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Online Master of Science in Management: Intelligence Management

Management: Intelligence Management
Master's Concentration
  • 36 credits
  • Transfer up to 12 credits
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • $534 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $336 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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Earn an online Master of Science in management degree with a concentration in intelligence management at University of Maryland Global Campus. Build specialized expertise that can help you prepare for careers in a field that values dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and skillsets. Study in a convenient online classroom with knowledgeable faculty members who are valued leaders in the field. Take advantage of our lifetime career services, available to all UMGC students and alumni at no cost. Get started today and learn how you can boost your career potential in the intelligence sector!

Develop In-Demand Expertise & Knowledge 

This 36-credit degree program is designed to help prepare you with knowledge to stay current in this field, pursue a career with a government agency or associated organization with an intelligence-driven focus, or help you advance in your intelligence career. You'll blend intelligence coursework with our core management curriculum, designed to equip you with graduate-level knowledge in business theory, finance, and statistics. 

By joining this degree program, you can take advantage of the following benefits: 

  • Through our immersive, challenging program, you’ll learn about a variety of topics, including leadership, intelligence analysis, homeland security, business intelligence, and more.  
  • Our graduate-level management courses are designed to equip you with fundamental business knowledge. 
  • The curriculum is capped off with a capstone to help you demonstrate the knowledge you’ve developed throughout the program. 
  • Our faculty members have rich, real-world professional experience and are equipped to help you navigate your online education. 

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Gain Career-Focused Experience 

In this degree concentration, you’ll apply critical-thinking, evidence-based research, and analysis skills to the study of advanced technology integration, cyber threats, budgeting, communications, leadership, workforce development, interagency collaboration with public and private national security organizations, and reform, as well as to the priorities, laws, and policies regulating the U.S. intelligence community. 

Our program directors refresh and update the curriculum regularly, with a focus on helping students achieve these learning goals: 

Secure Your Future

This degree concentration is designed to help prepare you for a security-related career path as an analyst or specialist in federal agencies, associated organizations, state and local government, law enforcement agencies, and related employers with dedicated intelligence missions. Our online coursework can help you develop experience in areas such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; target analysis; operations and analysis; counter-terrorism and counterproliferation; cyber intelligence and espionage; emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence; and policy and oversight for national security and law enforcement. 

Alusine S. (left), San Francisco, CA & Arteen I. (right), Gaithersburg, MD

Top 5
Best Places to Work
The intelligence community ranked no. 3 in the Best Place to Work in the Federal Government employer rankings in 2022 and has ranked top 5 for 11 consecutive years.
Source: Partnership for Public Service & Boston Consulting Group | “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government Rankings” | 2022
Federal Organizations
18 federal organizations make up the U.S. intelligence community infrastructure.
Source: Office of the Director of National Intelligence | “How the IC Works | 2023
Job Growth
Job growth for positions requiring a security clearance has increased by more than 1,000 percent since 2014.
Source: ClearanceJobs | “Security Clearance Hiring Trends” | 2023
More than 100,000 professionals are currently employed as intelligence analysts and more than 8,000 open positions are expected to be posted by 2031.
Source: O*NET Online | “Intelligence Analysts” | 2023

Practice Real-World Skills in Your Online Courses 

Throughout your curriculum, your instructors will assign in-depth coursework that will help you prioritize real-world, higher-level skills and hands-on experience. In past courses, students have been able to complete the following course projects: 

  • Assess how the Intelligence Community should prioritize and resource the emerging cyber intelligence discipline and determine what makes it different from traditional disciplines.
  • Create an assessment using the three analytic methods discussing the conclusions drawn from that analysis. Reflect on the utility and value of each of the three analytic methods, explaining why each technique was successful or unsuccessful. Show how the choice of analytic methodology can impact the results of analysis.
  • Develop a strategy to coordinate counterintelligence activities of entities that will be affected by an international scientific exchange program where post-graduate scientific and technology scholars at research universities from 16 nations are exchanged, creating the potential for foreign governments and others to illegally acquire classified and other legally restricted information.
  • Analyze an emerging technology and investigate its application to an issue in law enforcement. Examine how this new technology impacts law enforcement intelligence, analyze the government’s legal authority to use the technology to enforce the law, and identify privacy and civil liberties concerns.
  • Write a contingency intelligence augmentation plan to support the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command with additional resources that a leader will use to consider available support options and recommendations. 

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