Executive Master's in Emergency & Disaster Management

Online with 5 residencies Course Schedule for Summer 2021



The Capstone Course will provide an opportunity for students to reflect on and deepen their understanding of social, psychological, functional, and technical dimensions of emergency and disaster management. Core readings will focus on strategic thinking and leadership as the underlying, necessary framework for organizational success in emergency management organizations, and explore the art and science of disciplined innovation and follow-through to influence change (e.g., value innovation, strategy, managing performance). Specific attention will be paid to examining approaches to leadership and decision-making in crisis, in the context of emergency management, including sense-making, meta-leadership, and data-driven decision making. We will also explore how social determinants affect emergency management outcomes and the role of emergency management in broader issues of resilience and governance.

Note: Minimum grade of "B" is required to continue eligibility toward graduation. Additional 60 minutes per week of asynchronous instruction is required.

  • Course #: MPEM-900-40
  • CRN: 14280
  • Instructor: Kaufman, D.
  • Dates: May 24 – Aug 15, 2021
  • Class Meetings:
    • Wed 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM