This program, housed within the School of Business, will give you a unique, on-the-job perspective by offering courses dealing specifically with cyber security as well as business and computer information systems. You’ll leave Northern with the knowledge of not just how to protect vital business information, but what information needs protecting most. And you'll also have earned a degree from a college of business accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
Program tools: Northern runs a cyber lab where you will learn to apply cyber security skills in a hands-on environment. You learn computer networking using the same equipment that networking professionals install in large enterprises. The cyber lab also houses a private cloud infrastructure that lets you perform ethical hacking on systems designed to replicate real world business systems. You'll learn to think like a hacker so that you can better protect against them.
The laptop initiative at Northern ensures that you have the computer equipment you need to learn your craft. Together these tools help Northern deliver a program that gives you real-world experience while still in school.
Special opportunities: By earning this degree in the state of Michigan, and specifically in Marquette, you’ll be putting yourself on the cutting edge of the industry as the state looks to lead the country in cyber security initiatives. As Marquette looks to establish the next Michigan Development Zone, and a new Satellite SmartZone along with it, you’ll be right in the thick of local advancements in high-tech business as you attend class.