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College of Business & Management

Security Management Careers Overview

Protecting people, property, and even the security of our nation is the ultimate responsibility of a security management professional. With competencies in such areas as physical security, access control, information security, and security procedures, your security management career skills and aptitude will provide stable and protected environments for businesses, industries, and government agencies. Your DeVry University degree will prepare you to enter the security profession at both entry level and advanced positions. Through experiential learning, you'll master industry-standard best practices endorsed by professional organizations like ASIS International, and the latest policies and procedures of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Professional Responsibilities

When you earn your bachelor's degree in Business Administration from DeVry University with a major in Security Management, you'll be prepared to analyze, plan, and manage equipment and procedures needed to protect government, business, and industry facilities. As a security manager, security operations director, or onsite security specialist, your professional responsibilities could include:

  • Analyze company or industry security needs
  • Evaluate physical or information security systems
  • Set up, monitor, maintain, and upgrade security systems
  • Train and educate staff and clients


Security management careers can be found a variety of settings, including:

  • Government
  • Corporations
  • Healthcare
  • Entertainment
  • Gaming and tourism
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing

Career Options

DeVry University graduates in Business Administration with a major in Security Management will be prepared for careers in areas such as:

  • Federal, state, and local government investigation/intelligence; immigration and border patrol inspection/protection; criminal and compliance investigation/examination; air marshal service
  • Hospital and healthcare security
  • Private security management
  • Lodging and entertainment security
  • Corporate security/physical security management
  • Executive protection
  • Security consulting

For related career paths, see all degree programs offered by the College of Business & Management.

The DeVry University Career Advantage

Whether you are looking to attend a traditional campus or an online university, DeVry University is the place where you can gain the skills, credentials, and respect you need to succeed in the world of finance. The proof is in the numbers. In 2012, 90% of DeVry University graduates actively seeking employment had careers in their field within 6 months of graduation.*

* Figure based on 2012 graduates self-reporting data to DeVry University Career Services who were employed at graduation or actively seeking employment in their field after graduation. Does not include graduates who were not actively seeking employment, as determined by DeVry University Career Services, or who did not report data on employment status to DeVry University Career Services