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An Online Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials For The Security Executive That Can Jump Start or Enhance Your Education

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Earn Your 100% Online Certificate in Business Essentials For The Security Executive

If you're searching for specialized education to prepare for the unique demands of security executive management, you've arrived at the right place. Our university is a leader in educating our nation's security, law enforcement, and homeland security executives.

This graduate certificate is designed for today's security leader or aspiring chief security officer seeking advanced business skills to manage increasing duties such as overseeing personnel, budgets, and day-to-day operations. Our program was developed based on research conducted by a leading group of senior security executives, who identified the business skills and proficiencies necessary for today's security professional.

In our Business Essentials for the Security Executive program, you will:

  • Examine core fundamentals of chief security officer management
  • Analyze key data systems and methods for enhancing managerial decision-making
  • Explore leadership approaches to building and maintaining effective organizations
  • Translate economic indicators and accounting processes into sound budget allocation
  • Connect with our expansive network of security and management professionals

In addition, courses completed for this graduate certificate can be directly applied to a full Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Classes are delivered entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to complete a quality education while balancing your work-life priorities. This program draws security and law enforcement professionals from a variety of military, federal, general public, and private management sectors.

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Accessible Learning

Plan around your work and life responsibilities with courses that are 100% online and feature weekly class schedules with no set login times.

Recognized for Quality

Part of American Public University System, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). Several programs have earned specialty accreditation.

Save Time

Certificate students can typically transfer up to 9 credits for previous academic coursework, job experience, and professional training. We also consider ACE-evaluated training and credits by exam.

Future-Focused

You have access to our vast network of working professional students and alumni, and our career services team provides continuous assistance.

Real-World Knowledge

You’ll be guided by faculty skilled in providing an engaging learning journey rooted in real-world experience from government, Fortune 500 companies, healthcare, defense agencies, technology firms, and the military.

Your Time to Shine

You always have a front row seat in APU’s online classroom. Master’s degree and graduate certificate classes average 10 students.

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Making Quality Higher Education Within Reach

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There is no cost to apply.

$0
Transfer Credit Evaluation

APU does not charge to evaluate and apply eligible transfer credit.

Affordable
Textbooks & Ebooks

Some master's-level courses provide no-cost textbooks to minimize your expenses.

$370
Per Credit Hour

Tuition for master’s degrees and graduate certificates.

$250
Per Credit Hour

For undergraduate and master’s-level programs with APU’s Military Tuition Grant for eligible students

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