Crisis Management

Preparedness and Emergency Management

Master's degree in Bodø

Work life today is characterized by rapid changes and unexpected crises. When crises and emergencies occur, organizations are required to deal with these in a professional manner. This puts increasing demands on managers and organizations personnel and requires them to have efficient knowledge of and practical skills in how to handle and lead a successful response and how to plan effective strategies for continuous development of preparedness and crisis management.

This masters degree programme offers management-oriented education in emergency preparedness and crisis management. The programme targets leaders, managers and other staff holding safety and preparedness responsibilities in both public and private organizations as well as professionals within the field of emergency preparedness. An important goal of this experience-based programme is establishing and strengthening forums and networks for knowledge and experience exchange among leaders of various actors of this field in business and the public sector as well as representatives from the field of preparedness and research.

Programme description

Work life today is characterized by rapid changes and unexpected crises. When crises and emergencies occur, organizations are required to deal with these in a professional manner. This puts increasing demands on managers and organizations personnel and requires them to have efficient knowledge of and practical skills in how to handle and lead a successful response and how to plan effective strategies for continuous development of preparedness and crisis management.

This masters degree programme offers management-oriented education in emergency preparedness and crisis management. The programme targets leaders, managers and other staff holding safety and preparedness responsibilities in both public and private organizations as well as professionals within the field of emergency preparedness. An important goal of this experience-based programme is establishing and strengthening forums and networks for knowledge and experience exchange among leaders of various actors of this field in business and the public sector as well as representatives from the field of preparedness and research.

Study model

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Admission requirements

Higher Education Entrance Qualification English language proficiency View general admission and documentation requirements   This programme is only taught in Norwegian. The programme requires applicants to hold a bachelor's degree or an equivalent education of 180 credits, as well as two years of relevant work experience following graduation.

Job opportunities

The programme provides knowledge and skills required for candidates to be able to perform tasks in preparing for and responding to crises, emergencies or other kinds of unwanted events as well as for their becoming qualified for positions directly related to preparedness and emergency management.

Study abroad

Students may go on an exchange abroad during their 3rd semester, which consists of elective courses only. The recommended partner universities for students enrolled on this programme are Kedge Business School (France) and Wageningen University (Netherlands).

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission
ECTS Credits 90
Study level Master
Scope Part time
Teaching language Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct No
Campus Bodø

Application deadline and admission

Application deadline No international admission

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