Examines administrative principles regarding organizing/managing functional areas of fire, safety, and security. Development of organizational/administrative structure to include policy formulation, objectives, managerial tasks, and impact evaluations within safety, security and emergency management
In-depth study of the planning process, program development, training and assessment for response to man-made and natural emergencies/disasters within the public and private sectors.
Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to assets protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation, and resource allocation.
Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as OSHA and EPA, which mandate compliance with certain safety, health, and environmental conditions and practices relating to work performed in occupational, industrial, and comparable settings.
Theory and application of auditing in safety, fire, security and emergency management settings. Comprehensive study of risk/threat exposure and assessment.
This course provides students with the understanding of advanced issues in identifying and evaluating problems related to safety, security, and emergency management by developing a systematic approach for evaluating evidence. Focusing on study design, measure of associations, confounding, interaction, and sources of bias and error, the student will gain an understanding of quantitative analysis and its contemporary role in SSEM.
Comprehensive study of workers compensation and regulations; National Labor Relations Act; Title VII; A.D.E.A.; and other relevant laws applicable to the functional areas of safety, security and emergency management.
Work under faculty and field supervisors in a cooperative placement related to student’s academic studies. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours, but only three hours may count toward master’s degree. A minimum of 80 hours is required for each hour of academic credit.
Supervised study in safety, security and emergency settings to provide the student with an opportunity to synthesize theory and on-the-job situations. (Prerequisite: Departmental Approval.)
Identification/evaluation of problems, data interpretation, research/planning, models/applications for contemporary approaches to proactive safety, security and emergency management.
A comprehensive review and discussion regarding lean management techniques in private industry and government. Topical applications include a history of lean management, process waste identification, creating flow in manufacturing and services. Creating standard workplaces and standard work to influence a safe culture of using the right tools for the right job tasks.
Designed for students who have demonstrated the ability to conduct individual research relating to safety, security and emergency management. Independent study proposal form required prior to enrollment. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours credit. (Prerequisite: Departmental Approval.)
For students preparing a thesis in partial fulfillment of the requirements for master’s degree program. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.
Comprehensive strategic planning including theory and value of strategic planning are examined. Steps to develop a strategic plan are examined and discussed. Student will assimilate a mock strategic plan for their organization that examines organizational development with consideration given to resource management.
Leadership issues including developing as a leader, leadership styles, decision skills, influencing persuasion, and storytelling are examined. Characteristics of effective leaders are examined and discussed. Students will evaluate their leadership skills, shortcomings and develop a plan for obtaining needed inventory of leadership skills within themselves and their organizations.
This class examines the relationship of fire department budgeting within the scope of overall financial management of municipal governments. Funding sources including taxes, supplements from other governments, and grants are explored. Cost accounting and auditing are explored. Students will demonstrate their understanding of complex financial management issues by preparing arguments for prioritization of fire service issues over other governmental considerations.
Overview of the theories and techniques of management practices regarding the operation and delivery of public sector emergency services. Agency coordination, budgetary considerations, resource assessment, and liability issues are emphasized.