Master of Science in Conflict Management
In today’s competitive job market, employers are not only looking for job specific knowledge and skills, they are also seeking people with the ability to effectively adapt to an ever-changing and more globally diverse workforce. Both conditions inevitably lead to conflict, and the Master of Science in Conflict Management curriculum is designed to shift the paradigm from conflict is negative and must be avoided or resolved to effectively managed conflict is an opportunity to encourage more collaborative, creative, innovative, and productive ideas and solutions. Through a different lens, effectively managed conflict can give organizations a competitive advantage as they evolve to meet market needs.

What qualities should a Master of Science in Conflict Management student have?

  • Background in business or management (supervisory roles)
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with teams
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Leadership abilities
  • Empathy

The program welcomes bachelor’s degree graduates with a background in computer science, information technology, and law enforcement, as well as mid-level managers and professionals.

What specific skills or knowledge are taught in the Master of Science in Conflict Management program?

  • Control lost capital due to grievances, complaints and litigation
  • Redirect human and financial resources toward prevention of disputes and improvement of communication
  • Design conflict management systems and policies
  • Act in a third party role to mitigate conflict at all levels of an organization

Master of Science in Conflict Management Course Requirements

48 Credit Hours

Length: 18 months
Time length for program completion will vary depending upon the number of courses taken per term, developmental courses when required, transfer credit accepted, lack of continuous enrollment, etc.

CourseTitlesCredit Hours
Total Credit Hours48
CMM 510Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict Analysis4
CMM 515Conflict Theories4
CMM 521Managing Organizational Conflicts4
CMM 540Conflict and Culture4
CMM 542Conflict Coaching for Leaders4
CMM 550Negotiation in Conflict Management4
CMM 561Organizational Systems Analysis and Design4
CMM 695Conflict Management Capstone4
MGT 510Managerial Communication Skills4
Credit Hours36
Free Electives (12 Credit Hours)12
Three elective courses are chosen by the student to complement the student’s personal or professional interests.

*Courses subject to change.
Locations Where One Can Enroll:

Fort Knox

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