Not open to students who select this as a concentration in the MA - Intelligence Studies.

The graduate certificate in Competitive Intelligence is designed to help you apply intelligence processes and procedures in the commercial community by providing foundational knowledge of intelligence analysis, counterintelligence, national security policy, corporate finance, and criminal intelligence. This online certificate is useful for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of competitive intelligence without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Synthesize the salient themes of competitive intelligence.
  • Assess the application of intelligence studies processes and procedures to the commercial business environment.
  • Develop an original analysis of a competitive intelligence issue using current open source data and information.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

INTL616Ethical Challenges in the Intelligence Community3
LSTD517Law, Ethics and Cybersecurity3
SCMT538Industrial Espionage3
Select 3 courses from the following:9
Security Risk Management
Intelligence Analysis (Prerequisite: SSGS500 - Research Design and Methods)
Criminal Intelligence Analysis
Deception, Propaganda and Disinformation
Intrusion Detection and Incident Handling
Information Assurance
Total Semester Hours18