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Birmingham - Master of Business Administration in Public Safety Leadership

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Program Description

This program prepares students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for management positions in various business enterprises, with a concentration of courses in public safety leadership. These career opportunities may be in areas such as business administration, public administration, or public safety for the existing or emerging manager. The program includes the application of theory and practice, and case studies are emphasized throughout all courses.

Core MBA Program Objectives

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate analytical skills in the areas of accounting, finance, economics, marketing, management, leadership, information systems, operations, and strategy.

2. Plan change efforts, negotiate consensus, and act as a leader to solve organizational challenges.

3. Analyze ethical obligations and prepare responses to complex legal and/or ethical situations.

4. Analyze the impact of diversity on the organization, work with constituents to identify global challenges, and propose solutions to the challenges.

5. Evaluate internal and external information to inform decision making, and present findings in written and/or oral formats to a variety of audiences.


Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

6. Evaluate alternative solutions to complex management challenges in the field of public safety.


A minimum of 39 semester credit hours is required for graduation.
MBA Courses and Descriptions

Special Admissions

Students must have a bachelor's degree with a major in business or a related discipline to be admitted to this MBA program. Students without a bachelor’s degree in business or a related discipline must enroll in the Master of Business Administration in Business Management (MBABM) program.


All courses, 30 semester credit hours, are required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 600Leadership and Organizational BehaviorMBA 5403.0
MBA 606Research and Decision MakingMBA 5303.0
MBA 615MarketingMBA 5403.0
MBA 621Financial and Managerial AccountingMBA 5203.0
MBA 626Information Systems and TechnologyNone3.0
MBA 631Operations and Project ManagementNone3.0
MBA 639Managerial EconomicsMBA 5303.0
MBA 645FinanceMBA 5203.0
MBA 690Strategic PlanningMBA 520, MBA 530, and MBA 5403.0
MBA 691Graduate Capstone Project **Final semester3.0


All courses, 6.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 623Public Safety AdministrationNone3.0
MBA 624Resource Management for Public SafetyNone3.0


A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours is required. Students may select any of the following courses.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 610Human Resource ManagementNone3.0
MBA 638Managing Organizational PerformanceNone3.0
MBA 647Advanced Project ManagementMBA 6313.0


The prerequisite courses may be waived if the student has prior equivalent coursework.

Course NumberCourse NamePrerequisiteCredit Hours
MBA 520Finance and Accounting for ManagersNone3.00
MBA 530Economic and Statistical AnalysisNone3.00
MBA 540Management and MarketingNone3.00

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