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Is this program right for you?

Be the one gathering cybercrime intelligence and helping to keep communities and organizations safe. If you are interested in pursuing a career as a cybercrime, intelligence, business, data or risk analyst, or increasing your skills in those positions, then this program is for you.

STUDY Part Time 

Complete a graduate-level certificate online on a part-time basis.

GAIN Job-Ready SKILLS

Gain specialized knowledge and applied skills to pursue vital careers in a rapidly growing field.

This graduate-level certificate is open to students who are interested in pursuing rewarding careers in the growing fields of cybercrime analysis in business, law enforcement and security sectors.

Cybercrime analysts are responsible for the management of complex data including open source data, individual and organized hackers, and require practical and theoretical abilities to gather, critically assess, and creatively synthesize the data, with the end goal of applying the findings to a variety of contexts.

Program strengths

Recent studies have shown that the demand for professionals with specialized cybercrime analysis skills will grow dramatically over the next decade.

The program provides the specialized theoretical foundation and applied skills needed to function successfully as a cybercrime analyst.

Graduates of this program can apply their knowledge and skills to conduct cybercrime analysis to address a wide range of issues and challenges. In law enforcement, analysts can work with data related to hate crimes, and organized crime. Those employed in international organizations can use their skills to analyze date related to prisoner abuse monitoring, transgressions against international treaties, or conflict and early warning systems. In the business sector, graduates can apply their education to address commercial and financial cybercrime and corporate security concerns.

 

SUBJECTS
  • Apply analytical skills, critical analysis, and an interdisciplinary mindset to the process of identifying, analyzing, and addressing unstructured data and cyber threats within a variety of security and criminal contexts such as finance and banking, crime and organized crime, and national security, safety and terrorism.
  • Identify and apply a comprehensive understanding of legal, ethical, political, and cultural issues of collecting and managing intelligence using overt/covert operations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop practicable processes for gathering intelligence from overt/covert operations and encrypted information.

The program is designed to foster professional capacity and autonomy, building on learners’ demonstrated capacity for analysis, research, critical thinking, and academic success. Through active engagement with challenges and problems drawn from real world data, graduates will: 

  • Demonstrate and apply a broad understanding of the intelligence cycle and the ability to categorize the various types of intelligence and cybercrime data.
  • Collect and compose reports based on extensive research using print and open source materials that require collection, correlation, and analysis.
  • Justify and evaluate decisions based on analytical ability, critical thinking and understanding of situational complexity and historical perspective.
  • Articulate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of cybercrime analysis involving cyber intelligence.
  • Apply a comprehensive understanding of legal, ethical, political, cultural issues of collecting and managing intelligence using overt/covert operations.
  • Demonstrate an ability to develop practicable processes for gathering intelligence from overt/covert operations and encrypted information. 

 

Program Format 

The program consists of five courses which are delivered entirely online one per semester sequentially, and takes approximately 18 months to complete.

The classes are asynchronous so students can access the course material 24/7, without having to login at a specific time.  However, the courses are not independent or self-study.  Each course is comprised of 13 weekly learning modules with pre-established due dates for assignments, discussion postings, and projects.  

Students typically log into the course at least three times per week and spend a minimum of 7-12 hours per week participating in discussions, readings, exercises, and assignments.  

 

Upcoming intakes

There is one intake each year in September.

Tuition

Domestic tuition is $2,194.15 per course (from April 1, 2021).
International tuition is $3,291.25 per course (from April 1, 2021).

 

Additional Fees 

Learner Services Fee $18.16 per course (from April 1, 2021).
Non-refundable application fee $75

 

Textbooks & Supplies

See the list of required textbooks.

 

STEP ONE - Apply to the Program

Students can apply by registering online at EducationPlannerBC and completing the online program application form.

 

STEP TWO - Submit Supporting Documents

Prepare and submit supporting documentation by mail or email to be received by the application deadline.

In-Person or By Mail
Admissions Office
Justice Institute of British Columbia
715 McBride Boulevard
New Westminster, BC V3L 5T4

 

Application Deadlines

September start: August 2

Complete applications must be received no later than the dates posted above.

 

Admission requirements 

A bachelor's degree in any discipline from an accredited school.

If you do not have a bachelor's degree, you may be considered for program admission if you possess:

  • A minimum of two years of post-secondary education plus a minimum of five years of progressive and specialized experience working with the analysis of data and information. 

    OR
     

  • Eight to ten years of progressive and specialized experience working with the analysis of data and information (Dean/Director discretion). 

Note
Refer to the Graduate Studies Application Supplement for more details.

 

required Documents
  1. Official university transcript or required experience*
  2. Two letters of recommendation (one academic and one personal OR two professional references)
  3. Detailed resume
  4. Personal statement/Statement of Intent
  5. A current criminal record check
  6. A 500-1000 word essay on a related topic of choice (only required if you do not possess a bachelor's degree)
Financial aid & awards

Candidates for this program may be eligible for JIBC awards and bursaries including the JIBC General Student Bursary. All students are encouraged to apply.

For more information, contact Student Services or the Financial Aid & Student Awards Advisor at financialaid@jibc.ca.

 

International applicants

International applicants are encouraged to visit the International Students page or contact JIBC's Office of International Affairs at international@jibc.ca.

 

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