Online Graduate Certificate in CORPORATE SECURITY OPERATIONS

The security industry isn’t what it used to be. Threats manifest differently in the modern world — whether it’s a cyber or physical attack. And more sophisticated threats require more specialized skills. We can help develop yours.

Our online graduate certificate in corporate security operations builds on your knowledge of loss prevention, security management and homeland security.


Earn your certificate in 1 year or less.


Complete coursework 100% online.


Learn from a veteran faculty of safety professionals with public and private sector experience.


Benefit from EKU’s interactive course delivery and discussion boards.

Rankings and Accreditation

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Included among “America’s Top Colleges”.
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Included in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of top colleges and universities.
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Ranked 7th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.
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Designated as one of America’s most Veteran-Friendly campuses.
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What you can learn


Teamwork is at the heart of our corporate security operations certificate program. You can collaborate with expert faculty and gain insight into cybersecurity management, infrastructure protection, risk analysis and security intelligence. It’s a level of immersion that can prepare you to protect every aspect of an enterprise.

You’ll emerge with the qualifications to pursue emergency management specialist or information security analyst roles in a public, private or nonprofit setting.

Study with us and you can:
  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and understand your role in homeland security
  • Understand how the intelligence community operates and aid in decision-making
  • Earn your certificate alongside your master’s or independently

EKU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), which means your education is held to the highest standards, just like you will be as a leader in your industry.

"I've been here for about 14 years. I've only been a professor for three of those. For the other 11 years, I was a federal contractor of the Department of Homeland Security and a federal contractor to the Department of Justice. I've been in the field; I've talked to these folks. I understand what they need from students. I've brought that experience to the classroom so that I could share that and make these students very successful for their potential employers."Ryan Baggett, Homeland Security Instructor
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Corporate Security Operations Courses

SSE 827 Issues in Security Management
Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to assets protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation, and resource allocation.
HLS 810 Infrastructure Protection and Risk Analysis
Foundations for providing security and resilience to the nation’s critical infrastructure with an emphasis on risk management.
HLS 850 Foundations in Cybersecurity Management
Identification and application of cybersecurity management principles within private sector organizations as well as the identification, analysis and application of national cybersecurity policies, initiatives and frameworks. Concentration on prevention, response and recovery of cyberattacks from a management perspective.
HLS 820 Security Intelligence
Principles of security intelligence and its application to private sector security, risk and resilience efforts as well as operational models in an effort to safeguard physical, cyber and human assets and to enable informed decision-making.