online Graduate Certificate in Business Essentials for Security Executive Professionals

If you're searching for specialized education to prepare for the unique demands of security executive management, you've arrived at the right place. Our university is a leader in educating our nation's security, law enforcement, and homeland security executives.

This graduate certificate is designed for today's security leader or aspiring chief security officer seeking advanced business skills to manage increasing duties such as overseeing personnel, budgets, and day-to-day operations. Our program was developed based on research conducted by a leading group of senior security executives, who identified the business skills and proficiencies necessary for today's security professional.

In our Business Essentials for the Security Executive program, you will:

  • Examine core fundamentals of chief security officer management
  • Analyze key data systems and methods for enhancing managerial decision-making
  • Explore leadership approaches to building and maintaining effective organizations
  • Translate economic indicators and accounting processes into sound budget allocation
  • Connect with our expansive network of security and management professionals

In addition, courses completed for this graduate certificate can be directly applied to a full Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Classes are delivered entirely online, allowing you the flexibility to complete a quality education while balancing your work-life priorities. This program draws security and law enforcement professionals from a variety of military, federal, general public, and private management sectors.

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Affordable rates, minimal fees, and plenty of help with financial aid. Primary cost displayed is for those students who are eligible for our military grant.

Undergraduate $250 per credit hour $270/credit hour standard rate Master’s Degree & Graduate Certificate $325 per credit hour $350/credit hour standard rate

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93% military & military-affiliated undergraduates applied transfer credit

Book Grant Savings: Ebooks are provided at no cost for students enrolled in undergraduate courses for credit.

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At American Military University, our expert faculty and industry advisors work to shape a quality, relevant, online education that responds to the needs of working adults looking to advance their education in order to meet professional goals. Come discover how our award-winning, accredited education can help you reach your next level.

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Lance Arnold
Lance Arnold
M.A., Criminal Justice

The pursuit of my degree taught me some valuable life and educational lessons that developed me into a better leader and more valuable asset to my agency.

Colt Tallent
Colt Tallent
B.A., Intelligence Studies

The education I received has proven invaluable as I advance within the realm of intelligence studies, and it has no doubt enhanced my competitiveness in meeting the needs of U.S. national security.

Chanda Chann
Chanda Chann
B.A., Management

At each and every step of the way I had the support needed to move toward the ultimate goal—graduation and pursuing my career ambitions.

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After you submit your application, an admissions representative will walk you through the steps you need to get started.

Classes begin October 7.

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