Professional Security Manager (PSM) - security/risk Management

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Corporate security is a constantly growing area of the large field of security services - globalization, growing crime rates, terrorism, fraud, white-collar crime, theft, extortion, espionage, kidnap for ransom - these are just some examples of the threats companies are facing today. It won't come as a surprise that more and more companies employ security managers or risk managers.

Risk assessment and management mainly aims at loss prevention. Every kind of crime against a company results in some form of loss. Risk assessment and management is the method to identify precisely the risks and all probable effects those risks will have on the company, persons or organization that is to be protected. The goals are to minimize the risks to an acceptable level and the proper implementation of pertinent counter-measures to deal with the remaining elements associated with the risks. A certain part of all possible risks cannot be totally eliminated, but it can be managed.

It is the task of the professional risk manager to properly research and analyze the actual situation (risk assessment), by assimilation of all relevant data, and then develop a professional security plan which lays out in detail how to implement actions designed to avoid, reduce, or eliminate risks.

 The risk manager must be able to identify risk on just about any level, in each department of any given company. This ranges from the pure and simple static guard at the gate and workplace security, fire fighting etc. all the way up to each and every department (production, sale, administration, archives, personnel screening etc.), fighting crime within the company, and it includes the top management as well. The risk manager will need to be able to properly investigate, proceed crime scenes and handle evidence, have in-depth knowledge of law and economics, must be able to counter espionage and support the own intelligence efforts, coordinate and lead close protection efforts and communicate with law enforcement agencies just as well, as with the press and many other tasks.

The modern risk manager can't be incident driven. He must always expect the unexpected and never fall in along side those people who think bad things only happen to other people. Just because a certain crime has not yet happened, it doesn't mean it CANNOT happen. And just as the range of possible crimes, accidents, incidents and crisis' is very broad, the risk manager needs a very broad set of skills and intensive knowledge.

This PSM course teaches the student the complete knowledge any modern, competent risk manager will need in order to successfully achieve the goals laid out above. Risk management is one of the most versatile professions in modern security. The BSA teachers and tutors are very experienced security professionals and counselors with many years under their belts. The faculty also comprises lawyers and economists teach the pertinent subjects. Risk management, as the name implies, traditionally is much more of a management type of profession, as a risk manager you will assess, collect data, analyze the data, formulate security plans and implement those plans. However, in order to enlarge your career options and personal value, the PSM course also includes topics such as crisis management, crisis intervention, travel security, investigation, intelligence/counter-intelligence, processing crime scene and evidence, basic close protection, communicative skills, law, psychology, criminology, counter/anti terror strategies and more. 

We are convinced that upon graduation of our complete PSM course, you will be amongst the top risk managers worldwide. Because that is the case, we offer a built-in and guaranteed career option in that our security agency will employ each PSM graduate!

The PSM study course is a college-level, comprehensive and complete course. It also includes an internship (optional but we strongly advise to use that option), a number of important seminars and complete tutoring by experiences teachers during the complete study course.

This course is a great additional training for former military, law enforcement or security personnel and it will expand your career options way beyond your current possibilities plus you have the guaranteed option to work full time for our own upon graduation.

Tuition fee PSM: 7,500 EURO (about 8,500.00 USD depending on current exchange rate)  - including the complete PSM study course, all seminars, tutoring, access online campus, training material, internship with possibility to earn your first money as a risk manager, all exams and certification PSM "Certified Professional Risk Manager"

Duration: 18-24 months, depending on the chosen options (BSA level II or levelII plus certificates)

Requirements: min. of 21 years of age, clean bill of health, no criminal record, high school diploma or equivalent.


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