MAN 5124 Crisis Management and Logistics

MAN 5124 Crisis Management and Logistics

Course code: 
MAN 5124
Department: 
Accounting, Auditing and Business Analytics
Credits: 
15
Course coordinator: 
Marianne Jahre
Product category: 
Executive
Portfolio: 
EMoM - Security, Specialisation
Semester: 
2019 Autumn
Active status: 
Active
Teaching language: 
Norwegian
Course type: 
One semester
Introduction

Crisis management, also called emergency - , disaster -, and/or risk management, depending on the context, is more important than ever. Political instability and climate change are among drivers that increase the number of manmade and natural disasters globally, affecting increasing numbers of people and creating more economic damage. The aim of this course is to provide students with tools, knowledge and understanding, enabling them to work with developing and implementing sustainable disaster preparedness and response in various contexts. In particular the course relate to SDGs 3, 6, 9, 16 and 17. The course will be a meeting arena for different actors involved including municipal, governmental and non-governmental institutions and organizations, civil protection and military forces, commercial companies and financial institutions. It covers both national and international contexts. A major aspect of any disaster preparedness, response, and recovery is the organizing of supply chains to secure provisions. Accordingly, the course will put specific emphasis on the logistics of disaster and crisis management.

Learning outcomes - Knowledge

The candidate ...

  • has advanced knowledge within crisis management and specialized insight in logistical aspects of crisis management
  • has thorough knowledge of key frameworks, terminology and tools – digital and others - in the crisis management field
  • has knowledge of key stakeholders, historical development and traditional vs. new approaches in the crisis management field
Learning outcomes - Skills

The candidate...

  • can analyze and deal critically with various sources of information and use them to discuss and analyze practical problems and cases
  • can carry out an independent, limited study under supervision and in accordance with applicable norms for research ethics
  • can apply key frameworks, terminology and tools on practical problems and cases
General Competence

The candidate ...

  • can communicate efficiently with other actors involved in crisis management and logistics
  • can contribute to new thinking in crisis management
  • can apply his/her knowledge and skills in his/her working environment, making independent decisions and contribute to major decision-making processes taking sustainability considerations into account

 

Course content

Module 1: The arena

Module 2: The preparing

Module 3: The doing

Teaching and learning activities

Nine teaching days in three 3-day modules, amounting to 72 hours. The students must expect to use at least 400 study hours, which is the norm for 15 ECTS. In addition, students have one reading day per week and some extra time for working on the term paper. Students are responsible for obtaining information given in the lectures not posted on the program website/itslearning or in other course material.

We recommend you to take the E-learning course at http://www.buildingabetterresponse.org/ offered by Harvard for free. It will give you a good introduction to and understanding of the international context, with a particular focus on humanitarian assistance.

Attendance in simulations/trainings during the course is strongly recommended.

The students are evaluated based on and individual home examination and a term paper written in groups of up to three persons accounting for 15 ECTS credits. We recommend starting the work on the term paper early to supplement classroom learning. The term paper should be 15-20 pages and will concern application of methods, tools, and concepts on a situation in practice, e.g. from own workplace. 

Software tools
No specified computer-based tools are required.
Qualifications

Bachelor degree, corresponding to 180 credits from an accredited university, university college or similar educational institution
The applicant must be at least 25 years of age
At least four years of work experience. For applicants who have already completed a master’s degree, three years of work experience are required. (two years of work experience are required for applicants employed at The Norwegian Armed Forces)

Exam categoryWeightInvigilationDurationGroupingComment exam
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51241
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
60No1 Semester(s)Group/Individual (1 - 3)
Exam category:
Submission
Form of assessment:
Written submission
Exam code:
MAN 51242
Grading scale:
ECTS
Grading rules:
Internal and external examiner
Resit:
Examination when next scheduled course
40No48 Hour(s)Individual
Exams:
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:60
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Group/Individual (1-3)
Duration:1 Semester(s)
Comment:
Exam code:MAN 51241
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Exam category:Submission
Form of assessment:Written submission
Weight:40
Invigilation:No
Grouping (size):Individual
Duration:48 Hour(s)
Comment:
Exam code:MAN 51242
Grading scale:ECTS
Resit:Examination when next scheduled course
Type of Assessment: 
Ordinary examination
Total weight: 
100