View the required and elective courses of the Virtual Management Master's Degree.
Graduate Certificate Program Requirements for students admitted prior to July 1, 2011
This program is available exclusively online. Select elective courses are available on campus.
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— Ed Shehab, Virtual Management
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Today, almost every professional position in any field requires the sharing in and direction of the work of others via the Internet — whether one’s colleagues are in the same building or on the other side of the world. Virtual management involves:
- Understanding and managing the development and direction of teams at a distance.
- The dynamic of communication within an organization.
- The impacts of distance and diversity on business practices and activity.
- The expectations of diverse legal and ethical environments.
- Culturally diverse business habits and practices in a worldwide environment.
The Virtual Management program in the Division of Graduate Professional Studies provides a framework for understanding and managing many sociocultural, regulatory and geographic issues in a worldwide environment.
The program is targeted for team members, team leaders and managers working in virtual and globally distributed teams.
Graduates with a Master of Science in Virtual Management are prepared to:
Apply knowledge of virtual team-leadership techniques and worldwide environments to foster better virtual team-building and direction.
Apply communication theory and methods to create effective communication, team-building and mutual confidence for virtual teams.
Apply knowledge of the virtual-communication tools and technology to establish successful ongoing team interaction, communication and exchange of information.
Formulate and implement strategies for managing distributed employees and teams to maximize their productivity.
Negotiate and manage contracts in various environments and identify and resolve conflicts in a virtual environment.