NON-DEGREE ONLINE INTELLIGENCE COURSES

Online courses may be taken by interested parties as stand-alone educational opportunities. Please see information below on available graduate non-degree educational opportunities.

Cyber Threat Analysis Intelligence Support to Targeting Competitive Intelligence

 

Cyber Threat Analysis

This course explores the relatively new discipline of cyber threat analysis at a basic level, introducing students to the methodology of investigation, the threat environment (cyberspace), some of the online tools used by analysts, and their application in real world examples. Students will be introduced to the key concepts, tools, and terminologies used by professionals in the field and apply what they learn in lab exercises that model real-world events.

At the completion of this course, students will have a beginner's overview of how cyber attacks are conducted and investigated. Students will gain an understanding of the challenges associated with attribution in the cyber realm. Additionally, students will be able to build adversary profiles and explain basic methodology of analysis.

Instructor: Billy Rios

Session Dates: Spring Term - March 3, 2014 to May 12, 2014

Tuition and Fees

TUITION (per 3-credit course): $2118.00
REGISTRATION FEE: 45.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE: 60.00
TOTAL: $2223.00

Payment Procedure

Students will be billed directly and will make payment directly to Mercyhurst University. Participating students will be registered and billed $2223 for the class.

Payment in full may be made directly to the college by check or money order. Payment plans and credit card payments are administered by Tuition Management Services (TMS). Please contact them at 1-800-722-4867 or www.afford.com if you wish to pay by credit card. A processing fee will be charged to the cardholder by TMS.

Tuition Deferment/Company Tuition Reimbursement

Mercyhurst University allows you to delay payment of your current term bill up until an agreed upon date (usually 30 days) following the release of your course grades. This gives most employees enough time to receive their tuition reimbursement from their employers, and then pay their current term bill with the reimbursed funds. Importantly, the employee, not the employer, is ultimately responsible for all financial obligations to the college.

Student Financial Services requires documentation and an up-front deposit for the deferment of tuition for students who are company reimbursed.  That means sending in the form and $125 before the due date in order to participate in the course.  The $125 is not a fee, but a deposit --part of your tuition.  The rest of your payment, then, is required within 30 days after the end of the term.  The form for company reimbursement can be found there:  https://portal.mercyhurst.edu/Services/StudentFinancialServices/Documents/2013-14%20Company%20Reimbursement%20Form.pdf

Recalculation Policy for Refunds

The Student Financial Services office will make the necessary recalculation adjustments to the student’s account when the student adds, drops, or withdraws from a class during a term. Charges will be recalculated according to the following schedule:

On or before the first day of class - 100% Refunded
Up to and including calendar day 8 - 100%
Calendar days 9 – 15 - 80%
Calendar days 16 – 22 - 70%
Calendar day 23 and later - 0%

Apply

Please complete this application >>  CYBER THREAT ANALYSIS APPLICATION

Send official transcripts (either hardcopy or secure email service) and application to:

Linda Bremmer
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546 USA
lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu
 

For More Information

Ms. Linda Bremmer, Director of Online Programs
Department of Intelligence Studies
Mercyhurst University
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546-0001 USA
814-824-2170 (EST)
lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu

 

Intelligence Support to Targeting

This course will introduce students to Intelligence Support to Targeting.  Students will learn the basics of the Joint Targeting Cycle and examine the intricacies of how intelligence can drive operations.  An understanding of the historical context that formed the basis for the current United States targeting process will be presented to students as well as various technical aspects of the trade.

As a current Chief of Targets for a US Combatant Command the instructor is approaching the class from the perspective of a practitioner.  The student will compare and contrast the contemporary processes with the historical examples and case studies spanning World War One to modern times.  The student will participate in group discussions, debate pro’s and con’s of controversial topics related to targeting and will ultimately gain the foundation necessary to understanding how targeting provides the nexus between intelligence and operations.

Course Goals: The learner will have developed the tools, knowledge base, and practice skills to be better prepared to inform and advise a decision-maker in the field, of potential strategies of targeting-related issues.  The learner will also become well versed in the importance of the inter-relationship between operations and intelligence and will understand the crucial part that intelligence plays in the greater targeting effort.

Instructor: John C. Weinstein

Session Dates: Winter Term - December 2, 2013 - February 23, 2014 (Break from December 23-January 5)

Tuition and Fees

TUITION (per 3-credit course): $2118.00
REGISTRATION FEE: 45.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE: 60.00
TOTAL: $2223.00

Payment Procedure

Students will be billed directly and will make payment directly to Mercyhurst University. Participating students will be registered and billed $2223 for the class.

Payment in full may be made directly to the college by check or money order. Payment plans and credit card payments are administered by Tuition Management Services (TMS). Please contact them at 1-800-722-4867 or www.afford.com if you wish to pay by credit card. A processing fee will be charged to the cardholder by TMS.

