Education Pathways to Corporate Security Careers
The most common degree program feeding the profession before was criminal justice. Now, practitioners can choose from a wide variety of education and courses that support learning in all aspects of contemporary security practice.
Cultural and geopolitical events have raised public awareness of the need for strong security programs both in the public and private sectors. Learning institutions have reacted to this need and have increased the diversity of their risk- and security-oriented programs.
Besides industry-relevant degree programs, many have created centers of excellence surrounding the profession. One example would be the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Study at George Mason University. Institutions like Harvard Kennedy School also partner with security associations and organizations to offer relevant education and courses.
The decision about which educational path to take depends on many factors….
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