First programs of their kind nationwide to incorporate criminal justice and first responder perspectives into the expanding fields of emergency management and business continuity.

New York, November 11, 2013Metropolitan College of New York is pleased to announce two new undergraduate degrees:  the Associate of Arts in Emergency Management & Business Continuity and the Bachelor of Arts in Emergency Management & Business Continuity.  These new degree programs build on MCNY’s path-breaking Master in Public Administration in Emergency and Disaster Management, a field leader since its introduction in 2006.   The new programs, scheduled to launch in January 2014, represent a unique collaboration between MCNY’s School for Business and School for Public Affairs and Administration.  They are the first programs of their kind nationwide to incorporate criminal justice and first responder perspectives into the new and expanding fields of emergency management and business continuity.

The Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Emergency Management and Business Continuity (EMBC) are designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in two areas:

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

These degree programs will meet the professional development needs of individuals who would like to advance their existing careers or pursue new careers within homeland security, emergency management, business continuity, disaster recovery, project management, and international humanitarian emergency response. They are also designed to meet the needs of individuals seeking a career change and high school graduates looking to enter this growing new industry.

The curriculum includes foundational general education courses and courses offering comprehensive exposure to the basics of Emergency Management and Business Continuity. The faculty includes working professionals who ensure that students learn best practices from industry leaders who deal with disasters and disruptions on a daily basis. This broad-based approach, coupled with integrated field experiences, on-site certification courses, and participation in large scale city-wide Emergency Management exercises, makes MCNY the best choice for a foundational degree that can literally take you anywhere!

To add even more value, graduates of this program can sit for several highly respected industry-standard certifications, including AEM/CEM (Associate Emergency Manager/Certified Emergency Manager), ABCP (Associate Business Continuity Professional) and CBCP (Certified Business Continuity Professional), PMP (Project Management Professional).

The AA/BA in Emergency Management and Business Continuity curriculum is designed to prepare you for an exciting career in a growing new frontier.

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About Metropolitan College of New York

Audrey Cohen, educational visionary and activist, founded the Women’s Talent Corps in 1964. Through development and training for new professional positions, the Talent Corps created employment for thousands of people. It became The College for Human Services, later Audrey Cohen College, and today Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY). MCNY, now celebrating its 50th anniversary, continues the tradition of offering highly motivated learners an education that combines applied skills and professional knowledge to effect personal transformation and positive change in the workplace and community. MCNY is a not-for-profit, accredited, independent college. Full year-round offerings accelerate degree completion, and a unique approach to learning permits close integration of workplace activities and study. MCNY is conveniently located in Hudson Square where SoHo meets TriBeCa at 431 Canal Street, New York, NY 10013 and in the Bronx at 529 Courtlandt Ave Bronx, NY 10451.  For more information on MCNY, visit or call 800.33.THINK.