With an emergency management degree from MCNY, you’ll be prepared to begin—or advance—a career in the exciting, in-demand fields of emergency preparedness, homeland security, and business continuity. You’ll learn how to effectively coordinate available resources in catastrophic event, and mitigate the loss of life, property and operational capability following a natural, man-made or technological disaster. MCNY’s accredited BA in Emergency Management and Business Continuity curriculum can be completed in two years and eight months. We also offer an AA degree in emergency management, which can be completed in 16 months.

  • Emergency Management – the discipline of effectively coordinating available resources in planning for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigating the threat caused by crisis.
  • Business Continuity – the practice of planning in order to mitigate the loss of life, property, brand and customer good will, operational capability, market share, and management credibility, following the impact of a natural, man-made, or technological disaster.
EM logo
IAEM logo
EMHS logo

This program will allow you to:

  • Learn alongside leaders in the emergency management field and participate in large-scale, citywide emergency management exercises, on-site certification courses, and internships.
  • Earn the 60 credit hours required for admission to the NYPD Police Academy or the FDNY Fire Academy.

  • Choose concentration: Business Continuity, or Emergency Management.

  • Gain hands-on experience and practical knowledge through Constructive Action — a workable plan you’ll develop and implement in partnership with agencies such as NYC Office of Emergency Management, American Red Cross of Greater New York, FEMA Region II, The Salvation Army and the Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters in NYC.
  • Have access to financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

  • Leverage networking opportunities with faculty, alumni and other business leaders.

Turn Your Purpose into Professional Success

Graduates of MCNY’s emergency management degree programs pursue or advance their careers in such exciting fields as law enforcement, emergency management, corporate security, transportation security, fire service, public safety, public health preparedness, business and the military. They have pursued careers at list of business: NYPD, MTA, Port Authority, FEMA, etc.

Attend an Event

Receive reminders about important deadlines and opportunities to attend an upcoming event.