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. 


    Basic Concepts - Quantitative Analysis (MBA - McGraw Hill Connect course)*

    *Three-session self-study requisite courses included with certain courses and must be passed with a minimum of 85% course grade.


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

MANA 6302 - Quantitative Analysis and Modeling for Decision-Making (Requisite: self-study three-week requisite course passed with a minimum of 85% course grade)

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: MANA 6302 and MSITM 5342 or MSITM 6341)

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 5350 - Cloud Computing

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 6320 - Humanics Agile Project Management


BUAD 5302 - Graduate Internship*

or the following three courses:

MSITM 6125 - Business Technology Internship I

MSITM 6126 - Business Technology Internship II

MSITM 6127 - Business Technology Internship III

*Course may be repeated with advisor consultation for CR/NC

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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