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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


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)


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)


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

(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 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


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


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 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

Spring Session II

  • Best Places to Work: lead by Dr. Chaminda Prelis
  • DIL - to come


  • Harvard Business Review Manager's Handbook: Lead by Dr. Kevin Cattani



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