School of Disaster Management
Disaster Management includes all aspects of planning for and responding to disasters. It refers to the management of both the risks and the consequences of disasters.
The saying that ‘Disaster Management is everybody’s business’ could not be more appropriate in today’s world. As you browse this site you will discover very quickly that disasters can affect anyone, in any place, and at any time. In today’s disaster-prone world, no one is left untouched by a disaster of some kind and magnitude during his or her lifetime.
Disaster Management is absolutely essential in South Africa and in the rest of the world, and there is a growing recognition of this need. Those pursuing the world-first Stenden Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Disaster Management will find themselves highly employable, with career prospects all over the world. Disaster Management specialists are a necessity in every country, as disaster can and does strike at any moment. For these reasons, the demand for people professionally trained in the management of disasters is very high, making for growing opportunities for employment in the field of Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Management. Stenden graduates can work in government departments, NGOs, agriculture, the insurance and risk industry, manufacturing, law enforcement, emergency management, humanitarian organisations, consulting, climate organisations, academia and research, etc.
It is not a career for the faint hearted as you will see, but one which suits those who do not want conventional desk-bound jobs, pushing paper around all day. If you enjoy the outdoors, are fascinated by the geography and politics of distant lands, and you have a passion for assisting others in need, then a rewarding future awaits you in one of the many fields of Disaster Management. Importantly, the highly innovative and international Stenden BBA degree curriculum, which integrates theoretical, practical and real-world learning over four years, will provide you with all the necessary skills to make a success of your life in any area of Disaster Management.