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Business Information Management
Security Management Degree - Bachelor of Science
Major Requirements (36 credit hours)
(Click a course name below to view course details). All courses are 4 credit hours.
SMGT 305 Theory and Practice of Security
This course will provide a foundation and overview of the diverse field of security. The focus of the course will be on the different components of security management and the concepts and theory in the field of security.
SMGT 315 The American Criminal and Civil Legal Systems
This course will provide an examination of the Constitutional underpinnings of criminal and civil law as it applies to the field of security. Special focus will be devoted to an overview of the American court system, specific elements of crime, the operation of civil jurisprudence, and a review of the policies and procedures that influence law in America.
SMGT 325 Professional Responsibility and Ethics in Security
This course will address ethical issues in the field of security at both the theoretical and applied levels. Special emphasis will be given to an examination of the relationship between ethical principles, moral and normative judgments.
SMGT 335 Infrastructure Security and National Defense
This course is designed to introduce students to critical components of national infrastructure and the current mechanisms associated with its defense and protection. This will be done by establishing clear understandings of what is being threatened or the types of infrastructure, the nature of the threats including WMDs and terrorism, and the current civil and national defense methods and capabilities used to defend them.
SMGT 345 Risk Analysis and Organizational Security
This course discusses how to identify an organization’s vulnerabilities and potential threats, as well as how to measure the effectiveness of selected security programs. It seeks to develop student’s abilities to examine and produce surveys, audits, questionnaires, and procedural guidelines that are utilized by security professionals to aid in countering risks. This course also introduces students to basic quantitative methods and systems associated with risk analysis and inter-agency communications.
SMGT 405 Security Administration and Management
This course seeks to introduce students to the critical management skills necessary for participation in the public and private security sectors as they relate to emergency management. Topics that will be explored include the specific aspects of effective and efficient operations administration; group and organizational leadership; supervision, recruitment and selection of employees including training, performance appraisal, and other labor issues; and the overall future of public and private security organizations in national emergency response plans.
SMGT 415 Physical and Technological Components of Security Management
This course is designed to establish a critical understanding of the components, requirements, processes, and participants associated with responses to natural and man-made disasters and emergencies. The focus will be on developing student understanding of key roles, regulations, capabilities, and responsibilities associated with the variety of individuals and organizations, public and private, usually involved with response to emergency events.
SMGT 425 Homeland Security and Terrorism
This course is designed to focus on the intersection between the developments of US national interests, threats to those interests, and the establishment of policies and practices to protect them. As a theoretical companion to SMGT 335, it is designed to focus on such topics as the evolution of the modern threat of terrorism, the role of intelligence in defense planning, the economic and political considerations associated with Homeland Security policies, and the overall importance of information and communication to emergency response practices.
SMGT 435 Principles and Practices of Effective Emergency Planning
This course focuses on the development and execution of an effective emergency management plan to sustain business, government, and security continuity during a natural or man-made disaster. Special emphasis will be given to case study and mock scenario development and analysis. Topics include threat assessment, risk analysis plan formulation, training, coordinating with support agencies, and the actual overall management of the response to a disaster or emergency.
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