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Online MBA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management

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Distinguish Yourself as Leader in Homeland Security & Emergency Management 

A strong business acumen is essential to building strategies to protect the public and mitigate disaster. The Rosemont College MBA in Homeland Security & Emergency Management program will immerse you in the foundational business principles of ethical leadership, decision making, marketing, and globalization—skills that are crucial to exceling in any workplace—while Homeland Security & Emergency Management coursework will demonstrate how this applies to law enforcement, public safety, and emergency preparedness. 

Why Specialize Your MBA?  

In today’s competitive corporate world, the ability to market yourself in a unique way helps you stand out to employers. By choosing the Rosemont MBA in Homeland Security & Emergency Management you’ll distinguish yourself as having the advanced business knowledge inherent to any MBA graduate, while having the specialized knowledge and skills to be a leader in fields focused on protecting the public and mitigating disaster. This will be reinforced on your resume through the Homeland Security & Emergency Management Certificate that is embedded within the degree. 

Applying is Straightforward and Free 

Rosemont has been supporting people like you to advance their lives, and those of their families, through education since 1921. We believe a quality education should be affordable and attainable, and our application process reflects this commitment. Applying is easy, and free. And we’ll only need a few supporting documents to make sure Rosemont is the best fit for you. Click here to learn about how to apply and associated requirements. 

Distinctive Learning Outcomes 

As a graduate from Rosemont’s MBA in Homeland Security & Emergency Management program, you will be skilled in: 

  • Developing and implementing strategic planning models which demonstrate an understanding of an entity’s need for continuity and sustainability.
  • Creating and applying quantitative business planning models to attain and improve outcomes.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of marketing theory through the development of marketing plans.
  • Appraising the role of multiculturalism and diversity in a global economy and design activities and plans to increase inclusion in the workplace.
  • Incorporating ethical theory into all projects to denote an understanding of socially responsible organizations.
  • Interpreting and applying the financial principles and policies needed to function effectively in a global economy.
  • Demonstrating, through a program capstone project, how to integrate the foundational theories of the MBA within Homeland Security and Emergency Management fields. 

A Comprehensive Curriculum Taught by Industry Professionals 

The MBA in Homeland Security and Emergency Management is a 36-credit (12-course) program that is offered in a both a one-year accelerated format and in a part-time, two-year option. Students take two courses every seven weeks for three semesters (fall, spring, summer), for a total of 36 credits of coursework. Part-time students can spread this out over two-years. 

All classes are taught through a developmental and student-centered methodology by business professionals who are practitioners in their fields. The focus of the program is the development of critical thinking and problem solving, and students improve these skills using case studies, collaborative learning, participant presentations, and issue analysis. 

Core Courses (Required)

This course focuses on differentiating the conceptual and theoretical aspects and models of leadership and leadership studies in order for students to apply leadership skills and principles in their places of business. The fundamentals of leadership are taught with an emphasis on how to live out these fundamentals in an ethical manner. (3 credits)

This course develops competence and judgmental skills in using quantitative models for planning and decision-making. Emphasis is placed on recognizing situations where models can be used advantageously, when to work effectively with them, and how to make good use of them once they have been developed. Topics include, decision making under conditions of uncertainty, decision and risk analysis, forecasting, linear programming, modeling applications in marketing, manufacturing, finance and scheduling, and project management methods. (3 credits)’

This course explores the basic concepts and fundamentals of marketing and data analysis. It applies these concepts toward improving the prospects of companies faced with opportunities and challenges of doing business today. Focus is on implementation of strategies through pricing, distribution channels, promotion, and new product decisions. Qualitative research techniques are addressed. To make the study of marketing realistic, exciting, and dynamic, the case analysis approach is used to illustrate how concepts and tools presented can be applied in marketing decision-making. Cases allow the student to work on real marketing problems, to develop an appreciation for the types of problems that exist, and to develop skills of analysis and decision-making necessary for success in marketing and other areas of business. (3 credits)

This course provides students with a broad perspective of the important issues in the 21st century global marketplace. Students will engage in readings and discussions on issues related to global markets, interrelated global economics, the impact of government mandates, and the shift to a knowledge-based economy. An examination of analysis of demand, cost and output, market structure, and pricing policy is included. (3 credits)

This course examines the theoretical framework and practical concepts of financial principles and policies. Particular attention will be given to the understanding of financial statement analysis from a business decision-making perspective. Learning components integrate standard accounting and financial analysis with emphasis on business activities of day-today operations. Students will learn to analyze cost flow and to construct cost flow statements. (3 credits)

This course examines the interactive nature of the ever-changing marketplace locally, regionally, nationally and internationally is the focus of this course. Learners consider how the dynamics of these relationships provide inherent risks and opportunities, and most likely on unprecedented business opportunities for the future. The underlying current of this course is the question of how economics and political globalization affects culture and vice versa. Because there is a tendency to view globalization only within the process of economic advancement, this course intends to move beyond that singular conception and encourage learners to identify the cultural, political and social dimensions as well. (3 credits)

In this course, students will closely examine organizations that have experienced significant or functional disruptions to their business practices and assess their organizational responses. Developing strategic foresight in a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) environment will be a primary focus. Students will also develop and apply skills in the areas of resilience, agility, adaptability, and critical thinking. (3 credits)

Students will produce an action research project that examines a real world problem in the context of global, industry, and organizational impact. Students will integrate and apply a variety of theories, methodologies, and practices acquired throughout the program and develop an original solution to the stated problem through this culminating project. (3 credits)

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Courses

Students must take HLS 3100 Introduction to Homeland Security, and any other three courses listed below, substituting one course from this certificate for one of the MBA core courses.

  • HLS 3028: Comparative Government for Homeland Security
  • HLS 3210: The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security
  • HLS 3660: Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection
  • HLS 4133: The Psychology of Terrorism
  • HLS 4156: Intelligence for Homeland Security
  • HLS 4239: Human Rights and Social Justice in the Age of Terrorism
  • HLS 4881: Multi-disciplinary approaches to Homeland Security

Look Forward to a Successful Career 

Graduates of Rosemont’s MBA in Homeland Security & Emergency Management will be prepared for a variety of careers in government agencies, healthcare, private business and more, including: 

  • Cybersecurity Specialist 
  • Emergency Management Director 
  • Intelligence Analyst 
  • Legislative Policy Advisor 
  • Operations Specialist
  • Public Health Emergency Manager
  • Security Management Specialist 

Start advancing your career today, apply now!