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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Labor & Management Studies, Certificate (210.1)

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The Labor and Management Studies (LMS) Certificate program is a limited enrollment, workforce program for incumbent workers. This certificate will provide a structured environment where Pittsburgh regional economic issues are discussed from a balanced labor and management perspective. Through course work, independent study and practical application, this program will enhance an awareness of the labor and management relationship to regional economic development, provide a forum for both labor and management to address critical issues and develop a broad perspective of those issues and challenges facing both in the greater Pittsburgh region.

Participants in this program are present or future practitioners in labor and/or management positions such as human resources, supervision, stewards or union officers in a variety of trades and occupations who will be admitted to the program upon submission and approval of the program application.

Program courses are offered once a year and students will progress through this program as part of a cohort. To meet the certificate requirements, students must plan to complete one summer session.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Articulate fundamental issues shaping regional economic growth.
  2. Compare and contrast the varying perspectives that labor and management bring to key regional issues.
  3. Outline the richness and complexity of labor management history, present relations and future challenges in the context of regional development.
  4. Apply learned skills including dialogue and conflict resolution and consensus building.
  5. Relate local economic issues to the challenges of the larger global economy.

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 15

1 LMS 105  is offered as a web-enhanced course.

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