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MBA in Homeland Security

The Master of Business Administration in Homeland Security program is designed to prepare incident response and crisis management professionals for leadership positions within the field. Read more about this Northcentral University graduate degree program here.

Official Program Name:

Master of Business Administration in Homeland Security

School Offering Program:

Northcentral University

Degree Level:


Program Prerequisites:

Individuals interested in applying to this program may be currently working as police supervisors, paramedics, or public safety officials. Previous courses in budgeting, data analysis, project management, or human resources may prove helpful. Applicants to Northcentral University's online graduate programs should already possess a bachelor's degree; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Students enrolled in the Master of Business Administration in Homeland Security program have the opportunity to develop skills in business analysis, fiscal management, and organizational leadership. Within the concentration area, they will have the chance to explore historical and contemporary instances of terrorism, both at home and abroad. Additionally, participants will have a chance to examine the psychological, environmental, and cultural factors that can drive individuals to commit such turpitudes. Prior to complete the program, students complete a major final project, which is designed to strengthen their research and analytical abilities.

Learning Format:


Program Length/Total Credits Required:

30 credits.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available to qualifying students. Graduate students may apply for Federal Stafford Loan or the Federal Graduate PLUS Loan. Military personnel and veterans may qualify for special assistance or tuition reduction.

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Required Courses for a Master of Business Administration in Homeland Security:

Program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact Northcentral University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Foundation Requirements (18 credits)

  • MBA 5102: Welcome to Changing Times - Business in the 21st Century
  • MBA 5110: Managing People and Teams
  • MBA 5121: Managerial Decision-Making
  • MBA 5130: Managing Business Finances
  • MBA 5140: Operations Management
  • MBA 5150: Innovation and Marketing

Homeland Security Requirements (9 credits)

  • Students select three of the following courses:
    • HS 5101: Welcome to Introduction to Homeland Security
    • HS 6001: Homeland Security Transportation
    • HS 6002: International Crime and Terrorism
    • HS 6003: Homeland Security Risk Management
    • HS 6020: Maritime Terrorism

Capstone Course (3 credits)

  • MBA 6010: Strategic Planning

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After completing this Northcentral University program, graduates may decide to participate in an advanced degree program, which could allow them to gain additional knowledge in the same or a complementary field. Taking part in a doctoral degree program could also strengthen students' applied research skills and critical-thinking abilities. Furthermore, such a program could better prepare individuals for scholarly pursuits.

Examples of doctoral degrees that learners could pursue include, but are not limited to:

  • Doctor of Business Administration in Homeland Security
  • Doctor of Public Administration
  • Ph.D. in Public Policy

Career Paths:

Current law enforcement and emergency response professionals who earn a Master of Business Administration in Homeland Security degree could be able to assume leadership roles within their departments. Opportunities could also be sought with local, state, or national government departments or agencies responsible for transportation, border control, or public safety. Employment could also be found with not-for-profit organizations, consulting firms, colleges, airports, or private corporations. Tasks that professionals in the field may undertake include strategic planning, policy analysis, or personnel management.

Job titles that graduates could be able to apply for might include:

  • Emergency response manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Disaster response coordinator

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