Through courses in critical infrastructure, disaster planning, and operational coordination, students will develop strategic, tactical, and decision-making skills that address all phases of emergencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
Students will learn to navigate and collaborate across complex and interdependent governmental, non-profit, and business organizations and systems that are crucial to protecting communities from natural and human-made hazards and emergencies. Current topics such as climate change, public health emergencies, and complex cross-border disasters will be examined.
Throughout the program, students will have the opportunity to develop strategies that help communities build resilience and mitigate the disproportionate effects of disasters on socially and economically diverse populations.
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This program is designed for working professionals who are looking to advance their careers in emergency management or transition into the field. Career outcomes can vary, depending on a student’s level of experience.
- Individuals currently working in emergency management and looking to advance their careers
- Individuals currently working as staff or supervisors seeking to advance to mid- or senior-level management
- Current managers seeking to their hone skills and further advance their careers
- Job changers moving into emergency management