Dual Degree Program: Master of Science in Conflict Management & Master of Business Administration


In partnership with the Coles College of Business, we now offer a dual degree program the combines the skills of the Master of Science in Conflict Management and the Master of Business Administration. The MSCM/MBA dual degree prepares students for competitive leadership and managerial positions in careers requiring extensive understanding and interaction with conflict management and business acumen.

The students’ desire for this program comes from the extensive interaction between the two sectors in areas such as global project management, negotiations, and contracting. The programs are completed in 53 credit hours rather than the 72 hours that would be necessary if they degrees were pursued separately.


This Program accepts applications for Fall Only; Fall deadline is July 1.

See the list of available start terms and document deadlines here. Please note that completed applications and all required credentials must be submitted by the posted deadline.

You must file a new application for this program IF you are already enrolled in one of the programs that are part of the Dual Degree system and have already completed two semesters of that degree.


In addition to meeting admission requirements, incoming students will also need to satisfy the foundation requirements for the MBA programs in one of the following two manners:

By having completed the following undergraduate courses (or their equivalents) with a grade of “C” or better:

  •          Financial Accounting (ACCT 2100)
  •          Managerial Accounting (ACCT 2200)
  •          Principles of Finance (FIN 3100)
  •          Business Statistics (ECON 2300)


By completing the appropriate prerequisite modules in the areas of Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance, and Business Statistics.  If admitted to the program, instructions will be provided for purchasing and completing the necessary modules.  The cost is $200 per module. 


  • Online Graduate Application - There is a non-refundable $60 application fee.
  • Transcripts - Official transcripts from EACH College and/or University you have attended. Must be in a sealed envelope from the institution or sent electronically from the institution directly to ksugrad@kennesaw.edu.
  • GMAT Score Report - Request that your scores be sent electronically to KSU.
  • Application Letter - Can be uploaded into the online application. Should state your interest and goals for the program and potential use of the degree. 
  • Resume - Can be uploaded into the online application.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation - Can be sent electronically through the application. 


Program Director: Dr. Sherrill Hayes
Program Office:  470-578-6299; awood47@kennesaw.edu
Program Website: http://conflict.hss.kennesaw.edu/programs/mscm_dual-degree/http://coles.kennesaw.edu/mba/index.php