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Security Management

American Public University

Postgraduate Certificate Online
12 months
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350 USD/credit
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About

The graduate certificate in Security Management at American Public University System focuses on the principles and theories associated with various types of security, from industrial espionage, to cyber crime, to contemporary issues in security asset protection. 

Overview

The online program in Security Management is offered by the American Public University System. In this online program, you’ll also study strategic decision making and the evaluation of security programs. 

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. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of security management without committing to a degree program.

Program Objectives

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

  • Ascertain and evaluate the aspects of vulnerabilities, threats, and countermeasures, as they pertain to assets protection.
  • Analyze the security concepts in various programs, including personnel security, information security, and physical security.
  • Assess the methodologies of resource allocation as it pertains to applying appropriate security through the use of protective services.
  • Conduct risk assessment analysis of computer facilities, including identifying types of threats and probabilities of occurrences.
  • Describe and apply various security management plans and principles appropriate to crisis situations and distinguish the management approaches to threats.
  • Distinguish between industrial and economic espionage that present threats to either business or government organizations.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Cases in Executive Decision Making
  • Assets Protection & Loss Prevention Management
  • Evaluation of Security Programs
  • Contemporary Issues in Security Management
  • Protective Services
  • Computer Crime

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

18 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • If you have a non-U.S. transcript, please view our International Admissions page for more information.
  • There is no fee to complete the APU admission application. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    350 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 350 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.

We charge a $50 technology fee (per course). Additional fees might apply.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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!

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