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Management: Homeland Security Management, M.Sc.

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The Master of Science in Management: Homeland Security Management at University of Maryland University College is designed for professionals who are assuming greater management responsibilities within their organizations. The program emphasizes the leading-edge management skills and technical expertise that are the basis for success in modern organizations.

About

Throughout the Management: Homeland Security Management curriculum at University of Maryland University College, major emphasis is placed on the effects of rapid technological change on organizations and administrative processes, and the consequent ethical and moral responsibilities of managers to society at large.

Homeland Security Management Specialization

The Homeland Security Management specialization provides managers and practitioners with the background to prepare for and deal with a wide range of man-made and natural threats and vulnerabilities at the community and organizational level.

The curriculum prepares students to perform security risk assessments and to develop strategies to mitigate threats to people, physical facilities, and information-dependent critical infrastructure, as well to plan for and manage operational recovery.

Courses also explore the evolving roles within various first responder communities regarding pre-event planning and post-event response.

Career Path

The MSM program prepares graduates for a number of entry-, mid-, and high- level positions, as determined by a student's work experience.

Depending on a student's background and an employer's criteria, graduates of the Homeland Security Management specialization may qualify for these positions:

  • Enterprise Chief Operation Officers

  • Facility and Plant Managers

  • Facility Security Officers

  • Military Planners

  • Federal, State, and Local Government Emergency Planners and Policy Makers

  • Law Enforcement, Emergency, and Medical Practitioners and Administrators

Program Objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  • Use methods and conduct of organizational assessments

  • Understand the organization/environment relationship

  • Oversee strategic planning

  • Demonstrate organizational communication and leadership

  • Budget and allocate resources

  • Manage organizational decision making

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Strategic Management Capstone
  • Organizational Theory

  • Intercultural Communication and Leadership

  • Financial Decision Making for Managers

  • Statistics for Managerial Decision Making

  • Concepts in Homeland Security

  • Critical Infrastructures

  • Resilience Planning and Preparedness for Disaster Response and Recovery

  • The Law, Regulation and Ethics of Information Assurance

  • Biosecurity and Bioterrorism

  • Energy Infrastructure Security

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    659 USD/credit
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  • National

    480 USD/credit
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