Master of Science in Management - Homeland Security Concentration

Homeland Security has become a concern at all levels of government and in a wide variety of organizations. The Master of Science in Management with a concentration in Homeland Security (MSM-HLS) program has been designed to combine essential organizational research and analysis skills with a deep understanding of the variety of threats facing the United States, its communities, and its organizations. The seven required courses in Homeland Security are based on the curriculum of the Masters of Homeland Security as developed by the US Naval Postgraduate School. CTU is a member of the Homeland Security and Defense Education Consortium.


MSM Program prepares the student to:

  • Evaluate the appropriate leadership and management actions needed across disciplines and in various global environments
  • Synthesize theory and practice in day-to-day managerial decision making and organizational change
  • Apply appropriate strategic, technical, operational, and ethical principles to solve organizational challenges and meet organizational goals and objectives.


MSM- HLS program competencies:

  • Lead and direct technical initiatives and operations
  • Analyze and develop strategies for improving organizational processes and operations
  • Work effectively as problem-solving team member
  • Conduct, use, and evaluate professional applied research
  • Analyze models of Homeland Security and effectively communicate them
  • Demonstrate an understanding of terrorism and the psychology of fear
  • Assess threats to the infrastructure
  • Evaluate technological solutions to problems of Homeland Security
  • Examine the relationship between Homeland Security-related organizations and government

Degree Requirements

Courses: Core

FINC615Applied Managerial Finance


INTD670Leadership and Ethical Decision-Making


IT600IT Management


MGMT604Organizational Behavior


MGMT690Strategic Management in Dynamic Environments


MKTG630Applied Managerial Marketing


PM600Project Management Processes in Organizations


Total Credit Hours:28

Courses: Concentration

HLS600Homeland Security Fundamentals


HLS610Dynamics of Terrorism


HLS640Vulnerability Analysis and Protection


HLS650Homeland Security and Government


HLS685Homeland Security Capstone


Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 48


  • Colorado Springs
  • Aurora (Denver Area)
  • Virtual Campus

Area of Study

  • Business & Management
  • Security Studies & Criminal Justice