- knowledge acquisition, integration, construction, and application,
- intrapersonal development,
- interpersonal competence,
- humanitarianism and civic engagement, and
- practical competence.
In addition to course work, students must be engaged in an internship at least 6 months prior to the commencement of this course. A minimum of 600 work hours related to one’s program of study must be completed before the student can begin this course. Additionally, graduates must be actively involved in the co-curricular activities associated with the Field Experience by obtaining activity points in the 6 domain areas.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be prepared to use technical skills of the profession, communicate appropriately, reflect, analyze and reason through complex issues, manage relationships, and personal behaviors and attitudes, as well as apply excellent moral character and professional ethics to the practices of the organization.
Master in Management students are engaged in a field experience throughout their academic studies. The field experience may take several forms: internship with community organization, graduate assistant-ship, or a job with management and/or leadership responsibilities. Throughout the duration of the field experience, there will be academic requirements for each graduate to attain in order to complete the pre-requisite knowledge and skills for admission into the capstone course (GRAD 686 Field Experience Capstone).
The foundation of the Field Experience comes from the standards defined by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS). Specifically, the standards address the domains of 1) knowledge acquisition, integration, construction, and application, 2) cognitive complexity, 3) intrapersonal development, 4) interpersonal competence, 5) humanitarianism and civic engagement, and 6) practical competence. A successful graduate student must demonstrate competencies in all 6 domains before they enter the capstone course.
Each student will be assigned an academic advisor who will serve as a guiding mentor throughout the field experience to ensure the graduate is ready for their capstone.