Master of Business Administration - Disaster Management MBA

  • Full or part time
    Full time , Online distance learning & On campus available
  • Course fees
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
    See Course
  • Course Duration
    20 months full time
  • MBA Program Type
    MBA

Course Description

The Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Disaster Management is an integrative and dynamic management development programme. Each participant takes core courses in critical business functional areas as indicated below:

  • Leadership, Management and Relational Dynamics in Organisations
  • Information Systems in Organisations
  • Modelling, Analysis for Decision Making in Organisations
  • Business Economics
  • Managing People for Competitive Advantage
  • Financial Accounting and Management
  • Marketing Management and Strategy
  • Business Ethics
  • Global Context for Organisations
  • Strategy and Organisation for Transformation and Growth

Specialist Courses for Disaster Management

  • GEOG6001 - Disaster Management Theory and Policy
  • DEVM6001 - Corporate Responsibility and the Environment
  • MGRM6200 - Risk Assessment and Management
  • OESH6001 - Public Safety and Health in Disaster Management

The classes ensure critical support and attention from faculty, while the UCC tradition of linking the academic and the practitioner, based in close ties to the business community, adds important dimensions of learning to the programme. Students complete 42 credit hours of courses for the MBA degree.

Key Facts

  • Accredited by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ)
  • ​Delivery mode: 100% Online or Blended
  • Class Times: Sunday afternoons & a day in the week Tuesday or Thursday evenings.
  • Cost: US$11,500
  • Duration: 20 months

Additional Information

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) is registered with and recognised by the University Council of Jamaica (UCJ), the official accreditation body for tertiary education in Jamaica, as a University College. The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean has since achieved institutional accreditation by the UCJ. This positions the UCC as one of only four universities, of the eighty public & private tertiary institutions that have been registered by the UCJ, to have achieved this significant & decisive accreditation status.

The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean is also accredited by Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). The University has earned Premier status with ASIC for its commendable areas of operation. ASIC accreditation helps students and parents make a more informed choice and will also help a school, college, university, training provider or distance education provider, demonstrate to the international student body that they are a high quality institution. ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in USA and is listed in their International Directory, is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).

UCC is the only official Affiliate/Recognised institution of the University of London (UOL) to offer the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law, the Bachelor of Laws (LLB), and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees in Jamaica.


Visit the Master of Business Administration - Disaster Management MBA page on the The University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC) web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

An earned baccalaureate degree from a recognised or/and accredited institution.
A minimum of three (3) years’ working experience
Completion of the Commonwealth Executive Management Achievement Test (CEMAT) or the GMAT (where GPA is below 2.7)
A working knowledge of the English Language at the post-graduate studies level.
Certain pre-requisite courses may be required to be taken at the UCC (where necessary).

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