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Minor and Certificate Programs in Information Security

Information security is an essential element in social, political and economic arenas. Our Information Security programs and shutterstock_IT_security_2course work train students on cutting edge technology used in this growing field. We have a fully equipped Information Security and Computer Forensics Lab where we offer students hands-on training in key software tools and strategies.

The Information Security Minor is offered to degree-seeking students in the College of Business and FAU. For the minor, 9 of the 12 credits must be earned from FAU.

The Information Security Certificate is available to business professionals and to students who have already completed their undergraduate degrees in business or other areas.

Students cannot obtain both a certificate and a minor. To complete the minor/certificate requirement, four courses are required. Both programs require 12 credits each, with minimum grades of "C" required in all courses for the minor and certificate. For nonbusiness majors, waiver of related prerequisites will be made on a case-by-case basis. Business Data Communications ISM 4220 can be waived if similar course has been taken in the student's coursework. For more information about the four required courses, pleas refer to the brief course descriptions here.

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Accreditation & Rankings

AACSB Accredited

AACSB Accreditation

FAU Business is proud to be an accredited member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) International, the premier accreditation agency for Schools of Business worldwide.

FT Executive Education Rankings

FT Executive Education Rankings

FAU College of Business’ executive education professional development programs ranked #11 in the U.S. and #1 in Florida in the Financial Times Executive Education Rankings.

Online Grad Programs

Best Online GRAD Business Programs

#37 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs (Excluding MBA).

Online MBA programs

Best Online MBA Programs

FAU Business again ranked among the "Best Online MBA Programs" in 2020 by U.S. News & World Report.

Online Veterans

Best Online GRAD Veterans Programs

#19 in Best Online Master's in Business Programs for Veterans (Excluding MBA).

Online Veterans

Best Online Veterans MBA Programs

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report ranked FAU Business among the Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

Sport Interantional Ranking

Best MBA in Sport Management Program

The MBA in Sport Management program is among the top 20 postgraduate sports business programs in the world, according to the latest rankings from SportBusiness.

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Best Hospitality Program

FAU Business ranks on The 30 Best Hospitality Programs in the U.S.

Best For Vets

Best For Veterans

FAU Business was named one of the top business schools in South Florida for veterans by Military Times. Florida Atlantic University has also earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School "Gold Designation."

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