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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 manage ent
  • 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

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”)


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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 the program director or faculty.

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International applicants may connect with us through our international inquiry form.

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 the program director or faculty.

Contact Pedro >

International applicants may connect with us through our international inquiry form.

Degree requirements

To graduate with an MBA, students need to fulfill the degree requirement of 58 credits of study: 18 credits of the MBA Foundation Requirement and 40 credits consisting of specialization courses, elective courses, and the general requirements for a master’s degree.

  • On-campus students who cannot waive the MBA Foundation Requirement can graduate in 3 semesters. Students earn four credits per month with this full-time schedule.
  • Online students who cannot waive the MBA Foundation Requirement can graduate in 6 semesters if not including a summer course. Students earn two credits per month with this part-time schedule.

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 in this specialization may include:

  • MGT 5830 Mediation and Negotiation
  • 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
  • FOR 423 Team Building and Performance
  • MGT 5342 Human Resource Management
  • MGT 5834 Conflict Resolution in Teams
  • MGT 5836 Difficult People and Difficult Conversations
  • MGT 5060 Advanced Topics in Conflict Resolution

Develop clarity of mind

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Tanell-TM-waves

All MIU students practice the Transcendental Meditation technique. Learn the Transcendental Meditation technique — the scientifically validated method to reduce personal stress and develop clarity of mind and broad awareness.

It is recommended to learn TM before the beginning of the classes. However, students have up to six weeks after the beginning to learn it in their local TM centers.

Weekly Class Schedule

  • Tuesdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US CST
  • Thursdays: 7:30-9:00 PM US CST
  • Saturdays: 10:00-12:30 PM US CST

The class sessions are video-conferenced live via the Internet 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.

Entrance Requirements

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any field
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  • Completion of the MIU admissions process, including submitting official transcripts, a recommendation, all materials, and an 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, 2024-25

US Online MBA

This MBA program varies in length depending on academic background. The tuition listed here is for one semester (two semesters per year).

Semester Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees$5,095
Low interest federal loan-$5,095
Your payment0
Optional: additional low-interest federal loans?-$5,000

Additional Financial Aid Information

$5,000 per semester in optional federal student loans are available toward living expenses.
Your FAFSA automatically qualifies you for the majority of federal student loans for this program. The remaining portion is composed of Federal Graduate PLUS loans which require “no adverse credit” or an endorser. Repayment begins after your enrollment ends.

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. Veterans eligible for BAH monthly benefits: The VA utilizes a scale of credits per block of courses; therefore, the VA sometimes pays part-time benefits for an individual month while the university delivers full-time federal aid for an entire semester. 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 MBA

This MBA program varies in length depending on academic background. The tuition listed here is for one semester (two semesters per year).

Semester Cost of Attendance
Tuition and fees$5,095
Your payment$5,095

Tuition, other fees, scholarships, and financial policies are subject to change prior to the entry date.

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