MAN 5124 Crisis Management and Logistics

MAN 5124 Crisis Management and Logistics

Kurskode: 
MAN 5124
Institutt: 
Regnskap, revisjon og foretaksøkonomi
Studiepoeng: 
15
Kursansvarlig: 
Marianne Jahre
Produktkategori: 
Executive
Portefølje: 
EMM - Sikkerhetsledelse og konflikthåndtering - Spesialisering
Semester: 
2017 Høst
Aktiv status: 
Aktivt
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
Kurstype: 
Ett semester
Introduksjon

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 disaster preparedness and response in various contexts. 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. 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.

Kunnskapsmål

The main learning outcome targets are that students shall have the

  • Knowledge of key concepts such as mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
  • Knowledge of main methods for preparedness and response planning, risk analysis and audit.
  • Knowledge of actors involved in crisis management and logistics and their different roles.  
  • Understanding of the interconnection between the phases in the disaster cycle.
  • Understanding of traditional and new approaches to crisis management.
Ferdighetsmål

The students shall have the ability to

  • Critically, systematically and autonomously utilize concepts, methods, and tools for risk/emergency/security analysis, planning and evaluation
  • Develop and evaluate preparedness plans
  • Present and discuss his/her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in speech and writing to different audiences in national and international contexts
  • Work constructively in a team and communicate effectively with people from other disciplines and contexts
Holdningsmål

Goals defined for the entire Master Program apply for this course as well:

  • After having completed the course, the students shall be able to make independent decisions and contribute to major decision-making processes that have a strong focus on security issues.
  • The students shall be able to take ethical responsibility and supervise other people in an independent and reflective way.
  • The students shall be aware of their opportunities and constraints as regards knowledge about their surroundings and the alternative courses of action at their disposal.
Kursets innhold

Module 1: The arena

  • Introduction & course concept (Chapter 1)
  • Hazards, risk and vulnerability (Chapters 2 & 3)  
  • Local, national and international participants (chapters 8, 9 & 10)
  • Special considerations  (chapter 11)

 

Module 2: The preparing

  • Mitigation and Preparedness (chapters 4 & 5)
  • Securing provisions - logistics preparedness & planning (articles)

 

Module 3: The doing

  • Response and Recovery (chapters 6 & 7)
  • Leadership and learning (articles)
  • Simulation/training  (field, table-top and/or web-based)
Læreprosess og tidsbruk

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. 

Dataverktøy
Det benyttes ingen spesielle dataverktøy i kurset.
Kvalifikasjoner

Du har fullført bachelorgrad, tilsvarende 180 offentlig godkjente studiepoeng fra høyskole, universitet eller tilsvarende.

Du har fylt 25 år.

Du har fire års yrkeserfaring full tid. For søkere som har en fullført mastergrad fra før, kreves det tre års arbeidserfaring. (2 års relevant yrkeserfaring gjelder for Forsvarets personell)

EksamenskategoriVektingTilsynVarighetGrupperingKommentar eksamen
Eksamenskategori:
Innlevering
Vurderingsform:
Skriftlig innlevering
Eksamenskode:
MAN 51241
Karakterskala:
ECTS
Sensorordning:
Intern og ekstern sensor
Kontinuasjon:
Eksamen ved neste kursgjennomføring
60Nei1 SemesterGruppe/Individuell (1 - 3)
Eksamenskategori:
Innlevering
Vurderingsform:
Skriftlig innlevering
Eksamenskode:
MAN 51242
Karakterskala:
ECTS
Sensorordning:
Intern og ekstern sensor
Kontinuasjon:
Eksamen ved neste kursgjennomføring
40Nei48 Time(r)Individuell
Eksamen:
Eksamenskategori:Innlevering
Vurderingsform:Skriftlig innlevering
Vekting:60
Tilsyn:Nei
Gruppering (størrelse):Gruppe/Individuell (1-3)
Varighet:1 Semester
Kommentar:
Eksamenskode:MAN 51241
Karakterskala:ECTS
Kontinuasjon:Eksamen ved neste kursgjennomføring
Eksamenskategori:Innlevering
Vurderingsform:Skriftlig innlevering
Vekting:40
Tilsyn:Nei
Gruppering (størrelse):Individuell
Varighet:48 Time(r)
Kommentar:
Eksamenskode:MAN 51242
Karakterskala:ECTS
Kontinuasjon:Eksamen ved neste kursgjennomføring
Eksamensorganisering: 
Ordinær eksamen
Total vekting: 
100
Talis literature

Obligatorisk/Compulsory

Book
Authors/Editors År Tittel Edition Publisher StudentNote
Coppola, Damon P. 2015 Introduction to international disaster management 3rd edition Butterworth-Heinemann  
Chapter
Authors/Editors År Tittel Journal Edition Publisher StudentNote
Hayez, Phillippe   International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability International Intelligence Cooperation and Accountability     Kap. 7