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Goodwin College of Professional Studies Graduate Program Level Outcomes

Upon degree completion, graduates of our programs will be able to...

MS-Professional Studies

  • Communication - enhancing oral, written, and non-verbal communication skills to allow students to easily relate to, collaborate with, and lead others in the work place - both in person and virtually.
  • Leadership - providing students with the necessary tools 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.

MS-Nonprofit Management: Public, Professional & Social Sciences

  • Communication - demonstrate the use of effective oral, written, and presentation skills to easily and effectively relate to, collaborate with, as well as communication with outside constituents, board members, and community leaders while always honoring the mission.
  • Campaign Management - demonstrate knowledge of strategic planning, management, communication, and financial skills to effectively run annual funds and capital campaigns.
  • Donor Cultivation - demonstrate how to use communication, leadership, and nonprofit sector trends, as well as specific mission information to cultivate interested individuals into donors, elevate small donors into capital level donors, and maintain those relationships over time.
  • Ethics - demonstrate the ability to employ a strong moral and ethical framework to manage mission-driven, largely volunteer-based institutions.
  • Self-Assessment - demonstrate the ability to examine one's role, responsibility, and effectiveness within an organization. By acknowledging strengths and weaknesses, one can capitalize on one's strengths while also targeting specific areas for growth.

MS-Project Management

  • Project Life Cycle - Strategically manage projects to achieve organizational goals throughout the different project phases from selection and initiation to completion.
  • Technical Project Management - Utilize appropriate project management tools and technology to effectively and efficiently manage the project scope, schedule, quality, risk, cost and knowledge.
  • Leadership - Foster inclusive teams with positive leadership through communication, support, and engagement to encourage innovation and inspiration throughout the project life cycle.
  • Community & Professionalism - Consistently model high ethics and professionalism to enhance the community where the project is being performed, including the representative stakeholders.