Networks
  • Practical Cyber Security Fundamentals

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Programs Related to the Minor in Information Security Management

Interested in a degree in information security? You may find your passion pursuing one of the following undergraduate programs, instead, along with an information security management minor:

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