International Summer School for Advanced Study

Information Security Management

in cooperation with the University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA

  • HSB LogoIntensive course: 60 hours / one field trip included
  • Course language: English
  • Number of participants: circa 20

Course date / schedule

8 July – 2 August 2018 / morning session

Registration deadline

Deadline of registration: 1st of April 2017

Course language


Language level

B2-C2 / Intermediate and advanced level


4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS*
* Please note: These credits can be transferred to your home university/institution. It is recommended to verify with your home university/institution that the grades you earn in Bremen can be applied to your curriculum or course of study.

Syllabus and Faculty

Information Security Management

Lectures, excursion and assessments 60 hours
Group work, individual preparation and reading 50 hours
Total duration 110 hours

Student background: This is an introductory course and open to students from all majors. A background in data networking, programming, and web application development will be very beneficial but is not required. This course should be particularly useful for Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Science, and Accounting students. Participants are strongly encouraged to have their personal laptops during class sessions.

Course Motivation: Arguably, Information Security (InfoSec) is currently one of the most critical issues facing individuals, organizations, governments, and society. Media reports are replete with breaches of information security and the adverse consequences for all stakeholders involved. Thus, demand for InfoSec professionals who understand the managerial and technical aspects of InfoSec is growing. However, InfoSec is a rather vast field and includes a plethora of management and technical areas. Students or professionals seeking an entry into this field are often overwhelmed by its vastness. In a broad sense, InfoSec is both a management issue and a technological issue. Thus, it is critical that students think about it from both perspectives and develop their skills at their intersection.

Course objectives: The purpose of this course is to two-fold. First, it provides an overview or a survey of the vast field of InfoSec. The goal is to make students aware of the fundamentals of InfoSec and the various facets represented under this umbrella term. Specifically, the course enables students to apply principles of InfoSec to organizational settings. Second, the course provides students a foundation in the technical aspects related to InfoSec. Specifically, the course provides basic technical knowledge and background that should enable students to continue developing their InfoSec skills beyond this course. Thus, this course provides a foundation in the management of information security and at the same time provides a technical introduction to InfoSec with the hope that students will pursue both areas vigorously and practice at the intersection of management and technology.


Module 1
Information Security Management

Module 2
Cross-cultural Management and Communication
German language – a short introduction

Module 3
Plant tour

Timetable PDF Download application/pdf
Teaching method Lectures, workshops, project work
Assessment Continuous assessment and final test
Syllabus update/created September 2017: PDF Download application/pdf
Faculty Professor Dr. Shaji A. Khan
Assistant Professor of Information Systems
College of Business Administration
University of Missouri-St. Louis – UMSL / USA
Lecturers for Cross-cultural Management and German Language / Hochschule Bremen


Certificate / transcript of records

At the end of the course a certificate of attendance and transcript of records will be issued to each participant.
Successful participants can earn 4 credit hours - US / 8 credit points-ECTS.

Course participants

The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Students of Information Systems, Business Administration, Computer Science, Accounting, and interested persons. Minimum age 18 years.


For information concerning the accommodation please see "room and board".

Tram and bus ticket

As a participant in the International Summer School on arrival you will receive a ticket for public transport (tram + bus) for the duration of the course. With this ticket you can use all trams and buses within the city of Bremen. For travels on the night trams/buses on the weekend a surcharge of EURO 1 per ride is due.

Additional Information

  • Internet access / wifi within the university /HSB is available to every participant.
  • During the entire stay tutors of the Hochschule Bremen will be available and will take care of participants’ needs.

Supporting Program

An attractive and colourful supporting program provides participants with ample opportunities to discover Bremen, Germany and Europe (in part subject to charge).

  • guided city tour
  • welcome and farewell parties
  • leisure activities
  • excursions and trips

For more information please see "supporting program".


For the duration of your stay in Germany we recommend taking out a health and accident insurance policy as well as a third party insurance. The Hochschule Bremen will not be liable for any costs arising in the case of either sickness or injury.
Summer school fees do not include any insurance coverage.


Course fee*

Information Security Management
8 July – 2 August EURO 900 Registration

* The course fee includes:

  • information packet with city guide
  • Seminars and lectures
  • Teaching material
  • Program related excursion
  • Ticket for public transport in Bremen (bus+tram)

* The course fee excludes:

  • Travel expenses
  • Accommodation in Bremen
  • Health and liability insurance
  • Board and personal spendings
  • Participation in optional activities

The program may be subject to change.