Halogen launches professional MBA programme in security management
Halogen School of Security Management and Technology has signed a memorandum of understanding with Babcock Centre for Executive Development of the Babcock University, on Tuesday 29th August, 2017. The collaboration seeks to provide a specialized post-graduate program titled “Professional MBA in Security Management” (PMBA). This programme will start week commencing 30th October 2017 at the Ilisan Campus.
The aim of this initiative is to broaden the knowledge base and develop the next generation of industry leaders with advanced security and technology skills required to tackle the security and risk challenges facing our nation. Security has become an important aspect of human nature as the world has become smaller, open and exposed without boundaries, noting the rapid influence of the internet and cyber space.
The signing ceremony was witnessed by Wale Olaoye, managing director and chief CEO of Halogen Security Ltd; the MoU was signed by Ademola Tayo, president and vice chancellor of Babcock University, and Adebowale Adeagbo, chief operating officer at the Halogen School of Security Management and Technology.
Speaking on the partnership, Adeagbo said, “the future of every nation depends on how you nurture and grow the capacity of your next generation. Hence we need new skills that will manage the varied facets of our security. We believe that this programme – which will be 70% online so as to enable flexible learning – will change the equation and ensure new competencies and capabilities are developed whilst we disrupt the way we learn and tackle security in a strategic way.”
Olaoye noted that the program is set to release the next generation of risk managers who are no longer looking at security the way we do today.
He said: “these will be experts who are able to lead our national security space in a more strategic way, as they tackle head on, the challenges of our current and the future exposure in an open world.”
“National security today is not limited to the statutory and private forces, but must be looked at from broader perspectives, in terms of food, technology, medicine, ethics, human relations, electronics, physical and the entire component of what makes life a living for people. These perspectives thus take security to a different dimension, noting the realities of the world today,” he added, concluding that the new generation of risk managers the program will breed will ensure the safety and security of the entire existential space.
In his address Ademola Tayo said: “We are excited about this partnership, understanding that Halogen is a household name when it comes to providing security and the training needed in our challenging environment. It is also important to note that Babcock University is known for excellence.
Therefore, this marriage of ‘gown and town’ will definitely make things work better in our country, particularly at this time when there is consistent and heightened insecurity across the world and indeed in our country.”
He added that the emergent of security professionals through the programme will bring about the positive change that Nigeria acutely requires presently.
The Halogen School of Security Management was inaugurated 1st of June, 2013. The company was established to provide training in security studies and this institution has evolved in its capacity building in risk management, policy and strategy. The partnership between the organizations will therefore activate the essential learning and knowledge required with regards to address a top-most national and international agenda – security.
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