Labor and Employment – Curriculum
Secure Your Career with a Master’s Degree
The online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management program from EKU prepares currently employed safety, fire, public service, security, business and military professionals with an advanced education that is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need to evolve your career and become a respected leader in the field. You’ll stay competitive as a working professional, while building your professional network through interactions with other students in various roles and stages in their careers, and faculty involved in the safety, security and emergency management field.
Throughout the core of the program you’ll examine the roles and responsibilities of leadership in fire, safety and security. Discover the administrative principles of organizing and managing a successful team in this dynamic field. Learn to develop policy, establish objectives, and understand the impact of your decisions. The program also covers the legal and regulatory side of working in the safety and security industry, as well as labor laws and how to conduct a safety audit.
A Complete Safety Education
The Master’s Degree in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management with a Concentration in Labor and Employment features a group of core courses designed to provide an advanced and well-rounded safety, security and emergency management foundation. These graduate level courses establish the groundwork for your elected concentration to build on. The core of the program is an advanced examination of safety, leadership, legal issues, compliance, emergency response, research, auditing, and more.
Safety, Security and Emergency Management Core Courses
- SSEM Core Courses
- SSE 815 – Safety, Security & Emergency Management Administration
- SSE 822 – Workers’ Compensation / Labor Law
- SSE 826 – Emergency Preparation and Response
- SSE 833 – Legislation & Legal Compliance
- SSE 865 – Auditing for Safety, Security & Emergency Management
- SSE 880 – Research & Planning for Safety, Security & Emergency Management
Safety, Security and Emergency Management General Electives
Labor and Employment
Study the administration of workers compensation programs and learn to effectively manage work-related injury and illness claims. Assess and analyze the labor and employment issues that directly affect health and safety within a company. Study collective bargaining from an employee and employer perspective. Examine the discrimination issues and labor laws that can impact health and safety.
Labor and Employment Concentration Electives
* If pursuing a specific Concentration in Labor and Employment, all of the above courses must be completed. However, these courses are also available as electives towards another concentration or towards a multi- disciplinary concentration.
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