Tuition Deferment/Company Tuition Reimbursement

Mercyhurst University allows you to delay payment of your current term bill up until an agreed upon date (usually 30 days) following the release of your course grades. This gives most employees enough time to receive their tuition reimbursement from their employers, and then pay their current term bill with the reimbursed funds. Importantly, the employee, not the employer, is ultimately responsible for all financial obligations to the college.

Student Financial Services requires documentation and an up-front deposit for the deferment of tuition for students who are company reimbursed.  That means sending in the form and $125 before the due date in order to participate in the course.  The $125 is not a fee, but a deposit --part of your tuition.  The rest of your payment, then, is required within 30 days after the end of the term.  The form for company reimbursement can be found there:  https://portal.mercyhurst.edu/Services/StudentFinancialServices/Documents/2013-14%20Company%20Reimbursement%20Form.pdf

Recalculation Policy for Refunds

The Student Financial Services office will make the necessary recalculation adjustments to the student’s account when the student adds, drops, or withdraws from a class during a term. Charges will be recalculated according to the following schedule:

On or before the first day of class - 100% Refunded
Up to and including calendar day 8 - 100%
Calendar days 9 – 15 - 80%
Calendar days 16 – 22 - 70%
Calendar day 23 and later - 0%

Apply

Please complete this application >> INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO TARGETING APPLICATION

Send official transcripts (either hard-copy or secure email service) and application to:

Linda Bremmer
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546 USA
lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu
 

For More Information

Ms. Linda Bremmer, Director of Online Programs
Department of Intelligence Studies
Mercyhurst University
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546-0001 USA
814-824-2170 (EST)
lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu

 

Competitive Intelligence

This course explores the theory and practice of competitive intelligence (CI) -- including its processes, organizational structures, and products.  Today CI is a core decision-support function in firms everywhere.  In this course, we consider questions such as: What is competitive intelligence? How does it differ from market research and other, more conventional, streams of management information? What is its role in strategic decision-making and action? What benefit does it provide to executive decision-makers?

Course Goal:  The principal goal of the course is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the purpose and processes of the discipline, including its parallels with national security intelligence.  Students will also learn why, as Professor Michael Porter of Harvard Business School argues, that, "[t]o be effective, there is the need for an organized mechanism --some sort of competitor intelligence system -- to insure that the [competitor analysis] process is efficient."

Instructor: Douglas Bernhardt

Session Dates: Winter Term - December 2, 2013 - February 23, 2014 (Break from December 23-January 5)

Tuition and Fees

TUITION (per 3-credit course): $2118.00
REGISTRATION FEE: 45.00
TECHNOLOGY FEE: 60.00
TOTAL: $2223.00

Payment Procedure

Students will be billed directly and will make payment directly to Mercyhurst University. Participating students will be registered and billed $2223 for the class.

Payment in full may be made directly to the college by check or money order. Payment plans and credit card payments are administered by Tuition Management Services (TMS). Please contact them at 1-800-722-4867 or www.afford.com if you wish to pay by credit card. A processing fee will be charged to the cardholder by TMS.

Tuition Deferment/Company Tuition Reimbursement

Mercyhurst University allows you to delay payment of your current term bill up until an agreed upon date (usually 30 days) following the release of your course grades. This gives most employees enough time to receive their tuition reimbursement from their employers, and then pay their current term bill with the reimbursed funds. Importantly, the employee, not the employer, is ultimately responsible for all financial obligations to the college.

Student Financial Services requires documentation and an up-front deposit for the deferment of tuition for students who are company reimbursed.  That means sending in the form and $125 before the due date in order to participate in the course.  The $125 is not a fee, but a deposit --part of your tuition.  The rest of your payment, then, is required within 30 days after the end of the term.  The form for company reimbursement can be found there:  https://portal.mercyhurst.edu/Services/StudentFinancialServices/Documents/2013-14%20Company%20Reimbursement%20Form.pdf

Recalculation Policy for Refunds

The Student Financial Services office will make the necessary recalculation adjustments to the student’s account when the student adds, drops, or withdraws from a class during a term. Charges will be recalculated according to the following schedule:

On or before the first day of class - 100% Refunded
Up to and including calendar day 8 - 100%
Calendar days 9 – 15 - 80%
Calendar days 16 – 22 - 70%
Calendar day 23 and later - 0%

Apply

Please complete this application >> COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE APPLICATION

Send official transcripts (either hard-copy or secure email service) and application to:

Linda Bremmer
Mercyhurst University
501 East 38th Street
Erie, PA 16546 USA
lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu
 

For More Information

Ms. Linda Bremmer, Director of Online Programs
Department of Intelligence Studies
Mercyhurst University
501 E 38th St
Erie, PA 16546-0001 USA
814-824-2170 (EST)
lbremmer@mercyhurst.edu