College Degrees

Master of Business Administration-Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Colorado Tech Online is pleased to announce a career-focused concentration in Mediation and Dispute Resolution for its Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program.

The MBA with a concentration in Mediation and Dispute Resolution (MDR) is offered by Colorado Technical University in affiliation with the Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution (IADR). Developed with the direction of leaders in the management industry, the program emphasizes the application of mediation process skills in the workplace and reflects the balance needed for developing excellent mediation skills to provide and apply high-quality conflict resolution procedures. This program includes two integrative and interactive capstone courses:

  • MDR Capstone I- The primary focus in this course is to devise a strategic plan to analyze and categorize the material elements in dispute.
  • MDR Capstone II- In this course, students will be challenged to apply the analysis strategy and decision-matrix from Capstone I to a simulated dispute.

In the modern business world, specialists involved in dispute resolution must be highly knowledgeable and experienced and often report to the director of industrial relations. The MBA with a concentration in Mediation and Dispute Resolution is a comprehensive program of study designed to build a generalist foundation that emphasizes the application of mediation process skills in the workplace. The program is designed to help graduates prepare to pursue such careers as Arbitrators, Legal Consultants, Labor Relations Managers, Conflict Management Specialists, Integration Managers and many others.

As with other Colorado Tech Online degree programs, students can earn a résumé-enhancing Professional Certificate with no additional courses or costs. The MBA with a concentration in Mediation and Dispute Resolution includes a Professional Certificate in Business Administration.

Enrolled students will be required to earn Advanced Practitioner of Mediation (APM) certification through IADR Global before enrolling in the Capstone I course. Those who have previously earned APM certification will receive 12 credits towards the completion of this career-focused program. For convenience, APM certification courses can also be taken on the Colorado Tech Online Virtual Campus.

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