Master of Science in Technology Management: Emergency Management

NOTE: As of Fall 2014, no new applications will be accepted for this specialization/program. Current students should contact their graduate advisor to go over their plan for completing the program requirements.

Emergency Management Specialization

The emergency management specialization is designed for individuals who intend to assume greater management responsibility in helping communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with 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 its application and emergency management-related research including interpreting hazard, vulnerability, and risk-related data and literature. Courses also explore the major principles of this cross-disciplinary field that integrates all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the ability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.

Program Options

MS in Technology Management students may pursue a dual degree option that combines either degree with the Master of Business Administration (MBA). MS in Management students may also pursue a dual degree option with the Master of Distance Education (MDE).

Career Paths

  • Director of Emergency Management
  • Business Continuity Specialist
  • Emergency Management Department Director
  • Disaster Management Specialist
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Emergency Operations Manager
  • Emergency Management Director
  • Emergency Planner
  • Emergency Management Program Analyst
  • Hazard/Risk Management Specialist
  • Emergency Management Program Director
  • Disaster Recovery Specialist
  • Emergency Management Coordinating Officer
  • Emergency Management Training Specialist

Overall Degree Requirements

The Master of Science in Technology Management requires the successful completion of 36 credits of coursework, including 15 credits of core coursework and 21 credits of specialization coursework.

Required Courses

Required Core Courses

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

  • TMAN 611 Principles of Technology Management* (3)
  • TMAN 614 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (3)
  • TMAN 625 Economics and Financial Analysis for Technology Managers (3)
  • TMAN 632 Organizational Performance Management (3)
  • TMAN 633 Managing People in Technology-Based Organizations* (3)

Clustered Course Options

TMAN 680 Managing Strategy and Performance in Technology-Based Organizations (6) is a 6-credit course. Students who receive credit for TMAN 680 cannot take TMAN 614 or TMAN 632.

TMAN 600 Foundations of Management and Technology (6) is a 6-credit course. Students who receive credit for TMAN 600 may not receive credit for TMAN 611 or TMAN 633.

Emergency Management Required Specialization 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)

Course Sequencing

EMAN 600 must be taken as one of the first two specialization courses. EMAN 670 must be taken after completion of 27 hours of program coursework.

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