Homeland Security

Master of Business Administration
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Since 9/11, the U.S. has spent more than $635 billion on homeland security, making it an in-demand field. With NCU’s MBA in Homeland Security specialization, you will enhance your skills in business analysis, fiscal management and organizational leadership with an emphasis on law enforcement, public safety, emergency medical care and disaster preparedness. The courses in this 100% online specialization span the spectrum of management, budgetary rules, personnel and critical issues relating to crisis management and the history of terrorism, prevention and response. Psychological, environmental and cultural factors that can drive individuals to commit such acts are also explored. As a Homeland Security MBA graduate, you will be prepared to pursue management positions in government from local to federal levels.

MBA Degree Requirements

The Master of Business Administration requires 30 credit hours beyond the bachelor's degree. The MBA program includes 18 credit hours of foundational courses. The foundational courses are taken by all students regardless of their undergraduate degree to form and strengthen fundamental business skills. The next 9 credit hours in the program encapsulate a specialization aligned with a student’s career goals and interests. Elective courses must be appropriate to the student’s degree program.

Completion Period for Master's Degrees

Northcentral University allows 5 years to complete all 30 credit hour master's programs. Normal time to complete varies depending upon course take rate and credits transferred.

See below for specialization courses specific to this program. To learn more, fill out the request information form below or view the course catalog.

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Course Description


Terrorism and Countermeasures

This masters level course requires an analysis of the conceptual and theoretical framework of modern and historical terrorism in order to understand the roots of the problems that form the background and reasons for terrorist actions. An exploration of terrorist tactics, various mechanisms of response to these tactics, and the use of weapons of mass destruction as well the need for cooperation among law enforcement and intelligence organizations are included in this course.


Homeland Security Transportation

Students in this Master's level course will closely examine the transportation industry and analyze the actions necessary to create adequate security inside the network of intermodal operations. The course includes the exploration of the actual threat to the industry with a concentration on appropriate counter terrorism measures within each component from domestic and global perspective s. The course will also include a review of emerging technology in the field of transportation security.


International Crime and Terrorism

This Masters level course addresses the linkage of terrorism and criminal activity and how law enforcement can respond to them. The central thrust of this course is to examine how and why global crime and terrorism have merged and the implications for political, law enforcement, and military institutions. Included in this exploration is the global drug trade, human trafficking, and the associated criminal activities such as money laundering and arms deals.


Homeland Security Risk Management

This course provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the major issues essential for understanding Homeland Security and its foundation in all-hazard emergency management. Activities provide the student the opportunity to examine the use of risk analysis in homeland security operations. students will analyze risk analysis in situations from mitigation to recovery.


Maritime Terrorism

This course provides students an opportunity to explore the primary national and international strategies that shape the response to maritime terrorism. The various types of threats, ships and containers, weapons available to terrorists provide a complex environment for students to assess through the study of the maritime industry and government actions to safeguard that industry.

The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. Learn more about the NCU’s MBA costs below:

  • Per credit cost: $850
  • Per 3 credit course cost: $2,550
  • Program cost: $25,850-$28-400
  • Average book cost per course: $110
  • Application Fee: $0
  • Learning Management Fee (one-time per program): $350
  • Registration Fee: $0

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*Program rates are subject to change and generally increase at the start of each calendar year.

Total program costs reflected are calculated based on standard degree program credits exclusive of the program’s potential evaluation track. The actual cost of a program is determined based upon the program and track the student enters, transfer credits if any, and other unique student factors. For more information: please contact Admissions or refer to the catalog.

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ACBSP Accredited Online MBA Degree Program

ACBSP Accredited

In addition to NCU’s regional accreditation from the WSCUC, our business programs in the School of Business and Technology Management have received programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). ACBSP promotes continuous improvement and recognizes excellence in the accreditation of business education programs around the world.