Disaster Management

Certificate in Disaster Management through the Broadwell College of Business and Economics, Department of Management, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Fire and Emergency Services. The Disaster Management Program prepares students for careers in the increasing field of disaster and crisis management. It is designed to fulfill the tremendous demand for individuals with skills and expertise in business continuity of operations and related skills.

Certificate Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the Disaster Management Certificate program students will:

Understand what constitutes a disaster and its adverse effects on organization; explain basic terminology of crisis management in terms of operations management.

Apply business community concepts to a specific business and create a Business Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP).

Evaluate the critical infrastructure of a specific business and perform vulnerability and risk analysis for the identified critical infrastructure.

Understand the laws and regulations, OSHA violation, fine and appeal process and evaluate workplace risks and potential OSHA code variations to inform businesses about their rights and responsibilities.

Apply lessons learned to businesses that have faced and will face disasters; to evaluate plans, policies and procedures for crisis management in business

Students that successfully complete this option will take a number of FEMA certification examinations in their courses (see below).

MGMT 302 - Disaster Management (FEMA certificate IS 100 - Introduction to Incident Command System)

MGMT 303 - Business Continuity of Operations (FEMA certificate IS 545 - Reconstitution Planning Course)

MGMT 404 - Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA) Standards for Business and Industry (FEMA certificate IS 200b - Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Plan)

MGMT 405 - Critical Infrastructure: Identification, Vulnerability, and Threat Assessment (FEMA certificate IS 913a - Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience: Achieving Results through Partnership and Collaboration)

MGMT 406 - Laws and Regulations in Disaster Management (FEMA certificate IS 700b - National Incident Management System (NIMS))

MGMT 407 - Crisis Management and Emergency Preparedness (FEMA certificate IS 800c - National Response Framework (NRF))


Mr. Milton J. Marshburn, Jr.

Office: BCBE 307C

Phone: 910-672-1139

Email: mmarshbu@uncfsu.edu