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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT553 Course ID: 2603 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The course provides the graduate-level security professional with the tools necessary to effectively plan for, implement, monitor, and administer a security organization in a modern, global, and technologically advanced security program. Upon completion of the course, the student demonstrates expertise in administrating a security program from the following aspects: fiscal, human resource management, change management, global talent management, and resource management perspectives. Students will also assess the concepts of return on investments (ROI) including cost-benefit aspects of asset protection and liaison with other management officials in the organization.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Appraise concepts and innovations in the changing environment of security management.

CO-2: Develop the use of business risk analysis.

CO-3: Examine new paradigms of the art of management and the security director/Chief Security Officer (CSO).

CO-4: Assess the various security certification programs.

CO-5: Implement Human Resource Management strategies for the security industry.

Short Research Papers

Each student is required to submit two short research paper (minimum of 500 word essays for each exclusive of title, reference, or other non-text pages, diagrams, etc.) using the following parameters: see topics listed below.

Short Research Paper #1:

You are the program manager in an organization that provides security services. In an essay of no less than 750 words, select a primary security function provided by your program and deconstruct the strategic purpose of this function to your client.

Short Research Paper #2

In an essay of no less than 500 words, justify why a good job description fills the gap between an employee’s performance and management’s expectations.

Final Research Paper

Each student is required to submit a research paper (minimum of 15 pages exclusive of title, reference, or other non-text pages, diagrams, etc.) based on one of the following topics:

  1. Discuss, in detail, the value of strategic planning to security management. Outline the beginnings of a strategic plan for your organization.
  2. Conduct a business risk analysis for your organization. Be very detailed and be sure not to reveal information that might damage the security of your organization.
NameGrade %
Research Papers 50.00 %
Short Essay Paper #1 25.00 %
Short Essay Paper #2 25.00 %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Final Research Paper 30.00 %
Final Research Paper 30.00 %

See Lessons area of the classroom for required readings.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.