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Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Safety, Security and Risk Management

A degree in Security Management prepares students for a career in security related business. Throughout their studies, students develop the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in today's dynamic and competitive security environment. They acquire a broad understanding of security in various industry sectors and gain practical knowledge of all the basic functions of business.

Graduates will have essential skills in teamwork, communication and project work. As a key element of their studies, students collaborate with lecturers and experts from various security businesses to work on various projects and authentic security challenges in an international environment.

Security graduates are practically oriented and can work in different organizations and companies as experts and managers. They are able to employ analytical skills in decision-making and will have the competence in establishing and operating their own enterprises. The student develops his/her competence in designing and developing services.

The degree programme in Security Management (210 ECTS) consists of core competence (150 ECTS) and complementary competence (60 ECTS) modules. Complementary studies are available in risk management, corporate security and safety operations and international security. In addition, you have an opportunity to study more Information security as complementary competence.

Students can also choose study modules from other Laurea campuses and degree programs (Business Information Technology, Business management, for examples), other universities in the area as well as partner universities abroad.

Core competence (compulsory studies) 150 ECTS

Business Operations 30 ECTS

  • Business Process  10 ECTS

  • Understanding Customer Behaviour 5 ECTS

  • Business Environment in a Global Economy  5 ECTS

  • Profitable Business-1  5 ECTS

  • Introduction to Finnish Language and Culture-1  5 ECTS

Basics of Security and Risk  Management  30 ECTS

  • Basics of Corporate Security and Risk Management 10 ECTS

  • Management and Leadership  5 ECTS

  • Introduction to Information and Cyber Security 5 ECTS

  • Emergency Preparedness    5 ECTS

  • Professional Communication Skills 5 ECTS

Service Business 30 ECTS

  • Service Design  10 ECTS

  • Corporate Social Responsibility  5 ECTS

  • Digital Service Business and Marketing  10 ECTS

  • Service Business Management 5 ECTS

 Expert in a Work Community 30 ECTS

  • Placement -1    15 ECTS

  • Placement -2   15  ECTS

Expert in Development and Workplace Innovation 30 ECTS

  • Career Planning  5 ECTS (2+2+1)

  • Research Communications and Project Management  5 ECTS

  • Research and Development Methods  5 ECTS

  • Bachelor's Thesis  15 ECTS

Complementary competence (specialization studies) 60 ECTS

Complementary studies: module scope 15-30 ECTS focusing on

  • Risk management

  • Corporate security

  • Safety and international security

Career opportunities

  • security and safety specialist
  • security planning officer
  • security manager
  • risk manager
  • facility manager
  • head of risk management
  • head of security
  • fire inspector
  • security sector instructor

Exchange studies

Laurea exchange programme is a part of the internalisation of studies. Laurea has a network of around 250 international cooperation partners around the world. The network includes higher education institutions, companies and other organisations. Students will have an opportunity to study or do traineeship at one of the partners institutions of Laurea. Visit our SoleMOVE System to find out more about the partner institutions for your degree program. Our exchange planning officer will guide you through the process.Read more about student exchange programme at Laurea's partner institutions.



Next application period

9.1 - 24.1.2018
(Studies will begin in August 2018)


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Duration of Studies

210 ECTS,3.5 years

Tuition fees for Non-EU /EEA students

€8000 / academic year
Read information about available grants >>


Espoo (Leppävaara)

Language of study


Contact Information

Mari Koski
Head of Student Affairs

Senior Lecturer Juha Putkonen




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