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.
|Total Credit Hours||48|
|CMM 510||Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict Analysis||4|
|CMM 515||Conflict Theories||4|
|CMM 521||Managing Organizational Conflicts||4|
|CMM 540||Conflict and Culture||4|
|CMM 542||Conflict Coaching for Leaders||4|
|CMM 550||Negotiation in Conflict Management||4|
|CMM 561||Organizational Systems Analysis and Design||4|
|MGT 510||Managerial Communication Skills||4|
|CMM 695||Integrated Management Capstone||4|
|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.