The graduate certificate in Emergency Management Executive Leadership provides you with the core knowledge needed to serve as an executive or leader in an emergency management program in your corporation, organization or community. It is designed to improve your knowledge of crisis management, local to national agency coordination, risk assessment, crisis planning, disaster response, and disaster recovery. With continual awareness on the need to assure sustainability in crisis situations, along with increasing regulatory requirements on businesses to develop emergency management programs, there is growing need to prepare professionals in all walks of industry to effectively lead and manage crisis and disaster response programs. This online certificate is intended for graduate students who want to expand their knowledge of emergency management leadership without committing to a degree program.

Certificate Objectives

Upon completion of this certificate, the student will be able to:

  • Understand the role of law in planning for disaster operations.
  • Evaluate public law, regulation, and associated policy that are relevant to emergency planning, response and recovery operations.
  • Discuss and interpret the interaction, coordination, and facilitation between federal, state, and local agencies during preparation, response, and recovery operations.
  • Discuss the history of emergency response organizational to include the impact of the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS) on emergency operations.
  • Evaluate the potential for public-private partnerships in disaster response.
  • Apply hazard identification and risk reduction techniques to identify threats to community/corporate resilience.
  • Analyze, and conduct research on the direct and indirect economic losses in public and private sectors that are associated with a disaster.
  • Understand the theoretical and practical public management concepts.
  • Apply public management theories to public management to emergency program management.

Certificate Requirements (18 semester hours)

EDMG501Emergency Management and Public Law3
EDMG503Emergency and Disaster Planning and Management3
EDMG509Interagency Disaster Management3
EDMG515Hazard Mitigation and Resilient Communities3
EDMG530Economics of Disaster3
PADM610Public Management3
Total Semester Hours18