Enterprise Information Security Online Graduate Certificate

Enterprise Information SEcurity Online Graduate Certificate

Bring peace of mind to any enterprise.


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In today’s hyperconnected, tech-driven world, cybersecurity isn’t just an IT task, it’s a business-critical function.

Drawing from our top-ranked, 100 percent online MS MIS program, the Enterprise Information Security Certificate covers information assurance, enterprise systems and system security issues. Deepen your understanding of enterprise security challenges and discover new strategies for ensuring the confidentiality, availability and integrity of information systems.


The Enterprise Information Security Certificate leverages the department’s designation – by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security – as a Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.


Enterprise Information Security Certificate Courses
Each course is 3 credits

MIS 515 Information Security in the Public and Private Sectors  
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management  
MIS 517 Systems Security Management  

With the completion of the courses above, students are also eligible for:

  • CPE units for CISSP, ISSAP, ISSEP, ISSMP, CAP and SSCP designation(s). These designations are offered by (ISC)².
  • CPE units for CISM and CRISC designations which are offered by ISACA.
  • One year of qualified work experience towards the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation.*

* As of May 17, 2012, the University of Arizona, Department of Management Information Systems, Eller College of Management, Security Graduate Certificate as submitted to ISACA was found to be in alignment with the ISACA® Model Curriculum for Information Security Management, 2nd Edition. Graduates of this program qualify for one year work experience toward the Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) designation

What You'll Learn

Our three-course certificate addresses top IT concerns with courses designed specifically for information security professionals both within industry and government. You'll gain the critical knowledge that is needed to secure information and information systems in the areas of confidentiality, integrity, and availability. 

Your Return on Investment

With a 100 percent online format and the ability to earn your certificate in just three courses, our program quickly prepares you for positions in data management and big data analytics. Equipped with new technical, strategic and management expertise, you’ll emerge with an in-demand skillset that businesses everywhere are actively seeking.

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Enterprise Information Security Certificate Courses and Course Calendar

Certificate Courses

To obtain a graduate Enterprise Information Security Certificate, you'll take three 3-unit online graduate MIS courses (9 units total):

This course exposes the student to a broad range of computer systems and information security topics. It is designed to provide a general knowledge of measures to insure confidentiality, availability, and integrity of information systems. Topics range from hardware, software and network security to INFOSEC, OPSEC and NSTISS overviews. Components include national policy, threats, countermeasures, and risk management among others. 

Units: 3
Textbook: None.

The objective of our MIS 516 course is to provide students a thorough and operational knowledge of information security so that this critical area is recognized as a management issue and not an IT issue. As the course topics within our MIS 516 syllabus have been directly "mapped" against the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) certification requirements for National Training Standard for Information System Security for professionals.

Units: 3
Textbook: To be determined.

The information security arena contains a broad array of multi-level models for assessing, planning, implementing and monitoring the mitigation of security risks. At the very core of this information security spectrum are the actual system and network devices which store, manage, transmit and secure information. This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of issues and techniques surrounding the proper safeguarding of operating systems and related components. Filled with Information Assurance topics, this course offers a solid base for system administrators and technical managers.

Units: 3
Textbook: None.

Course Calendar

Spring 1: January 8 - March 3, 2024

MIS 513 Business Foundations of IT Core    
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management Elective Core  
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence Core   Core

Spring 2: March 4 - April 28, 2024

MIS 517 Systems Security Management Elective Core  
MIS 531 Enterprise Data Management Core   Core
MIS 696H Master's Project Report Core    

Summer 1: May 13 - June 30, 2024

MIS 515 Information Security in Public and Private Sectors Core Core  
MIS 541 Information Systems Analysis and Design Core    
MIS 543 Businses Data Communications and Networking Core    
MIS 578 Project Management Elective    

Summer 2: July 1 - August 18, 2024

MIS 503 Programming Concepts for Business Pre-req    
MIS 511 Social and Ethical Issues of the Internet Elective    
MIS 516 Information Security Risk Management Elective Core  
MIS 545 Data Mining for Business Intelligence Core   Core


Note: Dates and offerings are subject to change.

Technology Requirements

Online Graduate Certificate students will be using a variety of online applications including discussion boards and chats. Speakers, a microphone and an external webcam with at least a five-foot USB cord are also required for your proctored exams. Please ensure that your equipment meets the following technical requirements:

Eller College Online Course Technology Requirements



  • 4-year bachelor's degree (domestic) or U.S. comparable bachelor's degree (international)
  • Undergraduate 3.0 GPA (4.0 scale)
  • TOEFL minimum score of 90 (internet-based testing, international students only)
  • 1 letter of recommendation (the application system will ask for recommenders' contact information and it will send out the requests for you online.)
  • Purpose of Graduate Study. A document stating your goals and objectives for gaining this certificate and how obtaining this certificate will impact your career path. (uploaded during the application process.

Certificate Cost

$3,996 per 3-unit course
Certificate is 9 units.

Program cost subject to change.


  • April 22: Summer A
  • June 10: Summer B
  • July 29: Fall A
  • September 30: Fall B

Your future is calling. Apply now.

You’ve heard the “why.” If you think you’re a good fit, it’s time for the “how.” Let’s get you on the road to your Enterprise Information Security Online Graduate Certificate.

Follow the steps below to submit your application for certificate admission:

Step 1: Fill out your online application

Fill out your application online. This is done through the University of Arizona Graduate College system.

Below are the application procedures. We highly recommend that you print out these instructions and follow them as you fill out your application:

  1. Go to the Graduate College's online application system. (https://apply.grad.arizona.edu/users/login)
  2. Create an account if you have not done so already. After submitting your e-mail address, you will receive an email message with instructions on how to start the application process.
  3. After your account is created, select the “term” in which you are applying.
  4. Select “certificate” for type of application.
  5. Choose either "Business Intelligence and Analytics" or "Enterprise Information Security" as the program of study.
  6. Choose the semester you would like to begin your studies (view course schedule, above).
  7. Leave the “UA Site” section blank.
  8. If appropriate fill out the "Sponsor/Program Affiliation" section.
  9. Complete the rest of the application by following the prompts. You will be able to upload copies of your transcript(s), and, if appropriate, your TOEFL scores during the online application process.
  10. Pay the application fee. 

Step 2: Send supporting documentation to the MIS department

Send your official transcripts to:

MIS Department, Online Admission
The University of Arizona
Eller College of Management
McClelland Hall Room 430
PO Box 210108
Tucson, AZ 85721-0108

If you have any questions about how to apply or if you are unsure whether the Graduate Business Intelligence and Analytics or Enterprise Information Security Certificate is right for you, please contact the MISonline Admissions Team at MISOnlineAdmissions@eller.arizona.edu.