Note: The Master of Science in Conflict Management is currently in a teach-out situation. Please refer to the 2017 Sullivan University Catalog for more information regarding program structure.

In today’s competitive job market, employers are looking not only for job-specific knowledge and skills, but 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 Sullivan’s on-campus and online Master of Conflict Management curriculum is designed to shift the paradigm so that conflict is not perceived as a negative influence within an organization. Instead, effectively managed conflict provides 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.


The Master of Science in Conflict Management degree teaches students how to:

  • Design and implement conflict management systems and policies
  • Redirect human and financial resources toward prevention of disputes, improvement of communication and support of the organizational mission
  • Act in a third party role to mitigate conflict at all levels of an organization
  • Control lost capital due to grievances, complaints and litigation
  • The skills and knowledge integral to Sullivan’s Master of Conflict Management degree are widely applicable across business, industry, labor, government, education, religion and non-profit organizations. Consequently, this degree can function as a pragmatic complement to MBA, JD, MSW, MPSYCH, CPA and MDIV degrees.
  • Graduates will understand the dynamics of human conflict; will be able to design conflict management systems and policies; and will become capable mediators and conciliators for conflict management at all levels in their organizations.

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
MGT 510Managerial Communication Skills4
CMM 695Integrated Management Capstone4
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.


Important information about the educational debt, earnings, and completion rates of students who attended this program can be found here: Master of Conflic Management Disclosure.

Master of Science in Conflict Management

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