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The Emergency Services Management (ESM) major provides Union Institute & University students with an innovative option to obtain a bachelor of science degree uniquely tailored to meet the administrative requirements of careers in the rapidly growing industry of emergency service. The curriculum covers management topics including administrative challenges, legal and ethical issues, strategic plans, human resources, and productivity in a variety of emergency service organizations. Special focus will be on emergency and disaster management, homeland security, and critical incident management.
During the course of their studies, students will develop and strengthen the administrative capabilities and analytical skills crucial for implementation of appropriate and effective responses in federal, state and local organizations and agencies before, during, and after emergencies and disasters.