Certificate in Cybersecurity Management

As organizations of all types face ever-increasing cybersecurity risks, their ability to efficiently and effectively manage such risks constitutes a key core competency. The Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program focuses on developing the skills required to pursue careers in cybersecurity, by providing individuals with a deep understanding of management, procedure, policy, standards and technology of secure information systems for businesses and governments.

  • Curriculum

    Students will gain a core foundation of knowledge in information security management, security policy and compliance, and security defense mechanisms and tools.

    The certificate program may be completed in 9-12 months and requires completion of 15 credits (five courses).

    • ISM 6328 - Information Security Management
    • ISM 6575 - Security Risk Management and Organizational Cyber Resilience
    • ISM 6325 - Ethical Hacking for Business
    • ISM 6327 - Protecting and Defending Business Digital Assets
    • ISM 6326 - Information Security: Ethics, Regulation and Compliance

    Courses are offered in a hybrid format, on weekends.

  • Optional Educational Path Towards Your Degree

    Students who complete the first 12 credits of the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program with a GPA of 3.25 or higher, may be eligible for admission to the Master of Science in Information Systems degree program – Business Cybersecurity Track. Appropriate courses from the certificate program may be transferred into the degree program.

    For more information on the Master of Science in Information Systems degree – Cybersecurity Track, visit https://MSIS.fiu.edu.

  • Admission Requirements

    Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management program is quite competitive due to the limited number of spaces available. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. Please allow at least four weeks of processing time, assuming a full admission packet with all supporting credentials is received by the Chapman Admissions Office.

    A non-refundable $30 application fee is required for all applicants.

    Official Transcripts and Proof of Degree

    Applicants must hold a four-year, U.S. equivalent undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university, with a minimum upper division grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.

    Official Transcripts

    Official transcripts are required from all previously attended colleges and/or universities.

    • The transcript is considered an official record of a student’s work, showing courses taken and grades achieved. For transcripts to be considered official, they must be sent directly from the institution to FIU in a sealed envelope. Electronic transcripts are also accepted and must be sent directly from the institution to the school’s official email.
    • If the language of instruction was not English, an official translation from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator must also be provided. Some suggested agencies are found on the University Graduate School website.

    Official Proof of Degree

    Proof of degree is required from all previously attended colleges and/or universities.

    • A notarized copy of the diploma is required if the degree is not posted as awarded on official transcripts.
    • If you have not yet received the diploma, a letter from the program advisor or program leadership detailing your major and expected graduation date is required.
    • Applicants with foreign educational credentials must provide a copy of the original diploma. If not in English, it must be accompanied by a translation from a recognized translation agency or a certified translator.

    Send all documents to:

    FIU – Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Management
    Florida International University
    Chapman Graduate School of Business
    11200 SW 8th Street, CBC 200
    Miami, Florida 33199

    Please send electronic official transcripts to cobadmissions@fiu.edu.

    English Proficiency Test Scores (If applicable)

    Applicants who hold an undergraduate or graduate degree from an institution where the language of instruction is not English, must demonstrate English proficiency by taking either:

    • TOEFL (minimum scores: 550 paper-based, 213 computer-based, and 80 internet-based)
    • IELTS (minimum score: 6.5)
    • Duolingo (minimum score: 120)

    TOEFL and IELTS scores are considered official when sent by the testing center directly to our school. Please refer to the Florida International University Institution code 5206.


    A detailed resume must reflect chronological professional experience, and dates of earned degrees. Include any related experience, especially if you do not have a bachelor’s in information systems or technology. Internships and part-time employment may be included.

    Personal Statement

    A brief personal statement that outlines your motivation to pursue an advanced level education in information systems, and how the program aligns with your personal and career goals. Must be submitted as a one-page essay format, single-spaced, 12 pt. font.

    U.S. Citizenship/Residency Documentation

    U.S. Applicants are required to provide proof of legal U.S. status, via a copy of your U.S. passport or U.S. permanent resident card.

    Florida residents who wish to qualify for the in-state tuition rate, must provide at least two acceptable documents establishing 12 consecutive months of Florida residency. Documents must be dated one year prior to the term you are seeking admissions.

    • Florida residency classification is evaluated on an individual basis, and additional documentation may be requested by the admissions team to evidence sufficient proof of residency.
    • View a list of acceptable documents.
  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    The total cost of the certificate program is $15,000 with a cost of $3,000 per course.

    Tuition is due at the beginning of each semester and includes university fees, and student parking. Students are responsible for additional expenses to cover the cost of books, personal computers, and other materials.

    Several private loan options exist for students wishing to pursue the graduate certificate program. For additional information please contact the Chapman Graduate School, Financial Aid Office at cobfa@fiu.edu or 305.348.8045.

    The graduate certificate program is not currently eligible for the State of Florida tuition waiver.

For additional information please contact the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics at isbagrad@fiu.edu or 305.348.2830.