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Learn to communicate with maximum effectiveness and lead an organization through interpersonal challenges towards a harmonious and conflict-free work environment

  • Integrate inner transformation with practical strategies and processes of conflict management
  • Study online part-time with skilled, highly qualified professors
  • Learn through active participation in real-world case scenario role plays
  • Reduce stress and develop a deep inner calm, an essential quality for a leader engaged in conflict resolution
  • Complete your degree in 3 semesters

Avert difficulties and dangers before they hit

Knowing how to manage conflict, on both the personal and professional level, prepares you to avoid potentially negative outcomes before they can escalate to the point of no return. Become the manager who avoids damaging conflict by creatively resolving differences. One study found that 50% of Americans have left a job to “get away from their manager” at some point in their career. (Gallup 2015, “The State of the American Manager”)


Cultivate essential skills

  • Inner transformation
  • Communication
  • Leadership, and
  • Conflict resolution

In addition, these skills will enhance your ability to create a harmonious, effective workplace environment.


Get started by contacting Pedro

Pedro Ugalde, admissions counselorPedro Ugalde is this program’s admissions counselor for US students. Pedro will provide you with all the details of becoming a student, including connecting you with program faculty when you have questions. International students may connect with their admissions counselor through our contact form.

Pedro Ugalde, admissions counselor

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Part-time online classes, ideal for busy schedules


Connect with professors and fellow students through our online learning platform and join live classroom sessions.
Classes are held on:
Tuesdays: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. US Central time
Thursdays: 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. US Central time
Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. US Central time

The class sessions are video-conferenced live online and are recorded for students whose time zone or work schedule does not permit synchronous participation.
Readings and homework account for another 7-10 hours of academic work per week.
Note that this program is designed to fit the schedules of busy working adults. Take only one course at a time for maximum benefit.

Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) – the tool to increase your sensitivity and awareness


All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation technique.
Learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, a scientifically validated method to reduce stress, develop clarity of mind, and build broad awareness, all essential qualities for excelling in the techniques and practices of conflict resolution.

Oprah Winfrey, in an interview with Dr. Mehmet Oz, talks about how she learned Transcendental Meditation and benefited so much that she subsequently paid the course fee for all 400 of her employees to learn TM and the changes it has brought.

“9:00 in the morning, and 4:30 in the afternoon no matter what is going on, we stop and we meditate,” says Winfrey, ”And you can’t imagine what has happened in the company, people who used to have migraines, don’t. People are sleeping better, they are having better relationships and they are interacting with other people better. It’s been fantastic.” About herself, she says that she becomes a 1000% better person when, through TM, she brings herself in touch with something greater than herself.

Featured courses

  • MGT 5829 Culture and Conflict Resolution (2 credits)
    Understand personal differences in the context of cultural differences that have national, religious, and social origins. Learn how to embrace diversity to create a harmonious work group. Apply various cross-cultural models in real case scenarios.
  • MGT 5836 Difficult People and Difficult Conversations (2 credits)
    In this course students will develop and use their emotional intelligence to handle high conflict personality types and other difficult people. They will practice difficult conversations with peers, subordinates and supervisors. They will perfect the art of giving and receiving feedback.
  • MGT 5837 Transformational Coaching (2 credits)
    The focus of this course is learning to lead and coach for transformational change in the individual and the organization. Topics include: balancing of power, committed listening, overcoming impasse, transcending conflict, heartfelt conversation, forgiveness, and preventative conflict resolution.

Courses & degree requirements

To graduate with an MA in Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution, students take courses which may include:

  • MGT 5120 Business Law and Government Regulations
  • MGT 5342 Human Resource Management (2 credits)
  • MGT 5820 Leadership and Management
  • MGT 5821 Leadership and Teamwork
  • MGT 5828 Communication Skills for Managers
  • MGT 5829 Culture and Conflict Resolution
  • MGT 5831 Negotiation in the Workplace
  • MGT 5832 Mediation
  • MGT 5834 Conflict Resolution in Teams
  • MGT 5836 Difficult People and Difficult Conversations
  • MGT 5837 Transformation Coaching
  • MGT 5838 Capstone Project in Workplace Conflict Resolution
  • MGT 5820 Management and Organization
  • FOR 423 Team Building and Performance
  • MGT 5990 Directed Study
  • STC 508 Exploring Consciousness or FOR 500 Science of Creative Intelligence

Entrance Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field.
  • Apply for admission.
  • Completion of the MIU admissions process, including the submission of official transcripts, a recommendation, all materials listed above, and an admissions interview.

English language verification

International applicants must submit official English proficiency test scores within the past 2 years of at least 110 on Duolingo, 6.5 on IELTS Academic, 90 on TOEFL iBT or 58 on PTE.

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique

Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation® technique. If you have not learned it yet:

  • Once accepted as a US student, the cost of TM instruction is covered through a grant offered by MIU
  • Students are required to learn the TM technique within the first 6 weeks after enrollment.
  • Contact your admissions counselor for details
  • Find information on the TM technique or search for a TM teacher at TM.org

Cost & Aid, 2022-23

US Online MA in Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution

The estimate for this 18-month (three-semester) low-residency program is based on the current year rate, subject to change in future years.

18 Months’ Tuition and Typical Financial Aid
Tuition$14,400
Low interest federal loans-$14,400
Your payment$0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans?-$15,000

Additional Financial Aid Information

$5,000 per semester in federal loans are generally available toward personal living expenses, as well as for travel and accomodations for the two-week residency.

There are a variety of money-saving tax benefits to assist in reducing the cost of education expenses. More about education tax benefits.
Veterans should contact the VA for information on Veterans Education Benefits. MIU is a Yellow Ribbon school. Our Veterans Certifying Official is our Director of Financial Aid.

Loan Repayment Options

Payments are a fixed amount that ensures your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Payments may be fixed or graduated and will ensure that your loans are paid off within 25 years.
Payments are lower at first and then increase, usually every two years, and are for an amount that will ensure your loans are paid off within 10 years (within 10 to 30 years for Consolidation Loans).
Your monthly payments will be either 10 or 15 percent of discretionary income (depending on when you received your first loans), but never more than you would have paid under the 10-year Standard Repayment Plan.
Payments are recalculated each year and are based on your updated income, family size, and the total amount of your Direct Loans. Any outstanding balance will be forgiven if you haven’t repaid your loan in full after 25 years.
Your monthly payment is based on annual income, but your loan will be paid in full within 15 years.

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date. For more information, contact us at finaid@miu.edu for a quick reply — normally one business day — or see more about financial aid.

International Online MA in Leadership & Workplace Conflict Resolution

The tuition listed here for this 18-month (three-semester) program is based on the current year rate, subject to change in future years.

18 Months’ Tuition
Tuition$14,400
Your payment$14,400

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