Program Overview

The graduate certificate in Business Essentials for the Security Executive is a concentrated program that bridges an education and skills gap for security officers who are required to manage personnel, budgets, and operations, but who may lack a business background. This certificate helps prepare you for management and leadership roles within public safety organizations including police, fire, and emergency management, as well as within security divisions for corporations, government contractors, or federal agencies.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Distance Education Accrediting Commission,North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Requirements

    All APU graduate programs require you to have earned a minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

    School Overview

    The School of Health Sciences is dedicated to preparing our students for industries relative to careers in healthcare, nursing, exercise and fitness, and overall public health. Our engaging, interactive learning environment blends theory, research, and practical application to give our students a competitive advantage when they enter the workplace. Combining top academic credentials with practical expertise, our faculty is comprised of practicing public health professionals, sports management experts, sports administrators, and other professionals to ensure you’re learning from practitioners who are passionate about improving and optimizing human well-being. The school offers an array of career-focused programs to address the learning and development needs of health care, public health, sports and fitness industry professionals—including our new Health Information Management (HIM) Master of Science program as well as our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). Our nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and designed to emphasize three core areas of development from practitioner to scientist and leader; our sports management program incorporates accreditation standards through a partnership with the American Sport Education Program (ASEP)—enabling some students to earn various ASEP certifications; and our public health master’s program is focused to educate and develop capable leaders by aligning with academic-community partners to deliver curriculum that addresses current public health issues. Whether you’re considering entering the public safety or public health sectors, or you want to advance in your current career—the School of Health Sciences will help you meet your educational needs.

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