Embry-Riddle Prescott's College of Business, Security and Intelligence (CBSI) represents the first comprehensive degree-granting college of its kind in the United States. CBSI focuses on the training of future business, security and intelligence professionals, on both the national and international level. Here at CBSI, we are addressing some of the most critical challenges of our time, and the demand for our graduates is strong. The College’s courses of study emphasize undergraduate and graduate research in the fields of global business, international security and global intelligence. The knowledge and solutions that are created today will lead to laws and policies tomorrow. With strong programs in Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Spanish, CBSI also remains committed to integrating foreign language study within its undergraduate programs.
Representing Embry-Riddle alongside over 130 institutions from across the U.S., the team ranked fourth overall and first among undergraduate teams at the DOE’s 2021 CyberForce Competition in November.
What does it take to build a successful career in physical security? Thanks to professors like Alan Saquella, students in Prescott’s College of Business, Security and Intelligence (CBSI) have all (or at least most) of the answers by the time they graduate.
A former polygraph examiner and the 16-year Director of Security and Investigations at Cox Communications, Saquella has a wealth of knowledge that he loves to share with Embry-Riddle students. His expertise ranges from investigating corporate crimes like embezzlement to designing complex and effective security systems for corporate buildings.
Meet the Dean
Dr. Thomas Drape, Ph.D.
Tom Drape, Ph.D., earned a bilingual doctorate with honors from IESE Business School in Barcelona (Spain) and taught at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany).
Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Aviation Business Administration (ABA) is geared toward students who want to build a strong business foundation, with the networking skills required for a management career in the aviation/aerospace industry. ABA students select from exciting concentrations in Management, Airport Management, Financial Management, Supply Chain Management in Aviation & Aerospace, Fixed-Wing Flight Operations or Helicopter Flight Operations.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree provides graduates with the knowledge and skills essential for successful entry into desirable business careers. Students emerge with a strong business foundation and the teaming skills needed to be successful in a management or business-focused career, domestically and abroad. Students choose from three areas of concentration, upon which to focus their business interests: Accounting, Finance, and/or Management.
Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence & Security
As our world becomes more dependent on technology, the potential threat from those who wish to abuse it grows. The Bachelor of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security program will prepare you to deal with these future threats. Learn to protect yourself and others with the valuable knowledge and skills you will gain through this comprehensive degree program.
Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination
According to the industry trade publication Accounting Today, nearly 40 percent of the top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. are now expanding their forensics-related services. More than 75 percent of Fortune 500 companies employ Certified Fraud Examiners. The Bachelor of Science in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination at ERAU's Prescott Campus rewards inquisitive problem solvers looking for a career in accounting with a specialization in forensics. Graduates of the degree program will be prepared to identify and prevent fraud in public, private, and government sectors.
Bachelor of Science in Global Business and Supply Chain Management
The Bachelor of Science in Global Business and Supply Chain Management program is designed to prepare students with the knowledge of the global context of business with the understanding and critical skills in global logistics and supply chain management. The program is designed for certificate opportunities in supply chain, program management and six sigma providing graduates with the tools to immediately take leadership roles as a global logistics and supply chain manager in the aviation and non-aviation business, government and not-for-profit sectors. Through a challenging, experiential and team-based curriculum, the courses are taught by internationally-experienced faculty focused on the rising role of emerging markets and the complexity of global supply chain issues. Emphasis is placed on technological change, the interdisciplinary nature of supply chain management, the growing importance of the security of the supply chain and the choice of regional studies, language or study abroad options.
Bachelor of Science in Global Security & Intelligence Studies
The Global Security and Intelligence Studies program (GSIS) is a unique blend of academic and professional studies designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become future leaders in the intelligence, security and law enforcement communities.
Master of Science in Cyber Intelligence and Security
The M.S. in Cyber Intelligence & Security is uniquely tailored to focus on emerging intelligence trends within the industry of cybersecurity, including machine learning, artificial intelligence augmentation, threat hunting, and training highly skilled agents in the use of advanced cybersecurity software.
Master of Science in Security and Intelligence Studies
The M.S. in Security and Intelligence Studies provides students and career professionals with the knowledge and skills to excel in the areas of intelligence analysis, operations, regional military-political studies, criminal justice and law enforcement, corporate security, and cyber intelligence and security.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott Campus is a National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE CDE) institution.