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What is information assurance? 

The management information systems option in information assurance uses the expertise in the department that led OSU to be named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education and Research by the NSA and the Department of Homeland Security.

Why information assurance? 

This option provides students with in-depth study and hands-on analysis of critical organizational issues in information assurance and cyber security. By pursuing the option in information assurance, students will have the opportunity to take courses in data communications systems, digital forensics and auditing and system certification and accreditation.

Career Paths

An MIS major option in information assurance provides the skills necessary for students to pursue career opportunities in:

94%OF GRADUATING SENIORS

had employment, job offers, or continued education within 3 months of graduation.

Highlights

Nationally recognized

Our top-notch faculty and facilities serve the increasing cyber security educational needs via both our undergraduate- and graduate- level programs. The programs through the Management Science and Information Systems Department stress the real-world, business applications of IT and security.

 

Student organizations

Students learn practical application skills through participating in the Information Security and Assurance Club, which educates students on evolving information security threats and mitigation techniques, as well as advance marketability for employment beyond academia. The field of information assurance is in high demand and is shaping the landscape of IT.

 

Eastin Center for Career Readiness

Through the Eastin Center, Spears Business supports our students’ professional growth from awareness, to acquisition of knowledge, to practice and feedback, and ultimately successful implementation.


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