ISMA THI CourseISMA-THI Course: Strategic Security Management

April 8-10, 2024
Daily 8:30 a.m. — 18:30 p.m. Central European Time
Ingolstadt, Germany
Presented in English

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 three-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.

  • Enrollment fee includes tuition, program materials, coffee breaks and most meals. Attendees are responsible for travel and hotel accommodations. Attendee hotel information will be available upon enrollment.

  • The deadline to register is 25 March.

Investment: $4000 + VAT per attendee 

This event is conducted under Chatham House rule and attendees are expected to adhere to the event code of conduct and COVID-19 protocols.

Cancellation policy: Once fees are paid, they are not refundable; however, a replacement participant who meets the attendee qualifications can be substituted.

Registration has closed. Please contact Membership Services and Operations Manager Lacey Miller, with any questions.

Program Design

The course is conducted in English and consists of four days of intensive 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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Hotel Information

Attendees are encouraged to stay at the Maritim Hotel, which is adjacent to the THI campus and a short walk to the classroom. Please visit this website to make a room reservation.

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.