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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours:  12

Certificate description:

The educational objectives of this certificate include the following:

  • Understand the nature and causes of conflict as they relate to potential and existing legal disputes, transaction negotiations, and the workplace
  • Understand the theory and practice of dispute resolution approaches to decision-making methods available for managing and resolving conflict in legal, transactional, and workplace settings
  • Develop core skills in negotiation, mediation, problem-solving, and arbitration that will enhance their abilities as business managers and other professionals
  • Recognize and evaluate ethical dilemmas that could arise in areas related to dispute resolution

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Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: July 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume or CV