Loss Prevention Management

photo of man looking at camera monitorsEnhance your career through academics

Northern Michigan University's program in loss prevention management can help provide credentials to professionals already working in the field, or help interested students garner the skill sets they need to successfully start a career in the field of loss prevention.

Offered completely online, our program is a perfect choice for both non-traditional and traditional students alike due to its flexible nature.

For students looking to continue their previous education experience, NMU can accept up to 92 transfer credits from any accredited university within the country. Having class online allows students to fit school around previous commitments such as work and family, without totally disengaging them from their everyday life. Combine that with faculty who are easily accessible and willing to help students ease back into school, and you'll find transitioning back into higher education a great experience. 

For traditional students, find that working alongside current professionals a great career development tool. Learn from their experience and create an extensive network of contacts across the country. With this network, find that a degree in loss prevention management can help you get a job anywhere your life takes you.

Our faculty are highly trained professionals who are experts in the field. They have years of real-world experience to share, and are excited to help continue educating the loss prevention professionals of today. 

This program is a good fit for both traditional and nontraditional students who are:

  • self-motivated and disciplined
  • analytical and organized
  • detail-oriented
  • looking to further their current career in loss prevention

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"The things I learned in class I actually use everyday at work.  Many of the students in my classes were already LP professionals working in the field who are now going back to school to get a degree to advance their careers.  Most of my teachers were LP professionals who have actually DONE the job and have the experience and knowledge of the job, instead of just reading about it in a book.  They were able to take concepts and theories from the pages of the textbook and provide real life antidotes to illustrate the point.  It made learning the subject matter fun and with the convenience of online classes, really easy."

-Denci Thomas, Area Loss Prevention Manager at JC Penny 

Contact the Department

Professor Robert Hanson
Loss Prevention Management Program Coordinator


Listen to our previous criminal justice department head Dr. Michael Harrington speak with local radio host Walt Lindala about the criminal justice and loss prevention programs here at NMU.