Bachelor's Degree Requirements

Total credits: 120
Credits in major: 24

Loss Prevention Core Courses 24
LPM 101 Principles of Asset Protection 4
LPM 190 Communications in Loss Prevention 4
LPM 276 Loss Prevention Management and Human Resources 4
LPM 290 Retail Accounting and Inventory Control 4
LPM 351 Loss Prevention Data Analysis 4
LPM 390 Principles of Retail Investigations 4
Electives 16
(At least 8 credits must be at the 300 level or above)  
General Electives 40
(Some general elective requirements can be fulfilled with transfer credit
or by choosing an optional 20 credit minor)
General Education Requirements        30-40


Northern Michigan University's online 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. 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. 


  • The basic concepts and practical application of analysis within loss prevention. 
  • How to build strong relationships within the corporate environment through oral and written communication.
  • Classic and contemporary management theory emphasizing implementing loss strategy in retail.
  • Scope and impact of employee theft through specific investigative techniques.
  • Introduction to principles of retail accounting and inventory shrink for loss prevention professionals.
  • You’ll choose from additional courses related to identity theft and authentication, risk and crisis management, criminal procedure, and other special topics.