UCC Postgraduate courses

Cyber Risk for Business

About This Course

Fact File

  • Title

    Cyber Risk for Business

  • Code

    CKL52

  • College

    Business and Law

  • Duration

    12 months Full-time

  • Teaching Mode

    Full-time

  • Qualifications

    MSc

  • EU Fees 2020

    €10,670
    See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Non-EU Fees 2020

    €18,000

  • Entry Requirements

    See Requirements for full details. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Closed for applications 2020-21

  • Non-EU Closing Date

    30 June

  • Start Date

    28 September 2020

Course Outline

The MSc in Cyber Risk for Business provides students with the skills they need to become IS security analysts, IS risk auditors and to understand IS and data governance and project management.

The MSc in Cyber Risk for Business (MSc CRB) provides students with a portfolio of business and project management skills, as well as enhancing knowledge of IS concepts and core technical skills. At the core of this programme is a selection of topics covering cloud technologies, IT performance management, data management as well as IT project management. Additionally, students specialize in the topic of Information Systems (IS) Cyber Risk. This allows students to fulfil the industry need for professionals who can establish and manage robust systems that are secure against data loss and data breach. A research project will allow students to explore and develop an IS solution to a specific business problem in the domain of information security and risk management.

The MSc (CRB) is designed to provide students with the skillset to be successful in roles such as Data Protection Officer, IT Risk Analyst, Security Analyst and Threat Intelligence Analyst.

Students take a total of 90 credits. Part I consists of 70 credits and Part II consists of 20 credits. 

PART I

  • BU6005 Applied Research Methods
  • BU6510 Professional Development and Research Communication 
  • IS6017 Enterprise Business Processes and Applications 
  • IS6025 Design Thinking for Business Analysis
  • IS6027 Information Systems Project Planning 
  • IS6028 Information Systems Project Tracking and Oversight 
  • IS6050 Business Data Strategy and Management 
  • IS6060 Cloud Technologies 
  • IS6061 Programming for Data and Business Analytics 
  • IS6062 Security Architectures 
  • IS6063 Information Systems Risk Control Auditing 
  • IS6065 Information Systems Governance
  • IS6066 Breach Management and Recovery 
  • IS6067 Ethical Hacking and Threat Response 

PART II

  • IS6620 Applied Research in Cyber Risk 

Modules

Further details on the modules listed above can be found in our book of modules. Any modules listed above are indicative of the current set of modules for this course but are subject to change from year to year.

University Calendar

You can find the full academic content for the current year of any given course in our University Calendar.

Course Practicalities

16 lecture hours per week, with 2 hours of lab work per week. Between 3 and 5 field trips will be organised throughout the year. Group project work continues to early July, concluding formal course content. However, students may be required to complete an individual essay in their own time up late July/early August.

 

Why Choose This Course

This course is strongly associated with the Information Systems industry, and with organisations where Information Systems play a critical part. Active input on course content and specialisms is continuously incorporated from both local and multinational industry leaders. The Cyber Risk for Business study path is aligned in part with the ISACA curriculum for Information Systems and Data Governance and Audit.

 

Skills and Careers Information

What can I do after I graduate with an MSc Cyber Risk for Business?

MSc Cyber Risk for Business graduates can look forward to positions in multiple industry sectors, as risk analysts, threat intelligence analysts, risk auditors, data privacy officers, business analysts and project managers. Graduates will also find positions in business analysis and general management open to them in the IT sector.

Occupations associated with this MSc Cyber Risk for Business

The Information Technology, Pharmaceutical, Financial Services, Manufacturing and Public Services sectors all require graduates from this programme. Typical roles include Project Manager, Business Analyst, Risk Analyst, Data Analyst, Threat Analyst, Data Protection Officer, Operations Research and IT Manager.

What are our graduates doing?

At least one graduate has gone on to work in the IT security sector. Another has secured a position as an account manager in a US-based firm.

Requirements

Candidates to have a 2.2 primary degree at NFQ Level 8 Honours Degree or equivalent, with appropriate information systems or computing technology skills content. You may also be admitted to the course on the basis of extensive practical or professional experience, as deemed appropriate by the Professor of Business Information Systems and Cork University Business School. Typical students are from technical disciplines such as Management Information Systems (MIS) or Business Information Systems (BIS), engineering, computer science and mathematics. It is also suitable for business and humanities graduates who have studied Computer Science and Business Information Systems (BIS) subjects and who have some object-oriented programming knowledge.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please view the grades comparison site. 

English Language Requirements

Applicants that are non-native speakers of the English language must meet the university approved English language requirements available here.

For applicants with qualifications completed outside of Ireland

Applicants must meet the required entry academic grade, equivalent to Irish requirements, please find our grades comparison by country here

International/non-EU applicants

For full details of the non-EU application procedure please visit our how to apply pages for international students. In UCC, we use the term programme and course interchangeably to describe what a person has registered to study in UCC and its constituent colleges, schools, and departments.

Not all courses are open to international/non-EU applicants, please check the fact file above.

For more information please contact the International Office.

Fees and Costs

The EU fee for this course is €10,670.

The Non-EU fee for this course is €18,000.

Full-time/Part-time fee:

If your course is offered full time and part time, normally the fee for the part-time course is half the full-time fee per year, please check the fact file for confirmation.

Deposits:

If your course required a deposit, that figure will be deducted from your second semester fee payment in January.

EU student fee payment:

Fees for EU students are payable in two equal instalments. First payment at registration in August and the second in January.

International student fee payment:

Fees for Non-EU Students are payable in one instalment in August.

How can I pay?

By Credit/Debit card online or by credit transfer.

Questions?

If you have any questions on fee payment please email our Fees Office at fees@ucc.ie .

Non-EU Fees

The fee schedule for 2019/2020 is available here.

How Do I Apply

1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

2. Apply Online

Once you have chosen your course you can apply online at the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applicants will need to apply before the course closing date. There is a €50 application fee for all courses apart from the Education - Professional Master of Education - (Secondary School/Post-Primary Teacher Training) which has a €100 application fee.

3. Gather Supporting Documents

Scanned copies of the following documents will need to be uploaded to PAC in support of your application. Applicants may need to produce the original documents if you are accepted onto a course and register at UCC.

  • Original qualification documents listed on your application including transcripts of results from institutions other than UCC
  • Any supplementary forms requested for your course.

Please log into PAC for more details.

4. Application processing timeline

Our online application system PAC opens for applications for most courses in early November of each year. Check specific course details. 

Rounds

For courses that are in the rounds system (Irish and EU applicants), please check the rounds closing dates here

Questions on how to apply?

Please use our web enquiry form to contact us.

Additional Requirements (All Applicants)

Please note that you will be asked to fill in a supplementary form as part of the application process for this programme. A copy of this form is available here CKL52 Supplementary Form MSc Cyber Risk for Business

The closing date for non-EU applications is 30 June

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