University of Maryland-University College

3501 University Blvd East, Adelphi, MD 20783-8010

Program Details

University of Maryland at University College offers a Master of Science in Management with a specialization in Homeland Security Management for professionals within homeland security and other emergency operations organizations whose professional goals and career interest involve the management of teams and activities during man-made and natural threats. Students will learn to prepare for homeland security events, learn to deal with man-made and natural threats to the safety of people and property, and learn to identify vulnerabilities at the community and organizational level.

Students in the program will study through a curriculum which emphasizes the role of management within homeland security teams and organizations. Classes include organizational theory, intercultural communication and leadership, financial decision making for managers, statistics for managerial decision making, organizational theory and behavior in a global environment, concepts in homeland security, critical infrastructures, disaster recovery, planning, and response in business continuity, security policy, ethics, and the legal environment, biosecurity and bioterrorism, and energy infrastructure security.    

Through the program, students will have demonstrated their qualifications and professional understanding of the role of information service providers in homeland security management. Those qualifications include the ability to apply the theoretical underpinnings of emergency management to practice, to apply different research methodological approaches to theoretical and practical issues in emergency management, to critically analyze the emergency management cycles applied to urban and rural settings, to demonstrate competency in assessing risk susceptibility, resilience, resistance, and vulnerability among communities and organizations, to critically evaluate the role and purpose of response and recovery in emergency planning and policy development and implications for social change, and to demonstrate advanced management skills specific to the needs of emergency management.

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    Undergraduate degree

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    Middle States Commission on Higher Education

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