The need for cybersecurity expertise in the financial industry is at an all-time high. While demand for these critical roles is increasing, there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals specializing in the banking and financial services industry. EKU’s 100% online financial technology and cybercrime certificate prepares you to take on these essential roles by combining training in both banking and cybersecurity. Gain an understanding of the financial system and cyber threats to that system, along with current best practices for cybersecurity management controls. EKU’s combination training approach prepares graduates to meet a targeted industry need and set themselves apart from workforce competition.
Employment in business and financial occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2021 to 2031.
— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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Learn essential skills for today’s business environment. Our fully accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs.
Now more than ever, the need for cybersecurity expertise in the financial industry is critical, but not enough cybersecurity professionals specialize in the banking and financial services industry. Currently, 72% of financial institution Chief Risk Officers view cybersecurity as the top year-ahead risk (Ernst & Young, 2023).
EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as corporate finance, entrepreneurial finance, forensic accounting, and investment and portfolio theory.
Call or email Enrollment Advisor Zak Hess for information about the EKU Online Risk Management and Insurance, Business Administration, Finance and Public Accounting Bachelor’s Degree programs and certificates.
I chose EKU because I am a unique student with unique needs, and EKU provides an avenue for students like me to succeed.
EKU Online offers veterans and active duty military students an unparalleled online learning experience that provides accessibility, convenience and flexibility.
Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $258 per credit hour for undergraduate and $335 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.
*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.
“I’d like to thank the EKU College of Justice & Safety for the opportunity to complete my degree online. It’s very user-friendly, and everyone has bent over backwards to make this happen.”
– 1LT Heath Bergmann, EKU Online Graduate