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The Security Management master's degree and graduate certificate are offered online at the University of Denver to meet the needs of busy adults. Security management professionals are in high demand and University College prepares graduates to meet this demand with unparalleled competence and success. If you are an established or aspiring mid-career security professional responsible for security in commercial, industrial, or governmental organizations, a security degree or graduate certificate from University College is for you. The Security Management degree features three master's degree concentrations or graduate certificates: Emergency Planning and Response, Information Security, and Organizational Security—each offering the most innovative instruction from leading professional practitioners who work in the fields they teach.

Private industry is one of the fastest growing security sectors, as organizations and businesses need to protect their employees and customers, physical assets, intellectual property and information, and maintain continuity of operations after major disruptive events. Currently, private sector spending on security management is at least $130 billion per year with more than two million people employed, and these figures will continue to grow. The Security Management master's degree and graduate certificate curriculum is based on recommendations from ASIS International, allowing for the most up-to-date and relevant instruction available. University College is an active member of the ASIS Foundation's Academic/Practitioner Symposium.

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John Hill

Welcome to the Security Management program at the University of Denver. Our curriculum includes a rich selection of options across the security spectrum, and helps you develop essential skills for the 21st century workplace such as problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking. Our curriculum is practical and applied. You will often be able to immediately apply what you have learned in class. Our classes are small−less than 20 students−so you will have ample opportunities to interact with, and get to know, your fellow students and instructors. As you pursue your degree we will provide you with strong teaching, academic advising, career services, timely and relevant content, and many opportunities to enhance your opportunities in, and knowledge of, the security profession.

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Online classes are designed and delivered for busy adults seeking a convenient option to pursue education.

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