The Master of Business Administration in Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership at Waldorf University provides students with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful in today’s technical, legal, and public finance climate. This is accomplished through required core advanced classes in economics, crisis communication for leadership, accounting for managerial decision making, human resource management, public finance and budgeting, research methods, and management information systems. In addition, courses specific to current fire/rescue executive leadership covering leadership theory and practice, leadership development and coaching, the fire/rescue executive’s role in community risk reduction, the fire/rescue executive’s role in emergency management, and executive leadership for fire/rescue officers.

This program is available online only.

Master's Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 36-credit hour curriculum
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Grade of B or higher in all required courses and professional electives
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
ACC 5301 Management Applications of Accounting 3
COM 5360 Crisis Communication for Leadership 3
HRM 5200 Human Resource Management 3
MBA 5401 Management Information Systems 3
MBA 5652 Research Methods 3
MBA 6053 Economics for Managers 3
PA 5305 Public Finance and Budgeting 3
Total Major Requirement Credit Hours: 21
Fire/Rescue Executive Leadership Concentration*
Prefix Number Course Credit Hours
ORG 5100 Leadership Theory and Practice 3
ORG 6000 Leadership Development and Coaching 3
FSC 6200 The Fire/Rescue Executive’s Role in
Community Risk Reduction
FSC 6400 The Fire/Rescue Executive’s Role in
Emergency Management
FSC 6800 Executive Leadership for Fire/Rescue Officers 3
Total Concentration Credit Hours: 15
Total Credit Hours: 36