Online Bachelor of Arts in Business – Information Security
The Bachelor of Arts in business with a concentration in information security program prepares you with the in-demand skills for securing, organizing and managing a business’s private information. This information security degree concentration prepares you to lead businesses in managing their digital assets, preventing cyberthreats and understanding privacy regulations.
Next start date: 06/29/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Information security for business
You’ve heard in the news about data breaches at major businesses. Your own personal information may have been compromised in such a breach. Cybercrimes such as these are a threat to most every organization and business, and information security officers who can recognize and prevent them are in high demand.
This business information security degree concentration equips you with the skills to organize, manage and safekeep a business’s cyber infrastructure. Businesses will turn to you to understand privacy regulations and keep their data – and that of their clients – out of the hands of others. You’ll take courses that prepare you to find solutions to data risks and cyberthreats.
What is information security?
Information security is the process of keeping private information safe from unauthorized users. It’s preventing unauthorized access that can lead to information theft, manipulation or destruction. Information security is vital to businesses as unauthorized access to private data can lead to revenue loss, loss of client trust or even the eventual end of a business.
Graduates from the information security degree concentration enter the workforce understanding how to manage the ever-evolving types of cyberthreats and mitigate risks to businesses.
Does my business information security degree concentration say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Please note your diploma will state the degree you earn: Bachelor of Arts in business. Your concentration in information security will not appear on your diploma, but it will be noted on your transcripts.
Data management and security courses
You’ll complete courses in finance, statistics and calculus, and business data concepts and analytics. You’ll gain an understanding of business data analysis, the principles of privacy, computer and data forensics and more related skills.
SCM 300: Global Supply Operations
ACO 330: Computer Networks
CIS 235: Introduction to Information Systems
CIS 325: Fundamental Techniques for Business Data Analytics
CIS 360: Business Database Concepts
CIS 401: Managing Cyber Risks in Enterprise Business Processes
CIS 402: Privacy, Ethics and Compliance Issues
FOR 350: Computer Forensics
What can I do with an information security degree concentration?
Graduates of the business information security program have career opportunities such as cybersecurity consultant, data management specialist and business information security officer.
Admission requirements for the information security degree concentration
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