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Master of Liberal Studies

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Business Certificate Track (34 cr.)

The Business Certificate degree track in the Master of Liberal Studies Program includes certification in business from an established and respected graduate school of business. The degree may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis. The master’s program provides grounding in interdisciplinary research and a breadth of learning. Students can pursue their specific interests within a number of contexts. The business classes are fit into the degree as a practical focus for students who need to their business knowledge and their management skills.

Business classes are offered in eight-week “hybrid” sessions that combine online and in-person learning environments. Generally, the first four weeks of a course are offered online, followed by four weeks of classroom meetings in which the focus is on case studies, practical applications, and realistic problem-solving.

Master of Liberal Studies seminars are 15-week courses that meet once per week in the evening and that focus on various social, historical, scientific, cultural, and philosophical themes from interdisciplinary perspectives.

The degree incorporates the curriculum of the Graduate Certificate in Business.  

Required Core Courses (13 cr.)

All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

  • COAS-Q 510 Topics in Information Literacy (1 cr)
  • LBST-D 501 Humanities Seminar
  • LBST-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar
  • LBST-D 503 Science Seminar
  • LBST-D 510 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies

Business Certificate Requirements (12 cr.)

All courses are 1.5 credit hours, unless otherwise designated.

Note | A grade of “C” or higher must be earned in each course, along with a CGPA of 3.0, to successfully earn the certificate

  • BUSB-A 501 Financial Accounting for Managers
  • BUSB-B 501 Communication Skills for Managers
  • BUSB-B 504 Team Management
  • BUSB-D 501 Management of Marketing
  • BUSB-D 502 Financial Management
  • BUSB-D 505 Business Analytics I
  • BUSB-D 506 Business Analytics II
  • One 1.5 credit hour course from the Core Program

Additional Labor Studies Seminars (6 cr.)

Select two of the following M.L.S. seminars

  • LBST-D 501 Humanities Seminar
  • LBST-D 502 Social Sciences Seminar
  • LBST-D 503 Science Seminar

M.L.S. Capstone (3 cr.)
  •  LBST-D 600 Public Intellectual Practicum 

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2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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