MBA with a Security Management Concentration
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- Taso Triantafillos, DeVry University and Keller Alumnus
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MBA in Security Management
Our MBA in Security Management can offer career-oriented students the opportunity to expand their expertise and credentials in this field, specifically in the area of protection of physical and intellectual property. As one of the 17 concentrations that can enhance your Keller MBA, our Security Management concentration also allows you to more easily customize your coursework to reflect your specific interests and professional aspirations.
Taught by experienced professors from within the security management industry, our Security Management concentration courses address fundamental concepts, including personnel law and obligations, negotiations, contract management, ethical standards and legal compliance. In addition, current topics, such as profiling and discrimination issues, as well as hiring and corporate development requirements, can be explored. With our MBA in Security Management, you can also learn to design a flexible and comprehensive security plan, assess threats, develop countermeasures, and protect information. By addressing the implications of substance abuse, violence, theft and terrorism on daily operations, a Security Management concentration can also provide motivated students with the ability to address some of the most challenging and important professional concerns our world is currently facing.
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Learn on campus, online or a mix of both
At Keller, we've integrated on campus and online learning so you can attend any of our 90+ campus locations, take your graduate classes online or do a combination of both.
Study at Keller on campus, online or a mix of both
We give you the flexibility to attend classes at any of our 90+ campus locations, take all of your graduate courses online or even do a combination of both.
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Explore online learning
At Keller, we offer online graduate classes taught with the same focus on personal attention and academic rigor as classes taught on campus. And because courses are offered online, you can schedule working on your education around working on your career not the other way around.
On campus and online
For those students who need the flexibility of studying online to balance work, school and life, but also want a classroom experience, we offer a mix of both on campus and online learning. Take some courses online and some at a location convenient for you, whichever best fits your schedule.
Tuition, fees and expenses†
MBA with a Concentration in Security Management1
- Total Required Credit Hours: 48
- Number of Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Courses: 16
- Tuition per Standard Three-Semester-Credit Hour Course: $2,298
- Textbook and Materials Expense2: $2,800
- Total Program Cost3: $39,608
Note: Tuition for Canadian residents enrolled in U.S.-based programs delivered online is charged in Canadian dollars at rates shown.
† Effective beginning July 2012.
1 Availability varies by location.
2 At average estimated per-course expense for textbooks and materials of $175; average estimated per-course expense does not apply to exam-prep courses, the per-credit-hour cost for which includes textbook and materials expense.
3 At current tuition rates and credit hours shown; includes $40 application fee ($30 for applicants at locations in Florida, Georgia and Tennessee), and average estimated textbook and materials expense.
Experience the real value of a graduate education
Not only will you be learning skills that could help you rise to the top of your field, you'll also be gaining a valuable credential that may affect your entire career. A graduate education could change your earning potential, ability to be promoted and more.
There are many scholarships and other financial aid options available for qualifying students that may help make your graduate education more affordable. Click one of the links below for more info.
MBA in Security Management Graduation Requirements
Total program length varies based on the number of courses taken per 8-week session. That means that if you take 1 class per session, you could complete your degree program in as few as 32 months.
- Total credit hours: 48
- Required program: 30
- Security Management concentration: 12
- Elective: 6
MBA in Security Management Coursework
Required program courses (30 credit hours)
We've designed the core program courses in our MBA to provide you with the fundamentals to make an impact in the business world. See MBA Required Program Courses for a list of required coursework.
Security Management concentration courses (12 credit hours)
The concentration coursework is designed to further focus your MBA curriculum to better prepare you for success in a specific field or industry. To add a concentration to your MBA degree program, you may choose courses totaling 12 credit hours from the following list:
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- Auditing: An Operational and Internal Perspective Including Fraud Examination (ACCT562) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines why increased complexity in organizations requires management to establish means of monitoring control systems. Coursework examines the audit process using criteria and controls to evaluate causes and effects of - and conditions for - operational, performance and fraud audits. Emphasis is placed on standards, objectives, principles and procedures involved in reviewing the reliability and integrity of information; compliance with policies, plans, procedures, laws and regulations (including the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002); means of safeguarding assets; appraising economical and efficient use of resources; and reviewing achievement of established objectives and goals (including accounting ethics) for operations and programs. Prerequisite: ACCT505
- Global and Domestic Security Management (SEC594) - 3 credit hours
- This survey course provides an overview of key concepts and skills needed to identify international and domestic threats, analyze their impact, formulate appropriate strategies and implement applicable action plans to achieve corporate and public management goals. The course helps students understand today's global and domestic security environment, as well as examines homeland security, international terrorism, security risk management, domestic rural resources security and environmental security issues. No prerequisite
- Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management (SEC581) - 3 credit hours
- This course examines personnel law and obligations; negotiations; contract management; constitutional rights of individuals; legal compliance; ethical standards; privacy and search law; decision-making; profiling and discrimination issues; hiring and training requirements; testifying; and court expectations. Agencies and legal systems are addressed, as are ethics and law for both global and domestic security managers. Prerequisite: SEC594
- Security Risk Analysis and Planning (SEC582) - 3 credit hours
- This course offers an in-depth look at risk factor analyses that must be undertaken during the process of designing a flexible and comprehensive security plan. Topics include assessing security threats; developing countermeasures; and protecting information, security designs, security processes, and security analysis programs and tools. Prerequisite: SEC594
- Security Administration and Operation (SEC583) - 3 credit hours
- This course addresses administration of a security plan within the context of daily operations. Students learn practices and methods of determining adequacy of security management programs, as well as examine the relationship between security functions and managers' responsibilities. The processes of interagency cooperation and establishment of industry standards are also included. In addition, the course addresses contemporary issues in security such as substance abuse, violence, theft, biochemical threats, terrorism and countersecurity measures. Prerequisite: SEC594
- Forensic and Business Investigations Techniques (SEC584) - 3 credit hours
- This course provides an overview of basic forensic techniques as applied to the business environment. Topics include social and psychological profiling, systems design, case construction, team analysis, report development, chain of custody, law enforcement systems and cooperation, investigation techniques and forensic teamwork. Students are familiarized with criteria for forensic expertise such as Daubert and Kumho. No prerequisite
Elective courses (6 credit hours)
You can take your electives in a variety of career fields. Students may choose any electives for which they meet the prerequisites. Download the Academic Catalog and view "Course Offerings" for a complete list of courses that could satisfy your elective requirements.
RESOURCESKeller Graduate School of Management
Academic Catalog (PDF)
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