ISMA THI CourseISMA-THI Course: Strategic Security Management

March 15-18, 2021
Daily 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m. Central European Time
Virtually via Zoom
Presented by THI University at Ingolstadt, Germany

The International Security Management Association and Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) have partnered to develop the "Strategic Security Management" course. This course offers CSOs and their senior management teams an opportunity to develop business acumen in order to better integrate security into the business and position it as a thought leader and trusted partner. This 3-day certificate course is based on THI’s existing Security & Safety Management MBA course. The course is designed by Dr. Marc Knoppe, Professor for International Retail Management, Strategic Marketing & Innovation Management; Head of Strategic Partnerships, Security & Safety Management (MBA).


  • Open to ISMA members and their staff; limited to one attendee per company

  • Space is limited to 15 seats and the event will sell out

  • Enrollment is confirmed only upon receipt of full payment

  • Additional 2021 dates will be announced at a later date

Investment: $4000 per attendee

Please contact your Membership Services Administrator, Lacey Miller, with any questions.

Program Design

The course consists of four days of intensive virtual classroom instruction organized into three modules:

  • Security Value Chain Management Module

    • Understand risk analysis and stakeholder integration in a global context

    • Understand key stakeholder groups and business processes

  • Strategic Management Module

    • Develop a process for a security business strategy

    • Understand both internal and external security communication

    • Empower senior security leaders for the board

  • Security Business Case Module

    • Develop a security business case as part of an enterprise value chain management strategy

    • Understand how to apply these strategic tools to a corporate process

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ISMA-THI Partnership

In 2019, ISMA and THI established a robust partnership to offer ISMA’s first executive education program outside of North America. ISMA is proud of this partnership and looks forward to many years of collaboration.

About THI

Since its foundation in 1994, Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt (THI) has developed a wide range of programs that prepare students to use scientific methods in their professional career. It provides excellent learning and working conditions for 140 professors, more than 500 employees and more than 5800 students from around the globe to create the necessary framework for a short period of study and a high level of success.

This event is conducted under Chatham House Rule and attendees are expected to abide by the ISMA event code of conduct.