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Course Module Snapshots


Leadership Principles and Fundamentals

Introduces the concepts related to self-directed, lifelong learning with a focus on various types of thinking and writing skills, collaborative leadership and group dynamics through exposure to a broad range of academic subjects.  This course is designed to introduce a theoretical framework for collaborative leadership and the elements of group dynamics that support and maintain its success.  Opportunities to integrate theory and practice will be provided to assist learners in understanding how groups function and how they as leaders, impact the ability/behaviors of the group for solving personal, interpersonal, group and organizational problems.

Project Planning and Implementation

This course includes the “science” of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing projects, following the proven structure developed by the internationally recognized Project Management Institute.  Topics also cover the “art” of time management, conflict resolution and effective communication and partnerships – methods and behaviors associated with successful projects.  This course uses a series of case studies, problems, and papers designed to help students demonstrate their ability to apply course topics to business settings. In addition, it will examine how key business processes are implemented, managed, and integrated and how technology secures the process.

Information Security and the Law

This is an introductory course in domestic and international cybersecurity laws and legal issues that affect law enforcement, businesses, and investigators.  Students will examine topics such as the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), Digital Millennium Copyright Act, Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment, data breach laws and regulations, and privacy laws. Students will investigate these subjects in the context of actual computer crimes rather than from a purely theoretical perspective. Rather than simply summarizing reading materials, students will be required to analyze current legal issues with a critical eye.

Risk Management Foundations

This course examines access controls, operations security, and security architecture and the coding aspect of design.  Topics will include the creation of risk management and risk analysis plan.

Cyber Threats, Attacks and Defenses

This course uses case studies to examine information system threats, attacks, and defenses. Common techniques that attackers utilize for breaking into today’s organizations will be analyzed as well as defensive strategies organizations can utilize to reduce these risks. Rather than studying these subjects from a purely hypothetical standpoint, subjects will be studied in the context of real-world examples. By understanding the mistakes other organizations have made, students can learn from these mistakes and develop a plan that will prevent their organizations from suffering the same kinds of breaches. Defensive strategies will be developed in the context of the principles of Defense in Depth and the Assumption of Compromise.

Contemporary Technology Trends

This course provides an overview of several contemporary technological areas, focusing on those important to leadership positions and how those areas of technology impact the individual, the work environment, and society at large.  Students will examine topics such as Social Engineering, Intellectual Property, Security and Privacy, and Social Media and Personal Technology such as smartphones and tablets.  The strategic use of technology will also be explored.