MS in Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management


Designed to provide the tools and concepts necessary to plan for, prevent, and—when needed—successfully respond to disruptions in business operations, the Master of Science in Business Continuity, Security & Risk Management program provides a review of important issues relating to business continuity, security, information and materials management, as well as risk management from a planning, operations, and response perspective.

Topics presented include incident response and disaster recovery, compliance, and system-wide risk analysis. Business continuity is viewed organizationally to include all company operations (information, computer systems, infrastructure, personnel, and supply chain), as well as emergencies emanating from man-made and natural disasters.


All students must demonstrate proficiency in mathematical skills by taking the online ALEKS math tutorial.

Degree Requirements

A total of 12 courses (48 credits) is required, as follows:

Core Courses

(six courses/24 credits)

  • MET AD 632 Financial Concepts
  • MET AD 642 Project Management
  • MET AD 648 Ecommerce
  • MET AD 655 International Business, Economics, and Cultures
  • MET AD 715 Quantitative and Qualitative Decision-Making
  • MET AD 741 The Innovation Process: Developing New Products and Services

Specialization Courses

(four courses/16 credits)

  • MET AD 610 Enterprise Risk Management
  • MET AD 613 Enterprise Risk Planning and Compliance
  • MET AD 614 Disaster Management

Plus one of the following:

  • MET AD 612 COO—Public Emergency Management
  • MET AD 616 Enterprise Risk Analytics
  • MET AD 644 Project Risk and Cost Management
  • MET CS 684 IT Security Policies and Procedures

Elective Courses

(two courses/8 credits)

Select two additional administrative sciences graduate-level courses, with the approval of the online program coordinator.

Good Standing

No grade lower than B– may be applied toward degree, certificate, or diploma requirements. Students below a 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) will be placed on academic probation status. Students on academic probation must make satisfactory progress toward achieving a minimum of 3.0 by the following semester, and must be in a position to graduate with a 3.0 or better within the remaining program courses. While grades of B or B– are considered passing, these grades will not assist in raising an unsatisfactory GPA to a satisfactory level. Therefore, students must obtain a minimum grade of B+ during a probation period.

Students who, in the determination of the department and based on past student performance, are not in a position to raise their GPA to the necessary level to graduate within the remaining courses, will be dismissed from the program. Students who have not removed themselves from academic probation status after one semester for full-time status or three courses for part-time status will be dismissed from the program.