Business and Organizational Security Management (MA)


2017-2018 GRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG

Effective 1 June 2017 through 31 May 2018

Please see the Graduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

This program is offered by the Walker School of Business & Technology.

Program Description

The complexities of modern society have combined to generate a variety of threats to business organizations, information networks, military installations, government operations, and individuals. The curriculum of the program is based primarily on the social sciences. The program is designed to give maximum exposure to security management skills and to provide flexibility for the specific needs of the individual student. The content of the business and organizational security management program complements and assists the student in preparation for the Certified Protection Professional Program.

This program is offered online and at a number of campuses in the United States. Please see the Campus Locations section of this catalog for a list of campuses where this program is offered.

acbsp logoThe MA in business and organizational security management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to explain the important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of business and organizational security management.
  • Students will be able to effectively apply important terminology, facts, concepts, principles, analytic techniques, and theories used in the field of business and organizational security management when analyzing complex situations.
  • Students will be able to effectively integrate important facts, concepts, principles, and theories used in business and organizational security management when developing solutions to multifaceted business and organizational security management problems in complex situations.

Program Curriculum

The 36 credit hours required for the master of arts (MA) or the 54 credit hours required for the master of business administration (MBA) with an emphasis in business and organizational security management must include the following courses:

  • SECR 5000 Security Management (Requisite Course) (3 hours)
  • SECR 5010 Legal and Ethical Issues in Security Management (3 hours)
  • SECR 5020 Security Administration and Management (3 hours)
  • SECR 5030 Business Assets Protection (3 hours)
  • SECR 5060 Emergency Planning (3 hours)
  • SECR 5080 Information Systems Security (3 hours)
  • SECR 5090 Behavioral Issues (3 hours)
  • SECR 6000 Integrated Studies in Security Management (3 hours)

In addition, the student chooses elective courses offered in this major and/or from the program curricula of other George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology majors.

If the requisite course is waived, the student must choose an elective course from this major or from the program curriculum of another George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology major. Students pursuing dual majors who have the requisite course(s) waived will complete only the remaining required courses for the dual majors.

Admission

Students who are interested in applying to this certificate program should see the Admission Section of this catalog for general requirements.

Send all admission materials to:

Office of Admissions
Webster University
470 E. Lockwood Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63119

Advancement to Candidacy

Students are admitted to their graduate program upon completion of all admission requirements. Students are advanced to candidacy status after successfully completing 12 credit hours of graduate credit, with grades of B– or better. In the MBA program and other specialized programs, courses required as prerequisites to the program do not count toward the 12 credit hours required for advancement. A student who receives one F or two C's before advancement is dismissed. Students admitted on a conditional basis into the School of Business and Technology, the College of Arts & Sciences, or the School of Communications are limited to taking one course per term. Such students who earn one grade of C or below before they are advanced to candidacy will be dismissed without further right to appeal for reinstatement but may apply for readmission after one calendar year from the date of dismissal. Exceptions for international students may apply.