Program Overview

Overview

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.

Program Format

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 one week residential sessions, along with two days for Capstone Presentations and Graduation in May 2021.  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.

Program Length

1 Year

Program Start

May 2020

Residency Format

The three in-person sessions will take place over the course of one week 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.

Residency Dates

Dates for Class of 2021

  1. June 15-20, 2020
  2. October 19-24, 2020
  3. March 15-20, 2021
  4. Capstone presentations and Graduation: May 2021

Final dates TBD.

Language

All classes are instructed in English

Fee

The program fee for the Class of 2021 is US $85,500. This fee includes tuition, course materials, and official events. Hotel and travel expenses are not included.

A non-refundable tuition pre-payment of $600 USD required to secure a spot in the Class of 2021 and begin the pre-program coursework.

The program fee will be paid in installments of:

  1. $27,900 for the Summer 2020 semester
  2. $28,500 for the Fall 2020 semester
  3. $28,500 for the Spring 2021 semester

Capstone Project

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.