KUSOM Security Management      
Developing professionals for managing security functions

Security situation and its perception have both changed considerably in the recent past – as much in the global arena as in Nepal.  With increasing concern for security of individuals, groups, and institutions, the need and demand for better security environment have exponentially grown.  A new understanding of security function in the society is emerging.  This requires a different and comprehensive approach to managing security function across all segments of the society.

Traditional concepts and approaches limited security only to the hard core elements associated with the military and police operations.  They are grossly inadequate to serve the need of the present time.  Security now cuts across political, economic, social, cultural, industrial, and environmental issues both as causes and consequences, deeply influencing the existence and operations of a community and its institutions.  Equally significantly, security is now closely embedded with the basic needs of an individual.  Today, it is integrated into the national development framework.

Responding to this emerging concept of security and the security needs it has created, some universities in the west have recently taken up the challenge of preparing human resources for professionally managing security function in line with the evolving nature of and requirements in the security sector.  In South Asia, Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM) is the first to recognize the need for academic initiation in security management study.  With the two years experience of running Post Graduate Diploma program in security discipline, KUSOM, continuing its role as leader management school in the country, now also offers Master degree program Security Management.

You need this program…

  • If you are a development or industrial project manager;
  • If you are a business enterprise manager or owner;
  • If you are a security agency operator;
  • If you are a crime or security issue reporter;
  • If you are a human rights campaigner;
  • If you are an academician or researcher in security discipline;
  • If you are in a security related organization;
  • If you wish to develop yourself as a security analyst or strategist; and
  • If you wish to choose career in growing national and international security sector.

What are the benefits of this program?

  • You can understand wider aspects of security issues;
  • You can gain security management knowledge and skills;
  • You can enhance professionalism needed for security management;
  • You can initiate business in security fields;
  • You can teach, research, and provide consulting in security discipline;
  • You can analyze and contribute in national security policy and strategy;
  • You can handle business and development programs from security management perspective;
  • You can ensure security of organizations; and
  • You can join or advance in security management career in public, private, academic, and international organizations.

Where can you place yourself after this?

  • Private business and corporate houses;
  • Public enterprises and utilities;
  • International security sector reform projects;
  • United Nations organizations;
  • National security organizations;
  • Private security organizations;
  • Universities and research institutions; and
  • Post-conflict peace keeping missions.

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