The Program

With an emergency management degree from MCNY, you’ll be prepared to begin—or advance—a career in the exciting, in-demand fields of emergency preparedness, homeland security, and business continuity. You’ll learn how to effectively coordinate available resources in catastrophic event, and mitigate the loss of life, property and operational capability following a natural, man-made or technological disaster. MCNY’s accredited BA in Emergency Management and Business Continuity curriculum can be completed in two years and eight months. We also offer an AA degree in emergency management, which can be completed in 16 months.

  • Emergency Management – the discipline of effectively coordinating available resources in planning for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the threat caused by crisis.
  • Business Continuity – the practice of planning in order to mitigate the loss of life, property, brand and customer good will, operational capability, market share, and management credibility, following the impact of a natural, man-made, or technological disaster.

This program will allow you to:

  • Learn alongside leaders in the emergency management field and participate in large-scale, citywide emergency management exercises, on-site certification courses, and internships.

  • Earn the 60 credit hours required for admission to the NYPD Police Academy or the FDNY Fire Academy.

  • Choose concentration: Business Continuity, or Emergency Management.

  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action — a workable plan you’ll develop and implement in partnership with agencies such as NYC Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross of Greater New York, FEMA Region II, The Salvation Army and the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters in NYC.

  • Have access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

  • Leverage networking opportunities with faculty, alumni and other business leaders.

Job Outlook

Top employers of emergency management specialists are local governments, State governments, general medical and surgical hospitals, power generation and supply services, and emergency and other relief services.

Emergency management specialists earned a median salary of $45,670 a year in 2004, with the middle 50 percent earning between $33,390 and $62,370. The highest earning 10 percent made more than $81,860, and the lowest earning 10 percent made less than $24,630.

Emergency management specialists can have different job titles and duties. But all of these workers are involved in mitigation, preparedness, response, or recovery activities. Their efforts are critical to homeland security because they help people, businesses, and communities to avoid and better react to crises.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3 Purpose 4
Constructive Action Assessment and Planning Professional Relationships in the Community Negotiating and Promoting a Risk Analysis Integrating Emergency Planning
Values & Ethics Critical Thinking & Writing Contemporary Values & Ethics Political & Economic Philosophy Humanities: World Civilizations
Self & Others Human Biology Psychology of Disaster Understanding Terrorism American Government
Systems Introduction to Homeland Security Introduction to Emergency Management Introduction to Business Continuity Community Health Services
Skills Computer Applications for Profit & Non-Profits Business Math Principles of Accounting Cyber-Security
Credits 15 15 15 15
Purpose 5 Purpose 6 Purpose 7 Purpose 8
Constructive Action Managing Information and Communication Collaborative Identification of Disaster Needs Initiating and Testing a Disaster Plan Disaster Plan
Values & Ethics Public Speaking Manegerial & Business Writing Homeland Security Law & Policy Business Law
Self & Others Principles of Management Macroeconomics Natural Disaster Planning for Communities EM for Tourism, Hospitality & Travel Management
Disaster Case Management Building Disaster Resilient Communities
Systems Disaster Mitigation and Preparedness Disaster Response and Recovery ICS/EOC Interface Business and Industry Crisis Management
Risk Assessment and Analysis Strategy and Planning for Business Continuity Business Intelligence and Corporate Security Long-term Recovery Planning
Skills Computer Mapping ARC/GIS Intelligence and Investigations in Homeland Security Exercising and Maintaining a Plan Principles of Project Management
Credits 15 15 15 15

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