I keep changing everything. I'm now leaning towards the Information Security concentration or maybe Information Technology since it would save me two classes due to some approved transfer credit. Information Technology ITS 531 – Business Intelligence, ITS 630 – Organization Leadership and Decision Making, ITS 631 – Operational Excellence, ITS 632 – Introduction to Data Mining Elective - ISOL 634 – Physical Security or Information Security ISOL 531 – Access Control ISOL 532 – Telecommunications and Network Security ISOL 533 – Information Security and Risk Management ISOL 534 – Application Security ISOL 536 – Security Architecture and Design ISOL 631 – Operations Security ISOL 634 – Physical Security The Information Security classes look like they would be more interesting and beneficial to learn, but the IT track would save me two classes. Saving two classes is not a huge deal in the scheme of the PhD considering it will be the difference of either 20 classes or 18 classes total, but it would still save $1900. Luckily I can use the Physical Security class as an elective for the IT track and then work on the 800 level courses, with the hope that the IT classes improve in the future. It it is tough to see how completing the Business Intelligence, Leadership, Excellence or Intro to Data Mining classes would provide any kind of meaningful skill to a future employer, or if any of those classes would help prepare me for the CISSP.