Offered jointly by NYU School of Law and NYU Tandon School of Engineering, the MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy is a one-year program intended for experienced professionals from a range of backgrounds who seek to deepen their understanding of cybersecurity risk and strategy. Cybersecurity—both prevention and response—frequently requires coordination between public- and private-sector organizations and expertise in technology, law, and policy. This program will create managers with the integrated expertise needed to play a leadership role in the field.
The MS in Cybersecurity Risk and Strategy program is a 30-credit executive MS management degree incorporating both online courses and blended-learning modules.
Over a 12-month period, participants will attend three residential sessions consisting of five days per session, along with two days for Capstone Presentations and Graduation in May 2020. Between residential periods, students will study 10-15 hours per week in online and blended-learning formats. Semesters are divided into three phases: online introduction, in-class residency, and online implementation. Spanning all three semesters is the “Integrative Cybersecurity Management” capstone, a team-based project.
The three in-person sessions will take place over the course of five consecutive days of on-campus instruction and will be held in the Summer Semester, Fall Semester, and Spring Semester.
In addition to the online pre-program courses, students will be responsible for completing readings and online seminars between each in-person session.
Tentative Dates for Class of 2020
1. June 16 – 21, 2019
2. October 14 – October 18, 2019
3. March 16 – March 20, 2020
4. May 19, 2020 (Capstone Presentation)
All classes are instructed in English
The program fee for the Class of 2019 is US $85,500. This fee includes tuition, course materials, and official events. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.
A tuition pre-payment of 20% (USD $17,100) is required to secure a spot in the class of 2019 and begin the pre-program coursework.
The remaining program fee of USD $68,400 will be paid in installments of:
- $11,400 by May 10, 2018 for the Summer 2018 semester
- $28,500 by August 7, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester
- $28,500 by January 4, 2019 for the Spring 2019 semester
Spanning all three semesters is the “Integrative Cybersecurity Management” capstone, a team-based project that will allow students to demonstrate their ability to take an integrated view of cybersecurity risk and strategy. Working in groups, students will tackle difficult challenges of technology, law, risk, and strategy.
As students refine their projects, teams will meet and discuss issues related to the capstone with the Faculty Directors (and other faculty members or industry mentors, as appropriate). By the end of the degree program students will be required to present final projects designed to solve specific operational cybersecurity challenges from an interdisciplinary perspective.