MGT 440 - Enhanced Incident Management

Course Description:

This course is scenario based, focusing on event planning, incident management, and policy level decision making. The course is intended to prepare participants for the response to a large scale incident during sporting or special events. Participants will engage in three all-hazard, simulation supported (Biological, Mass Casualty, Active Shooter, Improvised Explosive Device (IED), Hazmat, or natural disaster), emergency response exercises to hone individual and team decision-making skills from a Policy Group, Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and Incident Command Post perspective.

This course represents a cooperative effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Security and Safety (USM/NCS4) and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service’s National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (TEEX/NERRTC), a member of The Texas A&M University System.


  • Athletic departments
  • Executive management/owners
  • Operators of large arenas/venues
  • Campus emergency management, administration, environmental health and safety, public affairs and sports information, and physical plan/public works
  • Local elected officials
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency medical services
  • Law enforcement
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Public health
  • Public works
  • Hospitals, medical centers
  • Other state and local agency representatives


  • Incident management for sports/special events
  • National Incident Management System
  • Business continuity considerations
  • After action reporting
  • Incident action planning
  • Resource management process

Recommended Prerequisites:

  • IS-100.b- Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100

  • IS-200.b- ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

  • ICS-300- Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) for Expanding Incidents

  • ICS-400- Advanced Incident Command System (ICS), Command and General Staff Complex Incidents

  • IS-700.a- National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction

  • IS-800.b- National Response Framework, An Introduction

  • MGT-404, Sports and Special Event Incident Management

Registration Requirement:

Students must register and bring a copy of their SID number to class. Register online:

Course Length: Three Days (24 hours) CEUs: 2.4 Venue: Jurisdiction

Course Schedule:

At this time, the MGT-440 has no currently scheduled course deliveries due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When scheduling resumes, course dates and locations will be posted. If you would like to inquire about the potential to host training, please reach out to

Start Date Completion Date City, State Registration Link


Workshop Resources:

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DHS/FEMA has directed the implementation of the Federal SID for all HSNTP granted funded participants beginning October 01, 2012. In order to register for these courses, it will be required to have a Federal SID.