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Security Management, Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 2 months
    Duration
Online
The undergraduate certificate in Security Management at American Public University System focuses on the principles and theories associated with various types of security, from physical security to security administration that focuses on the protection of assets.
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Overview

Many organizations need experienced security managers, security guards, and security officers to protect businesses' assets and to proactively prevent internal or external attacks. 

Here at the American Public University System we offer an undergraduate certificate in Security Management Field work in the areas of executive protection and recovery, trade secret protection, background investigations, surveillance, IT security, and cybersecurity are but a few choices available in the security management field.

Program Objectives

In addition to the institutional and degree level learning objectives, graduates of this program are expected to achieve these learning outcomes:

  • 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.

Accreditation

American Public University is part of the American Public University System (APUS), which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The HLC accredits degree-granting institutions located in a 19-state region, and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (ED), and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline. More details:

    Courses Start Monthly 

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 2 months
    • Duration description

      8-Week Program Format

  • Credits
    18 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Program Objectives
  • 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.
  • 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.
How long will it take me to complete this program?
  • The program is designed to take 12 months to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished in 12 months.
*Less than 10 students completed this program in 2012-13. The number who finished within the normal time has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • All APU undergraduate programs require a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent (i.e. GED).
  • Please read all undergraduate admission requirements before applying to this program and be prepared to submit the required documentation.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
  • National

    285 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 285 USD per credit and a duration of 2 months.
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