The Corporate Security program prepares you to provide the security an organization needs to protect its people, property, information and economic assets from man-made (crime, terrorism, workplace violence) and natural disasters (fires, floods, storms, etc.).
As a Corporate Security major you will take classes in a variety of disciplines needed to critically analyze an organization’s security needs and find creative solutions to solve complex security issues.
The Corporate Security degree has two concentrations: Organizational Security and Fraud.
- Organizational Security concentration provides the knowledge and skills needed to protect people, property, informational assets
- Fraud concentration provides the knowledge and skills needed to secure economic assets, both tangible and intangible
Why Choose Corporate Security?
- High demand for entry-level professionals projected in next several decades by the American Society for Industrial Security International
- Corporate security has changed since 9/11 and corporate security specialists interact with homeland security specialists to ensure the continued flow of goods and services critical to our everyday lives
- The demand for fraud specialists continues to grow in both the private and public sector where government needs individuals who are qualified in conducting financial intelligence and trace and stop the flow of economic assets of terrorists
What Will You Learn?
In the Organizational Security concentration students will learn the fundamentals of identifying organizational security risk exposure, creating cost-effective solutions to minimize risk exposure, and provide continuity and recovery plans. You will learn how to analyze concepts of personnel security, physical and information security and design effective plans to prevent losses. Students will also learn how to analyze and prevent or minimize losses from man-made (crime, terrorism) and natural disasters. In addition, how to conduct proper investigations, write reports, and testifying will be taught. Students will also learn how to manage a security department, department budgets and personnel.
In the Fraud concentration students will learn how to uncover and prevent fraud from corporate espionage, identity theft, Ponzi schemes, asset misappropriations, corruption, healthcare and mortgage fraud and a host of other complex financial crimes. Students will learn how to design effective internal controls and devise programs and policies to detect fraud. In addition effective investigative techniques will be taught, and how to analyze and compile data for internal and external use will be emphasized. Students will also learn how to write effective reports, testify in court, and devise and implement remedial internal controls to prevent future frauds.
You will take classes across the critical disciplines needed to be successful within this field:
- Interdisciplinary Studies
Through internship opportunities, you will gain real world experience and develop contacts to help you become successful in this field.
Careers In Corporate Security
Graduates from SRU’s Corporate Security program may enter into careers in a variety of fields with the following job titles:
- Security Specialists
- Chief Security Officer
- Security Consultant/Director
- Fraud Examiner
- Fraud Analyst
- Fraud Investigator
- Internal Auditor
- Special Agent/FBI Agent
- Director of Loss Prevention
- Bankruptcy Analyst
- Management Consultant
- Compliance Officer/Executive
- Legal Investigator
- US Postal Inspector
- Private investigator
There are a variety of professional certifications you may obtain upon graduation. The list below is not inclusive but includes the most popular certifications. We
encourage you to research the requirements of these certifications as many of them require the passing of an exam and relevant work experience.
- Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE)
- Certified Protection Professional (ASIS)
- Professional Certified Investigator (ASIS)
- Physical Security Professional (ASIS)
In addition, there a number of specialized security and security-related certifications offered by other organizations which are more industry sector related, here are a couple of examples:
- Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA)
- Industrial Security Professional (ISP)