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College of Business & Management

Security Management Degree Specialization

Enter a unique and growing field by earning your business degree with a specialization in Security Management. With the launch of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, increased border patrol, enhanced airport screening, and tighter asset protection needed for businesses and financial institutions, careers in security management are on the rise. Your security management courses can equip you to work in private companies or government agencies to oversee operations of asset management, physical security, and human resource safety functions.

Follow a career track in Security Management by choosing this specialization when you earn one of the following bachelor's degrees from DeVry University:

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Security Management Courses

When you specialize your business degree in Security Management, your coursework may include these career-enhancing courses:

  • Risk Analysis, Loss Prevention and Emergency Planning – Through security surveys and audits, this Security Management course examines the nature of security threats as well as analytical approaches to assessing risk of intrusion and loss of assets. Using real-life case examples, students learn to plan for emergency interventions, including managing detection, delay, and response measures.
  • Security Administration – Through case studies, simulations and field observations, students in this Security Management course learn to manage individuals and organizations engaged in security; communicate and interact with people and systems being secured; and develop reports for planning, evaluation, and forensics. Topics include complying with regulations, following identification and verification protocols, securing information systems, and addressing emergency threats and related safety functions.
  • Physical Security and Access Control – Introducing a systematic model of physical security, focusing on detection, delay, response, threats, and targets of intruders, this course addresses facility and environmental architecture, physical security methods, electronic sensor devices, closed circuit television, locks, biometrics, guard forces, and the government public safety infrastructure.
  • Evaluation of Security Programs – To determine the effectiveness of security management programs, students in this course evaluate programmatic protection objectives against industry standards, practices, and methods in the context of security requirements. Quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques are applied to reveal capabilities and vulnerabilities.
  • Principles of Information Systems Security – Providing a broad overview of information systems security in organizations, including security issues surrounding the computer and computer-generated data, this Security Management course covers security concepts and mechanisms; mandatory and discretionary controls; basic cryptography and its applications; intrusion detection and prevention; information systems assurance; and anonymity and privacy.

To learn more about required and elective Security Management courses as well as those for the related business degree program you are interested in, request information or see the undergraduate academic catalog.