What Sets UM-Flint's Program Apart?
You didn’t get to your current leadership position by being idle. Amplify your leadership ability and go further by analyzing the forces that motivate people and organizations to change, as well as exploring what causes resistance to change.
This structure blends online education with two weekend (Friday & Saturday) on-campus sessions per semester. Students have the flexibility desired in a graduate program while still being engaged in a traditional classroom setting. The majority of course work is done online while integrating two campus sessions per semester. This gives students networking opportunities not found in most online programs.
These very interactive classroom experiences include professor lectures, group discussion/debates, in-class negotiations, group presentations, simulations, guest speakers, and much more. Additional advantages include:
- Opportunities to collaborate with other graduate students while on-campus
- Campus residency sessions that supplement online coursework and allow for face-to-face interactions
- This format makes it convenient for students from a wide geographic area to pursue the MSLOD
- Campus sessions planned out two years in advance to allow scheduling ease
Managing Diverse Talent
Leaders come from many backgrounds and manage people with a multitude of cultural, educational, and age differences. This program will help you explore cultural diversity, talent management, and ethical leadership approaches. Program coursework prompts students to consider why and how these attributes affect decision-making and leadership behavior.
How do power, conflict, and group dynamics affect leadership and decision making? Understand how policies impact human behavior within organizations. Examine tools for managing and leading change while assessing current organizational practices.
Communication, Negotiation & Conflict
Learn advanced processes vital to improving negotiation and organizational communication. Our professors take you on a learning path from theory to practice with an emphasis on preparation, motivation, process, and outcomes of negotiation. They dive into the complexities involved in multiparty and cross-cultural negotiations, as well as mediation processes and conflict management.
Leading Across Professional Disciplines
We recognize leaders manage across many professions. This degree is appropriate for supervisors in a wide variety of career paths such as engineering, tech, health care, non-profit, business, education, arts, and more.
Recognized for Excellence
The School of Management has recently been named as one of the best business schools nationally by the Princeton Review and in Michigan by College Choice Rankings. Furthermore, students interested in Dual MBA/MSLOD program will be pleased to hear our MBA program was selected as a CEO Magazine Tier One Ranking. The dual program will be offered starting fall 2018.
The School of Management is accredited by AACSB-International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for business schools worldwide. Member institutions that earn accreditation confirm their commitment to quality and continuous improvement through a rigorous and comprehensive peer review system. AACSB accreditation is considered to be the hallmark of excellence in management education. Through AACSB accreditation, we prepare students to contribute to their organization, the larger society, and to grow personally and professionally throughout their careers. aacsb.edu