Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin 
    
    Jan 23, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2018-2019 Graduate Bulletin

Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences


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Corporate Security Leadership, MSCS

Mission Statement

Missouri Baptist University’s Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership prepares the student to serve as a corporation’s Subject Matter Expert (SME) and leader in: ethical management; physical security; information systems security; financial systems security; security law and compliance; corporate investigations; corporate espionage, counter intelligence and terrorism; executive protection, kidnapping & ransom planning and response; and security problem resolution.

Goals for the MBU Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership Program are:

  • To teach, empower, and inspire our students for service and lifelong learning.
  • To prepare students to serve as a/the security leader of corporations.
  • To prepare students to make consistently accurate, ethical decisions.
  • To prepare students to be a corporation’s Subject Matter Expert (SME) in key aspects of the security industry.
  • To prepare students to pass qualifying exams to earn key certification credentials.

Overview

Missouri Baptist University’s Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership is designed for career oriented students who wish to advance their expertise in security leadership, prepare for corporate promotion, or transition into a security leadership position from a related career field such as criminal justice, national defense, etc.

The MSCS also extends the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest: building environmentally sound security solutions; transportations systems security; health care systems security; retail systems security; manufacturing systems security; and emergency, disaster and contingency planning.

The MBU Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership Program is a thirty-six (36) semester hour program offered exclusively online. Nine (9) core leadership courses comprise twenty-seven (27) semester hours of the program. The remaining nine (9) semester hours are elective leadership courses.

Half of the core courses will be offered during the fall semester and the other half in the spring semester. Electives will be offered in the summer and will rotate topics. The capstone course will be offered each semester, but must be taken during the student’s final semester.

Summary of the Master’s Degree Process

To earn the Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership degree, students must complete each of the following steps:

  1. The student must develop a comprehensive plan of study with the Graduate Advisor.
  2. The student must complete all coursework included in the plan of study.
  3. The student must complete a capstone project.
  4. An Application for Graduation, signed by the student, Graduate Advisor and Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review, must be filed with the Graduate Office and the Records Office in the semester prior to the term in which the student intends to graduate.
  5. Students must pay the required graduation fee. Students are encouraged to participate in the graduation ceremony scheduled the first Tuesday evening after the last Saturday in April of each academic year. Students must notify the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review and the Director of Records if they choose not to participate. Students must pay the graduation fee whether they attend commencement or not.
  6. All graduate students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in order to graduate from the program.

Transfer Students/Transfer Credits

Transfer credits must have been earned within the seven (7) years prior to entry into the Graduate Studies Program. Transfer credits must be approved by the Graduate advisor and the Division Chair or Program Director and must have grades of A, B, S, CR, or P. Students may not take courses from other graduate programs while enrolled at Missouri Baptist without written approval from the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review.

Students entering the Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership program may transfer up to six (6) graduate credits from another regionally accredited college or university. The total hours transferred to Missouri Baptist, including courses from other programs while enrolled, may not exceed six (6) hours. Students must complete at least thirty (30) hours of credit, including MCSL 583 Security Leadership Capstone , at Missouri Baptist University. Students must complete the capstone class online at MBU.

The University only recognizes institutions accredited by the current edition of Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education published by the CHEA and the American Council on Education.

Directed Studies

Courses in the Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership program are not available for directed study.

Capstone Requirement

All students seeking the Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership program degree are required to take MCSL 583 Security Leadership Capstone  in which they will be required to complete a leadership project. This course may not be taken until the student has completed all other courses in the program for the Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership degree. Students are required to earn a grade of B or better in this course. The capstone project course must be completed through Missouri Baptist University.

Exit Examination

The Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership degree does not require an exit exam.

Qualifying Examinations for Professional Credentials

Missouri Baptist University’s Master of Science in Corporate Security Leadership holds relationship with the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS) International and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE); each key certification sources of professional security knowledge, skill and conducts. Course work is designed to prepare the student to take qualifying exams to earn the Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Certified Professional Investigator (CPI) credentials.

Criminal Justice, MSCJ

Mission Statement

In keeping with the Mission of Missouri Baptist University, the Mission of the Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree Program is to develop students into leaders and innovators in all Criminal Justice Fields of Expertise based upon proven methods, best practices and validated research; while maintaining harmony with the Holy Scriptures, which is the ultimate Divine Authority on all matters related to justice.

Overview

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice Program is designed for career oriented students who desire to advance their expertise in ethical leadership and prepare for advancement within their profession. This online degree program promotes the development of leadership and administrative competencies to enable graduates to perform management roles in a variety of careers in Criminal Justice. 

There are no prerequisite criminal justice courses for admission to the program. Students who have not had any Criminal Justice experience or Criminal Justice undergraduate classes may wish to consider taking CRJS 133 Introduction to Criminal Justice and CRPO 453 Constitutional Law I prior to beginning the master’s program. The culminating Capstone Project must be taken as the student’s last course. 

Our 36 hour program is 100% online and fits into the busy and varied schedule of all Criminal Justice Professionals. Students accepted into this program are able to enroll in courses every eight (8) weeks. Students can take courses whenever their schedule allows, or complete all requirements within one year – whichever works best for them. 

In addition to financial aid available for eligible students, fulltime Criminal Justice Professionals may apply for a $500 Law Enforcement Grant for each semester in which they manage a full-time course load (6 Hours). To be eligible for the grant, students must submit a copy of their Law Enforcement identification card at the beginning of each academic year to the Financial Services Office. 

Summary of the Master’s Degree Process

To earn the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree, students must complete each of the following steps:

  1. The student must develop a comprehensive plan of study with the Graduate Advisor.
  2. The student must complete all coursework included in the plan of study.
  3. The student must complete a capstone project.
  4. An Application for Graduation, signed by the student, Graduate Advisor and Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review, must be filed with the Graduate Office and the Records Office in the semester prior to the term in which the student intends to graduate.
  5. Students must pay the required graduation fee. Students are encouraged to participate in the graduation ceremony scheduled the first Tuesday evening after the last Saturday in April of each academic year. Students must notify the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review and the Director of Records if they choose not to participate. Students must pay the graduation fee whether they attend commencement or not.
  6. All graduate students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in order to graduate from the program.

Transfer Students/Transfer Credits

Transfer credits must have been earned within the seven (7) years prior to entry into the Graduate Studies Program. Transfer credits must be approved by the Graduate advisor and the Division Chair or Program Director and must have grades of A, B, S, CR, or P. Students may not take courses from other graduate programs while enrolled at Missouri Baptist without written approval from the Vice President for Graduate Studies and Academic Program Review.

Students entering the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program may transfer up to six (6) graduate credits from another regionally accredited college or university. The total hours transferred to Missouri Baptist, including courses from other programs while enrolled, may not exceed six (6) hours. Students must complete at least thirty (30) hours of credit, including CRJS 583 Capstone Project , at Missouri Baptist University. Students must complete the capstone class online at MBU.

The University only recognizes institutions accredited by the current edition of Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education published by the CHEA and the American Council on Education.

Directed Studies

Courses in the Master of Science in Criminal Justice program are not available for directed study.

Capstone Requirement

All students seeking the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree are required to take CRJS 583 Capstone Project  in which they will be required to complete a research project. This course may not be taken until the student has completed all other courses in the program for the Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree. Students are required to earn a grade of B or better in this course. The capstone project course must be completed through Missouri Baptist University.

Exit Examination

The Master of Science in Criminal Justice degree does not require an exit exam.

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