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Graduate Degrees

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.


Graduate Studies Programs 

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Calendar of Events

Book Club

FALL 2020

GRADUATE COURSES

Session I

Session II

Term Length

August 17 – October 12

October 15 - December 16

Last day to add

August 21

October 21

Last day to drop

August 21

October 21

Last day to withdraw

September 18

November 17

Grades due

October 19 (by noon)

December 17 (by noon)


SPRING 2021


Session III

Session IV

Term Length

January 4 – March 1

March 8 - April 30

Last day to add

January 8

March 12

Last day to drop

January 8

March 12

Last day to withdraw

February 4

April 9

Grades due

March 8 (by noon)

May 3 (by noon)











SUMMER 2021


Session V

Term Length

May 10 – July 2

Last day to add

Friday, May 14 by noon

Last day to drop

Friday, May 14 by noon

Last day to withdraw

June 11th

Grades due

July 7th by noon


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


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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 (gradstudies@dbq.edu or call x3246) if you are interested in joining in one or more of these engaging sessions:

2020 - 2021

Fall Session I  :  

  • Emotional Intelligence: lead by Dr. Cattani

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

Description:

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: 

  • Leading Change: lead by Dr. Grace


  • Difficult Conversations: lead by Dr. Hayes

By Stone, Patton, and Heen

Nov. 2010
Softcover ISBN 10: 0143118447  ISBN 13: 9780143118442
Used from $5.83

 Description:

We attempt or avoid difficult conversations every day-whether dealing with an underperforming employee, disagreeing with a spouse, or negotiating with a client. From the Harvard Negotiation Project, the organization that brought you Getting to Yes, Difficult Conversations provides a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success. you'll learn how to:

 · Decipher the underlying structure of every difficult conversation

· Start a conversation without defensiveness

· Listen for the meaning of what is not said

· Stay balanced in the face of attacks and accusations

· Move from emotion to productive problem solving

 Meeting time and place: Mon. noon – Severance Lounge & Zoom

5 weeks (Oct 19 – Nov 16)


Spring Session I

  • Developing the Leader within You, 2.0: lead by Dr. Hayes
    By John C. Maxwell

    Published October 2nd 2005 by Thomas Nelson 

About the Book. 224 pages

Twenty-five years ago, John Maxwell published the book that forever transformed how we think about leadership. Developing the Leader Within You revolutionized the way leaders are made and in the process sold more than one million copies. Now John Maxwell returns to his classic text to include the leadership insights and practices he's learned in the decades since the book first appeared. Thoroughly revised and with two completely new chapters, this new edition updates the foundational principles for transformative leadership that Maxwell has used as a leader for more than 40 years. No matter what arena you are called to--family, church, business, nonprofit--the principles Maxwell shares will positively impact your own life and the lives of those around you. 

Learn how to become a "natural born leader"! Refuting the idea that effective management requires a big ego, Maxwell explains that true leadership is an act of service. Outlining his principles with real-life anecdotes and helpful charts, he demonstrates how to inspire and motivate others. This revised and updated edition includes two new chapters. 

Available at https://www.christianbook.com/: new $14.99

Free with Audiobook trial on Amazon

Meeting time and place: Mon. noon – 1 pm on Zoom
5 weeks (January 11 – Feb 8)

  • 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 https://archive.org/details/PartI_20150910


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 11 to April 8, from 2:00 to 3:00 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: https://www.amazon.com/Coddling-American-Mind-Intentions-Generation/dp/0735224897
 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

 

  •  Wednesdays, May 12 to June 9, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. – face to face and live remote format, led by Dr. Chaminda Prelis:

 Read and engage in the Book Club discussion on Think Again:  The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by Adam Grant

ISBN-13:  978-1984878106

See here on Amazon: Think Again on Amazon

 Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. 

 This selection is under CAS Pillar #3 – Intrapersonal Development


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