MLS - Global Management

Program Description:

This concentration combines the liberal arts core curriculum of the MLS with a business management and communication studies focused curriculum to develop the next generation of global leadership. Students interested in this concentration should have dual interests in the "human as knower" philosophical component of this degree as well as professional interest in developing advanced business management and/or communication skills for the corporate environment.

Learner Outcomes:

  • Approved Common MLS learner outcomes
  • Advanced disciplinary knowledge in business management and communication
  • Introductory research skills within the global context of the AASCU Global Challenges concepts
  • Synthesis of acquired knowledge and skills through the creation of a successful project and satisfactory completion of comprehensive examinations

Additional Admission Requirements:

  • minimum 3.0 GPA on the last 60 undergraduate credit hours


  • IDS 801 Introduction to Graduate Liberal Studies (1 Credit Hour)
  • IDS 802 Ways of Knowing in Comparative Perspective (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 803 Origins and Implications of the Knowledge Society (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 804 Information Literacy (3 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 805 Global Challenges (3 Credit Hours)
  • GBUS 802 Management and Marketing Concepts (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 611 Human Resource Management (pre-requisite GBUS 802) (3 Credit Hours)
  • MGT 616 Global Human Resource Management (pre-requisite MGT 611) (3 Credit Hours)
  • Approved Management and/or Communication Electives (6 Credit Hours)
  • IDS 820 Projects in Liberal or Professional Studies (3 Credit Hours)

Approved Electives

  • COMM 602 Intercultural Communications
  • BCOM 601 Managerial Communication
  • LDRS 650 Principles of Organizational Leadership
  • MGT 601 Project/Program Management (pre-requisite GBUS 802)
  • MGT 608 Total Quality Management (pre-requisite GBUS 802)
  • MKT 606 International Marketing (pre-requisite GBUS 802)

TOTAL: 31 Credit Hours

Program Advisor/Contact:

Dr. Jun Yang-785-628-4145

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