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Priority Deadline for MS in Conflict Management

March 1, 2017

MSCM Program Description

Conflict Management education addresses the issues that divide our world by encouraging communication, fostering positive relationships and developing comprehensive, long-term solutions. It enhances the safety and vitality of group our families, communities and workplaces.

Conflict management is also a set of tools and a way of thinking that can help not only prevent conflict, but effectively engage it once it arises. Conflict management education teaches the various ways people choose to react when confronted with conflict situations and the effect of those reactions on potential outcomes. Studying conflict is really about learning skills which can provide the ability to respond in ways that help prevent and manage conflict by reducing ineffective responses.

The primary objective of the MSCM is to produce students who:

  1. Understand the nature of conflict from the perspective of multiple disciplines
  2. Understand the continuum of responses to conflict
  3. Possess the necessary skills to facilitate the management of various types of conflict
  4. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and research conflict in an organizational environment
  5. Demonstrate the ability to design conflict intervention procedures and strategies appropriate to a particular situation or environment
  6. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate the efficacy of a given intervention or system of interventions
  7. Successfully participate in conflict management on a particular level in one or more specific environments.

The Master's program prepares students to identify and pursue opportunities for a new career based on conflict management expertise. The MSCM also provides students with enhanced credentials to pursue career advancement in an existing work environment.

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Event Location:
Kennesaw State University
Math and Statistics Building