Master of Information Systems Security Management

Energize your career with a leading graduate professional program – earn a Master of Information Systems Security Management from Concordia University College of Alberta (Canada) working in collaboration with the American University of Nigeria

Concordia University College of Alberta has been offering information systems security programs since 2000. Many graduates from Master of Information Systems Security Management (MISSM) have gone on to very successful careers in government, industry and consulting. The American University of Nigeria collaboration provides a flexible and cost-effective bridge to this world leading MISSM program.

MISSM is 60 credit hours in total with a research component of 18 credit hours. The students will do 8 modules (24 credits hours) at AUN over two semesters and 6 modules (18 credit hours) plus 18 credit hours of research at Concordia University in Canada. The credit hours gained at AUN will be transferred to Concordia based on their result. The degree will be issued by Concordia University.

CURRICULUM: (Up to 2 years of studies in Nigeria and Canada)

Phase I: American University of Nigeria

  • TCP/IP Security
  • Research Methods I
  • Management Accounting
  • Systems Development and Project Management
  • Security Policies, Standards, and Management
  • Disaster Recovery and Planning
  • Risk Management and Analysis
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Operating Systems Security

Phase II: Concordia University College of Alberta

  • Securing E-Commerce Infrastructure
  • Advanced Network Security
  • Cryptography and Secure Network Communications
  • Firewall Fundamentals
  • Digital Forensics
  • Information Technology Law and Ethics
  • Financial Accounting
  • Research Methods II
  • Practicum Based Research Project or Research in Subject Area


Entry Requirements

The principal entry requirement for Higher Degree Courses in the School of Information Technology & Computing is a minimum of second class lower division degree or equivalent.



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