Become a cybersecurity and IT expert.

This program combines two successful programs within the University of Delaware, the Lerner College’s M.S. in business analytics and information management (BAIM) program and the College of Engineering’s M.S. in cybersecurity.

As a student in this dual degree program, you will build skills that are critical to the successful implementation and management of both cybersecurity and IT in government and business.

Program Requirements

The dual degree program requires 48 credits.

BAIM Core Courses (15 credits)
MISY 604 – Database Design & Implementation
MISY 606 – Object-oriented Systems Analysis, Design & Implementation
MISY 610 – Telecommunications & Networking
MISY 650 – Security & Control
MISY 605 – Current Issues in MIS
Cybersecurity Core Courses (15 credits)
Choose 5 from:
CPEG 665 – Introduction to Cybersecurity
CPEG 697 – Advanced Cybersecurity
CPEG 694 – System Hardening & Protection
CPEG 695 – Digital Forensics
CPEG 676 – Secure Software Design
CPEG 671 – Pen Test & Reverse Engineering
CPEG 672 – Applied Cryptography
Advanced Electives (18 credits)
BAIM course; choose 1:
MISY 627 – Information Technology & Organizational Effectiveness
MISY 640 – Project Management & Costing
MISY 630 – Business Intelligence & Analytics
Choose 3 cybersecurity courses from one of the areas of concentration below, plus 2 additional courses from any of the areas:

Secure Software:
CPEG 670 – Web Applications Security
CISC 621 – Algorithm Design & Analysis
CISC 663 – Operating Systems
CISC 672 – Compiler Construction or CPEG621 Compiler Design
CISC 675 – Software Engineering Principles & Practices
CISC/CPEG 611 – Software Process Management
CISC/CPEG 612 – Software Design
CISC/CPEG 613 – Software Requirements Engineering
CISC/CPEG 614 – Formal Methods in Software Engineering
CISC/CPEG 615 – Software Testing & Maintenance
CPEG 676 – Secure Software Design

Secure Systems:
ELEG 635 – Digital Communication
ELEG 658 – Advanced Mobile Services
ELEG 617 – The Smart Grid
CPEG 696 – Topics in Cybersecurity
ELEG 812 – Wireless Digital Communications
CPEG 675 – Embedded Computer Systems
CISC/CPEG 651 – Data Compression in Multimedia
CISC 853 – Network Management
CPEG 673 – Cloud Computing & Security
CISC 866 – Special Problem
CPEG 674 – SCADA Systems & Security
CPEG 853 – Computer System Reliability

Security Analytics:
ELEG/FSAN 815 – Analytics I: Statistical Learning
ELEG/FSAN 817 – Large Scale Machine Learning
CISC 683 – Introduction to Data Mining
CISC 637 – Database Systems
CPEG 657 – Search & Data Mining
CISC 681 – Artificial Intelligence
CISC 684 – Introduction to Machine Learning
CISC 689 – Topics: Artificial Intelligence
ELEG 630 – Information Theory


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Admissions Information

Admission is to the dual degree program. You must meet the admission requirements of both the M.S. in business analytics and information management and M.S. in cybersecurity. Although the M.S. in BAIM accepts either the GMAT or GRE as an admission requirement, the GRE is required for admission to the dual degree program.