Graduate School

Welcome

Thank you for your interest in The Graduate School at Sullivan University. We look forward to you joining us at one of the region’s largest and best graduate business school. The Graduate School is student-centered and offers many programs to enable our students to individualize their career interest. Students in our programs follow a curriculum designed to develop skills in leadership, team-building, communications, decision-making, critical thinking and analysis, and research techniques.

Many of our programs offer students the ability to further specialize their education with concentrations in areas such as Accounting, Human Capital, Conflict Management, and others. Each of our programs emphasizes the need for managerial skills (both qualitative and quantitative) in the problem-solving realm. Our commitment is to the student and their career focused education.

The Graduate School faculty consists of distinguished full-time faculty with advanced degrees at the doctoral level and supplemented by practitioner-scholar adjunct faculty holding advanced degrees as well as significant business experience.

Our programs cover a wide variety of delivery methods that include online, in-classroom, and hybrid formats. Our commitment is to provide career-minded individuals with the theories, applied knowledge, and shared experiences in formats convenient to their learning needs.

If you’re looking for a career-minded graduate program that is committed to you, Sullivan University is the place for you.

Dr. Tim Swenson
Associate Provost
Dean of the Graduate School

Testimonials
  • I have recommended Sullivan University to many social workers I come in contact with as a prosecutor and will continue to recommend Sullivan University. I haven’t met one faculty or staff member that hasn’t been professional, helpful or pleasant. The Sullivan community, as a whole, is fabulous.

    Geri G. Anderson Master of Science in Conflict Management Graduate
  • As a high school dropout, I felt as though I needed a lot of personal attention if I was going to be successful in college. I choose Sullivan University because of small class sizes and the fact that it is a career college. My goal was to take the fast track to starting my career and there was no question in my mind that Sullivan University could help me obtain that goal. My degree has taken me from an entry-level position to management level within the company I work for. The skills and knowledge that Sullivan University prepared me with has made me the leader I have always wanted to be. In my management classes, I was taught the importance of leading by example, and this aspect has taken me from being in management to being a true leader. Some of the knowledge I use is employee coaching and cost saving measures. These skills have helped with retention and budgeting within the company I work for.

    Amanda Hickerson Master of Science in Management Graduate
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Scholarly Activity
  • MacLennan, H. (2012). Conflicting perspectives on the government mandate for the use of electronic on-board recording devices in commercial motor vehicles: A case study. Journal of Transportation Management, 23(2), 47-55.
  • Boettcher, Gary (2012, March). Managing conflict styles using core emotions. Paper presented at the conference of the Virginia Mediation Network, Richmond, VA.
  • Hafford, Patrick (2012, April). Doctorally qualified: Comparing D.B.A. and business Ph.D. programs and faculty degrees. Paper presented at the conference of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, Kansas City, MO.
  • Hafford, Patrick (2012, June). Engaging undergraduate students in a gen ed course through project-based learning. Presented at the 2012 Polytechnic Summit, Marietta, GA.
  • Lesko, Ashley (2012, May). Employer-acceptance influence on university competitive strategy regarding online distance education, Paper presented at the conference of the Eastern Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • MacLennan, Helen (2012, April). Doctorally qualified: Comparing D.B.A. and business Ph.D. programs and faculty degrees. Paper presented at the conference of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, Kansas City, MO.
  • McClendon, Laura (2012, May). For better or for worse: Customer-oriented firms during a disruptive technology event. Paper presented at the conference of the Eastern Academy of Management, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Moran, Kenneth (2012, April). Doctorally qualified: Comparing D.B.A. and business Ph.D. programs and faculty degrees. Paper presented at the conference of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education, Kansas City, MO.
  • Suklun, Harika (2012, August). Doctorally qualified: Is It Time to Go Home? Brain Gain to Brain Drain: Immigrant-Driven Diversity. Paper presented at the Midwest Academy of Management, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson, Jeffrey. Mitchell, Robert. Raymond, Robert (2012, December). A Study of Graduate Managerial Economics Course Outcomes Across Delivery Format: Does Delivery Method Matter?
    Daniel, Teresa A. (2013, March). A Dangerous Crossroad: Executive Success and the Increased Potential for Ethical Failure