Master of Science in Management: Intelligence Management

Intelligence Management Specialization

The intelligence management specialization is designed for early- to mid-career intelligence professionals who want to assume management roles of increasing responsibility within the intelligence community in both private and public settings. Students will learn and have opportunities to apply solid management theories, while also learning to engage in basic intelligence-related research and to interpret intelligence-related data and literature.

The curriculum is designed to provide an essential understanding of the entire intelligence community, with an emphasis on leadership, management, and cross-agency collaboration. Students will gain an analytical understanding of legal and ethical principles that guide the intelligence community, as well as an understanding of how to manage the intelligence process using technological advances and human resources to prevent crime and enhance national security.

Career Path

  • Intelligence operations officer
  • Collections management supervisor
  • Personnel, facility, and information security manager
  • Intelligence analyst supervisor
  • Signals intelligence manager
  • Human intelligence analyst
  • Imagery analyst supervisor
  • Technical intelligence supervisor
  • Federal, state, or local law enforcement intelligence analyst
  • Business manager of competitive intelligence analysis
  • Correctional administrator
  • Security manager

Overall Degree Requirements

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

Required Courses


Students who wish to improve their graduate writing skills may take UCSP 605 Effective Graduate Writing (0).

Students who have not taken a finance course recently are strongly encouraged to take UCSP 620 prior to taking MGMT 640.

Students who have not had any recent statistics use should take UCSP 630 prior to taking MGMT 650.

Core Required Courses

  • UCSP 615 Orientation to Graduate Studies at UMUC (0), to be taken within the first 6 credits of study
  • MGMT 630 Organizational Theory and Behavior (6)
  • MGMT 640 Financial Decision Making for Managers (3)
  • MGMT 650 Statistics for Managerial Decision Making (3)
  • MGMT 670 Strategic Management Capstone (3)

Note: As an alternative to MGMT 630, you may take MGMT 610 and MGMT 615.

Intelligence Management Required Specialization Courses

  • INMS 600 Managing Intelligence Activities (3)
  • INMS 610 Intelligence Collection: Sources and Challenges (3)
  • INMS 620 Intelligence Analysis: Consumers, Uses, and Issues (3)
  • INMS 630 Counterintelligence (3)
  • INMS 640 Intelligence Led Enforcement (3)
  • INMS 650 Intelligence Management and Oversight (3)
  • INMS 660 Leadership Seminar (3)

Course Sequencing

  1. Courses should be taken in the order listed.
  2. INMS 600 and INMS 610 must be taken as the first two specialization courses.
  3. INMS 660 must be taken after all other core and specialization courses (except for MGMT 670).

Degree Requirements

In addition to the specialization courses listed above, students must also complete MS in Management core coursework, which includes a program capstone.

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