Business Administration/Conflict Management Dual Master’s Degree 

The Master of Business Administration/Master Science in Conflict Management is a dual degree offered by the Coles College of Business Administration and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The primary objective of this program is to prepare students for competitive leadership and managerial positions in careers requiring extensive understanding and interaction with conflict management and business acumen. The students’ desire for this program comes from the extensive interaction between the two sectors in areas such as global project management, negotiations and contracting. 




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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credits Hours: 54 Total Hours 

Entry Terms: Fall

Time to Complete: Three-year Program

Application Deadlines:

  • Fall, July 1st
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Admission Requirements

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 MBA-MSCM dual degree program should consult with both the MSCM Director and MBA Director with regard to admission requirements and required courses. 

  • Submission of Graduate Admissions application to the graduate admission office and a non-refundable application fee.
  • Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited in a manner accepted by Kennesaw State University.
  • Academic background (approved by MBA and MSCM program directors).
  • Current GMAT score required by each individual program
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • Personal statement that explains interest in enrolling in the dual degree program.
  • Professional experience via Resume and two years of working professional experience.   

(Note: Personal interviews will be conducted whenever possible and responsible work, community service, and leadership experience will be considered).

*International applicants have additional requirements; see Graduate Admissions section of KSU’s catalog.

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Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • 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.

What can you do with a Business Administration/Conflict Management Dual Master’s degree?

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.

Learn more about the individual degrees

Business Administration, MBA

You’re Driven, So Are We 
At Coles College, we’ll help you reach for more. You’ll gain a deeper knowledge of every business function, so you’ll be ready to take on high-level projects and business initiatives with confidence. You’ll learn from MBA faculty who are leaders in their fields. You’ll have access to research and ideas that are immediately applicable in your career. 

Business Administration, MBA

Conflict Management, MSCM

KSU has provided the Master of Science in Conflict Management (MSCM) for over twenty years.  As a graduate student of the KSU program, you’ll be provided a solid grounding in the theory, research, and practice skills you’ll need to "manage conflict like a pro." 

Conflict Management, MSCM

Coles College of Business and School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development

Kennesaw State University
Coles College of Business
3333 Busbee Dr. NW
Room 431
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: (470) 578-5047
Kennesaw State University
School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development
3201 Campus Loop Road
MD #5900
Kennesaw, GA 30144
Phone: 470-578-6087
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