Post Graduate Diploma in Security Management

Course Overview

Physical security over past decades has become increasingly more difficult for organizations. Technology and computer environments now allow more compromises to occur due to increased vulnerabilities

The main aim of this course is to expose you to the basic concepts, issues, approaches and practice that have attracted a great attention among scholars and policy makers in security management. The study also throws its search-light on the issues in security discourse, which have continued to attract growing attention among scholars in security studies. These issues have remained subjects, which have been baptized with several conceptual and theoretical positions of scholars.

Module 1 Introduction to Security Management

Unit 1: Meaning of Security

Unit 2: Discourse on Violence & Violent Crime

Unit 3: Domestic Violence

Unit 4: Theories of Violence

Unit 5: Theory of Crime Control

Module 2 Approaches to Security

Unit 1: Approaches to Security Management

Unit 2: Meaning of Intelligence

Unit 3: Intelligence Collection and Disciplines

Unit 4: Intelligence Analysis and Evaluation

Unit 4: Counter-Intelligence and Intelligence Security Management

MODULE 3 Management of Security Personnel 

Unit 1: Security Personnel Management I

Unit 2: Security Personnel Management II

Unit 3: Management of Job Stress among Security Personnel

Unit 4: Trauma Management in Security Career: REBT

Unit 5: Public Relations Management in Security Sector

MODULE 4 Operational Management and Capacity planning in Security Sector

Unit 1: Operational Management and Capacity planning in Security Sector

Unit 2: Issue of Asymmetric Aggression in Strategic Planning

Unit 3: Guerrilla Warfare and Tactical Measures to Counter-Guerilla

Unit 4: Relevance of Fortification Tactic in Security Management

Unit 5: Maneuver Tactic in Defense and Security Management

MODULE 5 Forms of Security  

Unit 1: Security: Meaning and Approaches

Unit 2: Forms of Security I

Unit 3: Forms of Security II 

Unit 4: Forms of Security III 

Unit 5:  Simulation in Security Planning and Management

MODULE 6 Security Threats

Unit 1:        Meaning & Types of Security Threat I: Natural Threats   

Unit 2:        Meaning & Types of Security Threat II: Manmade Threats 

Unit 3:        Information Warfare as a Security Threat

Unit 4:        Arms Production and Proliferation as a Potential Threat to Security 

Unit 5:        War as a Security Threat

MODULE 7 Safety Measures in Security Situations

Unit 1:             Safety Measures to Management of Natural Threats

Unit 2:             Safety Measures to the Management of Manmade Threats I

Unit 3:             Safety Measures to the Management of Manmade Threats II 

Unit 4:             Civil Security: Meaning and Approaches I 

Unit 5:             Civil Security: Meaning and Approaches II

MODULE 8 Intelligence in Security Management 

Unit 1:        Meaning of Intelligence  

Unit 2:        Intelligence Collection and Disciplines 

Unit 3:        Intelligence Analysis and Evaluation

Unit 4:        Counter Intelligence 

Unit 5:        Data Mining and Automated Data Analysis

Course Assignments

Participants will be required to submit 10 assignments, a research paper and one final examination for the period of 12 months to demonstrate their understanding of the course content. Assignments account for 60%, research paper accounts for 30% while Examination accounts for 10% of the marks.


Upon successful completion of the course, the participant will receive a Post Graduate Certificate of Merit and a transcript.

Certificate and Transcripts will be given after the successful completion of the course.

Organizers: Action Institute For Professional Studies

Course Duration: 52 weeks (12 months)

Target Region: Global

Language: English

FORMAT: Web-based and Distance Learning facilitated




Tel no: +254 727 616 783

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Duration: 12 Months
Level: Intermediate
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