online Undergraduate Certificate for Security Management Professionals

The online Undergraduate Certificate in Security Management offers students the opportunity to learn about the principles and theories associated with various types of security, from physical security to security administration that focuses on the protection of assets. Those that complete the certificate are inclined toward professions that involve the general public or private management, federal or local government civil service, military service, law enforcement, and private security.

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning outcomes objectives, the Undergraduate Certificate in Security Management seeks the following specific learning outcomes of its graduates:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the basic terms in security management and its theories.
  • Assess management theories and apply concepts of planning, resources, and authority to security organizations.
  • Identify and discuss the major aspects of physical security, associated threats, and application of countermeasures.
  • Explain the basic procedures and rules of personnel security and the specialized terms associated with information security.
  • Draw conclusions about the role a security leadership has in establishing the foundation of private security programs.
  • Establish how security managers test and align functional performance or their security organization incorporating legal issues and ensuring ethical approaches.
  • Evaluate and use a methodology of quality assurance including the merits of a performance-based standards approach towards total asset protection.
  • Draw conclusions about a value added contribution in the world of tangible and intangible assets.
  • Detect how corporate security managers can effectively communicate strategic security issues and actions to other business departments and managers.

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