Master’s in Safety, Security & Emergency ManagementCORPORATE SECURITY OPERATIONSConcentration

Security is foundational to every company. Without it, private information might be compromised and find its way into the wrong hands. And when data is at risk, so is a company’s reputation. You can protect both. Channel your expertise in information networks with our online master’s in corporate security operations. You can emerge with the confidence to navigate threats and lead your team to neutralize them.

Graduate in as few as 2 years.

Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework.

Nationally and internationally recognized faculty.

Professional opportunities with internships and career development.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

You can receive credit for up to 6 hours upon completion of 240 hours of OTI training and two topical seminar courses. Learn more about other training that can help you earn master's credit.

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.

What you can learn

Security threats impact every industry, but in different ways, such as fraud, terrorism and disgruntled employees. Each require a specific level of protection from physical and digital attacks.

That’s why organizations and institutions rely on assertive and effective leadership to manage each crisis. They’ll look to you when disaster strikes, and you need to be ready. We can help.

Our master’s in corporate security operations program connects online learning with the real world, which means you can apply your knowledge in a public, private or nonprofit setting. Your specialized skills can qualify you for positions like emergency management specialist or information security analyst.

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.

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 aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Enhance your credentials with one of EKU’s graduate-level certificates
"The EKU Masters in Safety program was a hassle-free opportunity to gain job security and a beneficial education in an environment where I grew as a professional and individual."Tina McAllister, Masters in Safety graduate


Corporate Security Operations

Concentration 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.