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MANG6068 The Management of Corporate Security

Module Overview

Managing security is now an essential activity in most organisations, with poor security practices being blamed for failure in a variety of organisational contexts. This has resulted in a need for a greater number of consultants and experts with specialist knowledge of managing organisational security. This module responds to this need by drawing upon theory, research and examples to provide students with a broad understanding of the key conceptual and ‘human’ issues surrounding security threats and their effective management

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

To provide students with an introduction and grounding in the main themes, issues and theories surrounding the management of security in organisations. The course will consider the management of corporate security as an applied field of management studies.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The theoretical approaches to “real world” security issues;
  • The political, economic, social, technological, environmental and legal “drivers” of security issues;
  • The relationship between security management practice, theory and research;
  • The advantages and limitation of various security assessment (e.g., risk maps) and management techniques (e.g., environmental design);
  • The extent to which effective security management can be integrated into organisational practice to provide a competitive advantage;
  • The role security managers can play in addressing complex threats such as cybercrime, terrorism and organised crime;
  • How risk perceptions and knowledge can influence security management decision making.
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the relative strengths of a variety of security management techniques;
  • Use simple assessment tools and techniques to develop insights into specific security threats;
  • Gather and assess information that can be utilised to enhance organisational security;
  • Contribute to group activities aimed at identifying and managing security threats;
  • Critically evaluate the role of managerial practice in improving organisational security.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Critical thinking;
  • Verbal communication;
  • Information handling and critical analysis;
  • Reflection, assimilation and written communication (via preparation of the coursework).

Syllabus

• Security management theory • The nature of the modern security industry • Drivers of security issues • Strategic security planning • Cyber security management • Understanding and managing corporate crime • 'Situational’ crime management • Corporate responsibility • Terrorism • The psychology of security • Fraud and loss prevention

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

The management and deployment of security expertise is rapidly becoming a mainstream management issue. You will be encouraged to explore and reflect on the links between risk and security in both practical and theoretical contexts.

TypeHours
Teaching12
Independent Study63
Total study time75

Resources & Reading list

Borodzicz, E.P (2005). Risk, Crisis and Security Management. 

Van Brunschot, E. G., & Kennedy, L.W (2008). Risk Balance and Security. 

Newsome, B. (2014). A Practical Introduction to Security and Risk Management. 

Assessment

Formative

In-Class Questions and Answers

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (2000 words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Textbooks

Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/ recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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