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Emergency Risk Management


Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Length: As little as 8 months

The graduate certificate in emergency risk management emphasizes the executive analysis and assessment of organizations’ security vulnerability. It is designed to prepare the manager with risk management responsibilities for contingency planning, mitigation, continuity, and investigation, in addition to systematic assessment of organizational risk. Students will have an opportunity to examine various models and practices that help the management professional balance the costs and risks facing today’s organizations.

  • Complete the certificate program in as little as 8 months
  • No prerequisites
  • Nonprofit, regionally accredited
  • Most courses stack with the graduate degree in Security and Emergency Studies

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Anyone interested in completing the Emergency Risk Management certificate may complete a Southwestern College Professional Studies Graduate Application for Admission. The five courses comprising the Emergency Risk Management Certificate can be completed in eight months or less in convenient six-week classes with no prerequisites.


MSSE510: Enterprise Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Learners in this course will focus on the real and perceived risks which an organization may be exposed. A systematic approach to acquiring and analyzing the information necessary to support decision‐makers in the protection of assets and the allocation of security and organizational resources is reviewed. The risk management process, asset identification, threat identification, threat assessments, vulnerability identification and assessment, risk management, and cost benefit analysis are also examined.

MSSE520: Administration of Information Security

Learners in this course will examine the managerial review of information security issues and a thorough treatment of the administration of information security. Topics such as planning for contingencies, policy and programs, models and practices, risk management, threats, protection mechanisms, personnel security, law and ethics, and project management are studied.

MSSE530: Insider Threats

Learners in this course will analyze the myriad of insider threats facing today’s public and private enterprises. Recognition, mitigation and communication strategies will be discussed, as well as a focus on the gaining the skills to develop and effectively manage an insider threat program.

MSSE531: Business Continuity Planning 

Learners in this course will develop competencies to effectively recognize complex continuity issues faced by public and private organizations. Processes of impact analysis, workforce issues, infrastructure sustainability, supply chain, planning, incident response, assessment, training, and exposure mitigating strategies will be examined.

MSSE565: Organizational Security Investigations

Learners in this course assess the essentials of private and public investigations with the comprehensive study of the investigative process, tools of investigations, and types of investigations. A thorough examination of fraud detection, employee theft, embezzlement, accounting improprieties, compliance investigations, internal controls and safeguards to prevent fraud, information access and control strategies, and legal issues in corporate investigations are also reviewed. Other covered areas include surveillance and undercover, violent crimes, property crimes, controlled substances and drug offenses, terrorist activities, cybercrime, and private sector investigations.

*Please note there is limited financial aid eligibility for this certificate program, consult your admissions representative or academic success coach for further information.

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