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Enterprise Risk Management


Total Credit Hours: 15

Program Length: As little as 8 months

The Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Risk Management emphasizes the executive analysis and assessment of organizations’ security vulnerability. It is designed to prepare the manager with security administration responsibilities for contingency planning and investigation in addition to systematic assessment of organization risk. Learners will
have an opportunity to examine various models and practices that help the security management professional balance the costs and risks facing today’s organizations.

  • Complete certificate program in as little as 8 months
  • Transfer all credits toward the M.S. in Security Administration degree at SC
  • Nonprofit, regionally accredited

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

Individuals completing the Enterprise Risk Management Certificate at Southwestern College may apply all of these 15 credit hours earned toward a Master of Science in Security Administration degree.


MSA510: Enterprise Risk Management

Learners in this course will focus on all risks in 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 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.

MSA515: Physical Security Planning and Vulnerability Assessment

This course emphasizes real‐world concepts, principles, and processes for building security and safety design, including assessing needs and working with security consultants. Security design concepts, security evaluation and planning, building hardening, security technology, and biochemical and radiological protection are covered. Conducting vulnerability assessments of physical protection systems from start of planning through final analysis, including senior management briefing, is examined.

MSA520: Administration of Information Security

This course provides a management 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.

MSA565: Organizational Security Investigations

The primary concentration for this course covers 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, computer crime, and private sector investigations.

MSA585: Emergency, Disaster, and Contingency Management

This course outlines the essential roles of corporate and municipal managers and demonstrates the importance of their relationships with federal, state, and local government agencies as well as public and private community sectors. The emergency response plan, hazards, personnel training, and hazard and risk reduction strategies are covered. Contingency planning to protect vital facilities and critical operations is discussed via an implementation strategy, guidelines for minimizing development costs, and proven plan development methodology.

Please note this graduate certificate program is not eligible for financial aid.

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