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MCIIS by Mind Map: MCIIS
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MCIIS

Strengths

Uniqueness

professors with contacts to internships

generalists, good in many areas

experienced instructors

State Dept

CIA

US Army

Press

Business ops

Marketing

Adjuncts

high job placement rate for graduates

Reputation

Liberal Arts school

diverse student backgrounds

All three major intel disciplines

Business

Law enforcement

national security

school encourages internships

selectivity in student selection

highly competent faculty

Weaknesses

Located in Erie, PA

outside DC

generalists, not experts in a field

Marketing Power

tuition price

lacks state funding

Program not well known outside intel circles

weaker focus currently on CI

Faculty ratio to demand

open source only

Little formal training in Intelligence Software/Applications

no specialization

Opportunities

Increased interest in intelligence

Emerging field - Academically

mercyhurst College willing to provide more academic spaces to program

leadership in intelligence education

growing alumni population in IC

present original research

networking with intel professionals

Intel Related Associations

SCIP

ISA

IALEA

growing recognized need for intel

cirat

developing relationships with intel agencies, businesses, law enforcement agencies

Economic Recovery Act might encourage more people to attend college

Possible role for analysis in social sector organizations, (non-profits, NGOs)

Threats

Other Higher Ed Institutions with similar programs

Embry Riddle

Georgetown

George Mason

DNI CAE

Etc.

Economic forces

reliant on demand of intell professionals (fed budget cuts to intel may hurt us)

IC Analyst Training Programs

CIA

jmic

dni

rapidly expanding technology capabilities