DRAFT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 25, 2020  
DRAFT 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Information Security and Assurance, B.B.A.


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Contact Information

Phone: (470) 578-7763

Program Description

The purpose of the Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Information Security and Assurance (BBA-ISA) program is to create technologically proficient, business-savvy information security professionals capable of applying policy, education & training, and technology solutions to protect information assets from all aspects of threats, and to manage the risks associated with modern information usage. Information security is the protection of the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information while in transmission, storage or processing, through the application of policy, technology, and education and awareness. Information assurance concerns information operations that protect and defend information and information systems by ensuring availability, integrity, authentication, confidentiality, and nonrepudiation. This program spans both areas in its approach to the protection of information in the organization.

The Department of Homeland Security and the National Security Agency have jointly designated Kennesaw State University as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education with specialized focus areas in Security Policy Development & Compliance and Systems Security Administration.

Admissions Requirements

Admission to Coles B.B.A. programs is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University. Students must meet the program requirements, outlined below. In order to be able to take upper-division courses in Accounting and graduate with an Information Security & Assurance B.B.A., students must successfully:

  • Complete BUSA 2150 a
  • Meet the Coles College Sophomore GPA Requirement
  • Be admitted to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program. Admission to the Coles Undergraduate Professional Program is separate from admission to Kennesaw State University.  In addition, all business majors must earn a grade of "C" or better in all business courses counted toward their degree.

View the special admission, progression, and graduation requirements of the Coles College of Business.  

Graduation Requirements

Each student is expected to meet the Academic Policies Graduation Policies and Procedures  outlined in the Academic Policies section of the Catalog.

Program of Study

 

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)


See listing of requirements. 

Specific General Education Core Curriculum Requirements for This Major:


Area A2: MATH 1111 or highger

Major Requirements (54 Credit Hours)


Business Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Six hours of credit from upper-division (3000-4000 level) course offerings outside the Major, but inside the Coles College of Business. ISA courses cannot be used here. (A maximum of six hours of credit in Information Security and Assurance Co-Ops and Internships may be used in this area. Co-Ops and Internships cannot be used in any other area.) ISA Students are encouraged to take IS courses in this area. See a Coles Professional Advisor before taking MGT courses to count here - some MGT courses cannot be used here.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)


Embedded Certificates


Security Policy Development and Compliance Specialization Certificate


Students who have completed the program requirements for the BBA with a major in Information Security and Assurance will also earn the Security Policy Development and Compliance Specialization Certificate as designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security: For those students having successfully completed the study of a prescribed body of knowledge in the Security Policy Development and Compliance Cyber Defense Education specialization, in accordance with the academic regulations of Kennesaw State University, and the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designation criteria for required knowledge units for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Systems Security Administration Specialization Certificate


Students who have completed the program requirements for the BBA with a major in Information Security and successfully completed the elective course ISA 4330 will also earn the Systems Security Administration Specialization Certificate as designated by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security: For those students having successfully completed the study of a prescribed body of knowledge in the Systems Security Administration Cyber Defense Education specialization, in accordance with the academic regulations of Kennesaw State University, and the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security designation criteria for required knowledge units for National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

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