Corporate Security Leadership Course Description
MCSL 503 ETHICAL CORPORATE SECURITY LEADERSHIP
Ethical Corporate Security Leadership is an intense examination of the ethical considerations facing corporate security practitioners. Ethical behavior and its counters, egoism, narcissism, and the abuse of authority, are explored in domestic and international corporate security settings and scenarios. Leadership and the ability to influence an organization toward ethical behavior is a primary emphasis of this course. The successful completion of this course is evidence of the students’ skill-set to lead with integrity and demonstrate the critical ability to confront issues with an informed, ethical response.
MCSL 513 PHYSICAL SECURITY
Physical Security 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 is a central focus. This course reveals how to recognize security vulnerabilities and analyze risks. Students learn 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. This course will cover elements required for the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) credentials.
MCSL 523 INFORMATION SYSTEMS SECURITY
Information Systems Security examines how to successfully defend and protect today’s valuable resources— information and information systems. It covers a systematic and practical approach for establishing, managing and operating a comprehensive information assurance program.
MCSL 533 FINANCIAL SYSTEMS SECURITY
Financial Systems Security examines how to successfully defend and protect financial resources. Risks will be identified and the factors that influence them; e.g., theft, money laundering, corruption, bribery, etc. Risk management frameworks will be analyzed. The student will understand how to implement a fraud risk management program along with helping to create a strong ethical corporate culture. This course will cover elements required for the Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE) credentials.
MCSL 543 SECURITY LAW AND COMPLIANCE
Security Law and Compliance looks at the laws governing the operation of a security organization within a corporate entity. Most significantly, this course examines the implications and penalties for non-compliance with regulatory agencies (especially financial). The student will understand due diligence measures undertaken to deter non-compliance. The compliance statutes examined are not limited to: Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, U.S. Patriot Act, International Money Laundering Abatement and Anti-Terrorist Financing Act, 2001 (Title III of USA Patriot Act, 2001), the Bank Secrecy Act, 1970, UN Convention Against Corruption, OECD AntiBribery Convention, U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, etc.
MCSL 553 CORPORATE INVESTIGATIONS (Three Hours)
Corporate Investigations 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. This course will cover elements associated with the Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) credentials.
MCSL 563 CORPORATE ESPIONAGE, COUNTER INTELLIGENCE AND TERRORISM
Corporate Espionage, Counter Intelligence and Terrorism examines the surveillance and the theft of corporate ideas, product and strategy perpetrated by competitors and foreign governments on a company working both domestically and internationally. This course looks at counter intelligence frameworks to keep corporate information and product from falling into competitive or destructive hands by gathering information and intelligence. An examination of terrorism as it applies to corporate assets will also be examined; e.g., theories, threats, motivations, and counter measures.
MCSL 573 EXECUTIVE PROTECTION, KIDNAPPING, AND RANSOM PLANNING AND RESPONSE
Executive Protection, Kidnapping, and Ransom Planning and Response will examine managing a corporate executive protection program. Consideration is given to the depth and breadth of the program’s purpose and requirement. Key evaluations are given to proactive and reactive program in cases of kidnapping and ransom.
MCSL 583 SECURITY LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE
This course is designed to allow graduate students to research, examine, and develop a major project. The project will demonstrate the student’s ability to incorporate classroom academics with professional experiences to address in a real and practical way current issues and problems in the corporate security career fields. Students currently working in a corporate security career will enter into dialogue with their immediate Chief Executive Officer, Chief Security Officer, or designee, to assist in guiding their choice of project. Students not currently working in a criminal justice career will contact the Corporate Security Leadership professor for direction on their project. This course cannot be taken as a directed study.