Master of International Management: International Emergency Management

As of spring 2015, no new applications will be accepted for this specialization/program. Current students should contact their graduate advisors to go over their plans for completing the program requirements.

The international emergency management specialization is designed for individuals who intend to assume greater management responsibility in helping global communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with international disasters in both private and public settings. Students gain an essential understanding of the entire vision, mission and principles of emergency management with an emphasis on leadership, management, use of technology and cross-agency collaboration. The curriculum covers management theories and their application, emergency management-related research (including hazard, vulnerability, and risk-related data and literature), and major principles of this cross-disciplinary field.

Career Path

The Master of International Management degree program offers four specializations, each covering subject areas relevant to today's career fields. Each specialization prepares students for one of several possible career paths, depending on the student's background and employer criteria.

Graduates of the International Emergency Management specialization may qualify for these positions:

  • Disaster response/recovery specialist
  • Emergency management director
  • Emergency management coordinating officer
  • Emergency management program analyst
  • Emergency planner
  • Emergency response manager
  • Emergency services coordinator
  • Hazard or risk management specialist
  • Humanitarian assistance specialist


Core Required Courses

UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study

  • IMAN 601 Strategic Management in a Global Environment (3)
  • MGMT 615 Intercultural Communication and Leadership (3)
  • MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers (3)
  • IMAN 635 Managing Country Risk (3)
Capstone Course

IMAN 670 Managing Overseas Operations (3)

Note: IMAN 670 is typically offered only in the fall and spring semesters.

Core Rules

  1. IMAN 601 must be completed during the first semester of enrollment.
  2. Students must complete 30 credits, including all core courses, before enrolling in IMAN 670.
  3. MGMT 640 is prerequisite to FIN 610.

International Emergency Management Specialization Required Courses

  • EMAN 600 Comprehensive Crisis and Emergency Management (3)
  • EMAN 610 Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (3)
  • EMAN 620 Information Technology in Emergency Management (3)
  • HSMN 610 Concepts in Homeland Security (3)
  • HSMN 630 Resilience Planning and Preparedness for Disaster Response and Recovery (3)
  • EMAN 630 Crisis Communication for Emergency Managers (3)
  • EMAN 670 Seminar in Emergency Management Leadership (3)

Specialization Rules

  1. EMAN 670 must be taken after all core and specialization courses.
  2. EMAN 600 must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses.

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