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. 

At the epistemic center of the program of study is an understanding of the many factors and facets 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.

Admission Requirements

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

Curriculum Requirements

IGS 644Energy Security and Environmental Sustainability3
IGS 645Human Security: Prevention Mitigation3
IGS 646Civil Security Preparedness and Management3
IGS 647Disasters and Humanitarian Assistance3
Total Credit Hours12


The Certificate in Security Management addresses 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 both human and natural sources.


Students will learn about multidimensional security challenges that different institutions face and how to address them.

Student Learning Outcome

Students will be able to demonstrate broad knowledge of the multidimensional security problems that confront modern institutions and the appropriate management strategies to address those challenges.