College of Business offers new minor

By VINNY CRAIG, Staff Writer

The College of Business (COB) will offer an Information Systems Security minor for the winter semester, according to a press release on the university’s website.

The newly featured minor is in “response to the growing digitization of business data,” according to the press release. It will be 15 credits and will join other IT related business courses.

“Many students understand the growing importance of IT security in both government and business,” said Information Systems Management Associate Professor Jun He. “UM-Dearborn has expressed interest in this career field and launched the new minor to meet the demand.”

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the rate of growth for jobs in information security from 2014–2024 is projected at 18%, the fastest among all occupations. Professional employment networking sites such as LinkedIn, Upwork and Opportunity ranked security knowledge and skills as one of the most in demand in 2016.

The minor will include, “The security minor emphasizes on managing IT security from a business perspective,” said Professor He.

“Students will study not only the fundamental technologies, but also the best practices in the industry to secure data and information,” added He.

Students interested can start signing up for these courses this week.