Mercy College's Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate and Homeland Security Management is a 4-year degree offered through the School of Business. It is the first undergraduate degree of its kind, designed to provide a comprehensive background for students interested in pursuing professional managerial careers in the private or public sectors where business and security skills coexist.
The B.S. degree in Corporate and Homeland Security Management offers students a cutting-edge degree: one which speaks to the expanding and dynamic role that security now plays in virtually every business and government career.
Corporate and Homeland Security Fast Facts
Coursework focusing on the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
Emphasis on team building within a dynamic environment.
Internships with agencies securing the country.
Gain a multidisciplinary degree by taking courses in business and security concepts.
By the end of this program, students should be able to:
Explain general emergency management, business management, and budgetary principles, as they relate to private and public sector security operations and disaster preparedness.
Describe the social, economic, and legal aspects of corporate and homeland security management in today’s complex world.
Conduct a risk assessment and analyze the threat of terrorism on business both domestically and globally.
Act ethically, as it relates to business management.
Use technology with regards to information management.
Communicate knowledge of security-related information effectively through written and oral formats.
Apply mitigation and preparedness skills in response to natural and manmade disasters.
Articulate the role of the National Incident Management System in collaborating and integrating resources to respond to, manage, and recover from national emergencies.
Function effectively as team members and, where appropriate, as team leaders.
Corporate and Homeland Security B.S. Curriculum
General Liberal Arts and Sciences
General Education Requirements 60 Credits
ECON 210, 230, SOCL 101, 212, and PSYN 101 are prerequisites for the major and must be used to fulfill general education requirements
Core 21 Credits
Concentration Courses 24 Credits
Open Electives 15 Credits
Total of 120 Credits
Students who choose the major concentration in Corporate and Homeland Security must complete:
Corporate and Homeland Security Core
CHSC 120 Investigative Tech & Reporting
CHSC 140 Intro to Homeland Security
CHSC 235 Foundations Risk Management
CHSC 245 Legal Aspects Security Management
IASP 230 Introduction to Cybersecurity or IASP 330 Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity
MGMT 225 Principles of Management
MGMT 255 Info Systems for Management
Corporate and Homeland Security *
CHSC 315 Terrorism
CHSC 325 Person/Physical Property Security
CHSC 345 Corporate Security/National Infrastructure
CHSC 350 Security Crisis Management
CHSC 435 Advanced Risk Management
CHSC 445 Homeland Defense Structure/National Incd Management
MGMT 340 Organizational Behavior
SOCL 255 Managing Human Conflict I
Any five courses
* There is a 15-credit residency requirement in the major concentration of Corporate and Homeland Security, which must be satisfied by Corporate and Homeland Security (CHSC) courses.
Graduates may seek positions such as public safety (Police/Fire/EMS), criminal justice, emergency management, federal law enforcement, government service (local, state, federal), cybersecurity, national security intelligence, U.S. defense and armed forces, and corporate security.