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Goodwin College of Professional Studies

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The MS in Professional Studies provides students with the highly valued interpersonal skills needed to collaborate, negotiate, and lead effectively in today’s workplace by offering a blend of quantitative and qualitative courses. The interdisciplinary workplace competencies concentration allows students to apply their knowledge and learned skills across multiple industries.

The Professional Studies program aims to equip students with the following demonstrable skills:

  • Communication – enhancing oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to allow students to easily relate to, collaborate with, and lead others in the workplace — both in person and virtually
  • Leadership – providing students with the necessary tool to lead people and organizations through the acts of negotiation, attracting and sustaining talent, and thinking and acting strategically to achieve results
  • Critical Inquiry – training students to conduct research and collect data using proven scientific methods and then evaluate and analyze that data to make profitable decisions in the workplace
  • Ethics – developing a moral and ethical framework from which organizational decisions can be made

Our professors are career professionals bringing real-world workplace situations to our virtual classrooms, better preparing you to apply your learned skills in the following industries: communications, human resources, finance, insurance, marketing, utilities, pharmaceuticals, among many others. How you apply this degree is up to you. Regardless of the career path you choose, a master's degree in Professional Studies will hone your skills — allowing you to leverage yourself into various levels of middle and upper management with continued possibilities to climb the corporate ladder.

Program Degree Offered Location
Professional Studies MS Online