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International Security Management
(Master of Arts)

University Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL)
Study International Security Management
Degree Master of Arts
Study time 4 Semester (third Semester usually consist of a six-month internship)
Costs No tution fees
Website International Security Management (Master of Arts)

General information

The Master's degree programme International Security Management (ISM) provides an interdisciplinary course at the interface of security-related disciplines drawn from the Legal Sciences, Information Technology, Economics and the Social Sciences.

The consecutive English-language degree programme is open to graduates of Bachelor's degree courses from Risk and Security Management. The degree programme is also open to applicants with a degree in Economics, Administration, Social Sciences, Tourism, Logistics, Facility Management or Computer Science. A pre-requisite is a strong interest in security topics.

Study profile

Security is an important issue for business, public administration and NGOs. The tasks relating to it span increasingly international dimensions. The M.A. International Security Management aims at preparing students for positions in this field by providing them with broad interdisciplinary knowledge and practically oriented skills.

This degree programme was developed in cooperation with industrial and company security experts as well as police and policy specialists. The programme has, additionally, close contacts to professional associations and interest groups in the field.
It qualifies graduates to assume management roles in commercial and state security organizations as well as to shoulder demanding security tasks in nationally and internationally-active companies and state agencies, NGOs and aid organizations.

Study content

The Master's degree programme combines aspects of Security Studies with practical applications such as Risk, Crisis and Catastrophe Management; the protection of critical infrastructures; and Quality Assurance in the Security sector, all in terms of professionalism, Human Rights and Accountability etc.
Module overview for the Master's degree programme
  • Module 1: Research and Methodology
  • Module 2: Globalisation, Security Challenges & Governance
  • Module 3: International Management of Risks and Crises
  • Module 4: Organisation, Leadership and Economics of Security Management I
  • Module 5: Normative Theories, Ethics and Accountability in International Security Management I
  • Module 6: Crime Control in a Global Environment
  • Module 7: Organisation, Leadership and Economics of Security Management II
  • Module 8: Information, Knowledge Protection and CyberSecurity
  • Module 9: Normative Theories, Ethics and Accountability in International Security Management II
  • Module 10: Current Issues in International Security Management
  • Module 11: Elective A: Mobility and Transport, Elective B: Event Security

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