Our Master’s degree in Management with a specialization in Global Workforce Collaboration is designed to support managers working with dispersed teams nationally and globally across a broad range of industries and functional responsibilities. Students learn international business management skills to deal with the challenges of international management and global interdependence.
Department of Labor statistics indicate robust employment growth in management positions across a variety of industries and functions. Globalization, spurred by technology, has created the need for virtual teamwork and collaboration across cultures, markets, in all types of organizations, and at all levels of management. Individuals who demonstrate competency in internal and external collaboration are in demand because these skills give their organizations an edge in driving radical innovation.
Graduates of this program will be able to apply their training and skills to management and consultant positions in:
- International businesses and organizations
- Their own businesses
- National and global consulting firms
- Public sector agencies
- Non-profit organizations
The MA Management program enables professionals to create value for their organizations by empowering them to be culturally sensitive, innovative managers who effectively lead and collaborate in international work environments and foster productive virtual teams by devising dynamic communication systems and interactive networks through a human-centric use of workplace technology and social media. The program strives to enable professionals to become:
Cross-Cultural Managers: Devise and establish dynamic globally distributed organizational cultures, management practices, and collaborative workplace systems by utilizing the following vantage points as interrelated analytical lenses and systems design principles:
- Cultural sensitivity and global interdependence,
- Diverse human resources and collaboration processes,
- Human-centric technology and information systems,
- Strategic knowledge management and innovative decision making, and
- Organizational integrity and civic responsibility.
Innovative Problem Solving Professionals: Critically apply scholarship and best practices related to global management to develop their own approaches to organizational workplace operations and in addressing current and future issues and challenges.
Collaborative Managers: Develop collaborative management skills to lead culturally diverse global virtual teams where members:
- Build supportive work relationships, communication systems, and team processes,
- Dialogue to share knowledge and generate new approaches,
- Draw upon each member's varied strengths to innovatively problem solve and make decisions,
- Take responsibility for team success, as well as own tasks, and
- Celebrate accomplishments as a team.
Virtual Networking Facilitators: Design and utilize organizational technology and social media to create dynamic organizational communication systems, productive social networks, employee work relationship-centric telework environments, and knowledge sharing processes in globally distributed organizations.
Socially Responsive Leaders: Devise a professional ethical code and leadership style rooted in professional integrity, conducting organizational operations in a transparent and sustainable manner, and fostering the mutual benefit of stakeholders.