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The University’s academic strengths match several prominent needs for graduate study both in the region and globally. Over the last five decades, the University has developed high-quality master’s degree programs that feature an applied orientation designed to prepare you as a leader in your field, identified for career advancement.

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Calendar of Events

Book Club

FALL 2022


Session I

Session II

Term Length

August 15   – October 10

October 13 - December 14

Last day to add

August 19

October 20

Last day to drop

August 19

October 20

Last day to withdraw

September 15

November 15

Grades due

October 17 (by noon)

December 19 (by noon)


Session III

Session IV

Term Length

January 3 – February 27

March 6 - April 27

Last day to add

January 10

March 10

Last day to drop

January 10

March 10

Last day to withdraw

February 2

April 5

Grades due

March 6 (by noon)

May 1 (by noon)


Session V

Term Length

May 9 – June 29

Last day to add

Friday, May 12 by noon

Last day to drop

Friday, May 12 by noon

Last day to withdraw

June 7

Grades due

July 5 by noon

All Registrar’s office business DUE by 4 p.m. CT unless otherwise noted

(full Academic Calendar)

Graduate Studies Information

Book Club is part of the CAS activities for the Master in Management students. However, it is open to any University of Dubuque student or employee. They generally run 1 hour per week for 6 weeks. Please contact the Graduate Studies Office ( or call x3664) if you are interested in joining in one or more of these engaging sessions.  Please see the CAS Field Experience Moodle page for other activities/workshops to earn CAS points.

2022 - 2023

Fall Session I  :  

  • Innovative Secrets of Steve Jobs: lead by Dr. Cunningham
By: Carmine Gallo
ISBN: 978-0-07-174875-9
Around $5 used and $10 new


Carmine Gallo shares the Apple CEO's most famous, most original, and most effective strategies for sparking true creativity--and real innovation--in any workplace.

"This book takes the pain out of innovation. It is not intended to create a rigid, step-by-step method for innovation since that's the last thing Jobs would recommend. It is intended to reveal the general principles that guided Steve Jobs in achieving his breakthrough success, principles that can spark your imagination, enhance your creativity, help you develop fresh ideas to grow business and career, and inspire you to change the world."

Meeting time and place: Wednesday's August 26th -October 14th 4-5 via Zoom 

Fall Session II: 

  • Always Eat Left Handed:  lead by Dr. Grace
  • By Rohit Bhargava

Cost: around $5 used and $13 new 

This book club applies to CAS domain #5 – Humanitarianism and Civic Engagement

Book description

For anyone sick of hearing you should do what you love, take more risks and make mistakes, this empowering book is like a desperately needed pair of noise-canceling headphones for uselessly obvious advice. Instead, Always Eat Left Handed offers a real world, no-nonsense playbook for getting ahead in school, work and life by doing exactly the opposite of what most people tell you. Starting, of course, with eating left handed.

  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0:  Lead by Dr. Cattani
  • By:  Travis Bradberry, et al.

Cost: around $5 used and $15 new 

This book club applies to CAS domain #3 – Intrapersonal Development

Book description

In today's fast-paced world of competitive workplaces and turbulent economic conditions, each of us is searching for effective tools that can help us to manage, adapt, and strike out ahead of the pack.
By now, emotional intelligence (EQ) needs little introduction—it’s no secret that EQ is critical to your success. But knowing what EQ is and knowing how to use it to improve your life are two very different things.
Emotional Intelligence 2.0 delivers a step-by-step program for increasing your EQ via four, core EQ skills that enable you to achieve your fullest potential.


Spring Session I

  • The 5 Roles of Leadership: lead by Dr. Michelle Grace

MEETING TIME and LOCATION: Asynchronous Online Participation

Read and participate in the Book Club: The 5 Roles of Leadership

About the Book.

Have you mastered the 5 roles of the ideal leader?

Good leaders know that professional expertise isn’t everything. You have to know how to use that expertise effectively, and you’ll do that by having the most crucial leadership skills. But leadership skills are often neglected during training, in school, and even at work. Instead, the focus is almost entirely on basic professional skills, leaving essential leadership training far behind. Due to this lack of training, many managers fail to deal with their team in an ideal manner; as a result, they experience internal conflicts, a lack of team motivation, and mediocre communication on a daily basis.

So where does a professional go to learn the leadership skills that really help move the needle?

This book compiles the world’s best 21st-century leadership tools to help you gain success and recognition as a leader, allowing you to take your leadership skills, and your career, to the next level.

With his signature concise style, renown leadership trainer Wladislaw Jachtchenko reveals how you can master these 5 roles and become the ideal leader.

Role 1: The charismatic and convincing communicator!
Role 2: The always efficient and effective manager!
Role 3: The motivating team leader who knows how to delegate!
Role 4: The empathetic psychologist interacting consistently with each employee!
Role 5: The skilled problem solver who manages conflict and implements change!

The author makes sure to give you concrete, proven tools and the best practices on every page so that you can take these actionable directives and immediately integrate them into your daily routine.

The result: You will become the kind of leader that people want to follow; the kind of leader who empowers their team and gets things done.

Link to the book on Amazon

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: lead by Dr. Abdul Sinno

MEETING TIME and LOCATION: Thursdays from 4:00 pm- 5:00 pm via Zoom 

Read and participate in the Book Club: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

About the Book.

Stephen Covey’s cherished classic commemorates the timeless wisdom and power of the 7 Habits book and does it in a highly readable and understandable, infographics format. 

This listing is on Amazon for $14.00, however, students can buy a used copy for $3.00-$6.00 available all over the place.

Audio book available with the free trial option  at

This 7 Habits book guides you through each habit step-by-step:

    • Habit 1: Be Proactive

    • Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind

    • Habit 3: Put First Things First

    • Habit 4: Think Win-Win

    • Habit 5: Seek First To Understand Then Be Understood

    • Habit 6: Synergize

    • Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw

Dr. Covey's 7 Habits book is one of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written. Now you can enjoy and learn critical lessons about the habits of successful people that will enrich your life's experience. And, it's in an infographics format that makes it easy for you to learn and apply Dr. Covey's habits of successful people.

Spring Session II

Thursdays, March 10 to April 7, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. – live and remote format, led by Dr. Tony Foster:

Read and engage in the Book Club discussion on The Coddling of the American Mind:  How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure, by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
ISBN-13:  978-0735224896
See here on Amazon:
 The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure is a 2018 book by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt. It is an expansion of a popular essay the two wrote for The Atlantic in 2015. Lukianoff and Haidt argue that overprotection is having a negative effect on university students and that the use of trigger warnings and safe spaces does more harm than good.

 This selection is under CAS Pillar #2 – Cognitive Complexity

Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: The 17 Skills Leaders Need to Stand Out: Lead by Dr. Kevin Cattani

  • Tuesdays, March 8 to April 26, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – face to face:
ISBN-13:  978-1633691247

See here on Amazon:  HBR Manager's Guide on Amazon

Whether you’re a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizes—a direct report’s anxious questions, your boss’s last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills. 

This selection is under CAS Pillar #6 – Practical Competence

Summer Session:

  • Tuesdays, May 11 to June 8, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. – live remote format, led by Dr. Summer Zwanziger- Elsinger:

Read and engage in the Book Club discussion on  Crucial Conversations:  Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (second edition), by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler

ISBN-13:  978-0071771320

See here on Amazon:  Crucial Conversations on Amazon

 Crucial Conversations gets you past the hard parts of dialogue and helps you achieve relationships that are real, productive, and that will enrich your life and career.

 This selection is under CAS Pillar #4 – Interpersonal Competence




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