Master of Science in Digital Risk Management


The focus of this program is on experiential learning through internships wherein students solve real-world business problems in digital risk management and associated practices. Students will explore how the interaction among management, cybersecurity, leading technology, privacy, and ethical leadership provides strong solutions. The result is a graduate with the ability to transition into both disruptive and traditional organizations. This program is relevant to students who are looking for jobs, in career transition, or planning to switch careers/sectors. 

All applicants for the DBU MS in Digital Risk Management program must meet the following criteria:

  • A bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Evidence of sound moral character and compatibility with DBU's mission.

In addition, the Master's Degree Admission Committee will review the following criteria as it strives to take a holistic view of the applicant in order to determine the likelihood of success in the MS in Digital Risk Management program.

  •  A likelihood for academic success as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher. (The Master's Degree Admission Committee may take into consideration the student's performance in the last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework as it reviews undergraduate performance.)

  • Successful completion of the Graduate Record Examinations® (GRE®) or Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®).

    • GRE: 302 (Verbal: 148, Quant: 154, AWA: 3.5)

    • GMAT: 600   

  • Three or more years of work experience in Digital Risk Management, Information Technology or Management is desired but not required. 


(These courses must be taken prior to satisfying Program Degree Requirements.)

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis for Managers (Requisite: MANA 6303 or UG equivalent)

MANA 6303 - Research and Statistics [MANA 3305; if not taken then MANA 6303 must be taken]

MISM 6330 - Business Data Management

MSITM 6302 - Business Intelligence and Data Mining (Requisite: MISM 6330 and MANA 6302)

program degree requirements

The Master of Science Digital Risk Management is a 36-credit hour program

CYBS 6301 - Data Protection (Requisite MSITM 6302)

CYBS 6302 - Digital Forensics

CYBS 6303 - Operational Cybersecurity Management

MSITM 6308 - DevOps

MSITM 6311 - Introduction to Information Security Management

MSITM 6312 - Information Security Privacy, Policy and Governance

MSITM 6313 - Information Security Privacy, Program Management, and Development

MSITM 6314 - Information Security Privacy, Risk Management

MSITM 6323 - Blockchain

MSITM 6330 - Digital Ethics

MSITM 6350 - Cloud Computing (Requisite: MSITM 6340)

MSITM 6320 - Humanics Agile Project Management


BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship (S-L)

or the following three courses:

MSITM 6125 - Business Technology Internship I

MSITM 6126 - Business Technology Internship II

MSITM 6127 - Business Technology Internship III

Total Credit Hours Required


(S-L)=Course(s) with field-based service-learning component.

Refer to individual course descriptions for course requisites.


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