Security Management Certificate

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Prepare Yourself to Lead in a Post-Pandemic World

MAIA also offers a stand-alone 12 credit Certificate in Security Management, that can be completed entirely in one summer.  The certificate is ideal for those who cannot commit to a full masters program.  All credits earned in the certificate program are transferrable into MAIA. 

Click here to view the curriculum for the Certificate in Security Management.

The Certificate in Security Management is designed to prepare administrators of public and private organizations to meet the various multidimensional security challenges that have faced our planet in the last two decades: from the aftermath of 9/11 to the most recent crisis of COVID-19. From threats posed by violent human actions to natural disasters and data security, management in times of acute crisis demands a unique array of insights and skills. The certificate program is grounded in an academic, theoretical, understanding of security problems and emergency management strategies. It also emphasizes the development of the practitioner’s arts within the strategic, tactical and operational realms of security administration.   

This certificate address issues related to the management of security for public and private organizations. It concentrates attention on the intellectual and operational challenges associated with the task of protecting people and property within a changing landscape of threat from human and natural sources. At the epistemic center of the program of study will be a complex understanding of security, requiring mastery of vocabularies across academic disciplines and conjoining insights of a technical and theoretical nature in a fashion that allows security managers to be effective and sensitive to the varied contexts shaping their decisions. Interdisciplinary academic study in the complex field of security administration is essential as a point of both entry and advancement in this growing profession. 

Students may complete a stand-alone Certificate in Security Management for 12 graduate credits, or they may complete a Concentration in Security Management as part of the MAIA program. 

To be admitted to the Certificate in Security Management program, students must meet the same admissions requirements as the MAIA program.