Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Supply Chain Safety & Security Curriculum

Online Master of Science in Safety, Security and Emergency Management Supply Chain Safety & Security Curriculum

Degree Requirements: 36 credit hours

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Core Courses

SSE 815 SSEM Administration 3 Credits

Examination of administrative concepts and principles regarding organizing and managing the functional areas of fire, safety and security. Development of organizational and administrative structure to include policy formulation, goals and objectives, managerial tasks and impact evaluations within an encompassing safety, security and emergency framework.

SSE 826 Emergency Preparation and Response 3 Credits

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.

SSE 827 Issues in Security Management 3 Credits

Survey of salient issues and concerns confronting security managers. Examines the application and contribution of various management concepts and philosophies to asset protection issues such as information security, personnel protection, threat analysis, technological adaptation and resource allocation.

SSE 833 Legislation & Legal Compliance 3 Credits

Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as the OSHA, EPA, etc., which mandate compliance with certain safety, health and environmental conditions and practices relating to work performed in occupational, industrial and comparable settings.

SSE 865 Auditing for Safety, Security & Emergency Management 3 Credits

Theory and application of auditing in safety, fire, security and emergency management settings. Comprehensive study of risk/threat exposure and assessment.

SSE 880 Safety, Security, and Emergency Research/Planning 3 Credits

A. Prerequisites: APS 465 or equivalent statistics course and departmental approval. Models and applications of research design and planning in safety, security, emergency services and assets protection. Identification and evaluation of problems, information and data interpretation, and research/ planning methodologies for contemporary approaches to proactive safety, security, and emergency services.

Safety, Security and Emergency Management Electives

We offer more general electives than those listed below. In addition, students can take a course in another concentration as an elective

SSE 822 Workers’ Compensation / Labor Law 3 Credits

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.

SSE 839 Co-op 3 Credits

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.

SSE 897 Independent Study 3 Credits

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.)

Supply Chain Safety & Security Courses

SSE 856 Global Supply Chain Operations, Analytics and Security 3 Credits

Supply chains are increasing in size, scope and complexity. Understanding and evaluating supply chain management through the lenses of global security and risk assessment is essential. Course topics include supply chain safety, vulnerability, security and logistics.

SSE 857 Global Supply Chain Risk & Resilience 3 Credits

Understanding, assessing and evaluating the fundamentals of risk and resiliency are essential to ensuring a secure, dependable global supply chain. This course explores how lean inventory strategies, centralized distribution, logistics and offshore production impact the safety of global supply chains. Topics include risk assessment, resiliency planning, modeling and mitigation strategies.

SSE 834 Corporate Compliance 3 Credits

The assessment, analysis and development of safety, emergency management, security and environmental compliance programs. This course will address the regulatory requirements and best business practices for each of the compliance areas.

HLS 820 Security Intelligence 3 Credits

Principles of security intelligence and its application to private sector security, risk and resilience efforts as well as operational models to safeguard physical, cyber and human assets and to enable informed decision-making.