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  • Academic Title
    Risk and Disaster Management MBA
  • Course description
    The MBA in Risk and Disaster Management, offered for a September 2008 start, is a unique programme designed to enable practitioners to develop management skills to operate in senior management positions. It is a taught MBA designed to develop the key concepts of business practice, disaster management and risk assessment.

    The programme allows the opportunity for students to focus their learning on their particular professional development needs. It will develop critical evaluation and the application of key elements of business planning and the management of risk and disasters.

    The course runs full-time over one year, or part-time up to 3 years. It comprises of ten taught modules and a dissertation.

    Future prospects

    This programme of study is ideal for those seeking to develop careers in senior management positions and enhance their professional qualifications within the public and private sector. This MBA is designed in particular for professionals in the areas of emergency planning, risk assessment, community development, humanitarian aid and capacity building.

    It is also designed to accommodate the ongoing professional commitments of practitioners and to equip them with the research skills, knowledge, technical capacity and management expertise to deal with future crises, emergencies and disasters in the developed and developing world.

    Course content

    The programme includes four core business modules:

        * Strategic Management
        * Human Resource Management
        * Financial Analysis
        * Marketing Management

    There are six disaster management modules:

        * Disaster Theory
        * Disaster Management
        * Risk Assessment
        * Business Continuity Management
        * Management of Urban Disasters
        * Research Methods

    These modules focus on the industrialised nations but will also deal with global aspects of business, risk and disaster management. Staff delivering the course have a wide range of practice based knowledge and research skills.

    Additional support for international students

    Coventry University takes pride in the culture and richness that its international students bring to campus life. Currently over 2,000 international students from some 90 countries are pursuing programmes of study here, with a growing amount enrolling on postgraduate courses. A recent report ranked the University highly in terms of international student numbers, recognising our reputation as a leading international institution.

    To meet the needs of this rapidly growing community within the University's student population, our International Office is on hand to provide assistance on all relevant matters such as visas and immigration. It also serves as an information centre to help international visitors locate the many services and activities both on campus and further afield.

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