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BUSINESS CONTINUITY PLANNING AND DISASTER RECOVERY (SMT-274604)

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Course Description:


Organizations must plan for contingencies. Business continuity planning and disaster recovery must start long before a catastrophe strikes. Electronic/digital processes are ubiquitous and at the core of many business functions, so no longer is restoration of a centralized data center sufficient. While the work is often rooted in IT, the entire organization must be considered. Thus, it is important to learn to analyze organizations; identify risk and impact; understand complexity; identify mission-critical systems; communicate the need for planning; create, test and implement business continuity plans; and conduct disaster avoidance.

Prerequisites: familiarity with the functions of management including planning, organizing, staffing, leading, and controlling (such as one should gain through an introductory management course such as Introduction to Management or Management Principles or through professional experience). Students must also have the ability to do academic research using the college library, evaluate material, and effectively communicate ideas in an academic format (such as one should develop through lower-level college studies).


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Jan. Sep.

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