Online Master's in Applied Intelligence
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MPAI-6705-201

Counterterrorism and Intel

This course examines the role of intelligence analysis and how it is used in current counterterrorism efforts. Students develop extensive knowledge of the roles of intelligence agencies in assessing terrorist threats and how government agencies, military personnel, and local police collaborate to address these threats. In addition, students examine and critique domestic counterterrorism efforts employed since the creation of the Department of Homeland Security.

  • Course #: MPAI-6705-201
  • CRN: 19837
  • Instructor: Yayla, A.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5640-140

Advanced Analytical Techniques

This course is designed to provide an opportunity for students to explore techniques used by the intelligence community and to apply those techniques to intelligence problems. Focusing on a variety of techniques and technological tools, this course will expose students to new and useful methods for conducting intelligence analysis. Students will also refine their skills in advanced analytic techniques by completing multiple analytical projects.

  • Course #: MPAI-5640-140
  • CRN: 19823
  • Instructor: Robbins, M.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5620-140

Applied Intel Communications

This course focuses on oral and written communication skills in applied intelligence. Students will learn how to communicate information effectively to leaders and decision makers in areas of law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business intelligence. Students will learn about practical techniques and concepts for producing reports, briefs, and infographics relevant to each of these fields within applied intelligence.

  • Course #: MPAI-5620-140
  • CRN: 19819
  • Instructor: Goldsmith Romero, A.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5620-141

Applied Intel Communications

This course focuses on oral and written communication skills in applied intelligence. Students will learn how to communicate information effectively to leaders and decision makers in areas of law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business intelligence. Students will learn about practical techniques and concepts for producing reports, briefs, and infographics relevant to each of these fields within applied intelligence.

  • Course #: MPAI-5620-141
  • CRN: 19820
  • Instructor: Spahija, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-7990-140

Capstone

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Note: This is a core requirement of the degree. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better.

  • Course #: MPAI-7990-140
  • CRN: 19825
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-7990-141

Capstone

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Note: This is a core requirement of the degree. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better.

  • Course #: MPAI-7990-141
  • CRN: 19827
  • Instructor: Pak, C.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-7990-142

Capstone

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Note: This is a core requirement of the degree. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better.

  • Course #: MPAI-7990-142
  • CRN: 19829
  • Instructor: Thomas, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-6730-101

Competitive Intel Org Design

Competitive intelligence analysis is the process that agencies and organizations use to assess their institutional strengths and weaknesses relative to peer organizations. Students in this course gain insight into how competitive intelligence informs and supports an organization’s ongoing strategy. Throughout the course, students examine case studies and the history of competitive analysis in both government and industry. By the end of this course, students will be able to gather organizational data, interpret relevant data, and evaluate and recommend organizational strategies based on their research. The course places a strong emphasis on the development and application of data analysis and presentation skills.

  • Course #: MPAI-6730-101
  • CRN: 19834
  • Instructor: Tao, T.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2024

MPAI-6785-140

Counterintelligence

Counterintelligence refers to the activities aiming at identifying and counteracting threats to the security of an organization or a state actor. In this course, students will learn about strategic and operational counterintelligence activities as well as defensive and offensive countermeasures. The course content covers foreign collection methods, influence operations, sabotage, economic espionage, and cyber intrusions. Students will learn from case studies and discuss the future of counterintelligence in a global and digital environment.

  • Course #: MPAI-6785-140
  • CRN: 19826
  • Instructor: Edge, C.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-6770-101

Cyber Defense Analysis

In this course, students use data gathered from diverse information system protection tools to analyze events, detect malicious activities and recommend countermeasures. Students will learn how to conduct vulnerability assessment across a variety of information systems and exploitation platforms. They will learn how to analyze data from intrusion incidents, assess system integrity, and interpret information collected to establish attribution and mitigation measures.

  • Course #: MPAI-6770-101
  • CRN: 19832
  • Instructor: Jung, E.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2024

MPAI-6775-101

Cyber Threat Intelligence

This course focuses on profiling adversaries in the cyber space (hackers, organized crime, insiders, foreign states) and analyzing techniques, tools and processes they are using to perpetrate attacks against critical assets. Students will be able to develop threat indicators, determine potential implications for existing information systems and exploitation systems, and formulate advice on how to neutralize threats or thwart possible attacks.

  • Course #: MPAI-6775-101
  • CRN: 19833
  • Instructor: Easttom, W.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2024

MPAI-5000-140

Ethics: Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

Note: This is a core requirement of the degree. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better.

  • Course #: MPAI-5000-140
  • CRN: 19814
  • Instructor: Goulet, D.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5000-141

Ethics: Applied Intelligence

The Ethics course is a core course in all of SCS’s MPS programs. In the first part of this course, students are introduced to appropriate ethical methodologies, principles, values, and frameworks. In the second part of the course, students study discipline- and field-specific codes of ethics within the profession. The course explores the ethical responsibilities all intelligence professionals have toward themselves, corporations, the government, and the public. Students contrast the roles and responsibilities of intelligence professionals among other law enforcement, homeland security, and competitive business professionals. In the third part of the course, students apply an appropriate decision-making framework and gain experience in decision-making surrounding ethical issues. Course discussions will center on issues involving privacy and confidential or sensitive information. During their final project, students codify an individual code of ethics in relation to professional codes of conduct.

