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Abilene Christian University

Abilene Christian University is a private, graduate-level university located in Abilene, Texas. With a rich history of more than 100 years, ACU enrolls nearly 5,000 students per year from around the United States and the world. We currently offer over 90 programs of study, including 25 master’s degrees. Our dedication to Christian service and community allows our students to have an enriched and complete experience.

Our dedicated faculty is focused on providing an engaging environment for students with an emphasis on academic and spiritual growth. Abilene Christian University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and aspires to be the foremost educator of Christ-focused leaders.

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Peacemaking Communication Leadership
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Online - Certificate
Adult
ACU offers a masters degree as well as a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Both of these programs teach students how to analyze, address, mediate and manage conflict effectively and professionally. The programs can help provide in-depth preparation if you are seeking a career in dispute resolution or find yourself with peacemaking or conflict management opportunities in your chosen career.

These programs offer knowledge and competencies in:
  • Negotiation and mediation principles
  • Conflict theory and communication
  • Organizational behavior
  • Dispute resolution systems
  • Ethics and conflict resolution
The Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution is offered for those students who are not seeking a masters degree, yet desire specialized education in conflict management. The graduate certificate is a 15-credit hour program composed of 4 courses, plus a residency session.

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<p>Top 3 skills students developed while taking the master’s or certificate program in Conflict Resolution:</p><p>Peacemaking</p><p>Communication</p><p>Leadership</p>
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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
ACU offers a masters degree as well as a graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. Both of these programs teach students how to analyze, address, mediate and manage conflict effectively and professionally. The programs can help provide in-depth preparation if you are seeking a career in dispute resolution or find yourself with peacemaking or conflict management opportunities in your chosen career.

These programs offer knowledge and competencies in:
  • Negotiation and mediation principles
  • Conflict theory and communication
  • Organizational behavior
  • Dispute resolution systems
  • Ethics and conflict resolution
The Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation is a 36-hour program designed to prepare students to analyze, address and manage conflict effectively and professionally.

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Resource management in higher education Diversity and intercultural issues Conflict resolution Assessment and evaluation Student development Legal and ethical issues in higher education Student spiritual formation Research methodology Enrollment marketing Admissions strategies and recruitment Student orientation and advising Financial aid and tuition pricing
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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Developing young minds at the collegiate level goes beyond courses and test scores. We believe professional, emotional and spiritual development is essential for personal growth, and it takes well-trained, passionate professionals to help foster that development. Through our masters in higher education you can impact the lives of students and put yourself on a path to leadership in higher education.
The online masters in higher education features an emphasis in student affairs and offers two distinct concentrations, conflict resolution and enrollment management. Learn in a flexible, online environment that reflects your dedication to higher education and your faith. Whether you aspire to work with students on a direct or administrative level, our online program can help you build the foundational knowledge to excel as a guiding force.

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Leadership- Discern and develop their own and others’ individual and team leadership strengths through the integration of study and personal reflection. Conflict Resolution - Learn how to articulate and apply the knowledge, techniques and skills of conflict resolution, one of the most important and valuable skills a leader can develop. Ethics - Conduct rigorous evaluation, including self-evaluation, of professional and ethical behaviors in the workplace. Learn to sort through ethical dilemmas and think carefully about the system of ethics in organizations as well as in your own life. Diversity -€“ Articulate the importance of diversity in the workplace, identify diversity in the workplace and develop strategies for welcoming diversity. Training -€“ Explore how to assess organizational training and consulting needs and utilize applied theories and skills to implement relevant training and consulting protocols.
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Online - Graduate Degree
Adult
Abilene Christian Universitys online Master of Science in Organizational Development is a dynamic and highly adaptable degree program designed to enhance the practice of organizational leadership and human resource management, allowing you to differentiate yourself and grow in your career. It does so by incorporating relevant fields of study, such as communication, conflict resolution, psychology, and business and management sciences. This 36-hour program is ideal for working professionals in a broad range of industries and at various levels of management who want to position themselves as leaders, facilitate positive change and achieve extraordinary results within their respective organizations. Designed to be completed in as few as two years, the program is thoughtfully constructed to provide an advanced degree curriculum covering a wide variety of compelling course topics, such as organizational behavior, change management, human resource management, training and development, social change and persuasion, effective negotiation, and mediation and conflict management. As an added benefit, this interdisciplinary program also offers you the option to earn a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution.

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Competencies

  • Business: Management & Leadership
  • Business: Communications, Public Speaking & Public Relations
  • Education: Curriculum & Teaching
  • Business: Resource Planning

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