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ASIS and IE Business School collaborate to educate security managers

Published on 6 January, 2011
 The new education programme expands the knowledge of security managers
ASIS International and IE Business School have collaborated to impart a management programme

ASIS International (ASIS) , the pre-eminent organisation for security professionals, and IE Business School, a leading global business school, announced the introduction of Effective Management for Security Professionals-a five day executive education programme for mid-to-upper level security managers. The new certificate programme, which focuses on business fundamentals, will be offered February 28-March 3, 2011 on the IE Business School campus in Madrid, Spain.

Content for the new programme draws from IE Business School's graduate curriculum and includes sessions on topics such as finance, strategy, marketing, and leadership, as well as corporate governance and change management. Through a series of interactive discussions, case studies, and teamwork exercises, participants are exposed to the frameworks and tools required to succeed in a competitive, international business environment.

"Our partnership with IE Business School and the addition of this new executive education programme demonstrates our commitment to advancing the professionalism of ASIS members around the globe," stated ASIS President Joseph R. "Bob" Granger, CPP. "Mid-level security professionals who seek to advance in their careers now have the opportunity to build and strengthen necessary business acumen and gain the ability to confidently formulate and effectively ‘sell' their security plans."

 Management programme for security professionals would cover topics like finance, leadership, marketing etc.

"IE's objective is to train leaders in all fields of professional activity - leaders who create collective value by instigating competitive business projects without losing sight of their responsibilities and commitments to their environment," says IE Business School Dean, Santiago Iñiguez. "We are convinced that successful business professionals of the future will be those that best know how to interact with an increasingly sophisticated and demanding social environment, accepting with full responsibility their role in the collective creation of value. This philosophy is present in our attitude, our vision, and in our understanding of how to develop professionals in the current business environment."

This programme expands the scope of ASIS executive education offerings joining the Wharton/ASIS Programme for Security Executives, established in 2004, and the new Business Concepts for the Effective Security Manager, which was developed in partnership with Boston-based Northeastern University. The registration fee for ASIS members is 3.600€; nonmembers' registration fee is 4.500€.

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