Note: This is a core requirement of the degree. Students must earn a grade of "B" or better.

  • Course #: MPAI-5000-141
  • CRN: 19815
  • Instructor: Westbrooks, D.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-6735-101

Global Comp. Intelligence

This course examines Competitive Intelligence (CI) as the collection and analysis of information to anticipate competitive activity, see past market disruptions, and dispassionately interpret events in a global perspective. In addition students will develop techniques to develop analysis, which provides insight into marketplace dynamics and challenges in a structured, disciplined, and ethical manner using published and non-published sources.

  • Course #: MPAI-6735-101
  • CRN: 19835
  • Instructor: Tao, T.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2024

MPAI-6745-140

Homeland Sec. & Domestic Intel

This course is designed to provide foundational knowledge about policy, organizations, legal issues, crisis communications, fear management, and current management approaches related to homeland security.

  • Course #: MPAI-6745-140
  • CRN: 19836
  • Instructor: Falsone, R.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-6725-201

Info Management for Comp Intel

This course examines how organizations can use information to create competitive advantage. Students will learn how organizations can become data driven by having the proper elements in place, such as strategy, data governance, and leadership. They will also gain knowledge on security and privacy requirements for information and how to monetize information for competitive advantage. Finally, the course covers best practices for sharing information within organizations and among organizations, and how to convert tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge.

  • Course #: MPAI-6725-201
  • CRN: 19839
  • Instructor: Saibene, P.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-6710-201

Intel Ana of Org Crime

This course is designed to give students an understanding of the unique issues surrounding investigations into organized crime by local and international law enforcement agencies. With a special emphasis on network analysis and an introduction to RICO statutes and insights into money laundering, techniques, tactics and procedures for detecting coercion, tampering, and other common aspects or organized crime, students will see how investigating and processing intelligence for organized crime both overlaps and is different from national security analytical work.

  • Course #: MPAI-6710-201
  • CRN: 19838
  • Instructor: Domenech, E.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5600-101

Intro to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-5600-101
  • CRN: 19816
  • Instructor: Spahija, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 13, 2024

MPAI-5600-201

Intro to Applied Intelligence

This course provides a thorough understanding of intelligence analysis as a field and the tools and techniques associated with intelligence as related to law enforcement, homeland security, cybersecurity, and competitive business intelligence. Students gain a solid grounding in fundamental intelligence concepts and learn how to develop an intelligence strategy, select frameworks and tools for gathering and processing relevant data, and present findings in an effective manner. Assignments include case study assessment and the creation of a strategic intelligence plan.

  • Course #: MPAI-5600-201
  • CRN: 19817
  • Instructor: Sharma, R.
  • Dates: Jun 24 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5610-140

Psych of Applied Intelligence

This course examines the mental machinery behind intelligence analysis and focuses the learner on understanding the fundamental thought processes behind how our mental machinery works in an analytical setting. With specific focus on critical thinking and understanding and moving beyond biases, the course provides students with an opportunity to examine cases in which objectivity and critical thinking have not been present and allows students to explore how those case studies would have been different with an understanding of the psychology behind intelligence analytics.

  • Course #: MPAI-5610-140
  • CRN: 19818
  • Instructor: Zulauf, B.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-6755-140

Risk Management

This course will provide students with the skills needed to assess and respond to an organization's exposure to risk as related to homeland security. Students will learn how to model, measure, and assess undesirable risks and reduce risks relevant to large organizations with public obligations across criminal justice disciplines and in public-private security collaborations.

  • Course #: MPAI-6755-140
  • CRN: 19831
  • Instructor: Crowther, K.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5630-140

Understanding Int. Collection

Before conducting threat assessments or making strategic recommendations, intelligence analysts must first collect data relevant to their goal. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating knowledge of proper techniques for various types of intelligence projects, such as open-source intelligence, human intelligence, and imagery intelligence. Students develop the fundamental skills and abilities involved in assessing the accuracy and relevance of collected intelligence. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and use the different means of intelligence collection to resolve a variety of challenges.

  • Course #: MPAI-5630-140
  • CRN: 19821
  • Instructor: Kavanagh, J.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024

MPAI-5630-141

Understanding Int. Collection

Before conducting threat assessments or making strategic recommendations, intelligence analysts must first collect data relevant to their goal. Learning objectives for this course include demonstrating knowledge of proper techniques for various types of intelligence projects, such as open-source intelligence, human intelligence, and imagery intelligence. Students develop the fundamental skills and abilities involved in assessing the accuracy and relevance of collected intelligence. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify and use the different means of intelligence collection to resolve a variety of challenges.

  • Course #: MPAI-5630-141
  • CRN: 19822
  • Instructor: Marianos, R.
  • Dates: May 20 – Aug 17, 2024