The new Emergency Management for Organizational Continuity program equips learners with the knowledge and skills needed to plan for and maintain business continuity in the event of an emergency such as a natural disaster, pandemic, conflict or cyber-attack. This four-course micro-credential program encompasses risk management and planning, IT security, finance and operations management, and crisis communication. Students will develop the skills to prevent, respond to, and manage threats to business continuity relevant to their industry, sector and organization.
This program is suitable for anyone within an organization who is not a specialist in emergency response, but who seeks high-level engagement with the processes of assessing and managing risk to collaborate effectively on planning with others within and outside their organization.
The first course in the program, Introduction to Emergency Management for Business Continuity, introduces the principles of risk management and planning, and establishes the framework for the following three required courses: IT Security, Crisis Communications, and Operations Management. These three courses may be taken in any order once the pre-requisite introductory course has been completed. Learners will use a variety of course materials including readings, videos, case studies and interactive discussion forums. Assessments include analysis of risk and planning components, development of emergency and continuity plans, and quizzes.
Learners typically spend four to six hours per week (per course) on their studies, and usually complete the program in one year. Upon completion of the program, learners will earn a professional development certificate.
- Accessible content for non-specialists in emergency management
- Flexible online learning: asynchronous format allows learners to continue working while studying
- Learn from instructors who are respected industry professionals
- Opportunity to apply theory into practice for any organization’s industry, sector, size and unique needs