Tech Offers New Technology Certificate

Certificate in Information Assurance and Cyber Security Management Introduced at Louisiana Tech

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business is now accepting applications for a newly developed undergraduate certificate in information assurance and cyber security management. Designed to enhance the degree for students pursuing a computer-related major, this certificate is also an attractive add-on for those looking to enter the cyber workforce.

This 18-hour certificate helps students develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel in positions in information systems and network security—one of the fastest growing industries in Louisiana.  

“Our new undergraduate certificate is one more way we are working to adapt curriculum to the needs of industry partners and an ever-changing workforce,” said Dr. Chris Martin, dean of the College of Business. “Students pursuing this certificate—and all students in the College of Business—will possess both technological agility and the ability to leverage technology in business to its fullest.”

Students will learn to protect systems and information assets, and to detect, report, and resolve cyber security threats. Additionally, coursework will prepare students to perform information systems risk analysis, along with information systems disaster recovery and business continuity.

Designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education and Research, Louisiana Tech’s computer information systems curriculum encompasses cybersecurity, project management, telecom, enterprise systems, data analytics and programming. CIS lies at the intersection of business and technology.

In addition to the undergraduate certificate in information assurance and cyber security management, the College of Business offers several degree options in the field of computer information systems:

  • Bachelor of Science in CIS
  • 2+2 Transfer Pathway Program in CIS
  • Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance
  • MBA with a concentration in Information Assurance (including Hybrid delivery method)
  • Doctor of Business Administration with a concentration in CIS

Courses in the certificate program will begin this Fall. Interested students should complete an undergraduate admissions application at latech.edu/apply. For more information, visit business.latech.edu/cis.

About the College of Business
Through market-driven academic programs and impactful scholarship and teaching, the College of Business at Louisiana Tech University produces business and academic leaders who are innovative, entrepreneurial, analytical, and technologically skilled for a competitive global marketplace. Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the College offers eight undergraduate degree programs in addition to the master of business administration, master of professional accountancy and doctor of business administration. For more information, visit business.latech.edu.