MAN4702: Emergency and Disaster Management 3

Description: In this course we will learn how operations management can help populations affected by disasters, both locally (disaster management) and internationally (humanitarian operations). Disaster management aims to prepare for and respond to disasters. Florida is recognized nationwide for the expertise of its disaster management organizations and institutions. In the second part of the course we take an international approach. Governments and local communities in many developing countries do not have the resources needed to handle the consequences of disasters. They rely on the help from international humanitarian organizations who bring food, medicines and shelters to victims of disasters. This course will provide students with the basic skills and understanding needed to work in disaster management or international humanitarian operations.