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Dual Degree: M.S. in Conflict Management and Master of Business Administration

Kennesaw State University

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Earn two master's degrees in 3 years! Conflict Management + Business Management

School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development
365 Cobb Ave., MD 1603, MS 210
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144, United States

What We Offer


A unique partnership between the Coles College of Business and the School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development offers students the opportunity to earn a dual degree that integrates the skills of the Conflict Management (MSCM) and Business Administration (MBA) programs. The MSCM/MBA dual degree prepares students for competitive leadership and managerial careers in corporate and non-profit sectors domestically or internationally.
Graduates of this program will:

Learn negotiation, facilitation, mediation, and coaching skills.
Develop research and leadership skills.
Apply problem solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.
Specialize in financial, legal, marketing, and management principles.
Analyze complex social, economic, and political challenges.
Design project management strategies.
Evaluate ethics and diversity.

Program Requirements
The program consists of a minimum of 53 hours of graduate study of which 27 hours are in areas of Business Administration and 26 hours are in Conflict Management. Additional credit hours may be required depending on each student's academic background. Students may also be required to take foundational courses in business as specified by the respective program director. It generally takes approximately three years to earn both degrees for a full-time student. Students will be required to take the core courses from both MBA and MSCM programs as well as one international business MBA elective in the Coles College of Business.

Academic Fields

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other.
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences.
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services, Other.
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Master's Degree, MSCM , Master of Science in Conflict Management
Master's Degree, MBA, Master of Business Administration


Full Time, Part Time, Evening or Weekend


intercultural dynamics, economic development, research, peacebuilding, conflict management, business


Joe Risby

Joe Risby
Program Coordinator and Recruiter

Mark Forehand

Mark Forehand

Nicole Connelly

Nicole Connelly
Communications Professional

Susan Raines

Susan Raines

Who We're Looking For


To be admitted into the dual degree program, the applicant must specify the option at the time of application to the Graduate School. Students interested in applying for the Masters in Business Administration (MBA)-MS in Conflict Management dual degree program should consult with both the MS in Conflict Management Director and MBA Director with regard to admission requirements and required courses. Applicants will be reviewed individually by both Program Directors.

To be considered for admission to the dual degree program, applicants must complete the electronic Application for Graduate Admission and submit all supporting documents by the the final deadline July 1.

Academic Backgrounds

Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2


GMAT - Required



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